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    End of March, 2014

    The ski and snowshoe trails are closed :(

    Trails are a true reflection of spring; icy, muddy, wet, puddles, and slushy.

    But WOW, what a super winter we experienced this year. Starting November 29 & 30 with that crazy early snow storm. We hope this is a new winter trend for the years to come.

    Thank-you so much to all of you who came out this year to enjoy skiing and snowshoeing. We hope to see you sooner than later at the Ranch!

    Ski and snowshoe trails are closed.

    As always, feel free to call the Main Lodge with any questions or for details. 519 471-3799

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    Circle R Ranch has 13 km of groomed and tracked trails for skiers of all levels,
    a 5 km trail for skate skiing and 4 km trails for snowshoeing. An indoor waxing area, snack bar and lunch room, ski and snowshoe rentals for adults and children, and a full service Ski Shop for sales, service, repair and accessories are all available.

    For more specific trail conditions feel free to call the Main Lodge at 519 471-3799

    The Ski Shop is open for sales and service, call 519 870-9754.

NAME DISTANCE (km) TYPE CONDITION
Sugarbush (Yellow)
(Easiest)
1.3 Classic Closed
River Road (Green)
(Easiest)
2.0 Classic
Closed
Twin Pines (Orange)
(More Difficult)
4.3 Classic Closed
Tuckerman (Red)
(Most Difficult)
5.0
Classic
Closed
Skating (Blue)
(Most Difficult)
5.0 Skating Closed
Snowshoe Trails 4.0 Snowshoe Closed

Ski Trails Hours of Regular Operation
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

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    What an amazing Family Day we had. We would like to send out a huge thank-you to everyone who joined us. We hope everyone had a really great day, enjoying the outdoor activities. It was wonderful to meet new folks and re-kindle friendships from the past. Lots of new members in the Circle R Family now.

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    Our Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe event on in January and February have been fabulous. The weather totally co-operated with very good snow conditions, no wind and nice temperature creating a memorable evening for all. Last week-end was our last moonlight event. Thank-you to all who joined us and hope you can join us next year.

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    Maestro says- 'there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing' -- see below for more details on how to dress for the winter!

  • How to Dress For Cold Weather

    Dressing for cold weather is not difficult but careful planning helps. If you choose your clothing carefully, you can keep warm despite cold weather. Layering is the best way to keep warm. In addition to keeping you warm, layering makes it easier to avoid becoming overheated, as you can simply remove layers. Skiing is such a great way to exercise; as you increase your heart rate, you will get/keep warm - even hot. The following is a guide to layering for cold weather.

    You most likely will have everything you need at home, however if you plan to do a lot of skiing and/or outdoor activities you can purchase ideal clothing which really works well to keep you warm, dry and comfortable.

    1.The first layer should be a comfortably light fabric that will wick sweat away from your body. Ideally avoid pure cotton, linen, or other similar materials, because these fabrics retain moisture and will chill you. When planning how to dress for cold weather, staying dry should be a top priority. Traditional thermal undergarments work well for the first layer. Alternatives are polypropylene material or silk. However, wearing something for your first layer is better than nothing, PJ's, sweat pants, nylons or leotards can certainly work till you feel you want to purchase the perfect item.

    2. Turtle neck, then knit sweater or sweatshirt over top. If you have a coat with a hood, avoid sweatshirts with hoods attached, as this can cause too much bulk beneath the layers.

    3.Add your coat or jacket as the top layer. Ideally, a coat with wind resistant material is the best protection from the wind for your upper body. Protect your legs with nylon wind pants or snow pants

    4.Hat that covers your ears.

    5. Keep your hands warm with gloves or mittens. These also come in a variety of styles which include water-resistant materials and extra reinforcement for your cross country strap.

    6. Scarf: Wrap around your neck and pull it snug. Tuck it into your coat for added warmth. You can also pull the scarf over your mouth and cheeks to guard against the cold air.

    Remember to bring sunglasses and sunscreen. The sun reflects off of the white snow which creates a very bright environment. This can cause eye strain and intense sun exposure.

    Dress correctly and have a super fun time outside in the winter, no matter what the weather.

 

Trail map

Ski and snowshoe trail and rental fees

Recent trail photos on our Facebook page

A sampling of our trails

Circle R Ranch, 3017 Carriage Rd. Delaware ON, 519-471-3799 or 1-877-844-8738
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