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The Overview

The major snow front has passed to our region’s East headed to Ottawa. It will take some time to get the roads back to black as they are snow covered across Muskoka Parry Sound. With the temps returning to the freezing mark and the winds from the South, the gradual melt will continue. The sledders will enjoy this weather as will the skiers and the snow-shoers. Next week is much milder that today and tomorrow. Wiarton Willie has done his prediction – early Spring. Let’s see what happens!

The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at -6C(-10C) and it will fall to -9C (FL-17C) in the afternoon with some sunshine and then drop to -15C (FL -23C) overnight. The North winds bring a chill to the land – only for today.
The winds are out of the NE at 15kph and will gradually increase to 22kph into the night. Tomorrow, the will start out of the NE and around noon will lose all speed and change direction to come from the South. Another weather change likely as we move back up to the freezing mark over the weekend and into next week.

Daylight Hours

Sunrise – 7:30AM, Sunset – 5:34PM. The daylight continues to grow. Even with the snow – there will be melt from hereon.

Road Report

The roads south of Hwy 17 are showing as partly or fully covered. The plows are busy keeping them drivable in a safer fashion. You the driver carry the big responsibility to drive safely. These roads will clean up tomorrow with the warming temps and the storm out of the province.

School Bus Status

School bus report – no cancellations at this point. The busses will moan again this morning.

Snowmobile Report

Snowmobile Trail Update – OFSC is reporting 21163 km of open trails. This snow has helped with trail conditions. Enjoy the weekend sledders!

Ski Hill Report

The Ski Hills remain in good condition for most of the province. The new snow will be help. Detailed info at onthesnow.ca/Ontario.
There are 62 days til green grass. The Tour is in Pebble Beach, and another party with well heeled amateurs playing with the pros for the event. It is easy to spot the golfers from northern climes – they are in golf shirts, while the Californians are in sweaters and jackets! We know you 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. 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. Added bonus – you can play Pebble on the simulator trying to match the pros on TV. 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 Simulator is Open!

The Pros are playing here this week – you can too. 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 – weddings@muskokahighlands.com. We will respond and we will work with you to make your day special.