Cross-Country Ski Trails

Cross-Country Ski Trails

Two skiers on a sunny day

Bishop’s University looks forward to welcoming you to our new cross-country ski trails located at the Old Lennoxville Golf Club.

In partnership with Club de ski de Parc du Mont-Orford, we offer over 7KM of groomed trails. Over 5KM of our trails are FIS (Fédération Internationale de Ski) certified.

Trails Map (PDF)

In 2020, Bishop’s will host several competitive ski races, including the Quebec Cup and Ontario Cup – see below. Our trails vary in difficulty from novice to expert. All trails are well indicated on the map on-site.

Ski Membership and Fee:

The adult membership rate for 2020 is $50. Ages 0-18 ski for free. Skiers also have the option of paying a daily $5 fee (deposited in the cash box on the outside wall of the golf chalet).

Membership can be purchased online, at the Bishop’s University Sports Centre control desk, or at the Golf Club during opening hours. If purchased online, please bring a copy of the online receipt (electronic receipt or printed) to the Sports Centre or Golf Club to pick up your ski membership card.

Get your ski-trails membership pass now!

Daily Conditions & Opening Hours:

Our trails will open as soon as we have enough snow to groom!  Trails are open 24 hours, 7 days a week, with the exception of race days and private group bookings.

The golf clubhouse will serve light snacks and refreshments, including bar, during opening hours.

For ski conditions and facility information, please call the Golf Club at 819-562-4922; Bert Collins, Manager at 819-574-6650 or

Parking is free.

Upcoming Races:

February 7 – 9, 2020, Bishop’s will host the Quebec Cup 3, Ontario Cup 4 and Haywood Eastern Canada Cup!

Ski Race

Welcome to the Gaiter Family Gilles Lefebvre!

Gilles is the decorated head coach of the Orford Ski Club and will work with students to grow cross country skiing at Bishop’s University. His impressive resume includes coaching 6 national champions, coaching at the 2011 and 2019 Canada Games and a three-time Merite Sportif Estrie finalist in the elite coaching category. He is NCCP Level 4 certified and has run a training camp in Germany and Austria for the last 13 years. Bienvenue Gilles!

Interested in joining Gilles and the Bishop’s Cross country Ski team? Send an email to or

Welcome to the Gaiter Family Gilles Lefebvre!

2018 Opening Press Conference

L’Université Bishop’s innove. En proposant une nouvelle piste de ski de fond sur son terrain, elle devient la première université au Canada à offrir un parcours certifié par la Fédération internationale de ski sur un campus.

2018 Opening Press Conference

See also the press release from Nov. 13, 2017

For more information, please contact:
Matt McBrine
Director of Athletics and Recreation
Bishop’s University
819-822-9600, ext. 2266

Volunteer Clean Up Day

Thank you to the many volunteers who helped us clean up the trails in preparation for winter 2019!

We also planted over 150 new trees!

Volunteer Clean Up Day

Planting trees


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