Birch

  • Elise Watchorn posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 2 months ago

    We had a good ski at Birch yesterday: we did laps of both North and South trails. The only detail I’d add to Birch’s update below is that there is still a ton of snow here! There were only one or two tiny patches of ground peeking through, in exposed areas of North loop. The South loop is perfect and everywhere forested should be good for a whi…[Read more]

  • XCSkiBirch posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 2 months ago

    Was able to put down 10k of shallow-ish classic tracks this morning. Tried touching up the skate deck but our drag didn’t do much to the crust. It’ll be skate able (I did it yesterday evening), but not great. Spring skiing – you take what you can get. Check our social media @xcskibirch for pics.

  • Elise Watchorn posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Couldn’t resist a visit to Birch after our ski at Pumpkin Creek, and it was fantastic. The grooming was fresh and it was excellent, as always. Truly, Birch’s grooming has been consistently some of the best anywhere in the province this year.

    We skied a couple of loops of the south trails. It was such a wonderful warm day to fly down those loo…[Read more]

  • XCSkiBirch posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Fresh groom for the South Loop and the North 2.5. Just about as much shovelling drifts as grooming today 😅 Phew!

  • XCSkiBirch posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 3 months ago

    All of the Ski Birch trails are groomed – classic and skate. Should be good skiing over the next few days!

  • XCSkiBirch posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    North and South Loops are both groomed.

  • XCSkiBirch posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Still working out some snowmobile issues @xcskibirch. We’ve been able to groom all of the trails for skate-skiing, but no classic tracks at this point.

  • XCSkiBirch posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 4 months ago

    Our snowmobile started having issues only half way through our first pass of the trails today. So… unfortunately no fresh grooming until either: 1) Ol’ Goldie gets fixed up (shes’ at the mechanics now), or 2) The new sled we’ve ordered arrives – whichever comes first. We’ll keep you posted.

  • Steve Scoles posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 4 months, 1 week ago

    Lots of people out at Birch today for the continuing epic Birchkin Pumpski week and the race on the South trails. The Birchkin Pumpski trail will be around tomorrow and then at the whimsy of future snowfalls, so if you wanted to do it before its gone, Sunday would be a good day to do it.

    Thanks for all the veterans and newcomers skiing the…[Read more]

  • XCSkiBirch posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 4 months, 1 week ago

    Ski Birch will be hosting the Birch Open MB Cup Skate Ski Race on Saturday. Registration for this opens Thursday (see CCSAM site for more details). This means our South Loop will be closed from approximately 1 – 3PM. The Chalet will also be reserved for race officials and volunteers, but the bathrooms via the backdoor, will still be available f…[Read more]

  • KB posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 4 months, 1 week ago

    Skied the Birchkin Pumpski trail system on Saturday and was very impressed with the trails and grooming. If you want a trail system that is a little more challenging than BHP get out to Birch and enjoy their classic and skate skiing trails.

  • Elise Watchorn posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Skied a solo and very chilly Birchkin Pumpski this afternoon! Maybe the first person to do so, if the finisher’s log is to be believed.

    The Birch grooming was stellar, the Pumpkin Creek grooming was very good, and the connection was pretty good also (some drifting in open areas, to be expected). The big long descents were absolutely perfect f…[Read more]

  • XCSkiBirch posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    The 2022 Birchkin Pumpski will be going ahead in a slightly stretched out sort of way. The connection trail between Ski Birch and Pumpkin Creek will be open on Thursday, Jan. 6th and will stay open until Saturday, Jan. 15th. You can still come to ski this route on the original event date, Jan 8th, but unfortunately there will be no start-time,…[Read more]

  • XCSkiBirch posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    South loop is groomed and tracked. The North is packed for skate skiing, but may not be tracked for classic until Friday.

  • XCSkiBirch posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Just finished packing last night’s heavy snowfall, and more ❄️ to come tonight. We’ll have to pack that, then groom, so keep an eye out here, or on FB, Instagram, or Twitter @xcskibirch.

  • XCSkiBirch posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 5 months ago

    All skate trails are freshly groomed and in good condition. Classic tracks are snowed in but still visible, and will be set again on the 26th.

  • XCSkiBirch posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 5 months, 1 week ago

    The Birch South Loops will be closed from 11:30 – 1:30 on Saturday, Dec 18, as we are hosting the Provincial Development Team’s selection race. The North Loops will still be open during this time.

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 5 months, 1 week ago

    15 Charleswood Ski Club members skied at Birch today in fantastic conditions on expert grooming. Birch has worked on additional trail building this summer on the North trails and they were groomed and ready to go today adding 5 plus kilometers to go with the 5 kilometers of south trails. This addition makes Birch an even more worthy place to visit.

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    This info from the groomer: Conditions are quite good. We got about 4 cm of snow through the week, so I groomed the south for classic and skate, and the north for skate today. We should have classic tracks on the North Loop by Saturday morning. If you head straight north from the Chalet, just to the west of the house, and then go down the old…[Read more]

  • Elise Watchorn posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Birch was bumpin’ today — obviously the place to be for skiers, fat bikers and snowshoers. The classic tracks and the skate base were very hard and fast. Fortunately they had received a very thin dusting of fresh snow to keep things manageable for ascending and descending… but the day was warming up and conditions were getting a little more,…[Read more]

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