The Bishop family, founders of Sir Sam’s Ski and Ride, today announced the sale of the business to the Wilkinson family.

Sir Sam’s Ski/Ride was founded in 1965.

In a press release, the Bishops thanked customers who had supported them over the past 56 years, as well as suppliers, tradespeople and staff.

“We could not have done this without your support. Our father and mother, Bob and Noreen, had a dream and a vision all those years ago to create a winter skiing facility that would promote Haliburton and Eagle Lake as a winter destination and that it would become an economic driver for the entire Haliburton Highlands. They accomplished this goal.”

The Bishops said they will be working with the Wilkinsons this winter to help with the transition.


They added they are looking forward to the changes the Wilkinson’s are making including chalet renovations and introducing a new food experience by opening “Rhubarb on the Hill” in early December.

“We know their commitment is to provide a quality skiing and snowboarding experience as well as to expand the offerings and activities in the off season. We are excited to see their vision for the future of Sir Sam’s Ski and Ride.”

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