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!

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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 to Duntroon confirmed

Happy Family Day, Herring BBs!

The final trip of the season, to Nordic Highlands, is a go — despite the tropical weather. We’re assured the snow base is solid and will easily last through and beyond this Wednesday. Just a reminder that the skiing trail fee is $13 and snowshoeing is $10 — and that parking will again be at the west end of the lot.

Mary, Hedi, Helga & Gary (the Christa backup team)Duntroon

Trips 5 & 6: Horseshoe & Duntroon

Good evening HerringBBs,

HorseshoeThis week there is no question about going or not going …..the snow is fantastic and it seems Gary and I are leaving at the height of the ski season !!! ( I will do a snow dance in the desert and the jungle to ensure good skiing and snowshoeing next week……)

Here are the details:

  •  This week, Feb.15 –  Horseshoe – skiing $15, snowshoeing $10
  •  Next week, Feb. 22Highlands Nordic (Duntroon) – skiing $13, snowshoeing $10 (Note: if conditions should change, we’ll post about it before that date.)

A furtDuntroonher reminder that parking on the 22nd will be the same as last week, in the south-west area of the parking lot due to another movie shoot.

Have a wonderful day on the trails, see you next season and enjoy the summer between now and then,   Christa

Trip 4 – Scenic Caves potluck

Good morning, HerringBBs:

ScenicCavesThis Wednesday will be our second trip to Scenic Caves…….this time we’ll be in the log cabin with the fireplace and wine  for our fifth (maybe sixth) annual party. Please bring one appetizer or dessert per person (finger food is best) to share at 2 o’clock instead of the usual lunch break. Trail fees are the same as last time: $12 for skiing and snowshoeing.

PARKING ALERT: As previously mentioned there will be a movie shoot in the parking lot, so we are asked to park and meet the bus in the south-western part of the lot at Leslie and Lawrence (south of the TBG building).
Looking forward to another grand day of outdoor and indoor fun,   Christa

Trip 3 – Hardwood Hills

HardwoodGood morning, HerringBBs

It’s an easier decision this week…..we have some snow and the conditions look good at Hardwood. Rates are $19 for skiing and $13 for snowshoeing, so it will be most helpful to have the right change (no nickels or dimes !!!). Looking forward to another great day on the trails,  Christa ⛷⛷⛷⛷⛷⛷⛷⛷⛷⛷⛷⛷

Our day at Scenic Caves

Hello HerringBBs!

Contrary to expectations, conditions at Scenic Caves made for a most enjoyable day of skiing and snowshoeing. Leaving bare Toronto city streets behind we looked in vain for snow in Barrie and Collingwood, but then wished we were down-hilling as we saw the white Blue Mountain slopes. At Scenic Caves, we found a good base for snowshoeing and ski trails that were soft and slick, but not icy. 

Let’s hope we get lucky again next week in this winter of unpredictable weather,   Christa