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Winter fun continues in Huntsville

Natasha Collett, staff writer

March 6, 2012 — The Weather Network's Carrie Olver was in Hunstville over the weekend where conditions are ideal for winter activities.

Carrie Olver enjoys the snowmobile trails at Deerhurst
Carrie Olver enjoys the snowmobile trails at Deerhurst

It's been a bizarre winter across Ontario this year. Warmer temperatures have kept snowfall totals down across the southern regions. Ski resorts in northern Ontario have also felt the impact.

"Typically we'll see four to six days of -30, but this year we haven't had more than two days in a row of minus -20," says Mark O'Dell, Director of Sports and Leisure at Deerhurst Resort in Hunstville.

But that hasn't stopped the ski resorts from running.

"We have had some great weather in the last while so we have some fantastic cross country ski trails open, snow shoeing trails, dog sledding and even paint ball."

The milder weather hasn't ruined the snowmobile season either.

Larry Horton, President of the Gully Riders Snowmobile club says that around 1500 km of snowmobile trails are open in the area. He reminds people to be aware of the rules while driving on the trails.

"Always obey the signs and don't venture off onto unmarked lakes or trails," warns Horton. "If you don't know, then don't go."

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