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The Overview

Today is relatively calm, with light winds and some hope of sun. An ill wind blows from the East. A wet wind blows from the SE. We will experience all 3 forms of wet overnight and into tomorrow morning as we start with snow at midnight, and move to freezing rain around 7AM and rain at 10AM then back to some random snow around noon. The roads are in good shape today, and the plows will be out tonight trying to keep then passable with this mixed weather front. The horizontal and vertical trails are in the best shape of the season and will be challenged with this change in weather. We are edging towards Spring – this motion seconded by Wiarton Willie!

The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at -9C(-9C) and it will stay at -5C (FL-8C) in the afternoon and then slip to -8C (FL -15C) overnight. A major front of mixed precip is arriving tonight from the SW.
The winds start the day from the NE in the 6kph range, swinging to the SE later in the day when they become ill winds blowing no good at 15kph through early Tuesday morning. A swirling motion centered around Manitoulin Island will then develop mid tomorrow morning and bring the winds to the West at close to 30kph, slowing to 15kph as we head into tomorrow evening.

Daylight Hours

Sunrise – 7:15AM, Sunset – 5:47PM. The sun now has enough strength to deliver warm even with cloud cover. Less than 20 days til equal day and night.

Road Report

Road report – the roads look in great shape across the region and beyond. There are few plows out . This will change around midnight when the next storm front arrives.

School Bus Status

School bus report – no cancellations – shh the buses are sleeping.

Snowmobile Report

OFSC is reporting 27156 km of open trails. Snow last night will make better riding today. Enjoy the sledding before Tuesday when you should have waterproof clothing if on the trails!

Ski Hill Report

The Ski Hills reporting remain in good condition for most of the province. The new snow will make fore fun skiing. Detailed info at

Congrats to Adam Scott for gutting it out at the Genesis! On to Mexico fore some!! There are 57 days til green grass. We know you as a Canadian are getting restless to golf and party. The golf bug bite will continue to itch and needs to be scratched. 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. Times are filling so book now! It is time to start getting the swing in shape fore opening day, or before you might be headed South fore a golf trip. Call the clubhouse 7056461060 to book your time

The grass will be starting to think sunny skies and warmer temps. New snow takes away old snow. The new layer from last night has already started to melt.

The Simulator is Open!

The course of choice this week is Cabot Links – one of the top ranked courses in the world. Tee Times are selling out. 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. Pebble Beach is the flavour this week….and it is on the Tour Schedule this week as well!

The Dogs

Dog Update – The new pup is a yellow male – Hendrik. He is home now. The orientation has begun, the training is next. Many visits begin in 70 days!

Wizard is in the Autism Assist program. The trainers love him as he is so huggable!

We have heard from Angus and his owner Bill – great story that we will tell in the new year. Ancaster (Ellis) is hosting a major fundraiser in March. And Gavin continues to impress his new owner.

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 – We will respond and we will work with you to make your day special.