High School Winter Programs

High School Winter Programs

If you are a secondary school teacher and interested in starting a competitive team,

Highlands Nordic has Novice Days and a Coaching Development Program.

Contact Kelly: ski@highlandsnordic.ca or 705-444-5017

Mid-Week and Day Trip Programs

Our per day sessions are designed to introduce students to cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

Fully certified instructors and staff bring a wealth of experience to our school programs offering an unsurpassed level of quality and expertise.

Ski lessons will be adapted to the level of the students.

Prices include lessons and equipment.  If bringing own equipment – Public rates apply.

Students may ski for half the day and snowshoe for the other half.

If students are both skiing and snowshoeing, Ski Trail Pass rates apply.

Cross Country Skiing

Each session, students have a half-hour lesson in which they learn proper skiing techniques. After the lesson, students, teachers, and parent volunteers explore nature unique to the Niagara Escarpment along our marked trail system.

Includes trail fee, ½ hour lesson, and classic no-wax rentals or skate rentals.

When skiing for the whole day, a self-guided Ski Wayfaring program (using a map, students find markers set along the ski trails) is available.


Half Day:            $15.00 Per Visit Per Student               

Full Day:            $20.00 Per Visit Per Student                

Trail Pass Only: $16.00 Per Visit Per Student


Half Day:            $25.00 Per Visit Per Student

Full Day:             $30.00 Per Visit Per Student

Trail Pass Only: $16.00 Per Visit Per Student


The class or individual students may decide to snowshoe.

Includes trail fee, snowshoe rentals, and a snowshoe guide if requested. 


Half & Full Day:                       $20.00 per visit per student    (includes rentals)

Snowshoe Trail Pass only:     $10.00 per visit per student 

Teachers and Volunteers ski and snowshoe for FREE!

Please note that we expect volunteers to assist students with skis, snowshoes and trail supervision.


Have any questions? Want to book a date?

Fred Tustin (Highlands Program Director)

E-mail: hoec@highlandsnordic.ca

Phone: (705)-444-5017

When you trip has been booked

1) Call Highlands Nordic: Confirm final numbers of students, teachers, and parent volunteers. Confirm number of lunch specials. If participating in the ½ day Welcome to Winter program ,we will confirm if your students will be doing snowshoeing or skiing during their first visit.

2) Included in your notice to students, the following list of items they will need to make their day enjoyable:

  • Winter Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm Mitts or Gloves
  • Water Bottle
  • Warm Socks
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Layers of Clothing
  • Winter Jacket
  • Snow Pants
  • Lunch (if applicable)

* If involved in the full day program please bring an extra hat, mitts, and socks.

3) Highlands Nordic Inc. will review a list of rules and etiquette on your groups’ first visit. This helps ensure your students’ day is safe and fun. A copy of our Rules and Etiquette will be sent to you along with a final confirmation. In order to invoice each visit with us, we require a teacher to sign off on the number of students in attendance from your school. This helps to ensure an accurate invoice is issued to your school. Upon completion of your school’s elective program or day visit, Highlands Nordic will send/email your school an invoice.

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