Ski Bees is Ontario's Original Travelling Ski Club Est. 1973


With a fresh new look for our 50th year we  are THE provider of exceptional midweek skiing at Ontario's premier private ski clubs. Enjoy being active with people you know and trust. 

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 New members always welcome! 

 The feeling of a good clean carve, good friends, and adventure!

A day on the slopes, hiking a mountain, or cycling new routes, is even more enjoyable when you arrive to a warm welcome from our club members back from another great day outdoors. At the day's end, enjoy lively chatter among friends sharing in similar experiences and achievements at the après.


7 Private Ski Clubs

This year we will have something for everyone to enjoy. Part of the fun is visiting different clubs!

Alpine Ski Club

Beaver Valley Ski Club  

Caledon Ski Club

Craiglieth Ski Club 

Devil's Glen Country Club

Mansfield Ski Club

•Osler Bluff Ski Club

FALL SOCIALS


WHY JOIN SKI BEES?

Ski Bees is the original travelling ski club and snow school in ontario

For men and women in Southern Ontario celebrating our 50th winter in 2023! Directed by Wendy Webb, CSIA III. Our members enjoy high quality skiing at Collingwood's unique private ski clubs.  In addition, Ski Bees offers great ski trips each winter, and an excellent Snow School staffed by our talented roster of Level 3 and 4 instructors. This is an economical way to escape the busy public resorts and truly enjoy better grooming, and snow conditions, and fewer lift lines while getting value for your dollar.  

  • Inclusive and friendly!
  • Discounts on lift tickets at Ontario's premier resorts
  • Top Rated Snow School - best pros available
  • Two ski days/week for 7 weeks, Wednesdays & Thursdays
  • Men and women members
  • Reserved section of the club house to ensure seating for lunch and warming up
  • Après Social on multiple Wednesdays with live music
  • We visit SEVEN private ski clubs over the season
  • Exclusive access to Destination Ski Trips
  • Exclusive access to Destination Spring Hiking Trip
  • Exclusive access to Destination Fall Cycling Trip
  • A club of like minded people who enjoy skiing
  • Gain confidence and have fun!
INCLUSIVE AND Friendly

Inclusive and friendly club atmosphere where new members are always welcomed and returning members valued. 

TWO SKI DAYS/WEEK WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS

Our program starts Wednesday, January 18th and runs for 6 weeks.  We have an optional open day at the end of our regular season, which, if not used for weather make-up days, becomes part of our winter program. Leave work and chores behind. Come out and enjoy the fresh air, and do something good for your mind and body, you will be glad you did. We are one of the only clubs offering Wednesday and Thursdays, both days at private clubs.  When the public resorts are busy hosting large groups of tourists and schools, we enjoy a more pleasant experience without chaotic crowds.  Locals will be loving the two-day option, as will the drive-ups with group hotel discounts and a weekly restaurant-of-choice for reservations.  You told us you want more social time, and we hear you!

WOMEN & MEN MEMBERS


Our members are men and women of all ages who share the enjoyment of skiing! Come on your own and make new skiing friends, or get some buddies together to share these fun winter days with. We encourage new members to join and experience how much fun Ski Bees can be!

DISCOUNTED LIFT TICKETS - SKI FOR LESS

We buy in bulk at group rates.  By joining SKI BEES you can access private clubs at group rates,  costing you less than buying lift tickets at the most popular Ontario resorts. Our economical $199.00 membership opens the door to a midweek alternative to pricy private club fees.  SKI BEES offers you midweek skiing without the public resort lift lines, better grooming, and better terrain.  What would the lift tickets cost at a private club? It varies from club to club, but they range from $50 - $70 per day (21/22 rates). 

APRÈS SOCIAL ON SEVERAL WEDNESDAYS


After day on the slopes feeling refreshed and invigorated, perhaps by skiing a full run non-stop, carving a solid arc in the snow, increasing your edge angles, making tracks in fresh snow, enjoying the corduroy, or conquering the challenges of deep cut up snow, join us in the lodge at the end of the day, to relax and warm up.  We want to hear about your day. 


DESTINATION SKI TRIPS

Exclusive destination Ski Trips in 2023: Sun Peaks, Sunshine and Lake Louise. On the calendar for 2024 are also a European and American resort.  Our goal is to have one ski trip each to Canada, USA, and Europe once international travel has stabilized.

Also options of spring/summer/fall walking and/or cycling combination trips so one partner can enjoying a hiking experience while the other is enjoying road cycling. How exciting is this?   We are looking at Burgundy France for fall cycling ,  and Switzerland for spring walking/hiking. More information on the Destination Trips page.

Our STAFF


Ski Bees has developed a great program with the most talented, experienced ski professionals available in Ontario.  Skiing with our team gives skiers a feeling of confidence and camaraderie. We have the latest techniques and tips to share with you.  Gone are the days of slow-paced lessons.  Our team of expert pros are astute; while keeping the pace up, you'll ski runs suited to your ability as your lesson moves around the resort finding new terrain to set you up for the best possible experience.  Our staff is hand picked and we feel they are some of the best in Ontario.

SKI BEES is an Intermediate - expert ski club

The private ski clubs we visit offer premium skiing, short turns and cruising, meant for skiers who are comfortable on at least easy blue slopes.  We generally suggest that our members be comfortable on easy blue terrain and be able to safely navigate skiing down from the top of a ski hill such as Blue Mountain, or Mt. St Louis - Moonstone before joining Ski Bees.  Why? It's simply logistics as the learning centres and peripheral green runs are often closed on weekdays at the private clubs. 


What's a Travelling Club?

Our $199  membership  Skiers benefits from the buying power of the membership to purchase bulk lift tickets and travel at discounted rates accessing some of the best skiing and ski pros in Ontario and destination resorts.  

Our "home" is the resort of the day where you'll see our banner logo and familiar faces. Knowing that you will always be greeted with a warm smile and friendships you develop within our membership, is what makes Ski Bees home at every resort we visit. 

Our home office is located just west of Collingwood in the Beaver Valley.

A yearly membership year starts September 15th. 

What is Carving?



"Carve it up", is an expression skiers make before heading down a favourite run.  

It is the ability to leave to clean carved arcs in the snow, with out "wash-out" or "scrubbing" to blur the path the skis have laid down in the snow.  Advanced and Expert level skiers pride themselves on leaving cleanly carved tracks on fresh corduroy at the start of the day when the lifts open.  Ah yes, the feeling of fresh tracks. 

Can intermediate skiers carve?   Yes, of course, our expert pros will help you make your first arcs on easy terrain. 

All levels in our lesson programs will include some prime carving tips so we can all Carve It Up!



If it's been many years, or if you are anxious or nervous, reverting to the snow plow to feel safe,  you may find the terrain you feel comfortable skiing to be limited at the resorts we ski at.  We generally suggest that our members be comfortable on easy blue terrain and be able to safely navigate skiing down from the top of a ski hill such as Blue Mountain, or Mt. St Louis - Moonstone, then you are good to go! Why? It's simply logistics as the learning centres and peripheral green runs are often closed on weekdays at the private clubs. 

Ski Bees Inc, RR#2 Flesherton ON, N0C 1E0      Text or call: (705)-212-2SKI or (705) 212 -2754    Email: admin@skibees.ca

Photo credits  on this site are from:  Ski Bees member archives - Caroline and Mike Casey.  Wendy Webb Photography.  Photo of Wendy Skiing: Andrew Elsdon.  Alberta and B.C. Tourism. Host resort promotion images supplied by resorts.