High Park Ski Club

Snowshoe Day Trips

HPSC has an enthusiastic group of snowshoers who welcome your company on the trails this winter. We love getting into the woods to enjoy the quiet beauty of winter and benefiting from a great cardio workout, and we think you will too.

Our snowshoe outings are listed as part of the X-Country Day Trip Schedule here. Join us for these great activities.

Upcoming events

Introduction to snowshoeing

Never tried it? Come with us to Scenic Caves in January to see what it’s all about. We’ll help you rent snowshoes, strap them on and take you out on the easy trails to try them out.

Guided snowshoeing

We offer several guided snowshoe tours at x-country destinations like Arrowhead Provincial Park and Horseshoe Valley.

Moonlight snowshoeing in the city

Join us on Tuesday evenings under the full moon!

Upcoming events

    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 8:50 AM - 12:00 PM
    • High Park, 180 Colborne Lodge Dr., Toronto

    October is the month to get energized. Get outside with fun and active fellow members. We have something for everyone who wants to get ready for snow sports. New Members welcome.

    8:55 a.m. Meet in High Park, under the trees on the north side of the Grenadier Restaurant parking lot. See Map below.

    9:00 a.m. We head off to enjoy a variety of activities.  Walk, run, yoga, stretching, agility, balance, Nordic pole walking etc. Our coaches are trained volunteers.

    Nordic Pole walking lessons provided. Bring your own walking poles, or we have some to share. 

    11:00 a.m. It's time to check out the Grenadier Café  for a well-deserved brunch or coffee (not included).

    Ski Fit is a free program for all club members.

    We meet rain or shine. Wet weather can be even more fun as we benefit from the leafy tree canopy and park shelters.

    Getting Here

    Location: 180 Colborne Lodge Dr., Toronto. In the centre of High Park. Meet on the North side of the Grenadier parking lot, under the trees. See orange arrow on park map below.

    By TTC: Just a few minutes walk south from the High Park subway station.

    By Car: Free parking is available throughout the High Park.

    What to bring?: Wear running or walking shoes, and apparel to suit the weather, optional walking poles.

    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 8:00 PM

    Online Trip Sign Up #2

    Online registration for all Overnight Bus trips will open: Thurs Oct 26, 2017 at 8:00 PM.

    Read over the procedures so you are prepared to act as soon as the trips are opened for registration, press: Trip Sign Up 2018 .

    • 27 Oct 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    • ROM 100 Queen’s Park Toronto

    ROM Friday Night Live #FNR Halloween party

    Tickets  #FNLROM are available online NOW. Tickets will also be available at the door starting at 7 PM. Arrive early because space is limited! Buy your tickets here: http://www.rom.on.ca/en/whats-on/rom-friday-night-live 
    Toronto's most unique social destination kicking off a new season of drinks, food, and live music - all while dancing among fossils and rubbing elbows with history and club's friends.

    With a fresh line up of DJs and live performers, and a slew of new food vendors to choose from, ROM is mixing things up to bring you an extra-ordinary season.
     BUY YOUR TICKET EARLY and meet with club friends at Level 2 in Bronfman Hall between 8:00 and 8:30 PM. 

    No registration is required

    TICKETS | What you need to know

    • We sell "early-bird" tickets online, and the rest at the door starting at 7 pm ($15 adults, $13 students/seniors, $5 members)
    • Entrance is guaranteed to early-bird ticket holders before 8 pm. After 8 pm, all entrance is based on capacity
    • Early-bird ticket holders and Members: Join the "GOT 'EM" line to the west of the entrance
    • Wanna be a star? Chances are you will be! By entering the ROM Friday Night Live premises you consent to having your image captured and displayed for promotional and/or documentary use

    The fine print: ROM general admission tickets are not valid for FNL. FNL is a specially ticketed event for adults 19+ only and you will be asked for valid ID (government-issued, not yet expired, with photo and date of birth). For those who prefer a close relationship with their bag, please note that bags are subject to inspection and you may be requested to check them - the good news is, it's free.

    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • 29 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 AM
    • Drake Hotel Lounge 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1J3
    Registration is closed

    Count down the days to HALLOWEEN @ DRAKE party!

