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  • Saturday, November 18. All trails at Grand Beach are groomed. Classic tracks are set up firm and a little icy with ground showing through in some areas . Very ski able but i would recommend using your old or rock skis. Skate has been groomed but is very soft. Walkers on skate side are sinking in and making holes. – Timmo

  • From Bert Graef:
    Trails are OK for the most part if you are keen. Group Use Road is crusty and not packed down for good skating. Few skiers are using the trails.

  • ‪Keep snow dancing ski friends and family! We need another 10cm at least before we can open for the season. ❄️🌨‬

  • Just got back from BHP.. did the Aspen trail (but skied on Bluestem til the stables) There’s a track, and I’ll leave it at that.. I double poled 90% of it, and got in a few kick n glide sections.. the bonus part was when I reached the west part where Aspen crosses the group use road, I ran into a nearly PERFECT track on the very edge of the group…[Read more]

  • Shannondale posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 5 days ago

    Shannondale Update Nov 18, early morning, David here,
    Fair to good is my late evening assessment of Shannondale ccski trails.
    Snow crumble continues to disipate.

    David!!

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 5 days, 13 hours ago

    From David Lumgair:

    Shannondale conditions- Nov 17,18, 19 , 2017

    greetings CCSkiers,
    David here,

    At Shannondale, We did groom/refreshed the Blue and Yellow Classic trails yesterday, Thursday.
    They set up firm and mostly full shape .
    This Friday morning, we groomed the Green and the Orange Skate trails.
    This morning, 3 skiers agreed that…[Read more]

  • Birds Hil Park, Wednesday morning.
    There’s a few cm of snow on top of a thin crust from Monday’s and Tuesday’s melting.
    The skied-in track on Bluestem was good to very good with some fair sections.
    The north half of Chickadee had a very shallow and firm track that was generally in good condition.
    Kevin & Anita Miller

  • Birds Hil Park, Monday morning
    Esker, west Bluestem, west Aspen: The skied-in classic tracks were some of the best we’ve skied on — almost as good as tracksetting except with no lateral support. “Thank you” to the people who broke Friday’s snow so well.
    Chickadee: The skied-in track was much shallower because of the driven-on/walked-on base.…[Read more]

  • BHP Sunday November 12
    Classic trails were skier-packed but not bad. A few people had tried skating with limited success. Chickadee was pockmarked by walkers, but Esker and Aspen were decent for this time of the year. Used Swix red.

  • Classic at Wildwood this afternoon..I parked at the Tennis Courts and went from there. There is a distinct skied in classic track going all the way down to the end along North Drive.. I skied the back of the course along Oakenwald back to where I started to make a loop. Overall, all things considered, its not bad… The track along North Drive is…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 1 week, 4 days ago

    From David Lumgair:
    Nov.11, 2017, Shannondale CCSking should be good, David!
    Hello CCSkiers ,

    David here,

    The Blue and Yellow Classic trails and the Green skate will be groomed and set before 10:00 AM this morning.
    the snow is shallow but very little grass or grey shows.
    The skill testing Orange trails are mostly packed but need a more snow for…[Read more]

  • Nov.11, 2017, Shannondale CCSking should be good, David!
    Hello CCSkiers ,

    David here,

    The Blue and Yellow Classic trails and the Green skate will be groomed and set before 10:00 AM this morning.
    the snow is shallow but very little grass or grey shows.
    The skill testing Orange trails are mostly packed but need a more snow for cushion.…[Read more]

  • Birds Hill Park, Thursday afternoon, -11°C.
    There is much more snow on the trails than the 8cm our snow gauge has measured in Transcona.
    We didn’t use our best skis, but we also didn’t strike any rocks.
    East Bluestem has a generally fair to good skied-in track for its entire 8K length.
    Aspen, from Chickadee to the stables, has a fairly good…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    From David Lumgair:
    Hello Ski enthusiasts,
    Gord Hamm has packed and set tracks on the Blue and Yellow Classic Trails.
    He says very little grass shows.
    Come and get started doing
    yer “escape to fresh air !”
    Rest places will be warm.

  • Chris Ashley asked:
    “Does anyone know if the new skate trail proposed is going to be groomed for this season?”

    Chris:
    I think you are referring to https://www.ccsam.ca/birds-hill-provincial-parks-draft-trails-plan/.
    I’ve been trying to contact Kurtis Cline (District Park Supervisor, Birds Hill Provincial Park) for almost 3 weeks to ask him for a…[Read more]

  • Does anyone know if the new skate trail proposed is going to be groomed for this season?

  • 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]

  • Ardythe McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 8 months ago

    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!

  • L Hanson posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 8 months ago

    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.

  • Ardythe McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 8 months ago

    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.

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