The Overview

We are dancing with an active polar vortex which has kept the cold close to home – the north pole. There is a term Arctic Oscillation which is well explained on the Weather Network. It is about the pressure systems showing low in the Atlantic off our coast, keeping the north in check with record breaking high ratings. This will make for calmer weather and reduce chance of deep colds returning for long periods. We are edging towards Spring – this motion seconded by Wiarton Willie who doesn’t know how to spell oscillation!

The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at -12C(-16C) and it will rise to +5C (FL+2C) in the afternoon and then slip to +1C (FL -3C). A brief glimpse of Spring.
The winds start the day from the SW in the 20kph range and will swing to the South later in the day. Tomorrow is the same with the winds ending up out of the North late in the day. Relatively warmer breezes for a wee bit!

Daylight Hours

Sunrise – 7:06AM, Sunset – 5:56PM. The sun and wind will work their magic now getting us closer to Spring. March 17th – equinox.

Road Report

Road report – The road system is in great shape, and the sun and warm will push back the banks a bit.

School Bus Status

A quiet weekend fore the yellow rockets….

Snowmobile Report

Snowmobile Trail Update – OFSC is reporting 24721 km of open trails. The warmer temps will make for more comfortable riding – but are adding stress to the trails as there are 10% fewer km open today.

Ski Report

The Ski Hills are set for a good weekend of spring-like skiing. Most runs and lifts are open. Detailed info at

Course Update

There are 47 days til green grass. The PGA tour is in Mexico. The sun and wind will be shrinking the snowpac closer to the grass. Your clubs will know this. Do you? Is your game ready for the golf season? We know you are getting restless to golf and party. 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. Times are full today so book now for tomorrow! 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 glad it has its snow covering as this weather hits. We continually monitor the playing surfaces – they are in great shape!

The Simulator is Open!

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 – Hendrik is loving his space here at the highlands – and your boots when you come fore the simulator. He is a little impatient to see a golf course.Many visits begin in 51 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.