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Upcoming events

    • 16 Jan 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Horseshoe Valley - Barrie
    • 34

    Registration opens TBA

     

    HORSESHOE VALLEY

    Classic Trails 40 km
    Skate Trails Yes
    Snowshoe Trails 8 km
    Ski Trail Fees A: $21, S:(65+) $21
    Snowshoe Trail Fees $15.50
    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
    • 19 Jan 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Scenic Caves - Collingwood
    • 34

    Registration opens TBA

     

    SCENIC CAVES NORDIC CENTRE

    Classic Trails 27 km combined
    Skate Trails 27 km combined
    Snowshoe Trails 10 km
    Ski Trail Fees A: $21, S:(65+) $21
    Snowshoe Trail Fees $15.50
    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
    • 23 Jan 2021
    • (EST)
    • 07 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • Italy and Austria
    • 18

    Trip Title:   ITALY / AUSTRIA XC SKI TRIP

    Date:          Saturday January 23 – Sunday February 7, 2021

    Leaders:      Jim and Patti Blair


    Enjoy 2 weeks of xc skiing in the Dolomites of Italy and the Austrian Alps. 


    Both destinations offer extensive networks of groomed xc ski trails suited to all levels of skiers. Other possible activities include winter hiking, downhill skiing, snowshoeing and sightseeing. Coach transfer between the airport, Italy and Austria is provided. 


    Cost:   $4,395.00 per person for double occupancy. $4,735 for single occupancy. Space is limited to 24 participants. There is a limit of two rooms available for single occupancy.


    Please read all the information on the Trip Information Sheet before you register. 

    Trip Information Sheet


    Registration Opens Thursday 12:00 a.m. (0000) Feb 6, 2020


    ** On Feb 6, a xc ski trip to Norway will also be open for registration. You may NOT register for both trips on Feb 6. Make a choice and pick one. If, after 24 hours, either trip is not full, you may then register for the second trip on Feb 7. This is to allow a maximum number of club members to experience a European winter trip. However, if you register for one trip and end up on a wait list, it is OK to go ahead and register for the second trip before waiting until Feb 7.


    • 24 Jan 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Hardwood Ski & Bike - Barrie
    • 18

    Registration opens TBA

    Ski Better Clinic - Level 2 OR Level 3

    Ski Information Sheets:  Please read All About Ski Lessons and review Ski Proficiencies Information Sheet for more detailed descriptions of Levels 1, 2 and 3.

     

    HARDWOOD SKI & BIKE

    Classic Trails 80 km
    Skate Trails Yes
    Snowshoe Trails 12 km
    Ski Trail Fees N/A
    Snowshoe Trail Fees N/A
    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
    • 24 Jan 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Hardwood Ski & Bike - Barrie
    • 16

    Registration opens TBA

     

    HARDWOOD SKI & BIKE

    Classic Trails 80 km
    Skate Trails Yes
    Snowshoe Trails 12 km
    Ski Trail Fees A: $21, S:(65+) $21
    Snowshoe Trail Fees $15.50
    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
    • 27 Jan 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Horseshoe Valley - Barrie
    • 34

    Registration opens TBA

     

    HORSESHOE VALLEY

    Classic Trails 40 km
    Skate Trails Yes
    Snowshoe Trails 8 km
    Ski Trail Fees A: $21, S:(65+) $21
    Snowshoe Trail Fees $15.50
    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
    • 30 Jan 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
    • 34
    Registration opens TBA

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

     

    WASAGA BEACH

    Classic Trails 30 km
    Skate Trails 7 km
    Snowshoe Trails 10 km
    Ski Trail Fees TBA
    Snowshoe Trail Fees TBA
    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
    • 03 Feb 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Highlands Nordic - Duntroon
    • 33

    Registration opens Jan 1 2021

     

    HIGHLANDS NORDIC

    Classic Trails 24 km
    Skate Trails Groomed for classic and skate skiing
    Snowshoe Trails 7.5 km
    Ski Trail Fees A: $21, S:(65+) $21
    Snowshoe Trail Fees $15.50
    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
    • 07 Feb 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Scenic Caves - Collingwood
    • 33

