The Overview

When we have to remember to move our clocks ahead by 1 hour on Saturday, we know we are very close to Spring. Today is an unusual weather day with snow to our north and our south, but not directly on Parry Sound Muskoka (PSM). The temperatures will remain close to zero or above, with the exception of a chilly overnight dip, and will be Spring-like through to next Wednesday when they mimic Winter for a day. Travel could be tricky south of us but it should return to normal tomorrow. March – you always have a bag of weather tricks you like to open daily!

The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at -1C(-4C) and it hold at -1C (FL-7C) in the afternoon and then slip to -14C (FL -18C). The grey zone of temps – not warm, not cold.
Today the winds are coming from the NE at 20 kph bringing the snow to Ontario – just not to PSM. We seem to be in a small snow-less bubble. Tomorrow morning they will swing to the SSW bringing warmer temps fore the weekend.

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Daylight Hours

Sunrise – 6:45AM, Sunset – 6:12PM. This weekend we do the Spring Forward with our clocks, so the 7’s start to carry us! We are now in the final March to the 17th – equinox.

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Road Report

Road report – the plows are confirming that there is snow activity surrounding but no on Parry Sound Muskoka (PSM). This will remain like this fore most of the day with those in the southern lee of GBay in snow, and Eastern Ontario as well.

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School Bus Status

School bus report – no weather cancellations at this point.

Snowmobile Report

OFSC is reporting 21590 km of open trails, down from 22023 yesterday. The warmer temps continue to reduce the overall length of open trails to our south and west, with the northern trails remaining strong. It will be a clear day on the trails locally with snow in the surrounding areas.

Ski Report

The Ski Hills remain in good shape fore Spring-like skiing. Most of the snow in the Clipper is going South of PSM. The weekend temps are going to make it a warm run down the hill. It is best to check with your hill to get their conditions directly from them. Detailed info at onthesnow.ca/Ontario.

Course Update

There are 34 days til green grass. Golf is so close – the heart will be racing knowing green grass is starting to appear. We are constantly asked about our highway sign as people use it as a harbinger of Spring. The weekend weather will knock-down the snow-pack and the sun’s heat will penetrate the cloud cover. The winds will be lifting the moisture formed in the melt to speed the shrinkage. Your clubs will know this and will want to hit a ball. Do you? Is your game ready for the golf season? We know you are getting restless to golf with your friends. The golf bug bite will continue to itch and needs to be scratched. While getting warmer, it is still not warm enough to get outside and play. Nothing beats a few holes of golf with your family. The hi-def indoor simulator is operating and ready fore you and your foursome. Or bring 8 and play a two-person scramble with 4 teams. It is time to start getting the swing in shape fore opening day, or before you might be headed South fore a golf trip. We will clean up the rust on your first swings as part of the deal! Call the clubhouse 7056461060 to book your time.

The ultimate test – pull plugs from some of the putting greens and find out their color – ours are green. And this year, there was no ice to penetrate to get the samples.

The Simulator is Open!

The PGA Tour is playing Bay Hill this week. Why don’t you? Right here at Muskoka Highlands! When the golf bug bites and you can’t find a tee deck open anywhere, what do you do? You head to Muskoka Highlands where we have a state of the art hi-def simulator at the ready fore your game. With over 20 courses, we have a course fore everyone. And if you want a gathering with golf involved, we have all sorts of games on the simmy that your entire group can play. Where do you think we have taken you fore this hole?

The Dogs

Dog Update –Wizard graduated this week from the Autism Assist Program with a young man who lives in Belleville. They are truly a great fit. We met Wizard’s sponsors – the lassies who operate Green Capes – a magazine published with puppies as pics – a great buy -from any Lion Club. We were pleased that Wiz was very happy to see us. The only tears shed were the ones listening to the stories of the impact these dogs have on the entire families’ lives. They are as important to the caregiver as they are to their direct client. Well done Wizard – you are off to a great career! I did warn them that if he saw a golf cart, he would likely try to sneak onto the passenger seat.

A Special Day In A Wonderful Setting

Weddings are a special day for many people involved. Here at Muskoka Highlands, we reduce that stress with attention to every detail.
But our distinguishing feature is our setting – both inside and out. The clubhouse is designed to hold about 85 guests and the picture shows how this can happen. For larger parties, we engage a tent professional to create a unique setting outside.

Do you want to feel the warmth of a timber-frame clubhouse? Drop us an inquiry – weddings@muskokahighlands.com. We will work with you to make your day special.

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