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The Overview

A wet wind blows from the SE and a cold wind blows from the NW. We will experience all 3 forms of wet overnight and into this 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. Driving will be a challenge this morning – watch out fore the other guy. 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 -6C(-11C) and it will rise to +2C (FL-3C) in the afternoon and then slip to -12C (FL -20C) overnight.
The winds start the day from the SE at 26kph range, swinging to the SW later in the morning, and ending from the West without losing any of this speed. Overnight, they will move to the NW and this will drop the temps again for a short while.

Daylight Hours

Sunrise – 7:14AM, Sunset – 5:49PM. 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 – it is a snow plow party in southern Ontario this morning with lots of activity. The 400 series are fine to Hwy 9 and then the mess shows up. The 401 is snow covered with some visibility issues. The secondary routes east of the 400 are all snow covered. The real challenge will be the freezing rain hitting this morning.

School Bus Status

School bus report – no delays at this point – but the weather is wild out there so check back before bus-time.

Snowmobile Report

Snowmobile Trail Update – OFSC is reporting 27126 km of open trails. This weather could be a challenge to the trails that opened recently as the rain will hurt the base.

Ski Hill Report

The Ski Hills reporting remain in good condition for most of the province. It might be a tough day fore skiing today with the high winds and changing version of precip. Detailed info at onthesnow.ca/Ontario.
There are 52 days til green grass. The PGA tour is off to Mexico. If you are not, then you might be asking yourself – 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 will look at the impact tomorrow when it is reasonable weather again!!

The Simulator is Open!

The course of choice this week is SpyGlass Hill – on of the Pebble Beach beauties. 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 – weddings@muskokahighlands.com. We will respond and we will work with you to make your day special.