Operational Changes due to COVID-19
The Health and Safety of our members is Trakker's utmost priority. Please refer to our COVID-19 procedures and also watch the Sunday trips updates on the Trakkers website for the most current information each week, including updates to the ski resort COVID policies and restrictions.
Trail Etiquette - Maintain a physical distance of 2 metres between other trail users not within your household. Please be courteous and give ample room when passing other trail users.
We Go With The Snow!
Join us for Sunday bus trips aboard 56 seat highway coach buses to ski resorts around Southern Ontario. (As part of the current COVID-19 restrictions, bus capacity is limited to a maximum of 52 seats with the first row of 4 seats kept empty.) Download a full copy of our Sunday Trip Policy here.
2021-2022 Sunday Trip Destination Planned Schedule
Due to changing weather patterns such as warm thaws, we monitor the weather predictions closely and select locations that have the best prospects for good skiing conditions for our members.
As a result, destinations may be changed during the week prior to Sunday in order to bring members to locations with snow that is good for skiing. Please check our website regularly or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates.
Below is a planned schedule for the 2021-22 season. These locations have been chosen because they offer a range of trails and rentals that meet Trakkers members preferences for classic, skate skiing and snowshoeing.
The destination for the upcoming Sunday trip is announced on the homepage of the Trakkers website on the Monday prior to the trip.
January 9th Scenic Caves (1 bus only) Cancelled
January 16 Highlands Nordic Cancelled
January 23 Mansfield Outdoor Centre Cancelled
January 30 Kawartha Nordic Cancelled
February 6 Horseshoe Resort
February 13 *Arrowhead Provincial Park
February 20 To be confirmed
February 27 Highlands Nordic
March 6 *Georgian Nordic Outdoor Activity Centre
*Long distance trip - Early departure time 8:00 am.
2021-2022 Sunday Trip Information
Your membership includes one Sunday bus trip fare. Members’ children (age 17 and under), accompanied by the member, can travel for $15. Adults are $25. Group trail fees range from $20 to $30. Classic Ski rentals are available at most resorts at a cost of approximately $30-$45 for a full day plus the cost of a trail pass. (Rental costs are more for skate skis, less for snowshoes.)
Trail fees are collected on the bus (cash only).
Rental costs are paid directly to the ski resort. Due to high demand most resorts now require members to book equipment directly in advance. Policies vary with resorts so please check the Trakkers website each week for instructions for rentals.
Trakkers Sunday bus trips will not be open to guests this year due to COVID regulations.
Irrespective of the method of payment, the fares are:
- Advance registration (member): $25
- Child (17 and under): $15
There are two ways to pay for your bus fare:
1. Online payment – Trakkers Ski Club prefers and strongly encourages advance registration and online payment. Bus fare can be paid online by credit card when you sign up for your trip. Your payment will appear on the passenger list which is provided to the bus captains each week.
2. Cash – If you are unable to pay the bus fare online when you register for the trip, you will be required to pay it to the bus captain when boarding the bus.
Pick Up Location (moved to Indian Road)
The pick up location is on Indian Road, just north of Bloor Street West, underneath the subway overpass, by the entrance of the Keele subway station parking lot. (Note: the buses can no longer park on Bloor Street due to the bike lanes). The buses leave at 9:00 am sharp and return by about 6:00 pm. There is plenty of free parking on Sundays at the Keele subway parking lot (see below).
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Departure for Home
The buses leave the ski resort at 4:00 pm in December and January, 4:30 pm in February and March. Please be in your seat - the same seat on the same bus that you arrived in - before departure time.
List of Destinations
Please note that the use of facilities at these destinations is currently restricted due to COVID-19 Public Health protocols. It continues to be a changing situation with screening, masking and social distancing policies in place, as well as limits on time spent in and capacity in buildings. Please check the Trakkers website regularly for updates.
Arrowhead Provincial Park (early departure 8 am!)
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!
