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Cross Country Skiing in the heart of Ontario

Pricing for the 2016-2017 season is TBA


Horseshoe Resort offers over 40 km of groomed and track set trails for Cross Country skiers of any ability level to enjoy. Experience the best trail grooming with the PB100 groomer that will allow us to set the standard in Ontario for groomed cross country trails. Cross Country Trail Map

 

Fat Biking is still available! Book in at Guest Services in the main chalet or by calling  705-835-2790 ex 1344

Cross Country and Snowshoe Trails:   CLOSED FOR THE SEASON, Thank you for a great winter. See you back in December. 

Hours 9am-4:30pm

The following amenities are available at the Cross Country Chalet:

  • Rental Shop (skate, classic, snowshoe and fat bike)
  • Repair Shop 
  • Food & Beverage 
  • Change Rooms & Showers
  • Lockers
  • Public use ski wax room
  • Parking
  • Pro Shop with soft goods retail offerings and snacks
  • Lessons
  • Trail Pass & Season Pass Sales

Fat Biking

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Fat Biking is still available - Come to Guest Services in the main chalet to book in!

Distance: 20km if one rides all the loops and the single track. Great for beginners to intermediate riders.
Trail pass is not included in rental; option for riders with their own bikes or skier with season pass wanting to rent (coming soon).

Pricing Details:

  • Fat Bike Trail Pass - $15 
  • Bike Rental - $35 for 2hrs, $45 for 4hrs (includes helmet)
  • Discover Fat Bike - $60 (trail pass, rental, 1.5hr guided ride, min 3 riders) 

Fat Bike & Snowshoe Map

Reserve your bike 705-835-2790 ext 1270

To Book your Fat Biking experience with a guide Click Here!

Weekend Programs

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2016.2017 program information coming soon!

Bunnyrabbits (Ages 4 and 5 years)

  • Lesson Only $185
  • 8 Week Rental Add On $64

Bunnyrabbits is an 8 week cross country program on Saturday or Sunday for ages 4 and 5 years. This 2-hour program meets at the Cross Country Center and runs either 10:00 am until 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Saturday lessons run from January 2 until February 27. Sunday lessons run from January 3 until February 28. Lessons DO NOT RUN on the Family Day Weekend (February 13&14, 2016). The objective is to introduce cross-country skiing and a healthy lifestyle associated with organized activity and active play. The program is designed to develop fundamental movement skills (with a focus on balance and agility),  coordination, self confidence, imagination and social skills. It encourages children to be active and helps them develop an awareness and appreciation of our natural environment.

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Jackrabbits (Ages 6 to 9 years)

  • Lesson Only $195
  • 8 Week Rental Add On $64
  • 4 week skate or classic rentals for those with equipment already - Add On $32

Jackrabbits is an 8 week cross country program on Saturday or Sunday for ages 6 and 9 years. This 2-hour program meets at the Cross Country Center and runs either 10:00 am until 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Saturday lessons run from January 2 until February 27. Sunday lessons run from January 3 until February 28. Lessons DO NOT RUN on the Family Day Weekend (February 13&14, 2016). The objective is for children to learn basic cross-country ski skills (both classic and skating) and to instil a lifelong interest in the sport, thereby enhancing their quality of life and health. The program is designed to develop fundamental movement skills, build overall motor skills, confidence and social skills, and encourage fun and participation.

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Kickstart (Ages 9 to 16 years)

  • Lesson and Rentals $150

Kickstart is a 4 week cross country program on Saturday mornings or Sunday afternoons. This 2-hour program meets at the Cross Country Center and runs either 10:00 am until 12:00 pm on Saturday or 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm on Sundays. Saturday lessons run from January 2 until January 23. Sunday lessons run from January 3 until January 24.  The objective is for new to cross country skiers to be introduced to the sport and learn basic ski skills. Upon completion, skiers are encouraged to then continue in one of our other ski programs or look at taking private lessons so they can keep improving their skills.

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Track Attack (Ages 10 to 14 years)

  • Lesson Only $215
  • 8 Week Rental Add On $64
  • 4 week skate or classic rentals for those with equipment already - Add On $32

Track Attack 8 week cross country program on Saturday mornings or Sunday afternoons. This 2-hour program meets at the Cross Country Centre and runs either 10:00 am until 12:00 pm on Saturdays or 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm on Sundays. Saturday lessons run from January 2 until February 27. Sunday lessons run from January 3 until February 28. Lessons DO NOT RUN on the Family Day Weekend (February 13&14, 2016). The objective is for the participants to become technically competent cross-country skiers and to utilize those skills to explore a wide range of cross-country ski activities, from back country excursions to Ski Tournaments. The program is designed to further develop and refine all the cross-country ski skills. Develop skills, speed, power and aerobic fitness, develop strength and flexibility as well as good ski habits, building adventure based activities into the seasonal plan e.g camps on and off snow. 

