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The Overview

The radar is clear and the temperature warming, meaning it will be partly cloudy today as lower pressure prevails. There is a major front moving up the Ohio valley but the warmer front out of the SE seems to be pushing it well north of Parry Sound Muskoka (PSM) through Friday. It is possible that this will change as it is passing very close to us. The snowmobilers will enjoy more trails being opened daily. The Fire and Ice supporters will be thrilled with some moderate winter weather this weekend in Bracebridge. Snowshoers and skiers alike will be able to enjoy the out of doors without fear of, but still respect fore, frostbite. Skating on all of the ice trails that have opened will be enjoyable. Driving should be on dry pavement. Life is good. Where are those robins that are in Cincinnati? (Guess they are staying there fore a bit!)

The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at -6C(FL -11C) and it will rise to -1C (FL-5C) in the afternoon and then drop slightly to -9C (FL -13C) overnight. The big chill is heading out the door fore a multi-day vacay. Partly cloudy today as the lower pressure sets in.

The warmer winds are out of the SSW at around 15kph, holding that speed fore the rest of the day. They are double that speed over GBay. Tomorrow they will swing back and forth around the Southern skies from West to East and back.. This is ideal fore more snow off GBay, but the radar is seeing nothing before Friday.

Daylight Hours

Sunrise – 7:47AM, Sunset – 5:10PM. We have gained 129 seconds of daylight since Winter Solstice. 58 days to Spring Equinox – March 20th.

Road Report

Road report – Some plows are out throughout Ontario for routine maintenance. There is no snow so travel should be fine in most areas. The winds around GBay could bring blowing snow in open sections of highways.

School Bus Status

School bus report – no cancellations as the radar is clear. Bundle up – it is still cool out there. 

Snowmobile Report

Snowmobile Trail Update – OFDC is reporting over 13600 km of open trails. The trails are open around Algonquin Park and this circle of running is expanding. More trails will open as we can expect more snow North of PSM later in the week.

There are 78 days til green grass. We can tell by comments on social media that golfers are getting restless. The PGA show is in Orlando this week and all of the new products will be featured. The golf bug bite needs to be scratched. You can play those holes today. The hi-def indoor simulator is operating and ready fore you and your foursome. Keep the banter going all winter. Now is the 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.

This new snow is a welcome blanket fore the course to protect the unpredictable nature events that are dominating the weather landscape. This will help with protection of the playing surfaces until the Spring melt.

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 – The new pup is a yellow male – Hendrik. He will be in Bracebridge on Jan 28th for the year. Many visits begin in 83 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.

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