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Welcome to Trakkers!

Trakkers is a volunteer, non-profit, recreational ski club dedicated to the support and enjoyment of cross-country skiing and has been providing Sunday ski trips in luxury highway coaches to Southern Ontario ski resorts for over 30 years.

Trakkers welcomes members of all ages and all skill levels, from novice to the expert. Trakkers is the club for you if you want to learn to ski or improve your skills.

Members are entitled to free ski lessons taught by CANSI certified instructors. Lessons are for all ages & levels!

Membership registration for the 2019-20 ski season is now open! See our Join page for details.

Upcoming events

Trakkers Year End Social : Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

This year’s Year-End Social will take place on Wednesday, April 8th.  Our party will start at 7 p.m., right after our brief Annual General Meeting which is scheduled to start at 6:30pm.  

We have selected an interesting new venue this year:
Burdock Brewery

This is a really nice little micro-brewery and restaurant with a private party space adjoined to the brewery, reserved just for Trakkers.

The brewery is located on Bloor St. between Dufferin and Lansdowne.
1184 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M6H 1N2

Food at the Burdock is delicious. Plentiful and delicious appetizers will be served. Ticket price is $25 per person. This includes food. There is a cash bar serving both wine and beer.

Do come out and connect with your ski friends.  Don’t say good bye.  Raise a glass and make some summer plans!

Tickets must be purchased ahead of time through the Trakkers website similar to the way you register for a Sunday trip. To proceed, click on the following link or find the "Register" link at the bottom of the "My Account" page shown once you log-in to the website.  

*EARLY DEPARTURE* Sunday Trip @ Arrowhead Provincial Park : Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Arrowhead Provincial Park is our next destination for Sunday March 1st. Start your March with a day of skiing and ice skating on the beautiful ski trails and the 1km ice skating trail through beautiful forest. This trip will be an early departure at 8:00 a.m.

Want to go skiing and ice skating this weekend? You still can! We have 22 standby seats available for the Sunday trip to Arrowhead Provincial Park. Show up at the bus at 7:30am and get your spot on the bus! It is going to be beautiful!

 

Note this trip is EARLY DEPARTURE at 8am

There is a 1.3km ice skating trail loop. Bring your skates or rent on site for 3 hours.

 

Sign up early to March 1 lessons:
Experienced Beginners
Beginner Hills
Beginner Skate
Maximum 8 participants per class

 

Register early!

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Arrowhead Provincial Park (early departure 8am!) 

The park is located just north of Huntsville, Ontario, on the beautiful Canadian Shield. There are a total of 33 km of groomed ski trails (22 classic and 11 skate). The park also has a 1.3 km ice skating trail, winding through the campgrounds in a loop.  This trail is kept smooth by Zamboni, so think about bringing your ice skates too! 

A large new visitors' centre contains the rentals service, and which also sells pre-packaged snacks only, so Trakkers and guests ensure you bring plenty of food for the day.  There are a few microwaves. A new "pavillion" building provides space for overflow. Finally, there is a brand new, fully provisioned waxing room (5 ski forms, built in ventilation system, and really good heating so you're not freezing while you're waxing your skis).

Note: **early departure time is 8:00 a.m.**

Rates - Arrowhead

Trail pass

$10 + $10 bus fare top up = $20 collected on the bus

 

Rentals (All Arrowhead rental fees are subject to change without notice)

Adult full day  Classic $23  Skate $30.50

Adult half day  Classic $17.50 Skate $23.00

 

Youth<18 full day Classic $17.50  Skate $23

Youth<18 half day  Classic $13 Skate $17.50

 

Family* full day Classic  $72 Skate  $96

Family* half day Classic  $55 Skate  $72

*A family is 2 adults plus children under 18

 

Snowshoes half day $10

Ice skates 3 hours $10

All are welcome!

Trakkers Cross Country Ski Club - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Est. 1978

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