    Registration opens Jan 1 2021

     

    SCENIC CAVES NORDIC CENTRE

    Classic Trails 27 km combined
    Skate Trails 27 km combined
    Snowshoe Trails 10 km
    Ski Trail Fees A: $21, S:(65+) $21
    Snowshoe Trail Fees $15.50
    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
    • 12 Feb 2021
    • 8:00 AM (EST)
    • 14 Feb 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Huntsville, ON
    • 21

    SKI AND SNOWSHOE THE NEAR NORTH


    Date: Friday Feb 12 – Sunday Feb 14, 2021


    Leaders: Jim and Patti Blair pblair24@cogeco.ca 


    Description: Enjoy three days on the trails at Arrowhead Provincial Park, North Bay Nordic Ski Club and Georgian Nordic Ski Club 


    Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express in Huntsville.


    Cost: $372 double occupancy and $543 single occupancy


    Space is limited to 34 participants with 4 spaces available for single accommodation on first come-first served basis. 


    Registration opens October 15 2020

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


    Please read the HOC Winter Specific Covid-19 Guidelines before registering.

    • 14 Feb 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Horseshoe Valley - Barrie
    • 33

    Registration opens Jan 1 2021

     

    HORSESHOE VALLEY

    Classic Trails 40 km
    Skate Trails Yes
    Snowshoe Trails 8 km
    Ski Trail Fees A: $21, S:(65+) $21
    Snowshoe Trail Fees $15.50
    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
    • 16 Feb 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Scenic Caves - Collingwood
    • 33

    Registration opens Jan 1 2021

     

    SCENIC CAVES NORDIC CENTRE

    Classic Trails 27 km combined
    Skate Trails 27 km combined
    Snowshoe Trails 10 km
    Ski Trail Fees A: $21, S:(65+) $21
    Snowshoe Trail Fees $15.50
    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
    • 20 Feb 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
    • 33

    Registration opens Jan 1 2021

    HOC Winterlude

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

     

    WASAGA BEACH

    Classic Trails 30 km
    Skate Trails 7 km
    Snowshoe Trails 10 km
    Ski Trail Fees TBA
    Snowshoe Trail Fees TBA
    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
    • 23 Feb 2021
    • 8:00 AM (EST)
    • 24 Feb 2021
    • 6:30 PM (EST)
    • Kawartha, ON
    • 0

    FEBRUARY Midweek Getaway - Kawartha


    Date: Tuesday, Feb 23 – Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021


    Leaders: Clive and Freda Wright  fredaandclive@cogeco.ca 


    Description: Two days of skiing and snowshoeing on the lovely trails at Kawartha Nordic Ski Club


    Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express – Waterfront in Peterborough.


    Cost: $230 double occupancy and $295 single occupancy


    Space is limited to 34 participants with 6 spaces available for single accommodation on first come-first served basis. 


    Registration opens October 15 2020

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


    Please read the HOC Winter Specific Covid-19 Guidelines before registering.

    • 28 Feb 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Hardwood Ski & Bike - Barrie
    • 33

    Registration opens Jan 1 2021

     

    HARDWOOD SKI & BIKE

    Classic Trails 80 km
    Skate Trails Yes
    Snowshoe Trails 12 km
    Ski Trail Fees A: $21, S:(65+) $21
    Snowshoe Trail Fees $15.50
    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 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 07 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Ottawa, ON
    • 0
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    OTTAWA SKI/SNOWSHOE TRIP


    Date: Thursday March 4 – Sunday March 7, 2021 


    Leaders: Jim and Patti Blair pblair24@cogeco.ca


    Description: Enjoy three days on the trails at Gatineau Park and Nakkertock Nordic, with time allowed to skate the Rideau Canal and enjoy the sights of Ottawa.


