Bus Updates

Our bus captains will give you the latest info on the Winter Bus, where we are going, if there is space still available for walk-ons, and/or snow/weather conditions.

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  • 19 Jan 2018 5:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Best numbers so far.  40 people have registered.  Still room on the bus.  We will be going up hwy 400 and likely be skiing and snow shoeing in the McCrae Lake vacinity.  Not quite as Arctic out this time.  Good times for all.

  • 15 Jan 2018 9:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cold again, but with the rain, then freeze, of last week the snow was more supportive underfoot, climbing was easier, and the lakes and rivers were delightfully skiable.  Fantastic Day, and no reason to not look forward to our third couch-bus for the season.  Register now for the Glory to come!


  • 08 Jan 2018 10:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Cold temperatures meant nothing to the eager lot  that came out for our first bus of the year.  Our protective shells protected us from the wind most felt when in the open,  the apt use of age-old technique got us up the  steeper grades under the cover of trees, and fresh powder made for easy descents.  We stayed off lakes and marshes for the most part, but icing up was not a concern on trail and in the bush like it often can be this early in the season.  A great day was had by all.  Wipe your Sunday slate clean and join us for the 14th.
  • 24 Mar 2017 3:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    With sadness in my heart

    this new comes as a dart

    The numbers are few.

    Making the bus not due.

    Its been a good year,

    The season a must,

    But hold back your tear

    The bus season is bust.

    IF, HOWEVER, YOU WISH TO CAR POOL, THERE WOULD STILL BE SUFFICIENT SNOW ON HE SOUTH SHORE OF GIBSON RIVER OR ALONG MOON RIVER.  LEAVE A MESSAGE ON THE WEB SITE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CAR POOL, AND IF YOU CAN PROVIDE SEATS.  I WILL LET THOSE INTERESTED KNOW BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON WHO THEY ARE AND HELP FACILITATE THE DAY.

    BRAD A.


  • 03 Mar 2017 1:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Don't miss out!  CROSS OVER IS ON FOR THIS SUNDAY.  Special dispensation...NO LATE FEE FOR THOSE SIGNING UP BY 10:00 a.m. Saturday.  I want to be organizing an absolute crowd for Sunday's bus.  At least two non-cross over groups.  There are going to be a lot of happy people  this Sunday...believe me...I know.  Everybody is saying it.  It will be great.

  • 25 Feb 2017 8:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Reports have it that our base did not get hit as hard with rain as was anticipated.  Nevertheless, the snowshoeing contingent has cancelled for tomorrow.  This leaves insufficient reservations to justify the bus.  Extended forecast, though calls for a  conflux of good conditions for skiing next week.  So have, faith, brave-hearts!

    IF ANYONE WANTS TO CAR POOL FOR TOMORROW, MAKE A RESERVATION FOR 26 FEBRUARY REMARKING THAT YOU WANT TO CAR POOL FOR SKIING AND IF YOU CAN PROVIDE A RIDE FOR OTHERS.  JOIN UPS WOULD OCCUR AT YONGE AND YORKMILLS AND AT MAJOR MAC AND 400..  A FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENT WITH FINAL INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE MADE ON THIS WEBSITE THIS AFTERNOON AT 2:00.


  • 20 Feb 2017 11:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Another fantastic ski day. Our bus went to the top end of our trail system. The Gala Lake area has some excellent terrain to ski over. We found almost three feet of snow but it had compacted and was very stable to ski on. The deep blue cloudless sky and strong sun made for amazing spring skiing conditions.  Next week we will have 16 Bruce Trail snowshoers so make sure you reserve your seat early.



  • 18 Feb 2017 10:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sun and spring ski conditions should make for a fun day.  We will be going up highway 400 and hope to go to Galla Lake area for the first time this winter. There are still seats on the bus so you are welcome to join but will have to pay the late fee. 

  • 13 Feb 2017 10:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    At 6:45 in the morning the bus organizer got a call from Canada Coach saying the bus had a problem and would be 45 minutes late. Well that set in motion calls to various people at each stop asking them to tell other waiting skiers of the problem.  All worked well and as is usual for Fivewinders no complaints.  Because of the late arrival of the bus and snowy conditions on the highway and not knowing what the snow conditions would be like on our trails Gord and Judy were ready to can the bus.  However, our eager skiers all voted to continue North.  We did change our route to continuing up 400 which would cut 1/2 hour off our trip if we had gone to Nine-Mile Marina. Well, what a surprise when we got on our trails.  The above freezing conditions the day before had consolidated the snow and the ice crust on top.  We also had at least 5 cms of snow and it continued snowing for the rest of the day.  Dry snow, no wind and mild temperatures below freezing made for an amazing ski day in a winter wonderland.  Skiers who decided to not come on the bus missed one of our better ski Sundays.  Next week we will have a ski and snowshoe day.  

  • 10 Feb 2017 10:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We will be going to Nine Mile Marina this Sunday.  Right now conditions are somewhat difficult with a hard crust and deep snow underneath and a skier can break through this crust.  We are to get some snow on our trails over the next day and also melting conditions on Saturday which will hopefully firm up our base and then Sunday brings minus temperatures again and more snow. There are still seats on the bus. 

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