The visitor centre warm up will be available with a capacity of around 25 people Washrooms available and the rental shop and store will be open. There are also washrooms close to the ice trail which is a 6 minute walk from the Visitor Centre. There will be fires lit outside for more warmup space. Bring your lunch and snacks for the day. A schedule will also be made to allow eating lunch on the bus.
Note: **early departure time is 8:00 am**
2021-2022 Rates - Arrowhead
Trail fee (which includes a long distance bus fare top up) - $15 collected on the bus
Rentals (All Arrowhead rental fees are subject to change without notice)
Adult full day Classic $32 Skate TBC
Youth<18 full day Classic $25 Skate TBC
Snowshoes Half day (3 hours) $15
Ice skates Half day (3 hours) $15
Georgian Nordic Outdoor Activity Centre (early departure 8 am!)
A beautiful destination near Parry Sound. With more than 30 km of trails winding through lush forest, Georgian Nordic offers great cross country skiing for the novice through to the expert. Georgian Nordic offers performance (combined classic and skate), back country and single track trails and snowshoe trails. Georgian Nordic does not offer food service but has everything else. A comfy chalet, indoor washrooms, classic and skate ski rentals, as well as snowshoe rental.
Note: **early departure time is 8:00 am**
2021-2022 Rates – Georgian Nordic (Subject to change)
Adult Ski $20
Family Ski $50 (Family is defined as 2 adults and 3 students living at same address)
Student Ski $10 (child less than age 6 free)
Snowshoeing Adult $8 Student $6
Classic Ski Adult $15 Student $12.50
Skate Ski Adult $25 Student $17.50
Snowshoes Adult $10 Student $6
Hardwood Ski and Bike (9 am departure)
This resort is located close to Barrie and has classic and skate ski trails with 8 different loops ranging from 3.5 to 22 km, plus 12 km of snowshoeing trails, rolling trails through hardwood and pine forests. There is a food truck on site, (usually serving French fries, hot dogs, chili and hot chocolate), a retail ski shop, as well as ski and snowshoe rentals.
Chalet use: Masks are required at all times while inside the Chalet. A maximum capacity of 100 persons (reduced from actual capacity of 300) will be allowed inside the Chalet (Guest Services, Retail, Rentals, Services and Washrooms) at any one time.
Indoor washrooms will be open and cleaned frequently.
A small number of outdoor storage racks are available outside of the Odell building at your own risk.
No indoor dining at any time
Retail Shop/Service & Repair: The Retail Shop will be open for your Nordic shopping needs. Mask wearing, capacity rules and physical distancing must be followed at all times.
Hardwood’s Service & Repair Shop will be open for the season.
Rentals: All rental equipment will be located in the Main Chalet (formerly the general seating area). Please refrain from bringing rentals into the Retail Shop.
Food Service: Myke’s Big Mouth Food Truck is available to day users, but can only be accessed from outside. Physical distancing must be maintained while in queue or ordering. Grab ‘n’ Go items will also be made available inside the Chalet.
- Additional picnic tables and fire pits will be available outside, but please ensure physical distance is maintained at all times. Do not litter.
2021-2022 Rates – Hardwood Ski and Bike
Ski Pass $26
Adult: $40 $53
Highlands Nordic (9 am departure)
Located on the top of the escarpment and close to the village of Duntroon, this resort has trails with breathtaking views of Georgian Bay. The 24 km trail network offers skiing for beginners to experts. The trails are groomed and track-set daily for both classic and skating techniques. There are 7.5 km of snowshoe trails.
The Highlands Lodge plans on offering a full menu Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm, at the Café this winter which will offer a dine in and take out plan. There is an indoor time limit to a maximum of 20 minutes to space out the number of people in the building at one time. Trakkers members may choose to bring their own lunch and snacks. There will be a “picnic” site outside for your outdoor dining pleasure and a schedule will also be made to allow eating lunch on the bus.
There is a pro-shop, rental department, service shop, and waxing facilities.