    Every year it is a BLAST!!! 

    "I would not want to miss fun night!" Martina F

    Register for the table reservation and join social team for dinner or just come and mix and mingle. Drake hotel crown has the COOLEST costumes in the Universe! So express yourself! In previous  years we had Marie Antoinette, Salvador Dali, Wacko Jacko and other historical figures at our table! Known for getting crowds off their feet, local favourite DJ blends all genres into a feel-good party mix. PCover charge $10 from 10PM. http://www.thedrakehotel.ca/

    • 11 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Blue Mountain
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Climb Every Mountain - Hiking Day Trip to Blue

    Saturday November 11
    This is FREE member event
    .  Please register to reserve your seat. This is a one-bus trip.
    Registration will be open from October 7 to November 3 rd or until sold out

     Hop on the FREE bus to Blue Mountain, hike the escarpment, and spend quality social time with new friends and club members. We'll hike at a reasonable pace and enjoy the scenery. 

    Bring your lunch, hiking or ski poles, and dress for the weather with waterproof hiking shoes & warm layered clothing.

    In the afternoon, the bus will take us to - Kelsey's in Collingwood for Après-hike refreshments, and a group dinner (at your own cost). At 7:30 p.m. we'll be back on the bus and heading for home.

    Only 2 Pickup Locations:
    Bloor and Indian Road at 9:00 a.m.
    HWY 7 & 400 at 9:30 a.m.
     Click here for pickup location maps

     If you are driving up & would like to join us for the Apres & Dinner (4:30 p.m.) please email Social@hpsc.ca so we can add you to our reservation (don't reserve the seat please).

    Deadline for registration and cancellation:
    Thursday November 9 at 6:00 PM or when limit is reached

     Climb every mountain, ford every stream, follow every rainbow, till you find your dream...

    • 24 Nov 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
    • Farmr - 140A The Esplanade Toronto, Ontario M5A 4P5

    Crazy Hats Pub Crawl

    Wear a crazy hat and meet your snow friends to visit the places where we had the most fun in the last 3 spectacular social seasons! 

    6:30 PM Dinner at Farmr (register!)

     8:00 PM Meet at CC Lounge at 45 Front St E where we had disco party  

    9:00 PM Group will move to DW Alexander at 19 Church Street where we have Masquerade party 

    10:00 PM Group will move to Pravda at 44 Wellington Street East where we had "Spectre" 007 top secret meeting 
    Catch the group if you can

    Midnight - Russian Anthem and live performance

    After "Pravda" ("Truth" in Russian)we'll go with the flow...

    Join Social volunteers to open the season, share your love to winter and personal stories of you as a Winter warrior! Learn from social crew about past and future social events with the club... We'll start at CC Lounge - It’s decorated to recall the prohibition historic era of "Toronto The good". Let's make it "Toronto the awesome!" "Best Canadian and World City! to live and celebrate life in!" 

    This party is a great opportunity to meet members of the club if you are new or just thinking of joining. It’s the best way to reconnect and to make winter plans with friends. Priceless! Buy your own drink or have a water or non-alcoholic drink... Social is about friendship and fun, although prohibition era is over... 

    Registration is now open - just for coordination.

    • 08 Dec 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    • Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

    We invite you on a musical underwater adventure in the heart of downtown Toronto.

    Buy your own ticket and join the club's friend near the stage of main events. Watch Facebook for updates for the event. This is first time we are going there! 

    Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is located in the heart of downtown Toronto, next to the Rogers Centre and CN Tower.

    ADDRESS: 288 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9 CANADA

    • 15 Dec 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • 17 Dec 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Mt Tremblant, Québec
    • 22



    Downhill Ski and Snowboard



    Press on "Register" button, "Join waitlist" button, or contact the trip leader to check for space. 

    This trip opens for registration ONLINE on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 8:00 PM.


    NEW for this year:

    o   Application form will be completed on-line.

    • After you have registered and paid the $100 non-refundable deposit, the Trip Leader will advise you by email to login and complete the registration and final payment process. Final payment must be completed within 48 hours after receiving the email to hold your seat and avoid forfeiting your deposit.

