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    • 19 Nov 2018
    • 30 Mar 2020
    • 72 sessions
    • Chedoke Golf Club, Hamilton

    Location: Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton @ 10:00 AM

    Distance: 10km loop

    Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr

    Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Description: Hamilton Radial Trail +/-10 km loop. There is no dropout point.

    Hike Leader: Daljeet Juneja ds.juneja@gmail.com 905-870-3088

    • 04 Jan 2019
    • 27 Mar 2020
    • 65 sessions
    • Spencer Smith east of the restaurant

    2 hrs. 

    Pace - brisk. Terrain - easy.

    Meet at 7:30 pm. in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant for brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back.

    Hike cancelled in poor weather. 

    Leader: Lorne Carruthers. 

    For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com




    • 13 Mar 2019
    • 25 Mar 2020
    • 55 sessions
    • Westcliffe Mall, Hamilton

    Every Wednesday Evening Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton

    Start: 7:00 PM End: 9:00 PM

    Location: Corner of Mohawk and Upper Paradise in the Westcliffe Mall parking lot (near Food Basics)

    Pace: Medium

    Terrain: Moderate 

    Hike Description: Climb the steps and walk the streets and trails of West Hamilton. We will hike sections of the Bruce Trail as well as the trails of Iroquoia Heights C.A. There will be weekly walks all summer. Now that we are all getting older we are not hiking as fast as we used to! Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain. 

    Hike Leader: Paul Lewis – (905) 331-8600 or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com


    • 09 Sep 2019
    • 13 Apr 2020
    • 8 sessions
    • Burlington

    The HOC Board of Directors meets on the second Monday of each month except for August.  In some instances, date changes have to be made to accommodate events that would affect attendance.  

    • 19 Jan 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
    • 1
    Registration is closed


    Registration opens Dec 1 2019

    Beginner Level 1 Refresher

    Backup Date for level 3 Clinic:  Become more efficient


    Trail fees will be collected on the bus. Please bring cash.

    Wasaga Beach

    Classic Trails

    30 km

    Skate Trails

    7 km

    Snowshoe Trails

    Yes 10 km

    Ski Trail Fees

    A-$10, S-$10

    Snowshoe Trail Fees

    $8

    Ability Level

    Beginner to intermediate

    Lunch Room

    Yes

    Food Service

    LIMITED light refreshments – bring lunch

    Ski Rentals

    Yes

    Snowshoe Rentals

    Yes

    Waxing Room

    Yes

    Resort Highlights

    Trails traverse rolling terrain in Dunes area

    Retail Outlet

    Yes


    Ski and Snowshoe Day Trip Information including bus pickup locations

    • 21 Jan 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Chedoke Golf Course Hamilton
    Register

    ANOTHER TUESDAY MORNING - Hike # 3

    Date and Time: January  21, from 10:00-12:00 or earlier. Remember to check your e-mails at 7:30 on Tuesday morning to see if the hike is still a “go” or has been cancelled. 

    General Location: Chedoke Golf Course in lower west Hamilton

    Pace: 3-4 km per hr. 

    Distance: 6-7 km

    Terrain: Good treadway but there are a few hills and they'll be mildly to moderately strenuous if snow-covered. Wear icers if you have them. 

    Meeting Place: The parking lot behind Chedoke Golf Course's club house near the entrance to the coffee/snack bar. Look for my bright blue Civic coupe.  I will send written directions to hikers whose names appear on the hike registration list. 

    Description: We'll do a loop of the golf course and some adjacent escarpment trails

    Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 any day before 9:00 p.m. 



    • 25 Jan 2020
    • 02 Feb 2020
    • Silverstar Mountain, Vernon, British Columbia
    • 0
    Registration is closed



    We return to our much-loved Silverstar in the Monashee Mountains above Vernon, British Columbia.  

    • 105 km of pristine daily-groomed x-c ski trails
    • access to the new Schumman Gondola taking you to the summit
    • accommodation in the heart of the picturesque Silver Star village

    Registration opens March 20 2019

    Trip Leaders:  Patti and Jim Blair      pblair24@cogeco.ca


    Price:   All rooms are double occupancy. However 32 registrants (16 rooms) may choose suite rooms with a kitchen at one price, while 4 registrants (2 rooms) may choose rooms with no kitchen at a lower rate. Rooms will be allotted on a first come first serve basis.

