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High Park Ski Club is Toronto's longest established adult ski and snowboard club. And with age comes experience and knowing what makes for a successful winter sports club: exciting trips, professionally organised, fun people, varied activities and value for money second to none
latest UPDATE - April 29, 2022
The end of this season is just the beginning of the next
As we end our 72nd season, we can look forward to next year and what we hope will be a fantastic 73rd year as a club.
This past Wednesday night we conducted the last official event of the year – our election night. A sincere thanks to Chris Bell for being this year’s election Chair, and to our Director of IT, Alex Radulescu, for the fantastic set up allowing us to run a very smooth hybrid event with members both live at the National Yacht Club, as well as on Zoom.
I would like to thank all the members who attended the event, either live, Zoom, or who sent in a proxy vote. All combined allowed us to reach the required quorum and conduct the election.
As I have written before, I view the club as a community – and it is this sense of community that I hope I can foster after two very difficult years. People join HPSC for their chosen sport but return year after year because of the friends they make.
While we take a bit of a summer break – but don’t think we are not working on your behalf. The summer is when a lot of the work for next season is done so that we are able to run what we hope will be much more normal season.
I hope everyone has a fantastic summer, and look forward to see as many of you in the fall.
Justin Graham, President, High Park Ski Club
HPSC Election Results
On Wednesday April 27th we held a very successful hybrid election event, with members both in person at the National Yacht Club and on a live Zoom meeting. All nomination forms were received as required by 7pm, while quorum was achieved by 7:15pm (including those in the room, via Zoom, and a number of proxies received). At that time, Election Chair Chris Bell called the meeting to order.
A strong board is essential in the smooth running of the club, especially during the challenging times we find ourselves in. While we hope that next season will be closer to normal, as we have learned there is no guarantee.
All positions on the Board were up for election. All positions had just one candidate who were in turn voted in.
Thank you to the following members who have chosen to continue to serve our membership as Board members and to those who have stepped up and joined the Board. Without these dedicated volunteers the club could not function.
A sincere thank you to Ruth Schefter who has been Director of Membership and Volunteers for the last four years, and to Erika Clark, Director of Downhill Daytrips for the last two years, for all of their hard work and dedication to the club. Ruth and Erika both decided to step away from the board at the conclusion of their current terms,but will be available to their successors to ensure a smooth transition.
HPSC Vaccination Policy for 2021/22 Season
All members must show proof of full vaccination (2 doses) to participate in club events. The process for proving vaccination is as follows:
1. After joining, log in to your account on the website. Go to your member profile page and acknowledge the Code of Conduct, the Waiver, and the Rowan’s Law declaration. At the same time, attest that you are fully vaccinated.
2. Email your vaccine certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our membership team will review and approve your certificate and then you may register for trips/events.
3. If you cannot be vaccinated due to a medical condition, you must provide a doctor’s note stating this to participate in limited club events (e.g., drive up lessons). However, only vaccinated members will be able to register for charter trips and bus trips (day trips and overnight trips). Most downhill resorts require all visitors to be fully vaccinated – therefore the resorts rules override any club exemption due to a medical condition.
4. Any falsification of vaccination status will be considered a breach of the HPSC Code of Conduct and subject to disciplinary review.
WHAT MAKES OUR CLUB GREAT
Over 80 local, national and international trips each ski season
Since the Club started, we've run 1000's of trips so we've learned a thing or two about what makes for an amazing one. Location, accommodation, snow conditions, time of year, group size, transportation - we factor it all in to ensure our members have a brilliant trip.Learn More
Free lessons from 80 professionally certified instructors
High Park Ski Club offers free lessons at all levels for all members on all our trips. Our ski (CSIA, CANSI) and snowboard (CASI) instructors are fully certified, guaranteeing you the highest standard of instruction and allowing you to quickly improve your skiing and boarding skills.Learn More
Have fun, meet people, and make great friends on & off the snow
Amazing trips are awesome, but it's not just about the snow or destinations at our Club. Just as important is discovering winter sports with friendly, like-minded people who enjoy leading a healthy lifestyle in the outdoors! Join our Club, and you make friends for life.Learn More
Charter Airline Trips & Overnight Bus Trips, 2021/22 Season
If you see a “Join Waitlist” button instead of the “Register” button, do not think that you have missed out. Go ahead and add your name to the waitlist; there is no cost to do so. We try to accommodate everybody on the waitlists by obtaining more space on each trip. You could also get a seat when there is a cancellation, which happens from time to time. Signup Procedures & Dates.
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