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There is nothing quite like cross country skiing; sliding through the tress silently, with snow falling off the overhead branches is an amazing way to get some exercise. Being out in the woods in the winter is a special experience in itself; it’s beautiful and peaceful out there. And not to sound too cheesy about it, but it’s good for the soul. The ski trails at the Sauble Ski Club are a great place to get the full experience.
The perfect start to the day begins when you wake up at the Sauble River Marina and Resort. Their continental breakfast will load you full of calories for your epic day in the woods.
Then, if you don’t own your own skis, head on over to Thorncrest Outfitters in nearby Southampton or Suntrail Source for Adventure in Hepworth, to pick up some rentals. They’ve got the latest-and-greatest when it comes to gear.
Then head to the Sauble Ski Club. Located just one kilometre north of Sauble Falls off the Sauble Falls parkway, you can’t miss their parking lot. Throw on your skis and head in.
Your first stop will be the chalet. This rustic cabin is open on weekends throughout the winter and also during Christmas holidays and March break. You can pay the trail fee here.
The friendly people that run the Club will be more than happy to help you choose a route, but not to worry; the trails are well marked. And with 18 kilometres of groomed trail, there is plenty to choose from. There are different levels of trail for everyone from complete beginners to advanced experts. The trails take you through evergreen forests, hardwood forests and open fields. It’s an incredible piece of property and is stunning in the winter.
After working up an appetite on the trail, be sure to swing by the chalet on the way out for your free cup of cider.
Then go check out the infamous Sauble Beach sign. Some might argue it’s even more impressive in the winter; mile upon mile of windswept snow, ice and sand create an ever-changing landscape here. It’s desolate, but beautiful.
Sauble Beach is a special place all year long. There is so much to do, and so much to see. Even in the winter.