SKI THE TRAILS

SKI THE TRAILS GOES VIRTUAL!

Ski the Trails is a story of a friendly competition that became a fundraiser. In 2010, Dr. Phil Dopp and Dr. Jamie Curran, dared each other to ski all of the trails at Hiawatha Highlands.  Each of them met the challenge, (which is no small feat at 34 kilometres!) and were left wanting more. 

Inspired by their achievement, they set a new goal: why not motivate others and turn their passion for skiing and healthcare into a fundraiser for the hospital?

Ski the Trails has now raised over $100,000 for medical equipment at Sault Area Hospital, and is an event that many look forward to every year!

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Ready to get started? Set up your online fundraising page and start collecting pledges today!

SKI, SNOWSHOE OR FATBIKE FOR SAHF

Grab your skis, snowshoes or fatbike! It's time to hit the trails in support of SAHF.

This year's Tenaris Ski The Trails event will take place "virtually" from February 27 to March 6, 2022. Sign up online and collect pledges, then head up to Hiawatha Highlands and complete the challenge.

Conquer one (or all!) of the trails for your chance to win great prizes. Participants must have raised a minimum of $50 to be eligible to win prizes.

Prizes will be awarded for:
  • Top Fundraiser - the first 50 fundraisers who collect $150+ in pledges will get an awesome Sauce ski hat!

  • Most KMs logged - use Strava, and see how many trails you can hit!

  • NEW THIS YEAR: Best Selfie - look for the signs on the trail and take a picture with them for a chance to win!

Why "Ski the Trails"?
  • Get outdoors and be active with friends or family

  • Have a chance to win great prizes from local businesses

  • Raise funds for our local hospital, and make outstanding care possible!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

Title Sponsor

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TASHA VARPIO

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Trail Sponsors

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Event Sponsors

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Prize Sponsors

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FAQ

How do I sign up?


This year, all registration and fundraising will take place online. You can sign up as an individual or a team here.




How much does it cost to participate? Is there an entry fee?


All individual adult participants must collect a minimum $50 in pledges to participate. Children under 16 are free. The first 50 individuals (adult or child) who collect $150 or more in pledges will get a Ski the Trails Sauce Toque.




I don’t have equipment – can I still come to ski or snowshoe the trails?


Yes! The Hiawatha Highlands has rentals available – to check rental rates, click here.

This is a great way to try out the trails while supporting the hospital!




Is this a race? Do I have to ski/snowshoe or fat bike all of the trails?


No - while it started as a friendly competition, now it is just a fun event. Feel free to participate at your own pace. The event welcomes all ages from beginners, racers to life-long skiers. Come and join in on the fun.




Can children participate?


Yes. We’ve seen children on skis or in sleds – and even strapped onto their mom or dad. It’s fun for the entire family.




What's different this year?


Instead of being one day, the event will last a full week. Participants can choose which day (or days) they hit the trails, leaving more time and space to physically distance. There will be no in person registration - just sign up online, and collect your pledges there. Unfortunately, for the safety of all participants, there will be no pancake breakfast this year.