Birch

  • Steve Scoles posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 3 days, 15 hours 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 6 days, 2 hours 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 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 1 week, 4 days 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 2 weeks, 1 day 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 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 3 weeks, 1 day 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 3 weeks, 5 days 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 1 month 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 1 month, 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 1 month, 1 week 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 1 month, 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]

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Conditions are very icy, and some of the snow we packed and groomed has disappeared in the +8 C temperatures. The only snow this week was a dusting of snow yesterday, but it wasn’t enough to make the trails less treacherous. I’d postpone your visit until more snow comes, as we want people to have positive experiences when they visit!

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Looking to move up from early season flat land skiing and wanting to try some hills? Then go to Birch where I found the conditions, both classic and skate, to be very good. It was snowing heavily as I departed so bodes well for weekend skiing here and Pumpkin Creek. Bonus, Birch club membership is now available on Zone4.

  • XCSkiBirch posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Ski Birch is open as of Monday morning, November 29. We’ve groomed the South Trails for both Classic and Skate and they are in good shape. We’ll need some more snow to get the North trails properly groomed. They are packed and skate-able for confident skiers. We’ve also groomed a fat-bike trail starting from the Southwest corner of the Chale…[Read more]

  • Elise Watchorn posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Since we were in the neighbourhood after skiing La Perdrix, figured we might as well swing past Birch to investigate. The parking lot is not yet plowed and the site to buy online memberships is nothing yet live for the year. So it seems like they’re not quite ready for us, although it sounds like lots of exciting work is underway.

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

    Packing of trails has begun by Groomer Derek! Lots of snow to start things off this winter.

    Also, this summer, a lot of trail work was done: The incredible trail out of the North valley had it’s last section completed; some amazing work on other trails between Birch and Pumpkin Creek; and Mount Neverest has been leveled out!!

    Put Birch on your…[Read more]