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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 $175,000 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!


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

This year's Ski The Trails event will take place on February 25, 2024. Sign up online before the event and collect a minimum of $50 in pledges, then head up to Hiawatha Highlands and complete the challenge.

Registration opens at 8:00am at the Kincentre - check in to get your brunch ticket before you head out.

Conquer the trails, then make your way up to Algoma's Water Tower Inn for a delicious pancake brunch, and a swim, hot tub, or sauna at the Club Cabana Aqua Spa. 

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

  • Enjoy a delicious brunch and spend time with your fellow skiiers, showshoers and fatbikers

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


Questions? I can help.


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While the mild weather had us nervous, the trails are open and we are proceeding as planned!

We hope to see you on the trails Sunday, February 25!


Trail Sponsors


Event Sponsors

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  • Bequest / Will
    A bequest is a gift of cash or property included in your will. This can be put in when you create your will, or by adding an appendix to your will. It can be a specific amount, a portion of the residue of your estate (what's left after all debts/expenses are settled), or it can be deferred until after the death of your spouse or partner.
  • Charitable Gift Annuity / Charitable Remainder Trust
    You can make a gift to SAHF and increase your future income at the same time. In both charitable gift annuities (CGAs) and charitable remainder trusts (CRTs), the donor transfers assets to SAHF in exchange for regular income payments. The donor receives a tax deduction and other potential tax savings. The remaining funds transfer to SAHF upon the death of the final income beneficiary. CGAs offer the security of fixed payments to one or two annuitants. CRTs provide variable payments to beneficiaries but can offer a greater return with income for a lifetime, a term of years, or a combination of the two.
  • Endowment
    Money that is donated to be permanently invested. The interest generated is spent each year and the original investment remains untouched.
  • Gift of Residual Interest
    An arrangement where a donor irrevocably gives real estate or personal property to a charity while retaining the right to use the property for life or for a term of years. Upon the donor’s death or expiration of the term of years, the donor’s right to use the property ceases, and SAHF is given complete control of the property.
  • Life Insurance
    Allows you to make a large gift in the future by paying relatively small premiums now. You can name SAHF as the owner or beneficiary of either a new or existing life insurance policy. Annual payments of life insurance premiums are elligible for a charitable tax receipt.
    You can name SAHF as the beneficiary of your RRSP / RRIF - which means the full fair market value of this investment would be transferred to SAHF upon your death.
  • Securities
    You may choose to give stocks, bonds, futures and options as well as mutual fund shares - to learn more about giving securities, go to "Gifts of Securities".
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