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Our Downhill Ski School will take you to the next level in your skiing, while you have fun learning! Our ski instructors are certified by the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance (CSIA) and the Canadian Ski Coaching Federation (CSCF) to ensure high quality lessons.

Downhill Ski School 2023 - 2024 Season

High Park Ski Club has an instructor fleet of over 40 instructors capable of teaching from beginner to expert level in a variety of disciplines. Whether you want to ski more confidently across the whole mountain, tackle the bumps and steeps, or even learn to become an instructor, we have sessions to meet your interests.

Best of all, lessons are complimentary on every day trip!  

Overnight trips

Members get complimentary guiding from our instructors on overnight bus trips within Canada. Explore new terrain with your instructor, and get ski improvement tips to help you conquer the mountain. Guiding is available for STEP 4 and up.

If you aren't yet at STEP 4, join us on a day trip to build your skills and prepare for your overnight trip!

Downhill Skiing - Regular Lessons

Members get a complimentary lesson on every regular day trip with the club.

Lessons provide the opportunity to have fun in a safe, guided environment, while improving your skills and making friends. High Park Ski Club lessons are modeled after the CSIA STEP program that is used by many resorts in Canada. STEP levels range from STEP 1 (beginner) to STEP 9 (Expert). If you are new to the club find all the information you need to sign up and what to bring here  

Did you want to know what Step Level you are in? Here is a handy chart indicating the basics for each step level and what is required to advance to the next step level. Step Levels Explained

Members must wear a helmet during lessons. Also, members must pre-register for the lesson or program when you sign up for the day trip. Sorry--no walk-ups!

Downhill Skiing - Special Clinics

In addition to our regular day trip lessons, we offer several unique clinics that you won't find at any other club! Join us for these clinics in order to develop targeted skills for skiing the whole mountain. 

All programs or clinics require at least 3 participants to run.  If fewer participants register, you'll instead receive a regular lesson.

Instructor Training (IT) - STEPS 7+ 

Are you interested in becoming a ski instructor? A great first step is to take the HPSC Instructor Training (IT) program. IT will prepare you for the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA) Level I Certification course, which is a prerequisite to teach skiing. The program delivers a combination of ski improvement and practical teaching techniques incorporating up-to-date CSIA methodology. If you already have your Level I and are training for your CSIA Level II, IT will give you a great on snow refresher and review. Almost all current club instructors participated in Instructor Training, so this is a great program for members who aspire to teach with the club.

The High Park program is taught by HPSC CSIA Level III instructors who have also completed Level I course conductor training. The program is five days with both morning and afternoon sessions. Candidates are expected to commit to attending all sessions.

Session 1: Dates TBC (5 days at MSLM and Blue)

If interested, please contact Mike Romano at  for IT Series 1. Space is limited and course leader approval is required prior to attending.

Session 2: Led by Tom Parks Dates TBC (5 days at Blue)

If interested, please contact Tom Parks 416-806-8844 / for IT Series 2. Space is limited and course leader approval is required prior to attending.

This program fills up quickly so don’t delay in contacting a program leader.

Mogul Masters Steps 7-9 | 1 day Clinics (mornings only)

This program is designed for a wide range of abilities covering introduction to advanced mogul skiing – lessons are taught in separate groups based on ability. Whether you’re new to moguls and wanting to get more comfortable making turns in the moguls or an experienced pro bump skier looking to improve your control, speed, or line, we’ve got you covered!

Contact Ken Harper for more info

Dates TBC

Ski the Steeps  Steps 7-9 | 1 day Clinics (mornings only)

Are you a Step 7 (strong)  to 9 skier who finds skiing the steeps challenging? Learn techniques that will build your confidence on steeper terrain. The following 1 day clinics  will help you to build your confidence and Ski the Steeps like a pro!

Dates: TBC | Sunday Clinic Leader – Jacqui Snyder) | Wednesday Clinic Leader – Al Ratcliff

Carving Clinic Steps 7-9 | 1 day Clinics (mornings only)

Master the art of carving your skis with exciting precision. There is nothing as exhilarating as leaving a knife edge track in the snow that other skiers can admire from the chair lift.

A one-day clinic that will elevate your skiing to master beautiful pure carved turns at will.

 Dates:  TBC

For more information and sign up please call or text RON SABOURIN at 416 258 5858

Gate Training Program 

An excellent way to improve your skill proficiency. Develop more confidence with a little more speed, rhythm, and direction control. Then everything becomes easier. The program will focus on skills and tactics in a variety of course settings (both Slalom(SL) and Giant Slalom (GS) with gates and stubbies) and is open to members in Step 5 to 9. Offered on Saturdays at MSLM, before club races start. 

 As usual, helmets are required and the morning lesson will run from 9:45 – 10:55 just before the club races begin.

Dates: @ MSLM TBC (6 races planned) 

Club Races

We plan to offer 6 club races at MSLM open to all levels. During or after your morning lesson, your instructor for the day will take you to the race course for an opportunity to try the club race. You only compete against other members in your same ability category. We award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category. Challenge yourself to compete in a fun race against your club and classmates! You must wear a helmet to race.  

Dates: @ MSLM TBC


Race Results

Click the links below to see all racer times and results in a pdf

Jan 5, 2019 Jan 18 2020 Jan 22, 2022 Jan 7, 2023  
Jan 12, 2019  Jan 25, 2020 Jan 29, 2022  Jan 14, 2023  
Jan 19, 2019  Feb 1, 2020 Feb 5, 2022 Jan 21, 2023  
Jan 26, 2019 Feb 8, 2020 Feb 12, 2022 Jan 28, 2023  
Feb 2, 2019  Feb 22,2020 Feb 26, 2022 Feb 4, 2023  
Feb 23, 2019   Mar 7, 2020 Year End Results 2022 Feb 11, 2023  
Year End Results Ski   Year End Results 2020   Year End Results 2023  
Year End Results SB        

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