Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing is an amazing way to explore the Ontario landscape (and beyond) in winter! Ski or hike through snow covered forests, on the Canadian Shield, by frozen lakes, or to flowing waterfalls. Do all this while making new friends. High Park Ski Club offers more cross-country/snowshoe day trips than any other ski club in the GTA.
First time on cross-country skis? Our qualified instructors will have you flying down the trails in no time. Click here for more information on our ski school and lessons.
First time on snowshoes? Our experienced tour leaders will ensure you have a fantastic day on the trails.
We offer special programs and events throughout the season, including 5 fun races (with prizes!), backcountry ski and snowshoe trips, dinner trips, potlucks on the bus, and post-ski wine and cheese celebrations.
Our day trips are great value. Day trip costs include transportation to the resort (cost comparable to gas, and you don't have to drive!), group discounts on trail passes, and free lessons (vs. $50-60 for one intro clinic at Hardwood Hills).
Meet new people, learn a new sport, and get a great workout - join us on a test drive day or become a member by joining us.
“I grew up in a country with a subtropical climate and after moving to Canada, I found it hard to enjoy winter…until I joined HPSC! My instructors are very patient, and my fellow skiers very friendly! Cold is no longer an issue, and now I always hope winter never ends thanks to HPSC!" Yiuyin Chang
New this year - select Wednesday trips! Ski midweek without the crowds. These trips are identified by "WED TRIP" in the event description. Check out the FAQ section for instructions on how to register for these trips.
"Bring a friend" days: designated trips where members can bring ONE guest who is not a member for an extra fee. Check out the FAQ section for instructions on how to register a guest on these trips.
|Date||Destination||Events||First Stop Departure|
|8-Dec||Hardwood Hills||Combo Trip with Downhill; bring a friend||7:50am|
|15-Dec||Horseshoe Valley||Combo Trip with Downhill; bring a friend||7:50am|
|29-Dec||Scenic Caves||New Year's champagne celebration at resort; guided snowshoeing||7:50am|
|2-Jan||Scenic Caves||WED TRIP: Combo Trip with Downhill (register with downhill; use downhill schedule; XC pays for own trail fees/rentals; no lessons)||6:45am|
|5-Jan||Highlands Nordic||Beginner's Day||7:50am|
|6-Jan||Scenic Caves||Test Drive Day; guided snowshoeing||7:50am|
|9-Jan||Highlands Nordic||WED TRIP: Combo Trip with Downhill (register with downhill; use downhill schedule; XC pays for own trail fees/rentals; no lessons)||6:45am|
|12-Jan||Horseshoe Resort||Test Drive Day; guided snowshoeing||7:50am|
|13-Jan||Highlands Nordic||Beginner's Series (day 1 of 3); Race #1 (Frisbee biathlon)||7:50am|
|16-Jan||Scenic Caves||WED TRIP: Combo Trip with Downhill (register with downhill; use downhill schedule; XC pays for own trail fees/rentals; no lessons)||6:45am|
|20-Jan||Horseshoe Valley||Beginner's Series (day 2 of 3); Race #2 (Beginners/Advanced freestyle)||7:50am|
|26-Jan||Scenic Caves||Crossover Day wine & cheese; guided snowshoeing; Race #3: Crossover Day Relay (classic, skate, snowshoe)||7:50am|
|27-Jan||Highlands Nordic||Beginner's Series (day 3 of 3)||7:50am|
|3-Feb||Wasaga||Guided snowshoeing; Race #4: Pine Trail Classic (classic only)||7:50am|
|9-Feb||Highlands Nordic/Kolapore||Guided ski touring at Kolapore; guided snowshoeing; dinner at Mylar & Loreta's (late return)||7:50am|
|10-Feb||Georgian Nordic||Potluck on the way home; death by chocolate (bring chocolate for dessert!)||7:50am|
|16-Feb||--||(no Saturday trip, due to Family Day weekend trip)|
|17-Feb||Horseshoe Valley||Family Day; bring a friend||7:50am|
|23-Feb||Horseshoe Valley||Race #5 (freestyle)||7:50am|
|24-Feb||Arrowhead||Guided snowshoeing; potluck on the way home||7:50am|
|2-Mar||Georgian Nordic||Guided snowshoeing; potluck on the way home||7:50am|
|3-Mar||Scenic Caves||[Make-up race day if needed]||7:50am|
|9-Mar||Hardwood Hills||Dinner at Amiche (late return); bring a friend||7:50am|
|10-Mar||Highlands Nordic||Guided snowshoeing on the Bruce Trail; bring a friend||7:50am|
|16-Mar||Arrowhead||Guided snowshoeing; pot luck on the way home; bring a friend||7:50am|
|17-Mar||--||(no Sunday trip)|
|23-Mar||--||(no Saturday trip)|
|24-Mar||Hardwood Hills||Bring a friend||7:50am|
|30-Mar||Mystery Day||Ski where conditions are best; bring a friend||7:50am|
|31-Mar||--||(no Sunday trip)|
For a printable PDF version of the schedule, click here.