    • Suite Room with Kitchen $2425 per person
    • Double without kitchen $2215 per person

    Price includes:

    • airfare between Kelowna and Toronto
    • shuttle transfers between Kelowna and Silver Star
    • cross-country ski passes during our stay
    • all breakfasts
    • four buffet dinners
    • welcome reception
    • most gratuities

    Price does not include:

    • $25 club registration fee
    • baggage fees for air travel
    • cost of any 'non-nordic' ski activities i.e. snowshoeing, downhill skiing, skating, rentals, tubing, fat biking
    • lunches during our stay (groceries may be puchased)
    • four dinners (groceries may be purchased) 
    • all beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) during provided dinners
    • room keeping gratuities

    Cancellation

    Deposits are non-refundable. However, in the event that you need to cancel; the Club will look for a suitable replacement from the club waiting list. If a replacement can be made without incurring costs to the club or the travel agency, then you may be refunded. If using a replacement incurs some costs, the cancelling party will be responsible and may only receive a partial refund. If a replacement cannot be found, the cancelling party will be responsible to cover all costs that the Club or travel agency has incurred on your behalf, up to the point of cancellation.


        One can ski at both the Silverstar Mountain Resort and at Sovereign Lake. 


        There are over 100 km of well-groomed, track-set trails.  This trip is suitable for intermediate and advanced skiers.  Optional activities include alpine skiing, snowshoeing, guided night snowshoe hikes, night skiing, tubing, skating, sleigh rides, etc 

        Accommodation is at the Vance Creek Hotel.  Most units will include a kitchen and will be assigned on a first come first served basis.  One can ski right outside your front door.  The hotel is surrounded by shops and restaurants.

        Once again we will use the Teacher's Travel Agency in Toronto for travel services.

        Reserve your spot:  Complete both steps now to register. 

        Step one: register for the trip online.  Choose "Register" and make your $25 non-refundable payment. Step two: pay a non-refundable deposit of $300 per person to Teacher’s Travel.  You may either send a cheque payable to Teacher’s Travel (21 St. Claire Ave. E., Toronto M4T 1L9) or pay by phone using your credit card. There is a 3% surcharge for using a credit card. Jill Sanderson at Teacher’s Travel can be reached at 1-416-922-2232.  

        Later in the year, the final balance is due -- no later than November 1, 2019-- and it is non-refundable.

        Printable Trip Information Sheet

         

         

        • 25 Jan 2020
        • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
        • Scenic Caves - Collingwood
        • 14
        Register


        Registration opens Dec 1 2019
        Trail Fees will be collected on the bus. Please bring cash.


         

        SCENIC CAVES NORDIC CENTRE

        Classic Trails 27 km combined
        Skate Trails 27 km combined
        Snowshoe Trails 10 km
        Ski Trail Fees A: $20, S:(65+) $20
        Snowshoe Trail Fees $20
        Ability Level Beginner to intermediate
        Lunch Room Building B
        Food Service LIMITED Bring lunch
        Ski Rentals Yes
        Snowshoe Rentals Yes
        Waxing Room Yes
        Resort Highlights The area offers beautiful scenery, wooded wilderness and usually good snow conditions.
        Retail Outlet Yes


        Ski and Snowshoe Day Trip Information including bus pickup locations

        • 26 Jan 2020
        • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
        • Mulmur, ON
        • 26
        Register

         


        Registration opens Dec 1 2019

        Trail fees will be collected on the bus. Please bring cash.

        Mansfield

        Classic Trails

        40 km

        Skate Trails

        One 10 km loop

        Snowshoe Trails

        Small area for snowshoeing

        Ski Trail Fees

        A-$16, S-$16

        Snowshoe Trail Fees

        $12

        Ability Level

        Novice to expert

        Lunch Room

        Yes

        Food Service

        Homemade chili, soup, brownies

        Ski Rentals

        Yes

        Snowshoe Rentals

        No

        Waxing Room

        Yes

        Resort Highlights

        Most trails located on top of the escarpment with a long, gradual descent to chalet.

