The Overview

Now that is cold! Just in case we were thinking that the cold was done, Mother Nature brought it back for a quick visit. The shifting winds will bring the not-so-cold temps back. But with that, we will get snow late tomorrow clearing by Sunday morning. The roads are in good shape in our region and the off-roads are in better shape for sledding. Travelling in the bush is somewhat easier with the slim snowpack in there. This bodes well for a calm melt shortly. Near-zero temps return on the weekend.

The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at -30C(-30C) and it will rise to -13C (FL-18C) in the afternoon and then dip to -14C (FL -22C) overnight. Winter is punching back – til tomorrow.
The winds are a light breeze (thankfully) out of the North at 6kph. This keeps the wind chill to nil, and signals the change in weather. Late today, the winds will shift back to the south, moderating the temperatures once again and bringing the warmer moist weather back from the south.

Daylight Hours

Sunrise – 7:20AM, Sunset – 5:43PM. Can you feel the light staying later? It has to feel great to see a sunset over dinner again. Less than 20 days til equal day and night.

Road Report

The plows remain active south and west of Orillia to Oshawa. the roads in that region show as partly to fully covered. The 400 series are clear until you get to London and west. The roads north of there are clear for the most part with some secondary roads partly covered.

School Bus Status

School bus report – no cancellations yet due to weather today. The buses are not happy!

Snowmobile Report

Snowmobile Trail Update – OFSC is reporting 26227 km of open trails. The length open trails continues to climb. Enjoy the sledding!

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 onthesnow.ca/Ontario.
There are 56 days til green grass. Is your game ready for the golf season? We know you as a wintering Canadian are getting restless to golf and party. The golf bug bite will continue to itch and needs to be scratched. The bone-chilling temps this weekend encourage indoor activity. 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 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 – weddings@muskokahighlands.com. We will respond and we will work with you to make your day special.

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