Trip 1 to Scenic Caves

ScenicCavesHello Herring Belles and Beaux,

Although not perfect, we are expecting much better conditions than last week and are planning to go to Scenic Caves where the fees are $15 for skiers and snowshoers.

For a prompt departure, meet the bus well before 9 in the TBG parking lot at Lawrence and Leslie.

Let’s hope for a great day,


No skiing tomorrow

Happy New Year Herringbelles and -beaux !!
What a start to the 2019 season !  The snow gods have let us down,  the conditions are not good enough at Highlands Nordic or Scenic Caves and the forecast is unpredictable at best.  In short, it has been advisable to cancel tomorrow’s trip.
This means the addition of February 20 to the schedule. Stay hopeful, keep on snow-dancing and check this website regularly for future updates to help the phoners with their job of informing the members on their list.
Stay tuned for next week’s developments…….
Some people are enjoying the bare, dry roads, but I’m singing “let it snow, let it snow, let it snow”.    ☃☃☃  Best regards, Christa

First ski trip on January 9

December 3, 2018

Hello skiers and snowshoers, members of the HBB cross-country ski club,

Welcome to another season of wonderful cross-country skiing and snowshoeing ! I am smiling as I post this first message because it’s really, really snowing outside…..hopefully a good sign for all the Wednesdays to come.

Highlands-Nordic-logoOur first outing will take place on January 9 and has been booked for Highlands Nordic in Duntroon where the fees are the same as last year : $14 for skiing and $10 for snowshoeing. For easy collecting please don’t bring large bills or small change. We leave at 9:00 a.m. sharp from the eastern part of the Toronto Botanical Gardens parking lot on the south-west corner of Leslie and Lawrence. As usual you will get your free parking permit for the whole season on the first Wednesday. Although we have six outings, the buses are booked for eight Wednesdays in case of one or two cancellations due to terrible weather.

Once again we have the same dedicated team in place:
Co-ordinator, Christa Naylor
Membership Secretary, Mary Wilson
Treasurer, Hedi Furrer
Webmaster, Gary Schlee

In the meantime, I wish you all the joys of the festive season, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ! Looking forward to seeing you all in 2019, Christa

Still time to join us for skiing & shoeing!

Herring Belles & Beaux is filling up for the 2019 season of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The deadline for signing up was November 23, but if you quickly send your membership form and cheque to Mary, our Membership director, in the next few days, you still have an opportunity to be a part of this season’s trips. We’ve already had an early taste of winter this month; it bodes well for a great year of skiing & shoeing!

Click on Join Us.

Join us for skiing in 2019!


Click on photo to see more shots by Donald Chu from 2018.

To all returning and future Herring Belles & Beaux:

It’s time to think about taking part in our cross-country ski and snowshoe days this January and February. Our first trip will be Wednesday, January 9, 2019, so please join us and encourage your friends and family to sign up as well.

Whether you’re a returning member or a new one, simply click Join Us .

The deadline for signing up is Friday, November 23, 2018.

Think snow! We welcome everyone.
 Mary, Christa and Hedi

Trip 6: Duntroon

Hello Herring Belles & Beaux,

DuntroonHaving just returned from a spectacular day of skiing at Horseshoe, I can only hope that you will all have a similar experience at Highlands Nordic next week. (Feb.14 😍)

This post is going out early because webmaster Gary Schlee and Jan are off to New Orleans tomorrow, while Mary and her husband as well as Gary N and I are all travelling next Wednesday. However, you are in good hands: Donald (the photo guy) has been selected to be interim leader (or coordinator-in-training) and therefore promoted to the front seat (without salary). As usual, Helga will be counting and Hedi will be collecting ($14 and $10).

With a  larger number of seats available on the bus it might be an excellent time to bring a guest for the fee of $40.00.

Enjoy the last ski of the 2018 season and mark your calendars for January 9, 2019!!

Until then, happy trails,