        Retail Outlet

        No


        Ski and Snowshoe Day Trip Information including bus pickup location

        • 28 Jan 2020
        • 10:00 AM
        • Hamilton
        Register

        ANOTHER TUESDAY MORNING - Hike # 4

        Date and Time: January 28, 2020 from 10:00-12:00 or earlier. Remember to check your e-mails at 7:30  on Tuesday to see if the hike is still a “go” or has been cancelled. 

        General Location: East Hamilton's escarpment

        Pace: 3-4 km per hr.

        Distance: 6-7 km

        Terrain: Easy urban treadway but bring icers in case the rail trail surface is packed down and icy. 

        Meeting Place: The first parking lot to the right at the top of Hamilton's Wentworth Street Stairs. Look for my bright blue Civic coupe. I will send written directions to the hikers whose names appear on the hike registration list. 

        Description: A loop hike along East Hamiton's escarpment using the Escarpment Rail Trail and Mountain Brow Blvd. 

        Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 and day before 9:00 p.m. 



        • 01 Feb 2020
        • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
        • Campbellcroft, ON
        • 44
        Register



        Registration opens Jan 1 2020

        Trail fees will be collected on the bus. Please bring cash.


        Ganaraska Forest

        Classic Trails

        42 km of trails

        Skate Trails

        No

        Snowshoe Trails

        2 and 8 km

        Ski Trail Fees

        A-$15, S-$15

        Snowshoe Trail Fees

        $6

        Ability Level

        Intermediate to expert

        Lunch Room

        Yes

        Food Service

        No - bring lunch

        Ski Rentals

        No

        Snowshoe Rentals

        Yes

        Waxing Room

        Yes

        Resort Highlights

        Retail Outlet

        No

        Ski and Snowshoe Day Trip Information including bus pickup locations

        • 02 Feb 2020
        • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
        • Hardwood Ski and Bike, Barrie
        • 39
        Register


        Registration opens Jan 1 2020

        Backup Date Level 1 Refresher

        Trail fees will be collected on the bus. Please bring cash.

        Hardwood Ski & Bike

        Classic Trails

        80 km of trails

        Skate Trails

        Yes

        Snowshoe Trails

        12 km

        Ski Trail Fees

        TBA

        Snowshoe Trail Fees

        TBA

        Ability Level

        Novice to expert

        Lunch Room

        Yes

        Food Service

        Hot and cold food served

        Ski Rentals

        Yes

        Snowshoe Rentals

        Yes

        Waxing Room

        Yes

        Resort Highlights

        Meadowlands Ski Trail excellent for the novice skier

        Retail Outlet

        Yes


        Ski and Snowshoe Day Trip Information including bus pickup locations

        • 04 Feb 2020
        • 10:00 AM
        • Cootes Paradise Hamilton
        Register

        ANOTHER TUESDAY MORNING - Hike # 5

        Date and Time: February 4, from 10:00-12:00 or earlier. Don't forget to check your e-mails at 7:30 on Tuesday morning to see if the hike is still a “go” or been cancelled. 

        General Location: Waterfront Trail and Southshore Trails of Cootes Paradise

        Pace: 3-4 km per hr. 

        Distance: 6-7 km 

        Terrain: Groomed trails but the rolling hills of Cootes Paradise  are mildly strenuous. 

        Meeting Place: Bayfront Park at the north end of Bay St. in Hamilton. Look for my bright blue Honda coupe. I will send written directions to hikers whose names appear on the hike registration list. 

        Description: The part along the waterfront is there-and-back but the section in Cootes Paradise is a loop. 

        Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 any day before 9:00 p.m.   


        • 06 Feb 2020
        • 10:00 AM
        • Dundas Valley Conservation Area
        Register

        Thursday February 6, Thursday Group 

        Start Time: 10:00 am.
        Location:  Dundas Valley Conservation Area 
        Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less
        Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
        Distance: 8 to 10 km.

