| Skiing |
The village of Haliburton not only boasts one of Ontarios most extensive and interesting cross country ski trail systems, but is also less than a 15 minute drive from Sir Sams Downhill Ski Resort. Kashaga Lodge is the closest cottage resort to the town of Haliburton, just a 3 km drive or ski away.
The Haliburton Nordic Trails Association is dedicated to providing Haliburtons visitors with a superb cross country ski experience. The trail system is unique insofar as there are a wide variety of trail types and difficulty, and best of all, even though the trails are mostly forest trails, the system is accessed right from the heart of the village of Haliburton. Guests at Kashaga Lodge have access to the system either by a short walk across the road, or by a pleasant 2 km ski along the shore of Lake Kashagawigamog, to one of the several trailheads.
Sir Sams Ski & Bike has 12 runs with 6 lifts including 2 quad chairs. There are runs for every skill level of skier from beginner to expert, and ski lessons are available daily. Snowboarders have their own run, featuring manicured tabletops for those who like to go for big air. Theres a magnificent chalet at the base of the hill with cafeteria, lounge, four fireplaces, locker rentals, pro shop, and a huge second level deck overlooking the hills. And the best part about Sir Sams is there are NEVER BIG LINE-UPS at the lifts. Guests at Kashaga Lodge receive coupons for $15 off daily lift passes! And for the year-round downhill junkies, Sir Sams is also open during the summer for mountain bikers. For specific info, call 705-754-2298.