|Neighbourhood |||High Park|
|Getting There |||Keele station|
|Cross Street |||Keele St and Bloor St|
|by appointment only – see website|
Profile Last Updated: February 24, 2009
Although the High Park Ski Club may sound like it is some remote resort tucked into the side of the banks of High Park’s historic Grenadier Pond, this is not at all the case. The High Park Ski Club is in fact only related to High Park in name only. In actuality, it is named for the area where the original members of the skiing enthusiasts’ organization met. On the brutal inclines that many joggers and cyclists can attest to, they joined forces to create a member based group to maximize their ability to make it out to the great ski destinations of the region.
The High Park Ski Club operates under a membership principal. Members pay their annual stipend and are then offered the opportunity to pay nominal fees to join regular weekly (weekend) excursions from Toronto proper to ski clubs and resorts region wide. Wednesday excursions are also offered, to private ski clubs in the area that only open up their slopes to non-members on such days. Giving you access to the slopes of Canada and beyond through their annual week long charter ski trips, the High Park Ski Club does all the research and leg work for you.
Ski Lessons Provided on Overnight Trips
In addition to the day trips, of course, are overnight excursions to more exotic locations out of province. The added incentive – beyond the attraction of getting out to some of the major skiing destinations in the hemisphere without having to make any of the arrangements yourself – are ski lessons included for those who sign on to spend the night. Cross country, alpine and snowboarding all appeal to the interests of the High Park Ski Club’s enthusiastic core membership and the membership is growing with each new season.