        Description: Dundas Valley never disappoints with its beautiful trails, hills and valleys. It is especially lovely in the winter. Dundas Valley CA is on Governors Rd., west of the Dundas town centre. Meet in the last parking lot. We will hike the Canterbury Loop and for those who wish we can hike the Sawmill Valley Loop. Bring a lunch/snack. Icers may be necessary. Parking fee in effect or Conservation Area pass. BTC Map 8, 29th Guidebook.
        Leaders: Phill/Anne Armstrong 416 895 3937


        • 08 Feb 2020
        • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
        • Horseshoe Valley Barrie
        • 41
        Register


        Registration opens Jan 1 2020

        Trail fees will be collected on the bus. Please bring cash

        Horseshoe Valley 

        Classic Trails

        40 km

        Skate Trails

        Yes

        Snowshoe Trails

        8 km

        Ski Trail Fees

        A-$20, S -$20

        Snowshoe Trail Fees

        $12

        Ability Level

        Beginner to expert

        Lunch Room

        Large eating area

        Food Service

        Cafeteria serving hot and cold food

        Ski Rentals

        Yes

        Snowshoe Rentals

        Yes

        Waxing Room

        Yes

        Resort Highlights

        Trails pass through scenic rolling woodland

        Retail Outlet

        Good retail shop


        Ski and Snowshoe Day Trip Information including bus pickup locations

         

        Register for:

        the Day Trip

        OR

        the Level 3 Ski Better Clinic: Become More Efficient

        Before registering for the Ski Better Clinic, please review  All About Ski Lessons and Ski Proficiencies

        • 08 Feb 2020
        • 9:30 AM
        • Waterdown
        • 29
        Register

        Saturday February 8, Hike in Waterdown

        Start Time: 9:30 a.m.

        Location: Clappison Woods/Smokey Hollow, Waterdown.

        Pace: Medium 4 km/hr.

        Distance: Approx. 14 km.

        Terrain: Moderate/Difficult  Tricky footing; long strenuous ups and downs.

        Meeting Place:  Hwy #6 tunnel @ Patterson Road (km 66, Bruce Trail Guide, Ed. 29)

        Description: A there and back hike to Smokey Hollow with a few loops. Bring liquids, snacks, and a small lunch.  Icers please.

        Leader: Dave Somerville  dsomerville4@cogeco.ca  905 659 6768.



        • 09 Feb 2020
        • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
        • Highlands Nordic Duntroon
        • 29
        Register


        Chilifest! 


        It's our annual lunchtime party. Chili and all the fixings will be ready as you come off the trails.


        Purchase Chilifest tickets on the bus.

        Trail fee will be collected on the bus. Please bring cash.


        Registration opens Jan 1 2020



        Highlands Nordic 

        Classic Trails

        24 km

        Skate Trails

        Groomed for classic and skate skiing

        Snowshoe Trails

        7.5 km

        Ski Trail Fees

         A-$18, S-$18

        Snowshoe Trail Fees

        $10

        Ability Level

        Novice to expert

        Lunch Room

        Yes

        Food Service

        Hot and cold food served

        Ski Rentals

        Yes

        Snowshoe Rentals

        Yes

        Waxing Room

        Yes

        Resort Highlights

        Many trails located on top of escarpment with views of Georgian Bay

        Retail Outlet

        Yes


        Ski and Snowshoe Day Trip Information including bus pickup locations

        • 09 Feb 2020
        • 10:00 AM
        • City View Park Burlington
        Register

        Sunday February 9, Gentle/Beginner Hike 

        Start Time: 10:00 am.
        Location: City View Park/Kerns Rd. Burlington

        Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less
        Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
        Distance: 8 km.

        Description: This there and back hike will take us to Smokey Hollow on Waterdown Rd. in Watertown. The trail will give us some good views over the escarpment toward the Skyway Bridge and the lake and take us to Smokey Hollow, very important in the early days of Watertown. Bring a snack and water. Icers may be necessary. City View Park is on the east side of Kerns Rd. Enter via the most southerly entrance. BTC Map 9, 29th Guidebook.
        Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 337 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com


        • 11 Feb 2020
        • 10:00 AM
        • Chedoke Radial Trail Hamilton
        Register

        ANOTHER TUESDAY MORNING - Hike # 6

        Date and Time: February 11, from 10:00-12:00 or earlier. Remember to check your e-mails on Tuesday morning to see if the hike is still a “go” or has been cancelled. 

