Programs & Lessons



Trail Tots

     (Early Bird $109, After May 1st $119)


Registrations are temporarily closed, check back in the fall for new information.

Begins January 4/5

This 8-week program is for children ages 4-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This program introduces the children to the fun world of skiing as well as teaches the adult how to lead their child on snow. The instructor will lead the group with games and activities (which are more fun with parent interaction). The one-hour session is broken up with a cookie and hot chocolate break.  Includes a trail pass for accompanying adult.

Choose from one of sessions:

Saturdays 10:30am to 11:30am
Sundays 10:30am to 11:30am


Kickers and

Lil’ Kickers and Sliders

     ( $235)


Registrations are temporarily closed, please check back November for new information

Begins Jan 2/3

This 8-week program is for children in grades sk – 4. Our program focuses on the basic techniques of skiing through games and drills as well as trail skiing. Kids will gain confidence on skis while making new friends and having fun. Includes full season’s Pass.

Choose from one of these sessions:

Saturdays  9:30-10:45am                       Sundays   9:30am-10:45pm

10:15am-11:30am                                   10:15am-11:30pm

12:15pm-1:30pm                                     12:15pm-1:30pm


Lil’ Kickers Lv 1 and 2 = Classic only
Sliders Lv 1 and 2= Classic and Skate


*If the child is 9 -13 and is new to skiing please register them for the Fast Trax program


Fast Trax

     (Early Bird $189, After May 1st $199)


Registrations are temporarily closed, check back in the fall for new information.

This 4-week program is for children ages 9-13 who are new to skiing. Both classic and skate techniques will be introduced to the skiers. Each session will be 2 hours with a cookie and hot chocolate break part way through. Package includes ticket, lesson, and rental.

Choose from one of sessions:

Saturday in  January 10am-11:15am or

Tuesday in January  4:15pm-5:30pm

Sunday in February 12:30pm-1:45pm



Trail Shredders

     (Early Bird $309, After July 31 $329)


Registrations are temporarily closed, check back in the fall for new information.

Begins Dec 7/8

This 10-week program is the natural progression from Sliders Lv 2. With enhanced skill games and drills and extended trail exploration, there is no end to the fun.  Package includes a full season’s pass.

Choose from one of sessions:

Saturdays 1:30pm-3:30pm
Sundays 10am-12pm







Ages 9-14
Bring some excitement to the snow!

This year we are offering 3 streams to our Biathlon program.

RACING BEARS – Returning Bears are invited to try our faster paced program.   These bears will be experienced skiers or looking for a more focused experience. Ages 10-14 only.

Saturdays Oct 17th – Nov 14th 10 am  AND  Jan 2nd -Feb 20th 10 am

$575 (includes Season’s Pass and additional PPE costs) + hst

REC BEARS – For the bears who are out for some fun and a challenge, we welcome you to join us for our recreational program.  You will work on your marksmanship as well as your skiing skills. New Skiers welcome. Ages 9-14

Saturdays Oct 17th -Nov 14th 1 pm  AND Jan 2nd – Feb 20th 1 pm

$575 (includes Season’s Pass and additional PPE costs) +hst



14 years and up

Biathlon is a fun way to combine shooting and skiing.  Our  team focuses on skill development and attend provincial races . Be part of a fun dynamic team.

$835 (includes personalized coaching and seasons’ Pass) +hst

PAL required for team members (and parents if a minor)

Click Here to Register


School Groups



Give your students the gift of Nature while learning how to cross-country ski or discovering the fun of snowshoeing. We provide rental packages for everyone, certified instructors at a 1:15 student ratio, and a lesson followed by free time on the trails. Try our Ski in the Yard program at your own school for grades 1-3 while grade 4 and up can explore the School-specific trails at Hardwood Ski and Bike.

For every 15 students booked, a teacher can ski for free!

School Group Information Click Here


March Break Camp

    2020 (Starting at $45)



Ages 5-10

Come out to have some fun with us during the March Break. Choose between a full day or week at Camp Hardwood OR come for a 2 hour ski and Snow program.  Sign your child up for one or more of these sessions. Please sign up early or it may be full!

2 Hour Ski Clinic

Clinic Only – $45 ($115 for all 3 days )

With Trail Pass & Rental – $65 ($175 for all 3)

Choose from one of three sessions:

Tuesday, March 17th 10am-12pm
Thursday, March 19th 1pm-3pm
Friday March 20th 10am-12pm

Camp Hardwood March Break Camp

Kids will enjoy a week or a day of Camp Hardwood in the snow.  Regardless of experience, kids will enjoy cross country skiing, tobogganing, fort building, snowshoeing and more.

Week $270($365 with Ski rentals)

Day $60  ($80 with Ski rental)

CLICK HERE for Registration


Team Hardwood



The Team Hardwood cross country ski racing programs are fun and competitive for athletic children born 2005 and older who are interested in learning new skills, meeting friends and who enjoy training. Previous skiing experience is not necessary, but a willingness to learn about the sport is. The programs mix skiing with dryland training to help build some fitness by doing a mix of ski specific exercises, games, outdoor adventure activities and fun competitions. For students in high school and older, the program offers the opportunity to improve ski technique and fitness and participate in races at high school, in the region or across the province.

Click Here for More Info.


Intro Clinics

      ($59 Classic / $69 Skate)


Starting on the hour between 9am and 3pm, every Saturday & Sunday and holidays, for ages 18 and up (10-15 yrs must be accompanied by an adult)

Classic: Learn the basics of the traditional cross country style so you can enjoy the trails and being active in the winter.


Skate: Enjoy a 45 minute introduction to this great winter activity.  You will learn the basics to get you moving down the trails.

