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.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Colonial Bay Talks about Skiing in Muskoka

This isn't my post -- it was posted by Bruce Howell on the Colonial Bay website.  I am sharing it here -- because there is no way I could say it better.

We partner with Colonial Bay, and other area resorts, in the Resorts of North Muskoka venture.  We're proud to promote their quality accommodation, along with our own. Together we are stronger, offering our guests more choices.

When it comes to skiing, the Howell family knows their stuff.  Bruce's niece, Dara Howell, is currently competing at Copper Mountain, where she just finished 10th in her first World Cup Half Pipe competition. Dara started skiing here at Hidden Valley.

So when Colonial Bay put up this great post about Skiing in Muskoka, sharing it seemed the best way to spread the word!  People often overlook Arrowhead Park -- with it's extensive ski trail network. (Here at Bondi, we have over 15 of groomed and track set skiis, and we include a day pass into Arrowhead or Algonquin Park with all our rentals.)

You can read it here... or link over to the post on their site.

Colonial Bay:  Skiing in Muskoka

Muskoka’s landscape – hilly, rocky and treed – isn’t just beautiful. It also offers amazing terrain for skiing. Whether you prefer the thrill and speed of alpine-style skiing or the tranquil tracks of cross-country skiing, Muskoka is the perfect location for both.
Arrowhead Provincial Park has 29 km of groomed, track-set, cross-country ski trails and 12km of skate skiing trails for beginner to expert skiers. Both classic and skate skis can be rented from the Park Pro Shop. Glide silently through the trees and then warm up next to the bonfire before exploring another trail.

Our local alpine ski area, Hidden Valley Highlands, has surprisingly varied terrain given its size. With twelve runs ranked from easy (green) to most difficult (black diamond) and a terrain park, there’s something for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities. For first-timers and those who want to improve their skills, the Snow School offers both beginner group lessons or one-on-one private instruction.

Weather permitting, both Hidden Valley and Arrowhead will have terrain open through the holidays.

If you’re planning to be in Muskoka for the holidays, Hidden Valley has two celebrations: the Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade and New Year’s Eve family-friendly fireworks. Check out their events page for info.

Other local holiday events include:

December 17 – A Portage Flyer Christmas at Muskoka Heritage Place - Ride the Portage Flyer to visit Santa from 5-8pm

December 17, 28, 29 – SantaFest at Santa’s Village - Admission includes horse-drawn sleigh rides by Twin Maples Farm, Ice Skating (weather permitting), sliding, guided ATV rides by Bear Claw Tours, winter Olympic biathlon, gingerbread cookie decorating, craft making, colouring & letter writing, petting farm, marshmallow roasting, story time and visits with Santa

December 20 – Michelle Wright Christmas at Algonquin Theatre

We hope to see you this holiday season!

Many thanks to Colonial Bay for such a super post. Winter -- bring it on!

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