        General Location: Chedoke Radial Trail and Scenic Drive

        Pace: 3-4 km per hr. 

        Distance: 6-7 km

        Terrain: Urban-like walking surfaces. 

        Meeting Place: The parking lot behind Chedoke Golf Course's club house near the entrance to the coffee/snack bar. Look for my bright blue Civic coupe. I will send written directions to hikers whose names appear on the hike registration list. 

        Description: This hike is a loop formed by the Chedoke Radial Trail and Scenic Dr along the mountain brow.

        Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 any day before 9:00 p.m.


        • 12 Feb 2020
        • 9:30 AM
        • Waterdown
        • 30
        Register

        Wednesday February 12. Hike and Skate in Waterdown

        Start Time: 9:30 am.

        Location: Memorial Park, Waterdown.

        Pace: Medium 4km/hr.

        Distance: 6km. plus BONUS SKATING

        Terrain: Easy, flat

        Meeting Place: Memorial Park, Waterdown (Hamilton St. North opposite

        Fortinos)

        Description: A short there and back Hike to Joe Sam's Leisure Park. After a warm up break, skating at the Memorial Park Loop for an hour or so. Water and snacks, and of course SKATES.

        Leader: Dave Somerville  dsomerville4@cogeco.ca  905 659 6768.


        • 15 Feb 2020
        • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
        • Scenic Caves - Collingwood
        • 48
        Register


        Registration opens Jan 1 2020
        Trail Fees will be collected on the bus. Please bring cash.


         

        SCENIC CAVES NORDIC CENTRE

        Classic Trails 27 km combined
        Skate Trails 27 km combined
        Snowshoe Trails 10 km
        Ski Trail Fees A: $20, S:(65+) $20
        Snowshoe Trail Fees $20
        Ability Level Beginner to intermediate
        Lunch Room Building B
        Food Service LIMITED Bring lunch
        Ski Rentals Yes
        Snowshoe Rentals Yes
        Waxing Room Yes
        Resort Highlights The area offers beautiful scenery, wooded wilderness and usually good snow conditions.
        Retail Outlet Yes


        Ski and Snowshoe Day Trip Information including bus pickup locations

        • 16 Feb 2020
        • 21 Feb 2020
        • Val David, Quebec
        • 0
        Join waitlist



        Enjoy 4½ days of skiing and snowshoeing in Val David, Sainte Agathe and Mt. Tremblant Parc

        Leader: Bonnie Quinn info@haltonoutdoorclub.ca

        Accommodation: Auberge du Vieux Foyer with 5 breakfasts, 5 dinners and lunch on day of departure


        Cost: $1010 per double occupancy and $1222 for single occupancy

        Please read the information sheet before you register.

        Registration opens Sunday 12:00am (0000) Sept 15 2019

         

         

        • 16 Feb 2020
        • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
        • Mulmur, ON
        • 50
        Register

         


        Registration opens Jan 1 2020

        Trail fees will be collected on the bus. Please bring cash.

        Mansfield

        Classic Trails

        40 km

        Skate Trails

        One 10 km loop

        Snowshoe Trails

        Small area for snowshoeing

        Ski Trail Fees

        A-$16, S-$16

        Snowshoe Trail Fees

        $12

        Ability Level

        Novice to expert

        Lunch Room

        Yes

        Food Service

        Homemade chili, soup, brownies

        Ski Rentals

        Yes

        Snowshoe Rentals

        No

        Waxing Room

        Yes

        Resort Highlights

        Most trails located on top of the escarpment with a long, gradual descent to chalet.

        Retail Outlet

        No


        Ski and Snowshoe Day Trip Information including bus pickup location

        • 18 Feb 2020
        • 10:00 AM
        • Dundas Valley
        Register

        ANOTHER TUESDAY MORNING - Hike # 7

        Date and Time: February 18, from 10:00-12:00 or earlier. Remember to check your e-mails on Tuesday morning to see if the hike is still a “go” or has been cancelled. 

