The Grand Traverse Ski Club is a volunteer run, non-profit club dedicated to offering quality instructional ski and ski racing programs for skiers ages 5-14 at an economical price. GTSC is committed to developing strong skiers and ski racers with a focus on fun and sportsmanship. We offer a wide variety of ski clinics and racing options for all levels of young skiers. Explore our programming options, attend one of our events, and join us on the slopes at our home hill, Hickory Hills Ski Area.
* SUNDAY RACE AWARDS ARE SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, MARCH 8TH. Awards will be distributed outside the lodge by age group with assigned arrival and departure times to limit attendance and allow for social distancing. Details and schedule here.
* CONGRATULATIONS TO GTSC ALUMNI HIGH SCHOOL RACERS HEADED TO THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. Read this excellent article here about the racers that got their start at GTSC and HRT and have maintained their competitive rivalry, sportsmanship, and friendships.
* GTSC AND HICKORY HILLS REQUIRE FACIAL COVERINGS for all skiers, program participants, spectators, and guests on property and attending events. Coverings should be 2 layers, cover your mouth and nose, and be worn at all times.
*HICKORY IS OPEN BUT THE LODGE IS NOT. Please read their FAQ's and plan accordingly. Facial coverings with 2 layers are required and porta-potties are located adjacent to the lodge for restroom use. There is NO food service, indoor seating or indoor storage but there are 2 new fire pits and outdoor seating. We are rocking it old school! Break out your vintage one piece snowsuits!
*GTSC COVID-19 PROTOCOL FOR THE 2020-21 SEASON is available here. GTSC participant, volunteer and spectator daily screening tool is available here. Hickory Hills COVID info can be found here under FAQ's. Please respect and abide by all policies. Don't be the reason we don't have a season.