Explore Greenstone on Skis

Skiiers know the secret to enjoying the winter season—and Greenstone, Ontario offers a little cross-country skiing paradise.

Quality of life is as important to the residents of Northwest Ontario as it is to visitors, and there is no shortage of calming, stress-relieving, natural sites to explore in the region.

Strapping on a pair of skis turns winter into a wonderland.

In winter, the Nordic ski is the preferred method of exploration and Greenstone is unique as it offers two cross-country ski clubs within a 30 km distance. It sits just a short drive along Highway 11, from Geraldton to Longlac, and you can ski two different trails. Ski rentals, day passes and a place to stay make it easy for you and your family to spend a day skiing the trails in Greenstone.

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The network of beautiful trails at Geraldton Nordic Ski Club—it's worth it to explore each one!

The Geraldton Nordic Ski Club trails are situated out at beautiful MacLeod Provincial Park. The Geraldton Nordic Ski Club has been in operation for nine years. There is a total of 7.5 km, 5.1 km of which are both groomed for classic and skate skiing. With a few hills, straight stretches and corners, this trail system is for everyone to enjoy. If you are in the area and would like to ski but don’t have the equipment, there are rentals at Marino’s Hardware in downtown Geraldton.

Longlac ski map

The Longlac Cross Country Ski Club trail system is located on the north side of Highway 11. There are over 20 km of groomed classic and skate skiing trails suitable for all ages and skill levels. There are several loops to choose from which provide a variety of trail lengths—short distance, perfect for before or after work, or long distance for those half or day-long adventures. The clubhouse is open from 8 am-6 pm daily with washrooms, wax table, kitchen facilities and lockers. There is even a wood-burning stove to keep you warm.

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The Longlac Cross Country Ski Club offers a variety of trails so you can tailor your adventure to suit you.

Whether you are in Greenstone for business or pleasure, nestled within the boreal forest, you will not be disappointed in skiing one of Greenstone's cross-country ski trails. 

For a complete list of activities and things to do in Greenstone visit the Municipality's website.

About Brent Henley

Brent is the Tourism Coordinator for the Municipality of Greenstone

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