        General Location: Dundas Valley

        Pace: 3-4 km per hr. 

        Distance: 6-7 km

        Terrain: Groomed trails but a few moderately demanding hills

        Meeting Place: The Ancaster Arena on Jerseyville Rd. Drive down Martin Rd. along the west boundary of the arena and turn into the last parking lot on your right before the road drops sharply into the valley. Look for my bright blue Civic coupe. I will send written directions to the hikers whose names appear on the hike registration list. 

        Description: This is loop walk on Dundas Valley Conservation Area trails on the west side of Martin Rd. 

        Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 any day before 9:00 p.m. 


        • 22 Feb 2020
        • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
        • Campbellcroft, ON
        • 51
        Register



        Registration opens Jan 1 2020

        Trail fees will be collected on the bus. Please bring cash.


        Ganaraska Forest

        Classic Trails

        42 km of trails

        Skate Trails

        No

        Snowshoe Trails

        2 and 8 km

        Ski Trail Fees

        A-$15, S-$15

        Snowshoe Trail Fees

        $6

        Ability Level

        Intermediate to expert

        Lunch Room

        Yes

        Food Service

        No - bring lunch

        Ski Rentals

        No

        Snowshoe Rentals

        Yes

        Waxing Room

        Yes

        Resort Highlights

        Retail Outlet

        No

        Ski and Snowshoe Day Trip Information including bus pickup locations

        • 23 Feb 2020
        • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
        • Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
        • 41
        Register


        Registration opens Jan 1 2020

        Trail fees will be collected on the bus. Please bring cash.

        Wasaga Beach

        Classic Trails

        30 km

        Skate Trails

        7 km

        Snowshoe Trails

        Yes 10 km

        Ski Trail Fees

        A-$10, S-$10

        Snowshoe Trail Fees

        $8

        Ability Level

        Beginner to intermediate

        Lunch Room

        Yes

        Food Service

        LIMITED light refreshments – bring lunch

        Ski Rentals

        Yes

        Snowshoe Rentals

        Yes

        Waxing Room

        Yes

        Resort Highlights

        Trails traverse rolling terrain in Dunes area

        Retail Outlet

        Yes


        Ski and Snowshoe Day Trip Information including bus pickup locations

        • 25 Feb 2020
        • 10:00 AM
        • Dundas Valley
        Register

        ANOTHER TUESDAY MORNING - Hike # 8

        Date and Time: February 25, from 10:00-12:00 or earlier. Remember to check your e-mails on Tuesday morning to see if the hike is still a “go” or has been cancelled. 

        General Location: Dundas Valley

        Pace: 3-4 km per hr. 

        Distance: 6-7 km

        Terrain: Groomed trails but a few moderately demanding hills

        Meeting Place: The Ancaster Arena on Jerseyville Rd. Drive down Martin Rd. along the west boundary of the arena and turn into the last parking lot before the road drops sharply into the valley. Look for my bright blue Civic coupe. I will send written directions to the hikers whose names appear on the hike registration list. 

        Description: This is loop walk on Dundas Valley Conservation Area trails on the east side of Martin Rd. 

        Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-945-0536 any day before 9:00 p.m. 


        • 29 Feb 2020
        • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
        • Horseshoe Valley Barrie
        • 45
        Register


        Registration opens Jan 1 2020

        Trail fees will be collected on the bus. Please bring cash

        Horseshoe Valley 

        Classic Trails

        40 km

        Skate Trails

        Yes

        Snowshoe Trails

        8 km

        Ski Trail Fees

        A-$20, S -$20

        Snowshoe Trail Fees

        $12

        Ability Level

        Beginner to expert

        Lunch Room

        Large eating area

        Food Service

        Cafeteria serving hot and cold food

        Ski Rentals

        Yes

        Snowshoe Rentals

        Yes

        Waxing Room

        Yes

        Resort Highlights

        Trails pass through scenic rolling woodland

        Retail Outlet

        Good retail shop


        Ski and Snowshoe Day Trip Information including bus pickup locations

         

        Register for:

        the Day Trip

        OR

        the Level 3 Ski Better Clinic: Become More Efficient

        Before registering for the Ski Better Clinic, please review  All About Ski Lessons and Ski Proficiencies

        • 01 Mar 2020
        • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
        • Highlands Nordic Duntroon
        • 53
        Registration is closed

        Registration opens Feb 1 2020

        Trail fees will be collected on the bus. Please bring cash. 


