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High Park Ski Club

New Member Info

Welcome to High Park Ski Club.

We're pleased to welcome you as a new member of the club. Now it's time to get ready for a full season on the snow with a very compatible group of people. We do everything possible to ensure that it's easy for you to get to the resort, step into your skis, board or snowshoes, and enjoy the day. Here's a quick guide to getting ready for your first day trip.

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Your First Downhill or Snowboard Day Trip

Day trips with High Park Ski Club are a pleasure from the beginning. It’s simply a matter of making sure you have everything you need and then leaving everything else to the club. To help you get organized here are handy lists of what are likely to need on your Day Trips:

All you need to bring is:

  • Your trip confirmation email.
  • Snacks and lunch, or money for lunch at the resort.
  • A small boot bag which is placed on the floor of the bus and a backpack to store personal items in a locker at the resort and in the overhead compartment on the bus.
  • A change of clothes if it is a dinner trip—and a pair of winter boots to wear while walking from the bus to the chalet.
  • And of course your ski or snowboard equipment, unless you’re renting. See Renting for beginners below.

Everything you might need to wear on the slopes:

  • Water and wind resistant ski or snowboard jacket and pants. Do not wear jeans or cotton pants; they can easily become wet from falling snow, snow on the lift or from sitting on the snow.
  • Synthetic or wool long underwear for top and bottom inner layers.
  • Long socks, high enough to reach over your ski boots.
  • You’ll want a hat, water-resistant gloves or mitts, and a neck warmer but not a scarf.
  • Helmets are required for beginners--they're part of the beginner rental package--and strongly recommended for experienced skiers or boarders. Many also choose to wear goggles to combat wind and glare.

Renting for beginners: Renting is a very easy process. You can arrange for rentals when you book the day trip online. The beginner package includes your lift ticket and rental equipment - boots, skis and ski poles or board at a price slightly higher than a regular ticket. Note however, that you must stay on the beginner lifts which does offer a wide variety of green trails.  Once you’ve booked your trip, leave the rest to us. When the bus arrives at the resort, our instructors help you with your rentals.

Lessons for beginners: Your free lesson is one of the highlights of the High Park experience. When you book your day trip, choose the beginner lesson. Then relax on the bus and leave the rest to us. Our instructors take care of everything: first helping with rentals for those who require them and then setting up and leading your lesson. You’re in the hands of patient, skilled instructors. The result—you won’t be a beginner for long! And as you increase your skills, you will continue to benefit from free lessons for intermediate and advanced skiers and riders.

Your First Day Trip

Before you go: You’ve booked your trip. The night before you go, it’s wise to check the Day Trip status on the website (click here) or call 416-537-SNOW (416-537-7669) to confirm bus pickup locations and times.

We recommend that you arrive at your chosen pick-up location 10 minutes before the departure time. Buses for different ski groups often depart from the same location, so be sure you’re getting on the right bus. If you’re not certain ask the other people if they’re from High Park Ski Club.

On the bus: Before boarding, load your skis or board in the compartment under the bus (there’s a different compartment for each pickup location). Then board the bus and choose a seat. You’ll use the same seat for the return trip. 

By all means, bring your morning coffee, your smartphone, the weekend paper or a book. Chances are, you’ll be striking up more than one conversation and getting to know people as we make our way to the resort. As the bus starts out, the bus captain will ask if there are any new members on board.  Let them know that you are, and they'll introduce you to the bus.

High Parkers are more than willing to discuss the club, and the instructors on the bus.  Our instructors will come around to confirm lessons and rentals and you can ask them any questions you’d like as well. You can’t miss them: they’re in distinctive green & blue jackets and blue pants.

The bus captain will make announcements, confirm your reservations, and give you your lift-ticket voucher (please remain close to the bus until you exchange your lift-ticket voucher with a real lift ticket from the bus captain). He or she will confirm the times for lessons--which may start at different times for beginner, regular or series groups--and departure times and locations. You’ll also hear about all club activities.

It won’t take long to realize that High Park Ski Club is as much about the people as it is about the skiing. To arrange your day trip start by going to Downhill Day trip schedule. And welcome to a wonderful winter.

 

 

  

Your First Cross-Country & Snowshoe Day Trip

Day trips with High Park Ski Club are a pleasure from the beginning. It’s simply a matter of making sure you have everything you need and then leaving everything else to the club. To help you get organized here are handy lists of what are likely to need on your Day Trips.

All you need to bring is:

  • Your trip confirmation email.
  • Snacks and lunch, or money for lunch at the resort.
  • A small boot bag or backpack to store personal items in a locker or on the overhead compartment on the bus.
  • A change of clothes if it is a late dinner trip—it’s usually better to wear your regular winter boots on the bus and pack your ski boots on every day trip.
  •  And of course your ski equipment or snowshoes, unless you’re renting. See Renting for beginners below.

