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Winter Fun in Muskoka

"Voted One of the Best Winter Resorts" by City Parent readers 2014.

This winter, escape to Deerhurst and give your free time a real lift. Friendly Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area is just 5 minutes away, and 2000 km of groomed snowmobile trails beckon for adventure. Deerhurst’s winter wonderland is packed with outdoor fun, from ice skating to snowshoeing, and sleigh rides to dogsledding. Then warm up by a fireplace, sample some sizzling cuisine, or unwind at the Shizen Spa.  

All activities are dependent on weather, snow or ice conditions and are usually available late December through mid-March.

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Snowshoeing | Cross-Country Skiing | Ice-Skating

Strap on rental equipment from our convenient new Winter Adventures HQ and enjoy use of Deerhurst’s onsite trails and outdoor rinks - all included in your resort fee.

For even more variety, explore excellent trails at nearby Arrowhead Provincial Park and Algonquin Provincial Park, as well as a 1.5 km skating trail at Arrowhead (see details below). See details below.

Read more about our cross-country ski trails here

Downhill Skiing | Snowboarding

Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area, next door to Deerhurst, takes pride in its friendly atmosphere and short line-ups. With 12 slopes, three quad chair lifts and a handle bar tow, it is an ideal location for families and for those who want to learn.

Dog-Sled Rides

Experience the Arctic thrill of dog-sledding on guided rides at the Deerhurst stable. Ages 5 and under will love driving their own pint-size sled on “Chili-Doggin” rides!  The dogs take Wednesdays off for a well earned rest.

*Please note children ages 5 and under are not permitted on adult dog sleds, age and weight restrictions apply.  


With 2,000 km of groomed trails right on our doorstep, Deerhurst is a snowmobiler's paradise. Locked overnight sled parking, premium fuel, and trail maps are all right here. See more about snowmobiling at Deerhurst here

Never tried it? Hop on a guided tour to discover a new kind of winter exhilaration.

Video: A Day on the Snowmobile Trails at Deerhurst Resort

Snowmobilers' Discount

Save up to 20% on accommodation when you book a Yamaha Guided Snowmobile tour in advance or are coming to the area with your own sled. Conditions apply.

Yamaha Snowmobile Adventures at Deerhurst

Explore Muskoka on the latest eco-friendly snow machines on a variety of guided adventures, complete with safety and driver training session beforehand. No experience needed! Conditions apply. See more here

Back Country Snowmobile Rentals

A full line-up of 2014 sled rentals is available nearby. Ask about delivery service to Deerhurst. See more here or call 1-888-955-9076 or text 705-457-7046

Sleigh Rides, Trail Rides & Children’s Fun at the Stable

Saddle up for a scenic trail ride or climb aboard for an old-fashioned sleigh or carriage ride. On Saturdays and school holidays, little ones will have fun taking pony rides, tack fitting and grooming during Kids’n Ponies sessions or meeting barnyard animals at the Petting Farm.

Available year-round, based on conditions, except for Wednesdays.

Arrowhead Provincial Park

A charming provincial park on the Big East River and Arrowhead Lake, just 10 minutes from Deerhurst. Take Hwy 60 West, turn right at Muskoka Rd 3 lights, then turn right at Arrowhead Provincial Park Road.

See today's trail conditions

Daily vehicle permit of $16 includes access to:
1.5 km Ice-Skating Trail through the woods | Read more about the trail

Hours for the Ice-Skating Trail:

  • Sunday - Friday : 12pm - 5pm 
  • Saturday: 3:30pm - 9pm

Tubing Hill - tubes provided or bring your own
Snowshoe Trails

Cross-Country Ski Trail Use - $13/adult, $10/senior 65+, $6/child 6 - 17 year
Read about the Arrowhead Ski Trails here

Registered guests may obtain equipment from Deerhurst to use at the park, or rental skates, skis and snowshoes are available at the park for additional fees.

*Deerhurst Resort is not responsible for any package components or recreational facilities made unavailable due to weather and/or circumstances beyond our control. Advance booking is recommended for dinner, show, spa, tennis and other recreational activities.

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