        Highlands Nordic 

        Classic Trails

        24 km

        Skate Trails

        Groomed for classic and skate skiing

        Snowshoe Trails

        7.5 km

        Ski Trail Fees

         A-$18, S-$18

        Snowshoe Trail Fees

        $10

        Ability Level

        Novice to expert

        Lunch Room

        Yes

        Food Service

        Hot and cold food served

        Ski Rentals

        Yes

        Snowshoe Rentals

        Yes

        Waxing Room

        Yes

        Resort Highlights

        Many trails located on top of escarpment with views of Georgian Bay

        Retail Outlet

        Yes


        Ski and Snowshoe Day Trip Information including bus pickup locations 
        • 03 Mar 2020
        • 16 Mar 2020
        • Finland
        • 16

        Finland 14 days in March 2020

        We will be participating in the Rajalta Rajalle - Hiihto in Lappland;  a border-to-border skiing event known as "The RR". 

        It is a skiing tour, not a race,  across Finland from near the Russian border to the Swedish border, very close to the Arctic Circle.


        Trip Leaders:

        Stephen Walter       walter@mcmaster.ca

        Loraine Walter        arctic.lorie@gmail.com

        Highlights
        • Skiing in the Finnish Arctic, across the country 
        • Long or short distance options available
        • Traditional ski event, organised by local communities
        • Well prepared ski trails, with relatively easy condition.
        • Usually excellent snow conditions, and comfortable temperatures
        • Sightseeing in Helsinki at start of trip
        • Optional alternative activities available on certain days, e.g. reindeer "safaris"

        Total Cost:  $4670 per person

        Price includes:

        • Air fare Toronto to Helsinki, and domestic flights in Finland
        • 12 nights accommodation, including breakfasts
        •  8 lunches, and 8 evening meals
        • Ground transfers to and from airports in Finland
        • Logistic support, including baggage transfers during ski tour
        • Saunas every day.

        Price does not include:

        • Sightseeing tour or other personal activities in Helsinki; 
        • other personal activities, such as Lappland “safaris”, Ranua zoo. (Information about these options can be made available to trip members).  
        • 4 evening meals (days 2, 3, 4, and 13)
        • 4 lunches (days 3, 4, 5 and 13). This is because we anticipate people will not necessarily want to stay together in the group on those days. These meals are available at reasonable cost in the hotels we will be using (approx.. 10-20 euros), and there are many other eating options elsewhere 
        • Local transport (metro, bus) in Helsinki
        • Optional tips at hotels for cleaning staff.  
        • $25 club registration fee 
        • Baggage fees for air travel 
        • Alcoholic beverages.


        Registration opens Apr 4 2019

        RESERVE YOUR SPOT:  Complete both steps

        Step 1: register online.  Choose "Register" and make your $25 non-refundable payment.   If you want to be the first to register, login and be ready with your credit card on April 3 in time for  12:00 am on April 4th. 

        Step 2: pay a deposit of $600 per person to Teachers Travel Service.  

        We will notify you about the date when final payment to the travel agent is due, and if there is an adjustment to the final pricing.

        See Trip Information Sheet for additional payment details.

        TRAVEL AGENT: Teachers Travel Service ~ Jill Sanderson  ~ Office direct line: 1-800-268-7229 ~ 21 St. Clair Ave East ~ Toronto, ON M4T 1L9

        Trip Information Sheet

        • 04 Mar 2020
        • 9:30 AM
        • Waterdown
        • 30
        Register

        Wednesday March 4. Hike and Skate in Waterdown

        Start Time: 9:30 a.m

        Location: Memorial Park, Waterdown.

        Pace: Medium 4km/hr.

