Skied the grey, to the connector, to the green on Sunday. There is some ice at the bottoms of trail system on the east side of the grey loop (well-marked at the top of the hills). An iced over section on the green required us to take our skis off and walk, but the rest of the trails were groomed, zippy, although with some tree debris. Bluebird…[Read more]
Last night and early today about an inch of new snow arrived on the tracks. The snow conditions are now excellent. We ski groomed from the chalet to the cabin, farm trail, pine hill, the moguls, omega trail, cross over to Blueberry Hill, the stairs and northstar… I recommend going tomorrow, before the cold hits Wednesday. Best wishes.
8 Charleswood Ski Club members skied Otter Falls on Sunday. Very good tracks. The snow was generally very good, but Canadian Shield granite is lurking near the snow surface in a few places. Our skis have a couple new very minor scratches. Very enjoyable except …
“a couple of intermediate hills”. Yes, parts of the 7K loop are gently rolling,…[Read more]
Thanks for the detailed track report, a lot of good info for someone heading out there for a ski.
Sloan Cathcart (Head of Interpretation, Manitoba Parks) has looked into my concerns about the trails at Otter Falls. He has told me about solutions that Whiteshell Provincial Park staff will implement:
Staff went out yesterday to see what can be done. They report:
• They will be bridging the open water issue at the shoreline with some logs and b…[Read more]
17 Charleswood Ski Club members skied Shannondale on Saturday, both classic and skate. Great conditions. Ski Day made it a vibrant place to be, as did Boundary Trails Nordic Club’s energetic jackrabbits program, and of course Dave.
From David Lumgair on Friday evening:
We are “HEALTHY HEARTS HELPING!”
Ho ho ! Folks skiing here on Feb 8 can make receiptable donations to the:
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.
Five trails are groomed with trail markers placed for guidance.
Classic (marked) Yellow is easy, follow the numbers.
The Outer Limits #6, (is…[Read more]
From Doug on Friday afternoon:
On Wednesday Feb. 5, the trail was in poor condition. The trail is missing in spots, soft in others, and generally blown in with snow.
It does not appear to have been groomed since the initial grooming on the weekend of Jan 25.
Thursday morning Grand Beach classic tracks were slow with newer snow. We were nearly finished, and coming up the “cardiac hill” climb when the groomer came down the hill. Sure hope the groomer was able to smooth out the big divots caused by walkers at the beginning – looked rough for skating!
The classic tracks are still in very good condition, including the north end of the Beaver Pond, despite being groomed some time ago. The skate portion has quite a bit of ungroomed snow on it. Only 2 big boulders were visible where you had to lift your ski.
15 members of Nature Manitoba’s Grey Hares skied all loops of the Agassiz Provincial Forest trails in different directions on Wednesday. We disagree with Karen Nilsson’s daughter’s assessment of the trails: they aren’t “not bad”, they are very good!
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