The 5Winds board has decided to hold in-person outings, including a bus, for the 2022 ski/snowshoe season.   Membership fees will again be reduced this year from $45 to $40 to encourage people to renew and/or join/support the club.  Maintenance costs of the trail system  is funded solely through our membership fees, and maintained by volunteers.

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The Five Winds Backcountry Ski Club is a four-season outdoor club.  During the winter months, we enjoy cross country skiing on marked, ungroomed wilderness trails, off-trail snowshoeing and winter camping.  Each Sunday, from January to the end of March, a luxury coach will take us to different areas of our trail system.  During the spring, summer and fall, we enjoy activities such as hiking, backpacking, trail clearing, and camping.   Read more...

COVID-19 Response Team

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Your message will be sent to all COVID-19 Response Team Members to report any positive tests, requests for contact tracing, or if the Friday 1:00 p.m. cancellation time period has expired and you need to cancel the bus for COVID-19 related reasons.  Not sure what to do, look at our COVID-19 Protocols and Slideshow Presentation.

COVID-19 Exposure Notices

If we receive information of a positive test, all close contacts (bus/event participants) will be contacted.  As well, a  COVID-19 Exposure Notice with the Date/Name of Event will be placed in this area for all to see.

Upcoming Events

FIRST BUS POSTPONED TO AT LEAST SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2022  (due to rapidly changing public health guidelines)
Ski/Snowshoe Bus Dates
Winter Bus Events will be posted mid-December.
Registration for each bus will open two weeks before the bus date.

Upcoming Events show the next five events currently listed on the website. You can see a list of calendar events with new events posted on an ongoing basis here.    It does not necessarily include events from the Members Only Google Group where Members will post many more events not listed on the website. 

Join the Club

Membership fees from December 1, 2021 to November 30, 2022 is $40.

(New Memberships)
Click the "Join the Club" link above

New memberships may take a few days to activate. 

Renew your membership

Membership fees from December 1, 2021 to November 30, 2022 is $40.


1.  Login (top left-hand corner of this page)
2.  Click Your  Name (top left-hand corner)
3.  Select the Renew to... button, fill form, add discount code(if applicable), and pay.

Lapsed memberships may take a few days to activate.

News & Updates

Five Winds News:  Latest news about the Club (public website).

Club News:  Members Only section containing additional info for logged in Members

Bus Updates - Where we're going, space for walk-ons? 

Snow Updates - We receive frequent Snow Updates for the general vicinity of our trails, state of ice etc 

Trail Updates:  Logged in Members can read/post comments about trail status e.g. blow-downs spotted, chainsaw work needed, trail cleared, missing signs, etc.  

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