Why Hardwood?

Here are a few reasons that set us apart from any other ski & bike resort


We have great snow conditions from late November to early April. We average over 350 cm of snow every winter so even when there is no snow in the GTA…we have snow.


We have learning programs for all levels and ages of skiers. This is a place where the whole family can come to ski and have fun. There are lessons, clinics, kids programs, special events, racing programs and races all winter.

Trails For

A full variety of trails for all levels of skiers. We have over 40 km in loops ranging from 3 km up to 22 km. There are flatter trails for beginners and challenging trails for the racer. All of the loops start and finish at the Lodge.


Our 11 km snowshoe trails are separate from our cross country ski trails. There are loops from 3.5 km to 11 km with great lookouts to walk to.


Hardwood is a safe place to ski. The staff members are fully trained in first aid and we have a Ski Patrol every weekend for your safety. All of our trails are one way, marked with clear signage, and are cleared daily of any trees or debris. At the end of each day we sweep our trails to make sure that everyone is safely back to their cars.


We are open 7 days a week and have night skiing Monday to Friday until 8 pm. We are open from 8 am to 5 pm on the weekends.


We are experts in all areas of cross country skiing and snowshoeing. We live these sports and can provide you with the knowledge and advice that you will need in order to enjoy your day. Plus – we are super friendly and go out of our way to ensure you have a fantastic experience.


The area known as “the gateway to cottage country”; we are centrally located between Highway 400 North and Highway 11 North, 15 minutes north of Barrie, and only 90 minutes north of Toronto.

Every Day

We have state of the art groomers that can make great trail conditions regardless of how much snow there is or what the weather conditions are. We groom every night during the winter and if we need to groom again during the day we will do so, safely, with our smaller machines. Sure you can ski in any park with snow, but that is like trying to play golf in a farmer’s field. Once you have skied on our trails you will agree that this is the only way to ski.


We specialize in cross-country skiing and deliver the best trails, conditions, services, and programs to meet your needs. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and fat biking are all offered at the resort; therefore, the whole family can enjoy this outdoor winter playground.  With a café serving healthy, delicious meals and snacks, a service shop for your entire rental, waxing and repair needs, as well as a retail shop equipped with XC ski gear galore, we promise you’ll have an amazing, full-service experience at Hardwood Ski and Bike.