High Park Ski Club

XCountry Day Trips

Subway Closures: Please provide yourself with ample time to get to the pick-up point. Consult the TTC website for additional details and trip planning.

  • Lawrence to St Clair closure on February 10, 11 and March 3, 4
  • St Clair West to Union closure on February 3, 4, and March 10, 11
  • Sheppard-Yonge to St Clair closure on February 24, 25
Note: there are only two more dates when the vouchers for new members may be used - February 18th and 25th.  

Day Trip Registration

To register for a day trip, click on the link (the trip name in blue) in the Upcoming events box below.

Cross-country skiers and snowshoers welcome!

 Looking for a great way to enjoy Canada’s winters? Leave the  crowds and lift lines behind and check out the cross-country side  of High Park Ski Club. With a few lessons you will fly with grace,  speed and efficiency over the forested trails. Cover distances and  hills you never thought possible with a few lessons. Add skate-  skiing and you’ll be even faster. The only thing you stand to lose is  calories!

 For something really different, try snowshoeing with us too!  Snowshoers travel on the same day trips as cross-country skiers,  since you can snowshoe at almost all of the cross-country ski  resorts we go to. We offer a number of guided snowshoe tours.  Check the cross-country day trip schedule for the dates of all our  cross-country and snowshoe outings.

 Our day trips are a great way to meet people, learn a new winter  sport and generally enjoy winter. We offer more than 20 cross-  country/snowshoe day trips from December to March on  Saturdays and Sundays.

 If you are thinking about joining the club or are new to cross-  country skiing or snowshoeing, you probably have a lot of  questions. If you don’t find the answers on our website, please feel  free to contact us at crosscountry@hpsc.ca. We look forward to  seeing you on the trails this winter!

Upcoming events

There is NO trip Saturday, February 17th due to the Family Day long weekend.

Sunday, February 18: Horseshoe.  Regular lessons will be offered, as well as Tips & Tricks for Skate.  Guests are allowed that day, so invite your friends to try out the Nordic side of HPSC.  Registration for guests is done online after you have registered yourself as a member, and costs an additional $20; guest registration opens Thursday at 12AM. Horseshoe has a chalet, equipment rentals, a pro shop and a cafeteria serving soup, sandwiches and beverages.  Note: Sundays, we have an additional bus pick-up location at Highways 7 & 400.

Saturday, February 24: Georgian Nordic.  Guided snowshoeing as well as regular ski lessons. Pot Luck on the bus ride home.  Bring a small’ish amount of food to share, whether appetizer, main dish or dessert.  No guest are allowed that day. Georgian Nordic has 30 km of well-groomed classic and skate trails.  It has a heated lodge and a waxing hut. There are ski and snowshoe rentals, but no cafeteria, so be sure to bring your lunch, snacks and water.  Georgian Nordic has a 4.5 km snowshoe trail, but you can add kms by bushwhacking, although we suggest that you do not bushwhack alone.

Sunday, February 25: Mansfield Regular lessons as well as Tips & Tricks for Classic. Guests are allowed.  Registration for guests is done online after you have registered yourself as a member, and costs an additional $20. Guests may only be registered starting Thursday at 12:01 a.m. Members should register earlier and then login Thursday to register their guest if there is room on the trip. Mansfield has a chalet, equipment rentals for classic and snowshoeing only (not skate ski), and a cafeteria serving soup, sandwiches, snacks and beverages.  Note:  Sundays, we have an additional bus pick-up location at Highways 7 & 400.

Race results are up on the website at https://hpsc.ca/Race-Results.