2016/2017 Tay Valley Ski Club Season



We are still surrounded by beautiful autumn colours, but your executive has been busy planning for the up coming ski season.

Hopefully the snow will be better this winter.

Our AGM will take place at a new location, THE PERTH AND DISTRICT INDOOR POOL, Monday, November 7, at 7:00 pm.

This year we have decided to go exclusively with on line registrations. If you prefer paper registration and want to avoid the small charge for registering on line, you will be able to buy a membership only by attending the AGM on November 7.

The Tay Valley Ski Club is once again offering a range of programs and clinics for youth and adults with trained coaches. We have state of the art grooming equipment manned by dedicated volunteers. Once again, we are hoping to hold a Loppet in February. Please click on the appropriate pages for further information.

Membership is available on line at the membership page, or by attending the AGM November 7. You can register for the Loppet by going to the Loppet page.

Ski Season Over

We have been notified by Park staff that the park is now closed and the ski season is over.

Unfortunately, snow conditions have resulted in brief and disrupted ski conditions this year. We look forward to a better season next year.

Ski Conditions Great!


Classic and Skate Trails in Top Condition Today

Classic and Skate Trails in Top Condition today. Our groomers have done an excellent job once again with the new snow.


Trails Groomed February 27

Our groomers managed to groom some of the trails today. All skate ski trails have been groomed and some of the classic trails. Progress is slow because of branches that are down. Skiers reported excellent conditions on groomed trails.

Park Trail conditions have not yet been up dated (4:40). We will attempt to keep skiers posted on conditions through this website and Facebook.

Grooming Update February 21

Head Groomer, David Reesor reports:

The heavy snowfall that was preventing our grooming efforts shrank dramatically today and we were able to groom every trail in the park including Lally, McParland and Loon Lake. All of the classic trails were track set. When we left the Park, conditions were good to excellent. Unfortunately with the freeze tonight conditions will become icy Monday. The good news is that we have an excellent base (again) and with snow in the forecast, we should be back grooming Wednesday or Thursday with excellent conditions expected for the end of the weekend and the weekend.

Thanks to Jack, Don and Linda for their hard work today.

Adult Ski Clinic Rescheduled to February 28

There are still a few places open in the clinic scheduled for Sunday, February 28. If you are interested, please contact Rick Sauder sauderr@sympatico.ca . Past clinics have been a great success.

Great Snow, But….

Our groomers were very excited about the fresh snow, as were we all. However, they discovered yesterday that it was too much of a good thing. The 50 cm or so of powder proved impossible to groom at this time.

Until conditions change, perhaps with the warmer weather forecast in the next few days, we are unable to groom.

The Park is open and skiers are welcome to make their own trails. However, the snow is so deep that the going is difficult.

Please check the Trail Information posted by the park for latest information on grooming if you are planning to use the trails.