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Adult Active 4 Life

  • Lesson Only $215
  • 8 Week Rental Add On $64
  • 4 week skate or classic rentals for those with equipment already - Add On $32

Adult Active 4 Life is an 8 week cross country program on Sunday afternoons. This 2-hour program meets at the Cross Country Center and runs 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm on Sundays.Sunday lessons run from January 3 until February 28.  Lessons DO NOT RUN on the Family Day Weekend (February 13&14, 2016). Whether you are new to the sport or wish to further improve your technique, our coaches will provide the tricks and tips to leading a healthy life through Cross Country Skiing. 

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Passes and Rentals

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Thank you for a great winter. Cross Country has now closed for the season. See you back in December!

Purchase your Nordic Trail Passes from the convenience of your home, smart phone or tablet. Trail Passes can be purchased for all dates throughout the season. Please select the date you wish to use your Trail Pass and then the Trail Passes you require. Trails Pass confirmations can be printed at home and please bring your receipt to Cross Country Guest Service to exchange for a trail pass

Purchase Your Passes HERE

Cross Country Season Passes:

Cross Country Adult All Access (17-59 years):  $199 until Nov 1, $259 after Nov 1

Cross Country Junior/Senior All Access  (6-16 years/60+ years):  $159 until Nov 1, $219 after Nov 1

Cross Country 5 and Under: $10

Cross Country Mid-Week Only (6 years and up):  $129 until Nov 1, $149 after Nov 1

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Daily Trail Passes:

Cross Country Adult (17-59 years):  $21

Cross Country Junior/Senior (6-16 years/60+ years):  $17

Cross Country 5 and Under: FREE

Cross Country Weekends After 3PM (6 years and up): $16

Snowshoe (6 years and up): $11

Snowshoe 5 and Under: FREE

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Cross Country and Snowshoe Rental Rates:

Adult Classic*: $26

Adult Skate*: $36

Junior/Senior Classic* (16 years and under/60+years): $18     

Junior/Senior Skate* (16 years and under/60+years): $28

Snowshoes (All ages):  $17
                                    

 

*All Cross Country rental rates include skis, boots and poles.

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Trail Pass and Rental Packages:

Adult Classic* and Trail Pass: $41

Adult Skate* and Trail Pass: $49

Junior/Senior Classic* and Trail Pass (16 years and under/60+years): $28     

Junior/Senior Skate* and Trail Pass (16 years and under/60+years): $38

Snowshoes and Trail Pass (All ages): $25

Add a 1 hour beginner group lesson to any package: $15

 

*All Cross Country rental rates include skis, boots and poles.

Prices are subject to change.

Moonlight Ski

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Thank you for a great winter. Cross Country has now closed for the season. See you back in December!

Ski by the light of the moon from 6 pm to 10 pm on lantern lit trails through the Copeland Forest.  Warm up when you return with a crackling bonfire by the chalet and hot apple cider and marshmallows.

Dates:

  • Saturday January 23, 2016
  • Saturday February 20, 2016
  • Saturday March 5, 2016
  • Saturday March 12, 2016 cancelled
  • Saturday March 19, 2016 cancelled

Prices:

  • Trail Pass - $12
  • Trail Pass with Rental - $24

Private and Group Lessons

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Thank you for a great winter. Cross Country has now closed for the season. See you back in December!


Private and Group lessons:

Classic Skiing:  Lesson covers putting on the equipment, falling and getting up, turning, diagonal stride, climbing hills, descending hills, and double polling.

Skate Skiing: Lesson covers double polling, free skate, 1 and 2 skate, step turning and stopping.

Private lessons $35.00 an hour $15.00 additional person

Group lesson 6 or more $12.00 per person

705-835-2790 ext 1270

Snowshoeing

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Thank you for a great winter. Snowshoeing has now closed for the season. See you back in December!

Snowshoeing is a great way to workout and enjoy the trails!  Go for an hour, or for the day.  Horseshoe Resort sits on the edge of the Copeland Forest, where you can enjoy snowshoeing for all levels. 

 Beaver Pond loop 4 km and is an easier flat trail

 Ridge Trail loop  5 km  difficult loop with many steep hills, poles are recommended. 

Achey Breaky   4.5 km intermediate loop

Pricing Details:
Snowshoe Trail Pass - $11
Snowshoe Rental -  $17
Snowshoe Rental & Trail Pass - $25 

Copeland Forest is an oasis, an escape from the hurried pace of life, filled with birdsong and the wonders of nature. -local resident 

705-835-2790 ext 1270

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