Closed Today. Reopen  December  15 & 16

Trail riding is now closed. Thanks for a fantastic summer season!

While we remain a low-risk area, we are actively stepping up our protocols in response to the COVID-19 threat. Learn how…

Coming Events

March 28, 2020


Spring Splash

April 4, 2020


Slush Fest Fat Bike Festival

Our Fall Season pass Sale is Now on!

It’s time to take advantage of great savings on Family and Individual Season Passes and 8-pack Ticket Books.

Making News!

Our latest post — New Season, New Look, how a unique sliding season is shaping up at Sir Sam’s

Autumn Trail Riding

While thoughts are turning to winter, some of the best trail riding happens right now. Temps have cooled off, the Haliburton Highlands is set to explode with colour, and riding through the middle of it is a memorable experience.

We continue to be open Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00am – 3:00pm for bike rentals, repairs and service, private instruction, and chalet access for washrooms and grab n’ go snacks. For riding outside operating hours, please use our honour box located at the base of the carpet lift to deposit your trail fee and waiver before embarking on your ride.

Bike service now open

A well-maintained bike is key to your riding enjoyment and safety. If your ride needs a tune-up, repairs, or upgrade, help is just a quick call or email away.

Sir Sam’s is open for bike service and tune-ups Wednesdays – Saturdays from 10:00-1:00. All service is being performed by appointment only, in an effort to limit physical contact and be healthy community partners while providing this essential service.

To find out more and to book your service appointment, visit our Bike Service page!

We heart Peterborough!

Peterborough Day at Sir Sam’s

If you’re one of the many skiers and snowboarders who have discovered the big difference a little driving makes, we’d like to say thanks!

On Sunday, February 23, we’re discounting daily lift tickets for all residents of Peterborough County. Only $40 for Adults, $35 for Students, $30 for Juniors / Seniors, and $20 for rentals. Simply show proof of your PTBO residency to enjoy the skiing, and the savings.

Offer available at ticket window only. Official document required for proof of residency, ie. government issued.

Our Spring Season Pass Sale has long been an important financial bridge between winter and summer operations (as it is for most ski resorts). For some of our friends, we know these uncertain times mean buying, or even considering, Season Passes for next season may be the furthest thought from your mind. If that is the case, you have our heartfelt hope that some degree of clarity and stability is not far off.

If our Spring Season Pass Sale is on your radar, but full financial commitment at this time is an issue, we’ve got you covered! Contact us at the chalet to discuss payment plans and options. We’re available by phone 705-754-2298 or email.

Stay well, snow friends, we’re all in this together.

Spring Season pass sale on now!

Celebrate one of the best snow seasons in recent memory by locking in great savings on next year!


There’s something happenin’ here

Alpine snow sports enjoy a uniquely rich culture of events on-and-off the hill. Après hockey, anyone? Exactly. And while we may hang our helmets on superb snow conditions and famous Highland’s hospitality, that special affinity for fun and friendship are as deeply woven into Sir Sam’s history as a trusty plaid flannel jacket.

Our winter season is chock full of events — from the fast to the frivolous — that anyone looking to enjoy the full Sir Sam’s experience should mark on their calendar, and make themselves part of.

See the full list on our Events page, or sign up to our e-newslatter and have Sir Sam’s event news make a timely appearance in your inbox.

Have winter,
will travel.

If you’re looking for winter, look no further. With all 14 runs open, outstanding surface conditions, and minimal lift lines, it’s worth the drive to Sir Sam’s Ski / Ride.

Far enough north to experience superior snow conditions, yet close enough for to be enjoyed as a day-trip, Sir Sam’s is quickly becoming the choice for discerning skiers, snowboarders, and their families, looking for the quintessential Ontario ski experience.

Plus, we offer a number of standing offers that provide great value to those both close to home and from away. See our Rate Page for details, then see for yourself the difference that a short drive makes.

Snow you know

While the snow crew have been busy creating great snowriding conditions, behind the scenes we’ve been hard at work pulling together a new daily Snow Report on the website to keep you informed on what to expect on your next trip to the hill.

