Brunello XC

Snow Bowl and Driving Range: Beginner Friendly;   easy terrain.  

Cart Paths: Intermediate/Advanced Skiers only. Front Nine Loop is 5 km and many hills and sharp turns to navigate.

SCOTIA XC is delighted to partner with The Links at Brunello to groom their golf course trails, whenever snow conditions permit. SCOTIA XC club members are welcome to ski on the trails as part of their membership. Non-members can purchase a trail pass directly from Brunello. The club-house and facilities (washrooms, food and bar service) are available when the Pro Shop is open –you must check in and introduce yourselves as Club members. If the Pro Shop is closed, you are welcome to ski with a headlamp at your own risk.

NEW FOR 2021/2022– All SCOTIA XC members who will be skiing at Brunello (outside of club lessons times) must register for Brunello’s Advantage Club. Once you are in their system it is quick and easy to check in/check out.


XC Skiing is just one of several winter activities that take place at Brunello. Please check out their website for other family friendly activities.

Brunello is also one of the few places where XC Skis (skate and classic, adult and youth) can be rented for those friends and family members wants to join in the fun.

SCOTIA XC Ski Trails

The Cart Paths

The cart paths are groomed by Brunello when there is enough snow. There are two cart paths, Front Nine for XC skiing and Back Nine for walkers. The Front Nine is a 5 km loop and is recommended for Advanced/Intermediate skiers. As the cart paths are a paved pathway, they require more snow to be skiable and are also the place where conditions deteriorate the quickest. This trail is groomed for skate skiing. Classic skiers are welcome as well, but the trails are not wide enough for a separate classic track. The Back Nine is often wind swept and meant for walkers only after a BIG snow fall.

Always stay on the groomed trails.  Skiing on the fairways is not permitted.   Please don’t cut across the fairways at any point. We are Brunello’s guests and want to avoid any damage to their greens, fairways or tee-boxes. Dogs are not permitted on groomed ski trails.

The Driving Range

This area is for Beginners and Intermediate skiers. It is the ONLY grass area that SCOTIA XC members are permitted to ski on at Brunello. This may be different than other golf courses you are used to skiing at. When the cart paths are no longer skiable this “low snow” 500-600m loop may remain an option for another few days.

The Snow Bowl

This is our illuminated, human-made snow field that allows us to have some skiing in HRM even when most of the snow is gone.  The snow bowl is good for Beginner and Intermediate skiers. Our lessons are held here, if needed and members who purchased the Brunello Pass, are welcome to use outside of lesson hours. Didn’t purchase a Brunello pass?…No problem.. go check it out, give it a try and if it is something you think you would like to use, email SCOTIA XC and we can get you added on.

Snow Bowl at Night