Come and join us in our 34th consecutive season for x-country ski outings in various ski areas around Ottawa/Gatineau. ‘Women on Skis’ welcomes a wide range of skiers: some experience on skis is expected. You will receive skiing tips, meet new friends, have fun skiing and enjoy après-ski lunches.
Our aim is to encourage women of all levels to get out and enjoy winter, to network with others who have similar interests and to experience some of the best cross-country trails in Canada.
Women on Skis is a non-profit program run by a group of experienced volunteer skiers who raise funds for women’s health and social issues. In recent years we have supported St. Joe’s Women’s Centre, Hospice Care Ottawa, Cornerstone, Eco Equitable, Sexual Assault Centre and Elizabeth Fry. This year we have three programs in mind and will be asking you, at the first session (Terry Fox Centre) to let us know which of the three you would like to see our funds support. The selection is as follows:
Brigid’s Place – give supportive housing for chronically homeless women
Dress for Success – empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Harmony House – a second stage shelter for abused women and their children. They provide temporary safe housing until the woman can get permanent housing.
FEES: Registration for the season is $35. This includes 5 outings: Terry Fox Centre, Nakkertok Ski Club (x2), P6 Gatineau Park, and P16 Gatineau Park. You can also register for individual sessions – Terry Fox is $20 and all others are $10. Registration Form 2017
Additional trail fees apply to Gatineau Park ($16/$12 adult/sr) and Nakkertok Ski Club ($15/$12 adult/sr).