Lots of info to share this month, including a report-back from our Open House, new 8:00 a.m. Sunday TTC subway start, a joint extended trip with the Halton Outdoor Club, and confirmed date for our annual Wine and Cheese.
Our first trip is still tentatively planned for December 27 to go to Hardwood Hills. We are obsessively monitoring the extended weather forecast, but if everyone could please do a daily snow dance that would be really appreciated!
Open House Recap — We LOVE Winter!
The November 20 Trakkers Open House was well-attended and it was wonderful to see so many returning and new members join us. Our Ski School and Sunday Trips tables were pretty well mobbed all night with new prospective members asking lots of questions. As of December 13, the club has 164 paid members, so we are well on track to hit our goal of 200 members again this season!
At the Open House we also launched our “LOVE Winter” campaign with a Trakkers selfie photo booth, the results of which we’re showcasing through our Facebook page through November and December. Share out your faves to help spread the word about the club!
Trakkers board members: Michelle Flanagan, Han Zhang, Florence de Lannoy, Catherine Browne, and Sam Tosaria
Subway to Start at 8:00 a.m. on Sundays!
In case you missed it — on November 23 the TTC Board approved an 8:00 a.m. start time for subway service on Sundays, effective January 3, 2016. (Yes, you read that correctly — no more navigating crowded Blue Light buses with our ski bags!)
Trakkers members now have an even more convenient (and faster) option to get to our Sunday Trips pick-up location — just don’t forget that our bus still leaves at 9:00 a.m. sharp!
New Extended Trip Option — Sault Ste. Marie with Halton Outdoor Club!
Trakkers is pleased to announce that we are able to offer an all-inclusive longer trip option to Sault Ste. Marie through the Halton Outdoor Club. Trip dates are Wednesday, March 2nd to Sunday, March 6th, 2016. The trip is suitable for all levels of skiing (includes optional Wapos Loppet on March 5) and snowshoeing.
Skiing is available from two locations: Stokely Creek Ski Centre and Hiawatha Highlands. Snow comes to this region early and stays late thanks to the lake effect of Lake Superior.
The famous Stokely Creek Ski Touring Centre is located 55 minutes from the hotel, and features some of the finest skiing in North America on 110 km of groomed and track set trails through some of the most beautiful and varied skiing terrain anywhere. There are 55 km of skate ski trails, 25 km of snowshoe trail and, of course, all of these trails offer a great variety of terrain, from easy to difficult. This area features panoramic views of the Algoma Highlands and Havilland Bay on Lake Superior’s Eastern shore.
Kinsmen Park (Hiawatha Highlands), located 15 minutes away by bus from the hotel, features 45 km of trails for classical and skate skiing, set in breath-taking scenery, as well as 8 km of snow shoe trails. This area features beautiful pine trees and magnificent views of ice falls.
The package includes the following: return transportation by luxury coach from Burlington, cross-country skiing for 4 days including transportation to the ski areas, accommodation for four nights, four breakfasts, two dinners, one lunch on the final day, use of all hotel facilities, and all taxes and gratuities.
$720 per person double occupancy. No additional membership fees. Full details at in Halton’s recent newsletter at: http://www.haltonoutdoorclub.ca/zNEWS/HOBB_NEWS.pdf
To reserve your spot, or for more information, contact Barb Woods, our Sunday Trips Coordinator at email@example.com.
Hold the Date — Annual Wine and Cheese is January 10
Trakkers hosts our annual Wine and Cheese on Sunday, January 10 at Scenic Caves.
This is a great opportunity for new members to meet others in the club and for returning members to reconnect! We have the cute log cabin at Scenic Caves booked for the event.
Light refreshments will be served around 3:15 to allow for plenty of time to socialize before our bus departure at 4:00 p.m.
Spots Still Available for Weekend Trips!
Avoid the February blahs — book a ski weekend away! We still have some spots on our weekend trips. Log in to your member account to reserve and pay online:
Keep on trakkin — we are potentially 2 weeks out from our first Sunday trip! And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates!
Trakkers — LOVE Winter!