4pm-7pm. Trails were good. Blue wax worked very well , and trails got faster after the sun went down. Some debris in places, but mostly worked in by skiers, so not a real problem. By 7PM trails were very fast and even the faded blue wax after 2 hoursof use still gave very good kick. Very tempting to stay out when conditions get so good.…[Read more]
Skied bluestem onto esker onto chickadee onto bluestem. Trails were in good condition and the debris was no worse than it’s been most of the winter. The parking lot was full and of course that means a few entitled twits who read the sign and decided it doesn’t apply to them.
From Darryl Hrechkosy:
Skied all the trails here on February 15. Moderate winds and temperatures around -14 C. Many cars in parking lot. Maple Trail hardly used, tracks decent condition but much debris from heavy winds in tracks. Wild Grape and Elm Trails well used and tracks had the least amount of debris likely owing to it’s popular use.…[Read more]
From Darryl Hrechkosy:
Skied Sandilands on February 16. Was pleasantly surprised to find the trails recently tracked. Was one of the first skiers on the virgin tracks on the Red and Orange. Perfectly tracked and set up. Tracks slick and fast with very little debris. What a pleasure! There were some brief icy spots on the east Red Loop, but very…[Read more]
Saturday morning, -10°, 1+cm new snow.
All classic trails are very good to excellent. The new snow has covered most of the micro debris. The larger stuff is still there, but it’s not widespread.
Classic and skate skied this morning. Classic not groomed and slow with a light dusting of new snow overnight. About 1/3 of skate touched up by Jim this morning. These spots are excellent and fast, and include main drag, Brent’s loop, and all of green other than the graveyard loop. All of blue not groomed, except for Jimmy’s dip. Lots of deb…[Read more]
Rather disappointing day in BHP. So much wind blown debris on the trails that it would slow you down and stop you in tracks. Had to be super careful most of the time . Strained an inner thigh ligament from all the crap on the trails.
What trails were you skiing Bert? I skied Esker yesterday and found it to be quite good. While there was debris, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, nor did I find it too limiting. Disclaimer: I was skiing with my kids at their pace.
things are quite good now. Most of the tree litter has been packed in by skiers. Night conditions today were much faster than daylight hours yesterday and today . High humidity , thin layer of frost made trails very quick.
Early Saturday morning, -6° to -12°.
All trails were groomed yesterday, but the strong wind had blown some snow into classic tracks in a few places, and the corduroy on the Group Use Road was only semi-defined in some places. Worse was the amount of tree debris that had come down, especially on the skate track, which affected glide in many p…[Read more]
Hmmm thanks for the report…. was gonna head out, but now thinking I’ll just go check out Windsor since its 2km away vs 35km away…
Clarification of “tree debris … affected glide in many places”:
15 KPH glide was slowing to 11/12 KPH glide on maybe 20% of the skate track. Perhaps I should have said “some places”.
A bigger factor is that it was -6° at 7:30 AM, but -12° with a thin layer of fresh snow on top at 9:30 AM.
By the time I was ready to go the wind was starting to pick up and the temp dropping more.. decided to ride 100km on the trainer instead… :/
Saturday morning – the Spruce trail had been beautifully groomed on Friday; however since then a vehicle has traveled along the entire length, creating tire grooves – some as deep as 3″. There’s also lots of tree debris from the high winds, but easy enough to avoid when skate skiing.
From David Lumgair on Friday evening:
Most tracks and trails are sheltered from the gentle and medium wind.
There were a few drifts.
The 2 Skate trails were groomed just before Dark, Feb 14, and the 3 Classic trails will be groomed in early morning.
Skate trails, an easy Green, is beside the well marked easy Yellow Class…[Read more]
Anyone know if BHP got groomed in the hurricane.. can only imagine the drifting and debris in the tracks now… too bad since it the long weekend…
They were slated to be groomed again today according to the report. Maybe they cancelled it. Im not sure. They usually groom just before the weekend, but with all the wind,even if they did, there will be some damage.
Murphys law regarding ski grooming is in full force this season, it seems.…[Read more]
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