    Accommodation: Courtyard Marriott Hotel in the heart of the Byward Market, downtown Ottawa


    Cost: $512 double occupancy and $765 single occupancy


    Space is limited to 34 participants with 4 spaces available for single accommodation on first come-first served basis. 


    Registration opens October 15 2020

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


    Please read the HOC Winter Specific Covid-19 Guidelines before registering.

    • 06 Mar 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Highlands Nordic - Duntroon
    • 33
    Registration is closed

    Registration opens Feb 1 2021

     

    HIGHLANDS NORDIC

    Classic Trails 24 km
    Skate Trails Groomed for classic and skate skiing
    Snowshoe Trails 7.5 km
    Ski Trail Fees A: $21, S:(65+) $21
    Snowshoe Trail Fees $15.50
    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
    • 10 Mar 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Horseshoe Valley - Barrie
    • 33
    Registration is closed

    Registration opens Feb 1 2021

     

    HORSESHOE VALLEY

    Classic Trails 40 km
    Skate Trails Yes
    Snowshoe Trails 8 km
    Ski Trail Fees A: $21, S:(65+) $21
    Snowshoe Trail Fees $15.50
    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
    • 13 Mar 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Hardwood Ski & Bike - Barrie
    • 33
    Registration is closed

    Registration opens Feb 1 2021

     

    HARDWOOD SKI & BIKE

    Classic Trails 80 km
    Skate Trails Yes
    Snowshoe Trails 12 km
    Ski Trail Fees A: $21, S:(65+) $21
    Snowshoe Trail Fees $15.50
    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
    • 16 Mar 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 30 Mar 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Norway
    • 20

    Trip Title:   NORWAY XC SKI TRIP – DISCOVERY TRIP

    Date:          Tuesday March 16 – Tuesday March 30, 2021

    Leader:       Madeleine Davidson



    Enjoy 2 weeks of xc skiing in Norway. Time will be spent in the Venabu Mountain Hotel in central Norway as well as in Oslo.


    Both destinations offer extensive networks of groomed xc ski trails suited to all levels of skiers. Other possible activities include ski safaris, winter hiking, downhill skiing, snowshoeing and sightseeing. Coach transfer between the airport, Oslo, and Venabu is provided. 


    This is considered a Discovery Trip as it is the first time that HOC has travelled to Norway to ski, and not all the details can be confirmed.


    Cost:   $4,350.00 per person for double occupancy. $4,805 for single occupancy. Space is limited to 20 participants. 


    Please read all the information on the Trip Information Sheet before you register. 

    Trip Information Sheet


    Registration Opens Thursday 12:00 a.m. (0000) Feb 6, 2020

    ** On Feb 6, a xc ski trip to Italy/Austria will also be open for registration. You may NOT register for both trips on Feb 6. Make a choice and pick one. If, after 24 hours, either trip is not full, you may then register for the second trip on Feb 7. This is to allow a maximum number of club members to experience a European winter trip. However, if you register for one trip and end up on a wait list, it is OK to go ahead and register for the second trip before waiting until Feb 7.


    • 20 Mar 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Scenic Caves - Collingwood
    • 33
    Registration is closed

    Registration opens Feb 1 2021

     

    SCENIC CAVES NORDIC CENTRE

    Classic Trails 27 km combined
    Skate Trails 27 km combined
    Snowshoe Trails 10 km
    Ski Trail Fees A: $21, S:(65+) $21
    Snowshoe Trail Fees $15.50
    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
    • 22 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 28 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories
    • 6

    Great Slave Lake Sea Kayaking


    Great Slave Lake is big! We will be exploring the North Arm which is made up of ancient stone. The route takes us 130km through numerous bays and islands. The outfitter and his guides live and have grown up in the Northwest Territories and have deep roots with the rivers and lakes.


    Date: July 22-28, 2021

    Leaders: Glenda Smith & Sandy Nay

    Level: Beginner/Intermediate

    Cost: $2527.83

    Registration opens Mar 1 2020

    Information Sheet


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