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  • 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.

  • Just skiied classic trails Esker, Lime Kiln. Best snow conditions of the year. Recently groomed and very fast, no debris. Gorgeous day. Great way to escape COVid19.

  • 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

  • Great ski on the freshly groomed Lime Kiln trail this afternoon. Swix VR 40 worked well. No problem with social distancing!

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    From David Lumgair on Thursday afternoon:
    Greetings CCSki enthusiasts,

    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]

  • Skate and classic trails all renovated and groomed on Thursday, March 19. Conditions are excellent and FAST!

  • From Joanne Podolchuk, Park District Manager, Birds Hill Provincial Park 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]

  • 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]

  • Weds. 3:30 -7c. western bluestem enjoyable as it was yesterday! 2 male joggers and unleashed black lab noted on GUR. Maybe the park has one more grooming session in them, especially for the
    skate crowd.

  • Skate last night was very good, just a little of on the firm & icy side. Drifting etc. was very minor. That will change as we get new snow and high high winds, but the tracks are Windsor are in nice condition.

  • yboat posted an update in the group Group logo of Hecla Provincial ParkHecla Provincial Park 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Skied at Hecla last weekend (March 13-14). Tracks had enough fresh snow and were in very good shape. Not sure if they’ll get the snow we’re expecting in the south now, or if it will be groomed again, but tracks are in good condition and it seems like a decent destination for last season skiing.

    • Last year this time we found the west/inland trails at Gimili to be great as well. We didn’t get the chance to drop in this trip, but assume they are good late season and may still go!

  • Wednesday morning – the Spruce trail would benefit from a grooming before the next warm spell. There’s a good amount of loose snow, and many footprints making it uneven in places.

  • Tuesday afternoon, skate track, -4C:
    Overall good.
    Some areas have packed new snow (Sunday evening’s snowfall), some areas have icy snow (Monday’s wind blowing away Sunday evening’s snowfall), and some areas have drifting (Monday’s wind blowing in Sunday evening’s snowfall).

  • From Al Stewart on Tuesday evening:
    I skied Esker and Lime Kiln today at about 4pm and found the conditions to be very good. No ice, firm tracks and little debris. The recent fresh snow seems to have rejuvenated the trails. A very enjoyable ski using Rode Multi Violet kicker. Some other folks had Swix Blue and had good skis as well.

  • Tues. am. Classic western bluestem from chickadee was fast, flat, firm, stable with good kick.
    Considering no grooming was done conditions were fantastic, bravo to the skiers who packed it!

  • Monday early afternoon – Grand Beach classic tracks had 2-3 cm of new snow, but were in very nice shape. Snow covered most of the debris and slowed us enough to make the most challenging hills less treacherous than usual. We had a great ski with the warm sun shining on us. There’s still plenty of snow…enjoy it while you can!

    • Just want to add to Alison’s comments. There are 4 large boulders poking through the snow so you may not want to use your good skis.

  • Monday afternoon, -7°, sunny.
    Bluestem, north Chickadee, Aspen. The overnight snow (3+ cm) has further refreshed the tracks. As of mid afternoon, they had been nicely skied-in. Great tracks with beautiful soft cold snow.
    On the other hand, after briefly checking the Group Use Road, I think a re-grooming would mix the loose new snow on top with…[Read more]

    • Theres more snow forecast for Tuesday night and all day Wed and wed night… I really hope they get out there and groom it… it will survive another few weeks for sure.. just gotta keep all the hack hikers off the GUR.. they are ultimately the ones that end it…

    • Monday 9PM- I found the classic tracks rather disappointing. No confident kick, and some railroading and wobbly. Hope they groom them soon.
      I switched and enjoyed the skate ski more. The green glider worked well. Very sharp snow crystals haven’t turned into zillions of tiny ball bearings yet. Need more skate skiers to pack it down to make it…[Read more]

  • Everything has been packed, tracked and groomed. Open areas are blown in already, get your skiing in while you can!

  • We are open and trails are in progress. For those that are wondering our last day is on MARCH 22ND

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