High Park Ski Club

Leave the crowds behind and discover the beauty of Ontario’s trails. Only with the High Park Ski Club can you go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing every Saturday and Sunday in the winter.

Cross-Country skiing & Showshoe Day Trips

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.

For more information, check out the FAQs or contact crosscountry@hpsc.ca.


“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


Cross-Country Day Trip Schedule

To find out where we go for our day trips, click here. Transportation to the trails is available from multiple convenient locations around Toronto.

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
19-Jan Wasaga Guided snowshoeing 7:50am
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
30-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
2-Feb Mansfield   7:50am
3-Feb Wasaga Guided snowshoeing; Race #4: Pine Trail Classic (classic only) 7:50am
6-Feb 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
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
27-Feb 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
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)
20-Mar 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
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.

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