Welcome to Where Families and Friends Make Memories….

Nestled in the heart of the rugged Haliburton Highlands, Sir Sam’s Ski Hill and Event Centre is a favourite winter recreation destination for families across central Ontario. With 14 runs over and through rugged Canadian Shield terrain and hardwood forest, Sir Sam’s offers a variety of terrain for all abilities. The resort and event centre’s location – just a short drive north of the Kawarthas — provides great value through superior snow conditions, focused customer service and a less crowded environment….and it also has the largest licensed deck and chalet in the Highlands.  

With rolling open meadow runs and winding forested trails, the resort’s 90 acres of skiable space offers a unique experience with each run.  For those looking for more thrill from the hill they will find it in our terrain park or ski/board cross track. When it’s time to make your way back to the top our 7 lifts ensure the wait is short! Our slide-on, slide-off carpet lift also makes the trip up a cinch for both beginners and those with young children.

The quality of the conditions is one of Sir Sam’s hallmarks, with guests routinely raving about both the snow and the grooming. Sir Sam’s Ski & Ride is blessed by nature: its slopes are north facing with a spectacular view over Eagle and Moose Lakes and located in an area of consistently heavy snowfall.   In combination with the short lift lines and uncrowded atmosphere, guests enjoy more time on some of the best snow in central Ontario.

An important part of any ski resort is its ability to teach aspiring skiers and boarders of all levels.  The Sir Sam’s ski school offers a full range of group, semi-private and private lessons with over 40 instructors.  Sir Sam’s is also pleased to offer Snow School Camps for all levels over the holidays and March break. Training the next generation of snow lovers is our passion.

Sir Sam’s first opened in 1965, and for the last 55 years was owned and managed by the Bishop family. In that half-century, the legacy of family winter fun fostered by the Bishops has been enjoyed by and passed through generations of families.  This year, Sir Sam’s welcomed new owners, the Wilkinson, thus starting a new era for the storied ski hill.

With the new owners comes a fresh new contemporary look for the chalet highlighted by a stylish makeover of the main floor paired with the introduction of Rhubarb on the Hill restaurant. Here, our Chef has taken all the favourites, given them a Rhubarb twist, and turned out a delicious menu for those on a break from the hill, or looking for an evening out. Complementing the new menu is a brand new 20-foot bar facing the hill with its take-out window for the 150 person deck.  The bar has been stocked with a carefully curated selection of local craft beers, signature cocktails, and hot beverages from our barista coffee bar.  

While the hill provides all the thrills the fully renovated Chalet now houses up to a 250-person event centre for weddings, celebrations or corporate events in a stunning setting.  The event centre will now be open year round and, given it is brand new, there are lots of openings for summer 2022 events.   Pair your event with some time on-the-hill activity and give your guests a truly unique experience.

For ski hill hours, rates and online ticket sale, as well as restaurant hours and menu, please visit www.sirsams.com.  For inquiries around events please contact us at events@sirsams.com.