In the winter time, downhill skiing and snowboarding are available at Hidden Valley, just North of Hunstville, a 40 minute drive from the Retreat.
Extensive groomed Nordic ski trails are available through the Georgian Nordic Ski Club (35 minute drive from the Retreat near Parry Sound), where equipment can be rented. Arrowhead Provincial Park, near Huntsville, also offers some terrific trails and creates a magical skating trail through their park.
If you have your own skis, you might want to try out the Bracebridge Resource Management Centre, approximately a 20 minute drive from the Retreat. This is a beginner course with 8 km of groomed trails suitable for skiing or snowshoeing. Features attractive woodland area, nature viewing and scenic vistas along the Muskoka River.
To rent snowshoes or ski equipment, contact Muskoka Outfitters in Bracebridge. The website offers ideas for local skiing, snowshoeing and ice climbing. They also offer a detailed description of the Bracebridge Resource Management Centre.
Rosseau is connected to a vast web of OFSC snowmobile trails. Check out your options at The Ontario Federation Of Snowmobile Clubs Website.
Dog sled excursions can be booked for 3 or 6 hour trips at Call Wild, operating out of Huntsville.