Everything you might need to wear on the trails:

  • Water and wind resistant ski jacket and pants. Avoid cotton jeans and down filled jackets; they can become very uncomfortable.
  •  Synthetic or wool long underwear for top and bottom inner layers.
  •  Long socks, high enough to go over your ski boots or the boots you wear for snowshoeing.
  •  Whatever hat you’ll be comfortable skiing or snowshoeing in, water-resistant gloves or mitts (many skiers now wear thin inner gloves and slightly thicker outer gloves rather than thick mitts), and a neck warmer.

Renting for beginners: Renting is a very easy process.  Just check the appropriate rental option when you book the day trip online. When the bus arrives at the resort, our instructors will take you into the chalet and help you with your rentals.

Lessons for beginners: Your free lesson is one of the highlights of the High Park experience. When you book your first day trip, choose the beginner lesson. Then relax on the bus and leave the rest to us. Our instructors take care of everything: first helping with rentals for those who require them and then setting up and leading your lesson about a half an hour after you arrive. Beginning skiers have a morning lesson and then frequently work on their skills as they ski together in the afternoon.

As you increase your skills, you are entitled to free lessons at every stage. Lessons for intermediate and advanced skiers and for Skate skiing follow the same pattern - a lesson in the morning and taking to the trails in the afternoon. Whether you ski with one or two friends, or with a group, we recommend that skiers always ski with someone on the trails.

A number of our day trips have guided snowshoeing, so that you can follow some of the most beautiful snowshoe trails in Ontario with a compatible group at a good pace.

Before you go: You’ve booked your trip. The night before you go, it’s wise to check the Day Trip status on the website (click here) or call 416-537-SNOW (416-537-7669) to confirm bus pickup locations and times.

We recommend  that you arrive at your chosen pick-up location 10 minutes before the departure time. Buses for different ski groups often depart from the same location, or nearby. And be sure you’re on the right corner. If you’re not certain ask the other people waiting if they’re from High Park Ski Club.

On the bus: Put your skis or snowshoes in the compartment under the bus (there’s a different compartment for each pickup location). Then board the bus and choose a seat. Basically, you’re also reserving your seat for the return trip. You’ll keep that seat on the way back: that makes it easier for everyone to get back on the bus and head home in good time.

By all means, bring your morning coffee, your smartphone, the weekend paper or a book. Chances are, you’ll be striking up more than one conversation and getting to know people as we make our way to the resort.

The High Park bus captain will answer any questions you have (and please let the bus captain know you are a new member). Our instructors will come around to confirm lessons and rentals and you can ask them any questions you’d like as well. You can’t miss them: they’re in distinctive blue jackets and black pants with the club logo.

The bus captain will make announcements, confirm your reservations, and give you your trail pass. He or she will confirm the times for lessons (which may start at different times for beginner and other groups) and departure times and locations. You’ll also hear about all club activities.

It won’t take long to realize that High Park Ski Club is as much about the people as it is about the skiing and snowshoeing. To arrange your day trip start by going to XCountry Day trip schedule. And welcome to a wonderful winter.


Membership Terms & Conditions

As a HPSC member, you VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL PHYSICAL AND LEGAL RISK OF INJURY, DEATH, DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, ECONOMIC LOSS OR LOSS OF ENJOYMENT, UPSET, DISAPPOINTMENT, DISTRESS OR FRUSTRATION incidental to any program, function or activity of High Park Ski Club Inc., and hereby further RELEASES AND DISCHARGES High Park Ski Club Inc., its officers and directors, members, agents and affiliated persons and organizations FROM ALL CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES FOR THE AFOREMENTIONED INJURY, DEATH, DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, DELAYS, ECONOMIC LOSS OR LOSS OF ENJOYMENT, UPSET, DISAPPOINTMENT, DISTRESS OR FRUSTRATION OR OTHER LOSSES, WHETHER CAUSED BY ANY PERSON’S NEGLIGENCE, OMISSION, INTENTIONAL ACT OR OTHERWISE, including but not limited to the failure of a member or participant to obtain or produce the necessary documentation for travel or admission to another country, failure of a member or participant to arrive at any departure point at the appointed time as designated by a trip leader, the need, in the discretion of a trip leader or a Director of High Park Ski Club Inc. or his or her designate to change travel itineraries or substitute transportation, accommodation, meals or services or the exercise of discretion to refuse Trip Application or dismiss a participant from a trip or activity by a trip leader or a Director of High Park Ski Club Inc., or his or her designate.

For more information regarding membership or the club please send an email to the Membership Co-ordinator at membership@hpsc.ca