2021-2022 Rates – Highlands Nordic
Trail Pass Ski: $24
Trail Pass Snowshoe: $17
(children 7 and under – free)
Rentals (plus trail pass)
Horseshoe Resort - Cross Country (9 am departure)
Located at the edge of the Copeland Forest and at the junction of 2 snow belts, this resort has 40 km of groomed and track set trails through scenic rolling woodland. The trails are suited to all abilities, including 9 km of trails for snowshoeing. There is a cafeteria which will offer some food options, an eating area, ski rentals and a place for waxing. This resort also has a small retail shop. Trakkers members will be able to access the facilities which will have mask and social distancing regulations in place.
2021-2022 Rates – Horseshoe
Ski pass $30 (Children under 5 free)
Snowshoe trail pass only $15
Rentals (must be booked online in advance by Trakkers members)
Classic Adult (Age 13+) $44
Classic Junior (12 and under) $37
Skate Adult (Age 13+) $58
Skate Junior (12 and under) $50
Snowshoe Rental $27
Kawartha Nordic Centre (9 am departure, 4:30 pm depart Kawartha)
Located 40 km north of Peterborough, there are 34 km of classic trails and 13.5 km of skating trails plus, for snowshoers, 10 km of wilderness trails following a loop through beautiful Canadian Shield terrain.
There is no cafeteria or other food service on site, so you will need to bring your own food. The main lodge is closed at this time due to the continued COVID pandemic and its concerns. Picnic tables will be dispersed through-out the property. There will be a schedule made to allow eating lunch on the bus.
Washrooms and outhouses will remain open and passes and rentals will continue to be sold using the take out window and outside pick-up style. Online screening is mandatory for anyone coming onto Kawartha Nordic property, on the day of their visit. They also have QR codes available onsite for performing screening.
Members requiring rentals will need to book in advance to ensure having equipment available.
Note: return bus departs Kawartha at 4:30 pm
2021-2022 Rates - Kawartha
4 to 17 $14
Student w\ID $14
Classic $25 (less $5 student post sec) (less $10 age 4-17)
Skate $35 (less $5 studentpost sec) (less $10 youth age 4-17)
The Mansfield Outdoor Centre is located in Dufferin County and is nestled in the hills of Mulmur Township on 300 acres of forest, fields and the Pine River. Their trail network provides a choice of different trails graded from novice to intermediate winding through the beautiful forest with many picturesque views of the Mulmur Hills.
Mansfield has reserved the log cabin for Trakkers so we will have full access to it throughout the day. The main lodge will also be open for skiers and snow shoers all day long and is another option to go in to warm up and have lunch.
Washrooms are open and cleaned regularly.
2021-2022 Rates - Mansfield
Ski and Snowshoe:
Adult (18-64) $20.00
17 and under or 65 and over $16.00
Mansfield has limited rentals. To avoid disappointment, Trakkers members please call ahead to book your equipment as early as possible.
Group Rental Rates – does not include trail pass
XC $36.00 (skis, boots & poles – limited availability – must be reserved in advance)
Scenic Caves Nordic Centre (9 am departure)
this resort is on the highest point of the Niagara Escarpment, approximately 10 km west of Collingwood. The trails range from beginner to intermediate. The area offers beautiful scenery, two lookouts over Georgian Bay and the Osler Valley, wooded wilderness and usually good snow conditions. There are 27 km of combined classic and skate skiing trails, along with 10 km of snowshoe trails.
There are ski rentals, waxing facilities, and a small store for ski gear. As part of your trail pass fee, Trakkers has the use of a separate building which is a large 2-level log cabin with heated washrooms next door. Trakkers will have access to these heated washrooms as well as the cabin basement for changing and storing your bags for the day. The cabin is heated by a wood stove. Trakkers members can use the cabin as a warming station and to eat your lunch. Bring your own lunch and snacks. Social distancing rules including numbers in the cabin will be in place. Please respect the rules.
2021-2022 Rates – Scenic Caves
$29 This includes the full use of the cabin for Trakker’s members only.