Bondi Resort Blog

Come on into our Blog for a look at the wonderful world we've got to share! With over 240 hectares (600 acres) of wilderness woodlands surrounding the resort, just ten minutes from Algonquin Park, we feature over 400 metres (1200’) of waterfront and beach; boat rentals; summer hiking trails winding through fields and woods; 20 km. of groomed cross country ski trails and snowshoeing in winter; access to nearby snowmobile trails for sledders, and a toboggan hill for the young at heart.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Zen and the Art of Cross Country Skiing

This is Brian's new trail groomer. Keeping our 20 km. of trails in great shape takes a lot of time and work, and this fancy little machine lets him cut that time almost in half, while producing a better trail.

Our guests this winter have all been raving about how good the trails are. Now, that said, there are times when you just can't groom... you need some basic ingredients to produce excellent skiable surfaces (as they are demonstrating right now out at the Vancouver Olympics... and no, we don't plan to import snow any time soon.) Lucky for us, this winter has provided plenty of great raw material in the way of lovely snow!

And these pictures, provided by Brian, are some of those very trails.

There is something wonderfully Zen about skiing through our trails. The hush of the forest, the sharp calls of the birds, the tracks of animals and the pristine brilliance of the snow contrast with the white birches, blue skies, dark evergreens and the upraised branches of the maples, looking almost purple at this time of year.

Cross country skiing gives you options... you can go hard, go fast, drive yourself up the hills and come back physically renewed... or you can linger, stop to check the tree buds, listen to the quiet, and come back mentally renewed... or combine them both

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