Prices include: Rentals, Lessons, and Trail Pass.

Call ahead to book your time 705-487-3775

NEW  Adult Introductory Program

3 Weeks starting Saturday January 18th, 2020- 1pm-3pm

Learn to ski with confidence with progressive lessons designed to get the beginner moving with ease. 3 lessons will give the new skier the time and practice to build confidence in the snow.

$149 + hst (includes trail pass and rental)

CLICK HERE to register

Weekday Intro Packages

Weekday Intro Packages

     ($59 Classic / $69 Skate)



Intro Packages will be offered weekdays if booked ahead of time by a group of 4 or more. Please call at least 48 hours ahead to book your time.


Family Classic Lesson

     ($59 Adults / $42 Kids aged 5- 12)



This lesson is  semi private and available at 11 am or 1 pm Saturdays and Sundays.  The instructors will guide you through basic ski techniques and show you how to encourage and help your children.

Includes trail ticket, rental and lesson, you must have a minimum of 1 adult and 2 kids.  Please call ahead to book your lesson.  705-487-3775

Group lesson available for $109 (3 people or more – does not include trail pass or rentals)

Ski Better

Ski Better Clinic

     ($65 per Clinic or $109 for 2 clinics)



Don’t you want to ski better?  Do you want go faster? We offer two hour group clinics to improve your skiing technique. These clinics are for anyone over the age of 16 and are instructed by our CANSI trained staff. Classic Clinics will improve upon your diagonal stride, step turning, one step double pole, and other polling techniques. While Skate clinics will focus on proper weight transfer and poling techniques.

Skate:   Sat Jan 18th 10am-12pm  or  Saturday, Feb 22nd 1pm-3pm

Classic: Sun, Jan 12th 1pm-3pm or Sunday, Feb 9th 10am-12pm

(A trail pass or season pass is required)

Click Here to Register


Ski For Life

     ($230 Classic / $230 Skate / $410Full)



Get out and enjoy the snow.  Ski for fun, ski for fitness, Ski 4 Life

This 8-week program is designed for skiers or athletes wanting to increase their efficiency and fitness out on the snow. The program will provide instruction for all skiing techniques as well as supplementary topics related to skiing. The program is offered to skiers of all levels.  20% off of a daily rental fee if rentals are required.

Saturdays 10am-12pm beginning January 4th 2020

Ski 4 Life Classic only (4 weeks) $230/$176 for season’s Pass holders
Ski 4 Life Skate only (4 weeks) $230/$176 for season’s Pass holders
Ski 4 Life Full (8 weeks) $410/$316 for season’s Pass holders

Click Here to Register


Private Lesson



Private lessons are tailored differently for every individual.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned cross country skier,

our instructors will help you improve your technique and enhance

your overall experience on the trails. Please call to book one today.

Individual $59                                                 Package of 3 lessons  $149

Extra Person $25                                            Extra Person Package of 3  $59

Custom Group $109

(A trail pass or season pass is required)


Corporate Groups



Hardwood Ski and Bike is situated in the picturesque forests of Oro-Medonte, which makes it the ideal location to host a corporate outing. Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and orienteering will encourage teamwork and communication which are skills that can be transferred back to the workplace.

Meeting space with AV equipment and full catering are available. Rejuvenate your staff and their spirits by rewarding them with a visit to Hardwood Ski and Bike this winter.

*For groups of 15 or more, must be booked in advance and paid for by one person

Please email, to create your custom corporate experience.

Click Here for More Info.

Adult Biathlon

Adult Biathlon



Adult Intro to Biathlon Clinic ($79 Includes trail pass and rifle rental)

Lets Have Some Fun!

This 2 hour clinic will focus mainly on learning proper shooting and
range practices and will incorporate some skiing to get the full

In order to get the full experience, you can bring your Skate or Classic
skis, however no experience is necessary.


* Sunday January 26, from 10:30am-12:30pm  or  2pm – 4pm
* Sunday Feb 9,  from 10:30am-12:30pm  or  2pm-4pm

Click Here to Register

Adult Biathlon Air rifle Program ($299 includes trail pass and air rifle rental) NEW

This 4 session program is run bi-weekly and designed to bring new biathletes from beginner to confident.  Learn proper ski technique and marksmanship in a fun and casual atmosphere.

Jan 12, 26, Feb 2, and 9  from 9:30-11:30

Click Here to Register


Adult Masters Program ($625 includes Fall and Winter Season’s pass) NEW

This program is designed for adults who are looking for a new sport to dig into.  No experience necessary.  Training will take place twice a week beginning in mid October.

Participants must have their PAL (firearms license) – course to be held at Hardwood September 29th: for details

What you need :

  • PAL
  • biathlon .22 rifle (coach can assist)
  • Skate ski equipment (ski swap Oct 21)

Wednesdays 6pm-8pm and Saturdays 10am-12pm Starting October 16

Click Here for Registration

Adult learn to race

Adult Learn to Race – Learn to Loppet clinic

($250+ HST includes trail pass and lunch / $225+ HST for members and season pass holders includes lunch)

This clinic is open to all adult and master skiers who are interested in

learning more about cross country ski racing and loppet racing.

There will be instruction on training, technique, race planning, mental
skills and waxing.

The clinic will be coached by Maureen Bretz, a seasoned loppet participant and CANSI member. Maureen has  extensive experience in
coaching adults and Masters.

This is not a learn to ski clinic and is designed for skiers who have
experience skiing and/or racing who would like to improve their
skills in order to reach their race or loppet potential.


*Sunday January 12th  9:30AM- 4 PM

Click Here to Register