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We Go With The Snow!

Join us for Sunday bus trips aboard 56 seat highway coach buses to ski resorts around Southern Ontario.  Download a full copy of our Sunday Trip Policy here.

 

2022-2023 Sunday Trip Schedule

Destinations for the upcoming Sunday trip are announced on the website on the Monday prior to the trip.  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.

Please check our website regularly or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates.

Below is a planned schedule for the 2022-23 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 final destination for the upcoming Sunday trip is announced on the homepage of the Trakkers website on the Monday prior to the trip.   

December 18, 2022 CANCELLED due to lack of snow
January 8, 2023 CANCELLED due to unfavourable weather
January 15, 2023 CANCELLED due to lack of snow
January 22, 2022 Kawartha Nordic
Kawartha Nordic
January 29, 2023 Hardwood Hills
Hardwood Ski and Bike | Adventure Awaits
February 5, 2023
8 a.m. DEPARTURE
Arrowhead Provincial Park
Welcome to Arrowhead Provincial Park (ontarioparks.com)
February 12, 2023
Scenic Caves
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures - Collingwood, Ontario
February 19, 2023
Family Day Weekend

Mansfield Outdoor Centre
Winter Trails - (mansfieldoutdoorcentre.ca)

February 26, 2023 Scenic Caves
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures - Collingwood, Ontario
March 5, 2023
8 a.m. DEPARTURE
Georgian Nordic
Georgian Nordic Outdoor Activity Centre - Winter - Georgian Nordic Outdoor Activity Centre (gnoac.com)
March 12, 2023
Clocks roll forward
Wasaga
Welcome to Wasaga Beach Provincial Park (ontarioparks.com)


2022-2023 Sunday Trip Information

Costs

Your membership includes one Sunday bus trip fare. Children (age 17 and under), accompanied by an adult, can travel for $15. Adults are $28. Group trail fees range from approximately $30 to $40. 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.

Members' guests are welcome up to a limit of two reserved trips per season. Guests who have used up their two reservations are welcome to become members. Standby guests are welcome if seats are available (see Sunday Trips policy for more details).

Guest Waiver

Guests will be expected to have a signed waiver ready to hand to the bus captain when boarding the bus. Download Guest Waiver form here.

Bus Fare

Irrespective of the method of payment, the fares are:

  • Advance registration (member): $28
  • Standby passenger (member/guest): $35
  • 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. If you need a reminder of how to sign-up please see instructions (screens may vary slightly).

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 in cash 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).

For up-to-date information, visit our website or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. To reserve a seat, log in to your account from our webpage before 9:00 pm. on the Thursday prior to the trip. For more information, email us at Turn on JavaScript!.

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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

These destinations have been selected because they can accommodate 2 buses of Trakkers members, have indoor washrooms, and offer trails and rentals that meet members' desire for classic, skate and snowshoeing.

Trail fees for all Destinations are collected on the bus and must be paid in CASH.

Note: All rental costs listed below plus HST unless otherwise noted.

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 is used as a warm-up and lounge area .  It houses the winter rentals shop equipped with skis, ice-skates and snowshoes.Washrooms are available and 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.     The visitor centre 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 "pavilion" 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 am**

2022-20223Rates - Arrowhead

Trail pass

Trail fee - $15 all ages.

 

Rentals

Adult full day Classic and Skate Skis $32 

Youth<18 full day Classic and Skate Skis $25 

Family* Classic and Skate Skis   $105

*A family is 2 adults plus children under 18

 

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)

Trail Pass

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 $15  Student $6

 

Rentals

Classic Ski Adult $25 Student $17.50

Skate Ski Adult $25 Student $17.50

 

Snowshoes Adult $15  Student $7 

 

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, chilli and hot chocolate), a retail ski shop, as well as ski and snowshoe rentals.

The chalet is open with washrooms downstairs and a water refill station.  Hot food and drinks are available on weekends and there are tables for dining and warm-up.  Lookout cabin on the trail with hot chocolate and fire pits.

There is indoor unsecured bag storage in a public area.

Retail Shop/Service & Repair: The Retail Shop will be open for your Nordic shopping needs.

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.  

 

2022-2023 Rates – Hardwood Ski and Bike

Trail Pass

IMPORTANT - Everyone must print and fill out a waiver. Please bring this with you.

Adult: $38

Senior (age 60+): $32

Student (age 13-19): $32

Youth (age 6-12): $25

Snowshoe: $20


Rentals

IMPORTANT - Members requiring rentals will need to book in advance directly with the resort. Please go to their website and use coupon code SC23HSB for 20% off: https://www.hardwoodskiandbike.ca/rates/rentals

 

Classic Ski

Adult: $42.49 (HST included)

Senior (age 60+): $35.26 (HST included)

Breakage Insurance: $3.39 (HST included)

 

Skate Ski

Everyone: $54.24 (HST included)

Breakage insurance: $5.65 (HST included)

 

Snowshoe

Everyone: $23.50 (HST included)

Breakage insurance: $5.65 (HST included)

 

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. 

Highlands offers a cafeteria with hot soup, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks and yummy homemade goodies.

There is a  pro-shop, rental department, service shop, and waxing facilities.

 

2022-2023 Rates – Highlands Nordic

Trail Pass Ski: $30

Trail Pass Snowshoe: $20

(children 7 and under – free) 

 

Rentals (plus trail pass)

Classic $28

Skate $45 

Snowshoe $18 

 

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  an eating area, ski rentals and a place for waxing.  

Members should bring their lunch and snacks for the day as there are limited options of premade sandwiches, muffins and cold drinks for sale.  This resort also has a small retail shop.  

2022-2023 Rates – Horseshoe

Trail Pass

Ski pass  $30 (Children under 5 free)

Snowshoe trail pass $15

 

Rentals - MUST be booked online in advance

Classic Adult (Age 13+) $45

Classic Junior (12 and under) $38

Classic Senior (60+) $38

 

Skate Adult (Age 13+) $59

Skate Junior (12 and under) $52

Senior (60+) $52

Snowshoe Rental $20

Rental Insurance (optional) $10

 

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.

Members requiring rentals will need to book in advance to ensure having equipment available.

Note: return bus departs Kawartha at 4:30 pm


2022-2023 Rates - Kawartha

Trail pass

Adult $23

65+ $21

4 to 17 $16

 

Rentals

Classic $25

Skate $35

Snowshoes $10

 

Mansfield

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.

The main lodge is open with a dining area, cafe, lounge, washrooms, rental building, outdoor seating areas.   The Pine River Cafe serves sandwiches, soups, chili, baked goods, coffee, tea, juice.

2022-2023 Rates - Mansfield

Trail Pass 

Ski:

Adult $28.00

Senior $23.00

Student under 21 $23

Child under 6 Free

Snowshoe $15

 

Rentals

Mansfield has limited rentals.  Mansfield has limited rentals.  After registering, please call 705-435-4479 to book your equipment.

Classic Ski $28.00 

Snowshoe $20.00

 

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.  The main building will have soup and chilli for sale but the eating area is quite small and it is a 5 minute walk to the cabin.

2022-2023 Rates – Scenic Caves

Trail Pass

$35 This includes the full use of the cabin for Trakker’s members only.

Rentals

Classic $29.50

Skate $44

Snowshoe $22

 

All are welcome!

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