The second oldest family-owned ski hill in Ontario, Sir Sam’s Ski & Ride is an extremely popular skiing and mountain biking location north of Haliburton.
Overlooking Eagle and Moose Lakes, the 100 acres of land that was once home to the summer estate of Sir Sam Hughes, Canada’s Minister of Militia and Defence during World War I, is a must-visit if you are looking to explore Canadian Shield and hardwood forest awash with hues of gold and auburn.
Sir Sam’s Ski & Ride transforms into a magical place with its dense forests looking like a stunning painting with vibrant shades of fiery red, orange and golden. There isn’t anything prettier than the trees resembling the colours of the glorious sunset and the leaves gracefully taking flight with the light breeze.
During July & August (until Labour Day), you can ride up the hill on a chairlift or hike/bike to the top of the hill through hardwood forests and fields to enjoy glorious 180 degrees views over Eagle and Moose Lake.
During the Fall season, you can ride, or hike up and get to know about the history of the acreage including Sir Sam’s Waterspa and the ski hill that once used to be wheat fields and apple orchards through interpretive signs along the four-kilometre hiking trail.
You may also see wild animals like deer, foxes, and turkeys.
There is over 23 km of trails suited for all abilities traversing open meadow, hardwood forest, and ancient rock outcrops onsite.
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What: Hike or bike through the remnants of what was once apple orchards and wheat fields while learning the history of Sir Sam Hughes, Glenn Eagle Lodge and Sir Sam’s Ski and Ride. Take in the breathtaking panoramic views over Eagle and Moose Lakes.
How Much: Hiking/trail running passes $5/person
Mountain Bike: Trail Pass: $15 to $20, 6 and under, with paying adult Free
For off-hours they have an honour system, see website for details.
Spring to Mid October.
Thanksgiving Weekend Open House 2021 – Saturday, October 9, 2021.
Fall Hours Hiking: September 6 – October 9
Saturday – Sunday 10am -3pm
Fall Hours Biking: September 6 – October 16
Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm
Sir Sam’s Ski / Ride
1054 Liswood Road
Eagle Lake, ON
Visit the chalet on-site to sign waivers and instructions (you can even drive up to the top).
Get Tickets Online or at the site.