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  • Excellent conditions this afternoon in BHP. A light dusting of snow made the icy tracks less slippery, although they are still a bit glazed in some areas . The skate track looks perfect . Full moon makes for great evening skiing. Enjoy while it lasts.

  • Hi there!
    We are heading out to Westhawk lake this weekend. Does anyone have any thoughts about trails and conditions? Is there a trail map for that area?
    Thanks in advance for any help you can give!

  • Aspen was extremely fast yesterday! 4:36/km yesterday on average over 7 km and that’s also using skin skis. I didn’t have one problem with grip yesterday on the skins, which doesn’t come as a surprise. The only time i have any issue with skins, are conditions with freshly fallen snow. Fast fast fast conditions out there and you don’t want to…[Read more]

  • lp posted an update 6 days, 20 hours ago

    Wildwood was icy and fast 🙂 🙂 Tracks still quite well formed, I used klister wax which helped a lot! So much fun.
    Crescent drive park (golf course), tracks are deteriorating/melted quite a bit, with lots of dog prints..
    Red river from Churchill south, not worth it.. So uneven from snow softening then freezing.. we glided a bit on icy snow…[Read more]

  • The GUR was icy in places and fast. Poling was easy, but planting a ski was often a challenge.

  • Over all: good to excellent skiing conditions
    All Skate trails are groomed and in excellent condition.
    Classic tracks are icy, but well formed.
    Brent’s loop and roller coaster are particularly fine
    Thin spots around pump house, north side of Graveyard Loop, Black Diamond hill , Blue Oval and Backslide.
    Seine River has flooded , so creek c…[Read more]

  • Bluestem chickadee and aspen are lightly mixed
    About 10% good snow with the rest starting to transform and more ice than snow. I used violet wax that did not work. I think klister would not have been out of line and would probably have worked better.

  • Danielle Dumesnil posted an update in the group Group logo of Pumpkin CreekPumpkin Creek 6 days, 23 hours ago

    Spent a couple hours checking the trails today.
    Monday’s heatwave did a number on the trails but not all is lost.
    If we get a little snow we should still be able to ski and the creek crossings are holding well.
    So we will close the trails temporarily to preserve what we have and then keep doing the snow dance for a little more snow to come so we c…[Read more]

  • Pumpkin Creek Ski Club – Trail system temporarily closed till we get more snow
    Spent a couple hours checking the trails today.
    Monday’s heatwave did a number on the trails but not all is lost.
    If we get a little snow we should still be able to ski as the creek crossings are holding well.
    So we will close the trails temporarily to preserve what w…[Read more]

  • Esther MacKinlay posted an update in the group Group logo of Pine FallsPine Falls 6 days, 23 hours ago

    Feb 23rd. The trails held up well post warm weather yesterday. However, they are indeed very icy, and are covered in a lot of pine needle and leaf debris. It was still a lovely fast ski, with plenty of icy snow cover.

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 1 week ago

    From Ardythe McMaster on Tuesday morning:
    Snow is not snow any more, it is ice. Trails are scary fast. All of the west side is closed. All major hills on the east side should be avoided, or walked down. Grass and twigs are showing up in some spots. Skiing on the flats is possible with klister, but even the small hills should be approached very…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 1 week ago

    Tuesday late morning, -2°, cloudy. 12 Charleswood Ski Club members in 3 groups..
    Classic: Icy to ice. Dirt is showing through in a few places. Good grip with skin skis.
    Skate: Icy. It was difficult to push off firmly and maintain good balance, even with my stiffest skis. It got better as more skiers used it …or maybe the snow was warming…[Read more]

  • TRAILS OPEN. PLEASE USE CAUTION. Jim has done what he can with the skate trails. Renovated some areas of the green trail. Classic tracks appear to have held up well. RIVER CROSSINGS ARE CLOSED. You can cross the river at Stone Bridge and Steel Bridge only. Skier reports will be helpful. Be careful and enjoy yourselves out there!

  • Jim out there fixing and assessing. Hope to open later today. Will update soon.

  • Elise Watchorn posted an update in the group Group logo of Squirrel Hills (Minnedosa)Squirrel Hills (Minnedosa) 1 week ago

    Was very excited for this first visit (on skis, anyway) to the Squirrel Hills. The trails are great, views were lovely, but conditions were… not ideal. There’s enough but not a ton of snow. The base is pretty hard-packed, and skier-tracked grooves range from shallow to non-existent. Herringboning was very challenging in places; hills ranged f…[Read more]

  • Elise Watchorn posted an update in the group Group logo of 9 Finger Ranch (Rossburn)9 Finger Ranch (Rossburn) 1 week ago

    First visit to 9 Fingers in the wintertime, and it’s just as pretty as it was this fall. Their homemade groomer has set nice deep ski tracks, but it doesn’t pack down an especially firm base. For this reason, I would say that these trails are best appreciated in below zero weather. Still, I had a lovely, if somewhat slumpy, +3° ski ramble arou…[Read more]

    • Thanks for the feedback! … and yes, we are aware of that challenge and still thinking about a solution. Glad to hear that you still enjoyed your time on our trails despite the not perfect conditions. Hope to see you out again!

  • Bert Graef posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 1 week ago

    Awesome evening conditions in BHP. Used skating poles with my classic skis and could double pole for miles. Very fast trails, ranging from glazed to icy in sunny areas. The GUR is flat slightly glazed and very fast too. Full moon for the next few evenings, so do not sit around moping after work. These are really really good and exhilarating…[Read more]

    • Agree 100%. Skied at 8:30 this a.m. -5 with a light dusting of snow on the icy tracks. Even the most plodding skier will feel transformed into an olympic calibre athlete under these conditions. I know I did. If you’re doing Chickadee I would recommend the staged hill on Esker right of the warm up hut. Get in the tracks and go!
      It’s time to PVR the…[Read more]

  • Earl Isaak posted an update in the group Group logo of Riding Mountain National ParkRiding Mountain National Park 1 week ago

    Trails were in great shape the last few days everywhere in Riding Mountain Park. However, today at noon snow was starting to soften in exposed sunny areas on the Grey Owl trail. Yesterday’s hoar frost made a side trip to Aspen Acres trails 2 miles south of Shoal Lake a scenic favourite this week. Also, once you find the parking lot, the trail…[Read more]

  • Elise Watchorn posted an update in the group Group logo of RivendellRivendell 1 week, 1 day ago

    After trying in vain to ski here over several successive Xmases, I was beginning to believe that Rivendell was a mere myth; a legend of the Elder Days. But just as hope seemed all but extinguished, I gave it one last ditch effort, and lo! The trails are currently groomed and Rivendell is open.

    Of the former 25km of ski trails, 7km are still…[Read more]

    • Elise, thank you for re-writing the Description for Rivendell. 🙂
      I’ve updated it (above) with most of your text.
      You maintain your status as the skier who writes the most interesting trail conditions reports!

  • TRAILS CLOSED MONDAY (Feb 22). Hopefully just a 24 hour closure. We’ll assess after the warm day. Trails lights are out – electrician coming Monday. Hope to see you all out skiing again very soon. Stay tuned!

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