From Clarke Wilkie on Saturday evening:
Hilton trail was great – small amount of debris, mostly spruce needles, and a few icy patches under spruce trees, but firm sidewalls and base this morning. No bald patches and the creek still frozen. I am not sure if others are up this way but as of today it was a great ski with fantastic glide in but still…[Read more]
I skied Skaters Waltz and Oak Meadow. Skaters Waltz was freshly groomed this morning and is in very good condition. Oak Meadow has not been groomed since last week but is still in good condition. The start of deer pass has a melted bare patch but everything else is fine. I will go again tomorrow.
Anybody know/heard if Skater’s Waltz and Oak Meadow are still navigable after last weekend’s unexpected resurrection?
The Sandilands Ski Club’s website showed that the following trails were groomed yesterday (Friday) and are in excellent shape: Purple Loop, Green Loop, Grey Loop, Grey Connector and Black. I couldn’t agree with them more as we had one of our best skiing days of the season.
Saturday afternoon the GUR was good and the other trails looked good. The main parking lot was full and people were jockeying for spaces like Walmart at Christmas. Do yourself a favour and use the overflow lot. You can pretend the walk in is your warm up
Heard a report from Friday March 20th the tracks were icy and pretty much non-existent. Elsewhere would be better consider the fresh grooming at Windsor, Bird’s Hill and other places. Too bad we didn’t get the snow that had been forecasted.
Birds Hill Park, all classic trails, Friday late morning to early afternoon, -14° to -9°, sunny, calm: A+.
Some of tracks have started to become a bit glazed, so consider using a grip wax that is one can warmer than the temperature.
On Friday around noon the GUR was good, but a bit icy, which is no surprise considering the temperature. Three joggers had run around it soon after it was groomed and maintained the correct social distancing to leave deep divots all the way across.
Chickadee was great and quite fast. Thanks to the park staff for grooming this late in the season
From David Lumgair on Thursday afternoon:
Greetings CCSki enthusiasts,https://weather.com/en-CA/weather/5day/l/56779fdfb0f3b66fc66829b9943d087b9200bcd9cc95b12613ba3b8bd355f5c2
Skate Trails are all groomed, Mar 18, and are real good.
For your sight delight and requiring your caution, both Orange and Green Skate, NE Corner has Ice Flow…[Read more]
From Joanne Podolchuk on Thursday afternoon:
Ski trails have been groomed/track set today. Given the conditions, things turned out well.
Classic tracks and the group use road were in very good to excellent condition. However, almost immediately, there were boot prints on the perfectly groomed blue stem, chickadee and aspen trails, with some prints right in the tracks. I encountered 3 hikers on the bluestem and was told that they had looked online and found that particular trail…[Read more]
p.s. I received, what I thought was, a genuine apology.
To whom it may concern . Please delete me from the group and these pages. I want nothing more to do with it. I tried my best to give up to date conditions ,especially to those folks heading out on the weekend, but since some are ungrateful and object to my reports and opinions on what has been a very difficult season. I am going my way, and…[Read more]
Dear Bert: I For one appreciate your ski reports and thank you for your perspective. Any report is better than none and most of the time useful. You cannot please everyone all of the time, and some people none of the time! That is reality. That being said, I don’t think most skiers have a problem with your ski reports, but may take issue with…[Read more]
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