Nordic Skiing

Enjoy this beautiful winter wonderland with the network of well-groomed classic and skate trails in the Haliburton Highlands, a short drive from our retreat.

One or two-day XC ski passes are available complimentary for our guests who wish to ski the Haliburton Highlands Nordic Trails, which provides access to over 36 kilometers at four unique and beautiful groomed areas, valid only during your stay.

Or you can step into your skis from right outside the door of the retreat and glide for miles across serene Twelve Mile Lake.

Woman on cross-country skiis
Two women atop ski hill

Downhill Skiing

Downhill ski enthusiasts can enjoy lots of powder on the runs at Sir Sam’s Ski/Ride, close to the retreat. One or two-day special discounted lift tickets at 50% off will be available for purchase at the retreat for our guests, valid only during your stay.

Special discounts for downhill ski equipment rental and lessons are available for our guests at Sir Sam’s Ski/Ride, valid only during your stay.

After your day of skiing, relax by the fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate or unwind in the soothing hot tub surrounded by tall pines and blue skies.

We provide secure indoor, heated storage for your ski equipment.

The majority of our guests are passionate skiers and prefer the confidence and comfort of their own gear, therefore the retreat does not provide ski equipment.

Winter cottage scene