Classic Cross-Country Skiing
For great cross-country skiing visit the Frost Centre Ski and Snowshoe Trails on Ontario's Haliburton Highlands - Muskoka border. Eight stacked loops of trails provide access to a winter wonderland that features rugged terrain, mixed hardwood forests, majestic stands of white pine and hemlock, cliff top lookouts and frozen waterfalls.
It is located on highway 35, 12kms south of the town of Dorset. Ski passes are sold on weekends from 9am-5pm at the Ski Trail office in the trailhead parking lot and from 10am-3pm seven days a week at the Township of Algonquin Highlands Trails Department office directly across the highway.
Heading out before the office opens?
Just self register in the self registration shelter next to the Ski Trail office in the parking lot
The Cross-country ski trails are operated by The Township of Algonquin Highlands Trails Department in partnership with The Ski Friends of the Frost Centre.
Planning a ski vacation?
Ski Trail Fees 2012-2013
Regular - per person
1 Day Pass
After 2 pm
2 Day Pass (weekdays) 3 Day Pass (weekdays)
$20.00 $26.00 Youth$5.00$3.50 $7.50 $10.00
Groups (15+ persons)
Early Bird Discount (before Dec 15)
Season Pass Holders
In addition to being able to ski on our trails for the entire ski season, season pass holders will receive our annual newsletter, a %15 discount on all of our in store sale items including ski/snowshoe rentals and day passes for guests accompanying them. Download Season Pass Application form.
We have 38kms of backcountry hiking trails available all winter long, 11kms of which are accessed across the highway from the ski trail parking lot. Snowshoe trails are separate from the ski trails and SNOWSHOEING IS NOT PERMITTED ON THE SKI TRAILS. The Forest Management Trail does cross the ski trail and we ask that you do not walk on or along the groomed portion of the trail or disturb the trackset at these crossings.
To view snowshoe trail descriptions, maps and information visit the Township of Algonquin Highlands Trails Department website at: http://www.algonquinhighlands.ca//?cat=trails&page=hiking
Volunteers and Donors
We are always in need of volunteers and donations for trail maintenance and improvement. For information on volunteering contact us or visit our Adopt-a-Trail Program page at: http://www.algonquinhighlands.ca//?cat=trails&page=adopt
In the spring of 2009 the Ski Friends of the Frost Centre received grant funding from The Ontario Trillium Foundation to purchase two new snowmobiles for trail grooming.
In the fall of 2010, the Ski Friends of the Frost Centre received a grant from the Haliburton County Development Corporation to assist with the purchase of our Yellowstone Ginzugroomer.