        Distance: 6 km. plus BONUS SKATING

        Terrain: Easy, flat.

        Meeting Place: Memorial Park, Waterdown (Hamilton St. North opposite

        Fortinos)

        Description: A short there and back hike to Joe Sam's Leisure Park. After a warm up break, skating at the Memorial Park Loop. Water and snacks, and YOUR SKATES.

        Leader: Dave Somerville, dsomerville4@cogeco.ca  905 659 6768.


        • 06 Mar 2020
        • 8:00 AM
        • 08 Mar 2020
        • Huntsville, Ontario
        • 0
        Join waitlist

        Friday to Sunday in Ontario's Near North

        Arrowhead Provincial Park

        Georgian Nordic Ski Club in Parry Sound 

        North Bay Nordic Ski Club

        Trip Leaders:  Freda and Clive Wright   fredaandclive@cogeco.ca





        Arrowhead Visitors Centre

         

        Registration opens 12am Sept 15 2019

        Trip Leaders:  Freda and Clive Wright   fredaandclive@cogeco.ca


        Hotel

        Holiday Inn and Suites in Huntsvillle

        Please read the Trip Information Sheet for full details before registering.

        Trip Information Sheet

         

         

        • 07 Mar 2020
        • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
        • Mulmur, ON
        • 54
        Registration is closed

         


        Registration opens Feb 1 2020

        Trail fees will be collected on the bus. Please bring cash.

        Mansfield

        Classic Trails

        40 km

        Skate Trails

        One 10 km loop

        Snowshoe Trails

        Small area for snowshoeing

        Ski Trail Fees

        A-$16, S-$16

        Snowshoe Trail Fees

        $12

        Ability Level

        Novice to expert

        Lunch Room

        Yes

        Food Service

        Homemade chili, soup, brownies

        Ski Rentals

        Yes

        Snowshoe Rentals

        No

        Waxing Room

        Yes

        Resort Highlights

        Most trails located on top of the escarpment with a long, gradual descent to chalet.

        Retail Outlet

        No


        Ski and Snowshoe Day Trip Information including bus pickup location

        • 07 Mar 2020
        • 9:30 AM
        • City View Park Burlington
        • 30
        Register

        Saturday March 7. Hike in Waterdown

        Start Time: 9:30 a.m.

        Location: Hwy. to Hwy.  Waterdown

        Pace: Medium 4km/hr.

        Distance: Approx. 12 km.

        Terrain: Moderate  tricky footing, some long and strenuous ups and downs.

        Meeting Place: City View Park, Burlington. South Parking Lot

        Description: An old classic hike. After meeting, a short car shuttle through Waterdown to the Hwy #6 tunnel at Patterson Rd. A beautiful hike back following the main Bruce Trail. Bring liquids and snacks and a small lunch. Prepare for the weather, "icers" may still be necessary.

        Leader: Dave Somerville , dsomerville4@cogeco.ca  905 659 6768.


        • 08 Mar 2020
        • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
        • Hardwood Ski and Bike, Barrie
        • 53
        Registration is closed


        Registration opens Feb 1 2020

        Trail fees will be collected on the bus. Please bring cash.

        Hardwood Ski & Bike

        Classic Trails

        80 km of trails

        Skate Trails

        Yes

        Snowshoe Trails

        12 km

        Ski Trail Fees

        TBA

        Snowshoe Trail Fees

        TBA

        Ability Level

        Novice to expert

        Lunch Room

        Yes

        Food Service

        Hot and cold food served

        Ski Rentals

        Yes

        Snowshoe Rentals

        Yes

        Waxing Room

        Yes

        Resort Highlights

        Meadowlands Ski Trail excellent for the novice skier

        Retail Outlet

        Yes


        Ski and Snowshoe Day Trip Information including bus pickup locations

        • 14 Mar 2020
        • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
        • Scenic Caves - Collingwood
        • 53
        Registration is closed


        Registration opens Feb 1 2020
        Trail Fees will be collected on the bus. Please bring cash.


         

        SCENIC CAVES NORDIC CENTRE

        Classic Trails 27 km combined
        Skate Trails 27 km combined