Birds Hill Park, Friday afternoon, 0° & cloudy (as it had been since 7:00 AM).
Classic: I skied west Bluestem, Chickadee, Esker, LimeKiln, and west Aspen. The track was mainly soft-icy, with many hard-icy sections, many short sections of solid ice, 4 trees down (one completely across the trail), and sections of dirt in the Lime Kiln meadow (that…[Read more]
Our skate trail still has a solid base of snow and is in good condition, but has not been groomed. We do not plan to renovate further this season. Unfortunately our classic trails have succumbed to the sun and are all closed.
Thank you to all who came here to ski this season. We look forward to greeting you again soon. Happy summer!
Skated the Group Use Road late Thursday morning. With the temperature about +2, it was still icy but not bad for skiing. There were no bare spots at all, but several low spots where slush had refrozen to ice. Chickadee appeared to have been wiped out by fat bikes, but people were skiing on Aspen and said it was good.
The big melt on Sunday brought skiing for the day to a soggy halt. Classic trails are now flattened, and their future is in doubt, even though we still have loads of snow. We plan to assess the skate trails on
Friday to see if grooming is possible. Please check our report Friday
for information on the skate trails.
On Monday morning I had a fantastic skate ski on the Group Use Road at Birds Hill Park.
9:45: +3° and sunny. The track was icy. It was difficult to get a ski edge to bite, so balance was a challenge. Very fast. Obviously the snow temp was much colder than the air temp.
10:30: The sunny side of the track was absolutely perfect — fast and fairly…[Read more]
From PCSC Executive – Trails closed for season
Time to say “see you next year”!
The Club Trail bridge was disassembled today, thanks to the volunteer crew for getting ‘er done.
On Wednesday, the trail head bridge will be coming out as the creek flows!
Thanks to all for taking such good care of the trails, the clubhouse, the ski equipment & each…[Read more]
From David Lumgair:
Hi Ski folks,
Weather is #1, eh?
Yes, I have made crumble on The Blue Classic, The Yellow Classic and the Green Skate.
The crumble is not very thick,
And in places, the snow is a little grey,
Another trip over all three trails in the early morni…[Read more]
We have light new snow today, covering most of the ice which developed yesterday from the light rain that fell through Thursday. Most classic trails on the East Side were freshly groomed this morning, Friday. If more snow accumulates today, we will groom again early Saturday. The tracks are in good condition. The driveway and parking lot are very…[Read more]
Trails in RMNP are in good shape this week. Oak Ridge near McCreary is excellent and has a good track set for both the 3.4 km and 6.4 km trails. Trails off #10 & 19 are good after our snow last week. Looking for good skiing then join us in the park. – Pam
Due to the lack of snow and ice conditions all trails are now closed for the season in Grand Beach Provincial Park. Hopefully we get better weather conditions next year and have a longer season. All the best and have a Great Spring and Summer season. Come out in the summer and enjoy the warm sandy beaches. – Mark
Skied Classic at Shannondale on Sunday with Jon Daniels- Blue trail was packed and groomed and in great (if abrasive) shape. The skate trails looked good too! Dave did a great job renovatiing. They still have lots of snow so should be good for another weekend! – Brent
From David Lumgair:
The weather: https://weather.com/en-CA/weather/tenday/l/CAXX8880:1:CA
Hello CCSkier folks,
I am optimistic about about CCSki trails for Saturday March 18 2017.
I will post updates.
Very Likely, Three trails will be prepared, .
Very Likely, The Blue and Yellow Classic Trails and the Green Skate Trails will be…[Read more]
Birds Hill Park, Wednesday afternoon, Chickadee, Esker, Lime Kiln, west Bluestem, west Aspen.
Conditions today were similar to the past few days (the three previous reports), except that at -1° and sunny, the snowy parts of the tracks were moist, the icy parts of the tracks were softer, and the ice parts of the tracks … were still ice. Some of…[Read more]
I skied the first part of Blue Stem onto Esker, and then the last part of Chickadee. They were all skiable but icy. I bypassed the lookout hill by going backwards down Chickadee onto the GUR and then onto the final leg. Even that short downhill on the GUR was treacherous with the ice. But then again, it was better than a day at the office.
Just skied Bluestem and Aspen from the Chickadee parking lot.. conditions variable.. Blue stem goes from skiable in places to very shallow ice , in places non existant tracks… any hill or low spot is ICE.. as pointed out another post, tower hill is pure ice.. even walking down on the sides has its moments.. Aspen is a wash in places and probably…[Read more]
Saturday night we skied Chickadee and part of Esker under a bright moon. The tracks varied from icy and shallow, to snowy but skied in. The tower hill down to Chickadee and Bluestem was glare ice, while the Esker hill had a good layer of new snow, making it easy to snowplow. Trails are fair, but very skiable….get out there while you still can!
10 Charleswood Ski Club members skied at Bittersweet on Saturday.
Bittersweet’s Jackrabbits group was wrapping up when we arrived. It was nice to see a number of families enjoying cross country skiing, especially on such an unseasonably cold day (~-15°C during our time there).
It was also very nice to see Ardythe & Don McMaster again — the…[Read more]
From David Lumgair:
Well, Wednesday, I managed to make mostly full shape Classic tracks on the Blue trail.
I hurt my hand this afternoon and so I will not be doing grooming on the Orange trails.
The very hard cold snow does not break up easily and those trails would be too risky, if groomed.
And this morning, I did manage to…[Read more]
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