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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, clinics, and guiding. 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. With the exception of IT, you can attend a single session of any clinic. All clinics run in the morning only, aside from IT. 

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. Space is limited and course leader approval is required prior to attending.

Series 1: Sat Jan 6, Sun Jan 7, Sat Jan 13, Sun Jan 14, Sat Jan 20 (5 days at MSLM and Blue)
If interested, please contact Mike Romano at  skimike69@hotmail.com  for IT Series 1. 

Series 2: Sat Jan 27, Sat Feb 3, Sun Feb 11, Sun Feb 25, Sun Mar 3 (5 days at MSLM and Blue)
If interested, please contact Tom Parks 416-806-8844 / tomparks321@hotmail.com for IT Series 2. 

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

Mogul Masters Steps 7-9 

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!

Dates Sat. Feb 24, Mon. Feb 26, Sat. Mar 2, Sun. Mar 10

Contact Ken Harper for more info harperken885@gmail.com

Ski the Steeps  Steps 7-9 

These classes offer tips to make skiing the steeps easy and fun. Join us, whether you enjoy the challenge here in Ontario or want to master  the steeps on your weekend or charter trips.

Maybe you just want to make your short radius turns quick and easy, with speed and edge control.

The emphasis is on building control and confidence in a safe and relaxing environment.

Dates: Sun. Feb 4, Wed. Feb 7, Mon. Feb 12, Wed. Feb 14
Sunday/Monday Clinic Leader – Jacqui Snyder | Wednesday Clinic Leader – Al Ratcliff

Carving Clinic Steps 7-9 

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.

This morning clinic will elevate your skiing to master beautiful pure carved turns at will.

Dates:  Mon. Jan 22, Wed. Jan 24, Wed. Mar 6, Mon. Mar 11
For more information please call or text RON SABOURIN at 416 258 5858

Skiing with Mindfulness Steps 6-9 

Mindfulness emphasizes paying attention to the present moment, and noticing what is happening with your thoughts, emotions, body sensations, and external environment. Research suggests that it is effective for stress and anxiety.   

In this clinic led by Peg McPhedran, HPSC instructor and yoga and meditation teacher, you will develop ski technique, breathing technique, and relaxation techniques to reduce anxiety and increase your skiing enjoyment. 

Dates:  Mon. Jan 3, Wed. Jan 17, Wed. Jan 31
Clinic Leader: Peg McPhedran 

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. 

Helmets are required as in all groups, and the morning lesson will run from 9:45 – 10:55 just before the club races begin.

Dates: Saturdays @ MSLM Jan 6, Jan 13, Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10  AND Feb 24

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: Saturdays @ MSLM Jan 6, Jan 13, Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10 AND Feb 24

            

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 20, 2024     
Jan 12, 2019  Jan 25, 2020 Jan 29, 2022  Jan 14, 2023  Jan 27, 2024
Jan 19, 2019  Feb 1, 2020 Feb 5, 2022 Jan 21, 2023  Feb 3 2024
Jan 26, 2019 Feb 8, 2020 Feb 12, 2022 Jan 28, 2023  Feb 10, 2024
Feb 2, 2019  Feb 22,2020 Feb 26, 2022 Feb 4, 2023  Feb 24 2024
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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