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  • 16 Jan 2017 10:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    1.  Winter Bus #3 -  Sunday, January 22 - registration is open

    • bus share with Toronto Bruce Trail Club snowshoers
    • Five Winds Ski Groups

    2.  Winter Bus #4 - Sunday, January 29 - registration is now open

    • There will be both a ski and snowshoe option that you can choose.

    3.  Overnight Snowshoe/Hot Tenting in Queen Elizabeth 2

         Sat/Sun February 4-5

    • Information is located here
    • Registration deadline is Jan. 27


    Reminder:  Members should always LOGIN when visiting the website.   As a member, you will see additional information.  The next six Upcoming Events, News & Updates can be accessed right from the home page at www.skifivewinds.org

  • 12 Jan 2017 4:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
     Do we have snow?

    Is there a bus?

    Where can I find this information?

    Information can all be found on the web site.

    And yes, we do have snow, currently snowing!


  • 09 Jan 2017 8:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    1.  Winter Bus #2 - Sunday, January 15 - registration open

    • One snowshoe group has been added for this week
    • One Ski Navigation group (Iva leading)
    • Regular ski groups as usual

    2.  Overnight Snowshoe/Hot Tenting in Queen Elizabeth 2
         Sat/Sun January 21-22

    • Information is located here
    • Registration deadline is Jan. 13

    3.  Winter Bus #3 -  Sunday, January 22 - registration for this week is now open

    4.  Overnight Snowshoe/Hot Tenting in Queen Elizabeth 2

         Sat/Sun February 4-5

    • Information is located here
    • Registration deadline is Jan. 27

  • 27 Dec 2016 12:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
     Date:  Thursday, January 5, 2017
     Location:  Northern District Library
     40 Orchard View Blvd.
     (just off Yonge, north of Eglinton)
     Time:  6:30-8:00 p.m.
     Cost:  $0.00

    Please REGISTER  by January 2, 2017 so we can estimate how many people we should expect.   Fill out the Form > Next > Confirm.  You will receive a confirming e-mail back.

    If you need to cancel, please re-register, and select Cancel my Registration.

    Just in time for our ski/snowshoe season start, we urge all Five Winds tour leaders to attend this safety training session. We also invite all other club members as we each play a role in ensuring safety during our ski and snowshoe days together.

    Topics to be covered include:

    • When and why incident and accident reports assist in safety. 
    • New 5 Winds Emergency Response and communication plan
    • What info on your map Emergency personnel need and how to find it
    • A brief overview of club safety info on our website

    As this will be a short, information-packed session, we urge you to eat before you come or bring snacks with you.  Bring your Five Winds Map.

  • 27 Dec 2016 12:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It's that time of year to get your daypack, and ski/snowshoe equipment organized for the Upcoming Winter Season.
    • Health Form - stored within easy access in your pack that group members can retrieve in case of emergency
    • Waiver Form - if you have not provided your waiver form yet
    • Ski Equipment or Snowshoe Equipment (as applicable)
    • Winter Clothing
    • Daypack Essentials (Full list)
      • Safety equipment
      • Extra clothing
      • Lunch, thermos, water bottle
      • Map, compass, and gps (optional)
      • Ski wax or glide wax for waxless skis, ski scraper
    • Extra clothing, food and drink for the bus
    • Bus Fare (cash, preferably exact change)


  • 27 Dec 2016 12:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The first Winter Bus of the season is:

    Sunday, January 8, 2017.

    Registration is now open.
    • Short Video:  How to Reserve or Cancel your Registration Online.  Our preference is that you book online rather than phone.  Phone messages can be difficult to hear and important information may be missing.  It will make it easier for our Bus Organizers if you book online as the information will be stored in a database, and a bus report can easily be run each week.


  • 15 Nov 2016 12:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Go to our Ski/Snowshoe tab on what equipment is suitable for our Five Winds area; or link directly below.

    Snowshoe Equipment

    Ski Equipment

  • 05 Nov 2016 8:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    New Additions to the Winter Bus for Members

    January 15, 2017 - one Ski Navigation Group, and one off-trail Snowshoe Group

    February 5, 2017 - one Ski Navigation Group

    February 19 - one off-trail Snowshoe Group

    TBA - Cross-Over date (likely end of February or March)

    TBA - Bon Fire and Hot Dog Day (usually mid-March)

    TBA - Other Snowshoe Groups dates (dependent on leader availability)

    Reservations for these events will be made when the Winter Bus reservations are open, two weeks before the event, and an option to select.

  • 26 Oct 2016 7:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Keep checking back on the Events page for info or new trips as they will be updated as time goes by.

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