    Trip Highlights

    ·         2 days of skiing or snowboarding in the ski paradise of the East to start your season in the splendour of Mont Tremblant

    ·         2 day lift tickets, includes complimentary First Tracks

    ·         Ski in ski out accommodations in the picturesque village of Mont Tremblant

    ·         2 nights’ accommodation – double occupancy

    • ·     Terrain is   21% Beginner,   32% Intermediate,   47% Advanced
    • The Highest Summit in the Laurentians
    • Offers more than 660 Acres of Skiing and Snowboarding Terrain
    • Voted the #1 Ski Resort in Eastern North America by the readers of Ski Magazine

    ·         Hot/cold breakfast buffet each morning to get your ski day started

    ·         HPSC welcome cocktail reception

    • Complimentary Wi-Fi, sauna, outdoor whirlpool, fitness room

    Trip Dates:

    Friday, December 15 to Sunday, December 17, 2017

    C$ Cost per person (incl. Taxes, tips; insurance is extra):


    Credit Card Payment

    Base trip - no lifts/lessons


    Base trip + lifts


    Add: Single Supplement


    • * Base trip includes $100 non-refundable deposit 
    • ** Single room availability will be confirmed by the trip leader after payment is made.

    ONLINE registration opens: Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 8:00 PM.

    Trip Description:

    What a great way to start the ski season! Join our HPSC downhill ski instructors on their Tremblant 2-day season training trip, and get an early start to your ski season. This is a great way to get to know your HPSC’s instructors and fellow skiers early in the season. Participate in the après-ski on Saturday at the HPSC reception, and hang out with instructors and fellow members prior to going out to dinner in the village.

    With 96 runs serviced by 14 state-of-the art lifts, the mountain dominates a stunningly beautiful countryside. Here, those who live for the great outdoors and love to breathe clean air have the perfect playground. It is a paradise where ski and snowboard daredevils are spoiled with 18 acres of ramps, rails and jumps in terrain parks. Taste the freedom, dare the mountain, live Tremblant to the fullest!

    Ski Lessons:

    No HPSC instruction on this trip. Lessons will be arranged with Tremblant Snow School if there is sufficient interest. This will be an extra cost.

    Resort Accommodation:

    The newly renovated Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tremblant sits just a stone’s throw away from the slopes. Skiers and snowboarders of all levels enjoy breathtaking views of the Laurentians, with a ski area composed of 96 trails on four different mountainsides. The pedestrian village is renowned for its European charm in a typical North American setting. All rooms have a microwave and a mini-refrigerator to store your snacks and refreshments.


    Numerous restaurants are available minutes away in the Village


    • On Friday December 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm from Yonge & York Mills Rd, and at 3:30pm from Scarborough.
    • From Mont Tremblant at 4:00pm on Sunday December 17, 2017.


    To Mont Tremblant and return will be by HPSC luxury coach.

    Optional Travel Insurance:

    For overnight bus trips, members are responsible for arranging their own trip cancellation insurance and medical insurance. Insurance can be purchased from a number of Toronto sources. Some credit cards also provide coverage but check carefully to see what coverage your Card actually provides. All insurance claims must be made by the member to their own insurance company.

    See also the webpage re/ trip cancellation. The link is as below. Or, go to Long Trips > ON Bus Trips > Trip Cancellation.

    Review HPSC Long Trip Member Policies, including Cancellation Policy

    Find out more:

    Mont Tremblant

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites (4-Star)

    Photos of hotel:

    Resort web sites:


    All applicable fuel surcharges and taxes in effect as of August 2017 have been included in the package price. However in these volatile times HPSC reserves the right to charge for currently unanticipated increases in the cost of fuel and taxes subsequently imposed by the resort or coach company.

    • 28 Dec 2017
    • 9:30 AM
    • 01 Jan 2018
    • 11:30 AM
    • Quebec City, Mt St Anne, Le Massif
    • 41

    W2 - NEW YEAR’S 2018

    Le Massif, Mont. Ste. Anne,  Québec

    Downhill Ski & Snowboard

    Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe

    4-Day Bus Trip