Complete with daily weather details, run/lift status, snow conditions, accumulations, and live views of the hill, plus a brief look at the next day’s info, our new Snow Report is the next best thing to being here!

Great early and holiday skiing awaits

Once our snow season gets under way December 7, we will be open the December 7-8, 14-15 and 21-24 from 9:30am – 4:00pm, during which daily lift tickets, rentals and lessons will all be 50% off.

As of Boxing Day, we’ll be open daily from 9:30am – 4:30pm through to January 5. Please note weekend/holiday rates are in effect through the duration of the holiday period.

The Sunday Special will become available starting Sunday, January 5. Ski from 12:30 – 4:30pm for only $33, with $15 rentals.

Summer is here, and what better way to celebrate than getting out to enjoy the great outdoors! Here at Sir Sam’s, the summer season is well underway and we’re ready to welcome you, your family, and friends…

Let the good times roll!

100% of MTB and hiking trails are now open. While spring was tenacious, whether you favour wheels or walking, our 23km of XC and downhill trails, and 6km of interpretive hiking trails are ready and waiting.

Check out our Trail Map here…

There’s no easier way to the top! Our walk-on, walk-off carpet lift access opens June 29, and will be available from 11:00am – 4:00pm Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays throughout the summer. It’s the perfect way to the top for families, novice riders, or anyone who just needs to give their legs a rest!

Looking for new gear, repairs or a new ride? Our full-service bike shop can set you up with new a new bikes from Specialized, Devinci, and Salsa; tune-up or perform repairs on your MTB, road, hybrid, and BMX; and set you up with the accessories and gear you need to enjoy your riding experience to the fullest.


Eagle View


Lou’s Loop


Sean’s Way
Zig Zag
Rock and Roll
Switch Back


Winter is on it’s way, ushered in by our annual Open House on Thanksgiving weekend. Along with super deals, incandescent fall views, great friends, draws, gear sales and more, we’re excited to welcome over 20 local artists and to announce that our Open House will now extend through Sunday. Read on for more details…

Come Wander.

A day at Sir Sam’s Ski / Ride is just one of many Canadian Wilderness Adventures found in Ontario’s Highlands. Whitewater rafting, camping, paddling, or hiking are just a few ways to extend your stay in the Highlands and experience the amazing hospitality, culture and adventure on offer here.

Find out more, visit Come Wander or get a taste of the Highlands with the new Canadian Wilderness Adventures video…

Start Thinking Summer.

While summer seems a distant thought with winter going out like a lion, the time to prepare is now, and the perfect activity for young riders is our Kids’ MTB Skills Camps this July. Our Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced camps are back, joined by a new 5-day Pedal & Paddle Camp. For more info, keep tabs on our Summer Camps page…

Book Now For Kid’s Mountain

Bike & Paddle Camps

Runs Open


Lifts Open


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Terrain Park


Chalet Side

Cross Track 
Easy Street
Cash Register
Kingston Road

Open runs marked in green

Far Side

Ali’s Alley
Fred’s Way
Crash n’ Carry




With sweet treats, great deals, musical guests and plenty of fun in store, come see why Sir Sam’s has been a March Break tradition for generations of families.

Check out our March Break schedule…

Ready for a memorable March Break?

ski family photo take at the top of the hill

A big finish to the 2019 snow season!

From March Break fun, to Slush Fest Fat Bike Day, or perhaps some Hilltop Hijinks with Boshkung Brewing, we’re finishing the 2019 winter season strong at Sir Sam’s Ski / Ride. Check the full schedule here…

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Your cure for the shoulder season. On  March 30th, for one day only, Sir Sam’s is turning into your fat bike playground. Find out more…


The Ontario Snowboard Speed Series opened the season at Sir Sam’s January 18-20, and we’ve got some great shots to share with you from photographer Tim Tofflemire…

Speed week Photo Gallery


If you purchase a lift ticket at Sir Sam’s and after three runs you are not satisfied with our snow surface conditions, we’ll give you a complimentary lift ticket to come another time in the same season.

For more information, ask at the ticket window at time of purchase.

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