Project Description

Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

cross country skiersSkiing in beautiful Algonquin Highlands will be one of the highlights of your vacation.  Nothing like seeing the snow falling on the trees as you glide across the fallen snow. Whether you use the ski’s from Sandy Lane and go around our property or go to the Frost Center for a day out, you will be sure to have a memorable experience.

There are two trails systems at the Frost Institute, one for classic track set skiing on the west side of HWY 35 and one for snowshoeing on the hiking trails behind the Frost Institute buildings.

A great bunch of volunteers maintain the trails, visit Ski at the Frost Centre site to see what they are up to. We have some cross-country skis, poles and shoes. Frost Centre rents snowshoes. Play around on the resort or head for the frost centre, which is only 10 minutes away for great skiing or snowshoeing.  

Experience a winter wonderland of rugged Canadian Shield, majestic hardwood forests, old growth white pine, hemlock and yellow birch. Ski or snowshoe to cliff top lookouts and spectacular ice falls. View wildlife such as moose, deer, owls, martens, grouse and much more.

Located 12 km south of Dorset, Ontario at 20130 Hwy. 35.

26 km of classic cross-country ski trail offer 8 stacked loops ranging in length from 1.2 km to 6.5 km. Beginner to expert level trails, we have it all. Families can explore the Fox, Bunny, Bear, Beaver and Otterslide trails. If you are looking for a longer, more remote backcountry experience try the Deer and Moose Trails, which combine to give a 22 km loop. Several trails offer technical downhill sections for advanced skiers