The Heights SCC Oct 2017 Newsletter




A warm welcome to all members, new and returning. The 2017/18 season is shaping up to the most exciting year yet.


Annual General Meeting

I would like to remind every member that the Annual General meeting is this weekend, Saturday, October 21.  A pre-meeting BBQ lunch will be set up at noon and the meeting will begin at 1:00 PM sharp. If you are unable to attend, please send in your proxy.  (copy attached )


New Director of Alpine Sports

We are very pleased to welcome Brad Taylor, our new Director of Alpine Sports.  Brad is currently recruiting coaches, instructors and ski school staff. We are asking all members to help spread the word to those you think might be interested in a position at The Heights.


For anyone interested in taking their CSIA Level 1, below is a list of dates and locations in our area:

Mount St Louis - December 8 and 15

Hidden Valley - December 15

Horseshoe Valley - December 15

Blue Mountain - December 15


To register visit:


Potential U10 Freestyle Recreational Program

Several members have expressed interest in creating a U10 Freestyle Recreational Program for this coming winter season.  The minimum age for this program is 7 years old.  We currently have 4 children interested in switching from recreational/racing programs to freestyle. We need a minimum of 8 children to make this a viable option and to hire an instructor.


Please send an email to if you have a child who is interested in switching freestyle this coming ski season.  We will make a final decision by October 31. 


Please mark your calendar for important 2017/2018 dates:

AGM and BBQ Lunch – Saturday, October 21; BBQ at noon and AGM at 1 PM 

Staff Training – Saturday, October 21 from 10 AM – Noon 

Ski Swap of Central Region – at the Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery, 4346 County Rd. 90, Barrie, ON L4M 4S4 -- October 21, 22 and 23 from 6-9:00 PM

Volunteer work weekend – weather permitting - paint rails and hill and trail work -- Sunday, October 22 and Saturday, October 28

Dryland training – Sunday, October 22 at The Heights at 10:00 AM

Registration deadline for Race and Snow Sports programs – Tuesday, October 31

Christmas Brunch – Sunday, December 10 (2 seatings) at 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM  

Opening weekend – Saturday, December 17

Ladies’ Day  Friday, February 2, 2018

Men’s Day – Friday, February 23, 2018


Clubhouse Update

We will be providing after-hours access to the locker rooms. Passes may be requested by equity members only – a form and deposit are required

Childmind, located on the lower level of the club house has two separate entrances for drop-off: one located inside the building and the other is outside near the short-term unloading parking area. A gentle reminder to all members to please be aware of families with small children that are entering and leaving childmind while you are unloading your car in that area. 

Unloading of alpine equipment into lockers should be done via the side door and not via the upper back parking lot

Ski Patrol is located in the portable. We kindly request that no one park in the upper back parking lot. This area needs to be free for emergency vehicles in the event of an accident or injury

Guest services & the club office are located in the lower level of the club house – if you need help locating your locker, please come to the office to ask for assistance

All snowboard and ski lock-ups are located in the expanded locker room on the lower level. These will be provided on a first come, first served basis

Equipment is not to be carried through the upper level of the club house

All lunch and picnic baskets should remain in cars or be stored outside. Please do not leave them on tables in the club house. Saving tables is strictly prohibited and baskets will be removed if left unattended

Please do not bring Croc Pots/slow cookers into the club house. A microwave station is available on the upper level and includes 4 microwaves. Microwaves are also available in the lower level eating area too 


Volunteer Opportunities

As always, we are looking for members to volunteer on Sunday, October 22 and Saturday, October 28 at 9:00 AM to help with painting of rails and on-hill prep work. If you are interested, please contact the main office at: 


Race Crew – The Heights of Horseshoe ‘Flying Squirrels’ Want You!

Are you an intermediate to advanced downhill skier?

Are you keen on being outdoors in the winter?

Do you mind a little work with your fun?

Have you ever watched a World Cup ski race?


The Heights of Horseshoe Alpine Racing Program is looking for volunteers to assist with our weekend ski races as part of our Race Crew.


What’s involved?

The day typically begins at 8:15 AM and finishes by approximately 1:00 PM

On-hill safety training and instruction

Ability  to carry heavy equipment while on skis and up the chair lift

As crew, you are responsible for setting up/taking down the race course including: safety netting, course corrals, timing equipment, replacing gates and maintaining the course for the duration of the race, side slipping/shovelling, identify any safety issues, or race non-conformances, etc.

Warm clothing

Lots of coffee/hot cider is provided

The Heights hosts 6 races per season – we welcome your help at all races, or only for a few 

If you are able to commit to the entire racing season (all 6 races), you will receive a free season’s pass


If you are interested in learning more about this Race Crew opportunity, please contact Christine McCarthy, at


I look forward to seeing you all at The Heights very soon. The 2017/2018 ski season promises to be a great one!.




Samantha Bergeron

General Manager


Tel. 705-835-7887, ext. 103



Samantha Bergeron

General Manager, Heights of Horseshoe

Local (705) 835 7887  X 103