Birch

  • Esther MacKinlay posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 7 months, 1 week ago

    Sunday Feb 21. Trails were fabulous. We classic skied but skate tracks looked great too. Only a few bare spots that were easy to avoid on some uphills. The trail to Pumpkin creek is a pure joy to ski. Great grooming and the new washrooms are impressive. Thanks

  • Steve Scoles posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 7 months, 1 week ago

    Just heard from Groomer Derek – all trails have been regroomed. South trails (classic and skate) and the north trail to Pumpkin Creek (classic) and Manitoba’s most beautiful new trail – the new trail that winds out of the North Valley – are ready for great skiing over the next few days.

    Please note that the chalet is r*estricted* due to covid…[Read more]

  • Steve Scoles posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 7 months, 1 week ago

    Birch conditions are looking pretty good for this weekend – I will post an update from the groomer on Thursday night,

    A few important details:
    Due to COVID restrictions, the chalet is not open for changing/eating, etc, but is available for using the washroom – see sign on door
    The classic track connection to Pumpkin Creek is open as well as the…[Read more]

  • jonathank posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Skied Birch today. Track was good. Lots of snow for good control on the downhill. Love the trail signage that has gone up the last couple years. Super clear.

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    Ski Birch is a wonderful venue with awesome hills rarely found elsewhere in Manitoba. The classic tracks were in very good shape and there was lots of snow for control on the sweeping downhills. The wind was howling on the drive in but all is calm on these trails hidden in the woods. Washrooms are not open at this time so come prepared.

  • XCSkiBirch posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    The snow this week was enough to get classic tracks in and they’re in good shape! It’s cold, but everything is groomed as of this morning. Time to warm up, have some lunch, then strap on the skis and test out the tracks😀

  • XCSkiBirch posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 8 months, 1 week ago

    We smoothed out the skate lanes and they’re in decent shape for the most part. Debris on Mt. Neverest, and a few other sections, and still too little snow to smooth out the lumps in Fern Gully. No classic tracks, as the tracks would still go down to ground in many sections.

  • XCSkiBirch posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 8 months, 4 weeks ago

    We packed all the trails today and set classic tracks on the South 2.5 trails. After getting off the groomer, I skied both south loops. The classic tracks have plenty of leafy patches, but are mostly skiable if you get out of the tracks from time to time. I skate skied the South 5.0 and it was quite good, minus a few lumpy sections in Fern Gully.…[Read more]

  • XCSkiBirch posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 9 months ago

    We’ve packed and levelled the South 2.5km loop. It would be good for skate skiing and untracked classic. There are leafy sections and some grassy patches, but it’s quite skiable. The rest of the South 5.0 and the North 2.5 have been snowmobile packed, but not groomed. The snow is still too shallow to put in classic tracks. Due to the Code Red,…[Read more]