Bittersweet

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    A post on the A Cross Country Ski Club Facebook group on Sunday evening says:
    Fantastic late season skate ski at Bittersweet today. A couple of pieces of bark on the trail but otherwise perfect April skate conditions with no bare spots! Started around 11:30 and it was a touch icy but conditions improved greatly once the temperatures hit zero.

  • Laura McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Some skate trails renovated Sunday: Skater’s Waltz and Oak Meadow. When the temperature rises a bit they should be quite good.

  • gebert posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Hey Laura… Does that description include the skate trails? Or some of the skate trails?

  • Laura McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    The groomer took advantage of the cold temperatures and tried some renovations. The results are good to fair but definitely skiable!!! Only eastern trails are open and can be accessed from either trailhead. Do not attempt ungroomed trails: they are icy and dangerous. If we stay off the trails when it’s above zero we might get another week of skiing!

  • Cory B posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 2 months ago

    Classic tracks and skate trails still in tact Saturday morning. Surprised not to see more visitors! Like many other locations, days are numbered.

  • Ardythe McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Our groomers continue to work at improving our skate trails! We can now report that Ridge Runner trail is in good condition, while World Cup condition is rated as ‘fair’.

  • Ardythe McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Oak Meadow and Skaters Waltz skate trails groomed today and in very good condition.

  • Laura McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    All trails, classic and skate, groomed and ready for the warm weekend! Heads up: the deep snow in the bush has lead to significantly increased deer activity on the trails. Watch for tracks and other surprises 🙂

  • Laura McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 3 months ago

    Reporting live from the trails…we are finally ready to set tracks. Starting from the Nordic Centre- skiing by lunchtime!

  • Laura McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 3 months ago

    We’ve been dealing with a ton of snow and even more wind leaving us with massive drifts throughout the system. We packed and rolled yesterday and hope to have at least some classic trails ready to go later this morning for holiday Monday folks.

    • Thank you for the update:) What a challenging year for groomers and skiers!

  • Ardythe McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 3 months, 1 week ago

    After a week of warm temperatures and freezing rain, the icy conditions proved to be too much for our grooming machines. They are unable to break the ice into small, manageable crumble that can be groomed. After skiing a bit on some trails, we can report that the tracks have skiffs of snow in the bottoms, and that skiing is possible if one is…[Read more]

  • Ardythe McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 3 months, 1 week ago

    The icy conditions created by the past week’s arm temperatures and freezing rain have proved too much for our machines to renovate. We are unable to improve the conditions that exist. So, skiers who are aware, careful, and experienced can find skiing at Bittersweet only fair. The big hills should definitely be avoided, but the skiff on snow lying…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 3 months, 1 week ago

    From Ardythe McMaster on Wednesday morning:
    After Tuesday’s warm temperatures and light rain, our trails are icy, requiring klister. Skiing is not recommended, and the big hills are dangerous. We are waiting for conditions to improve before renovating our trails, and we will post when we have done so.

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    From Ardythe McMaster on Saturday evening:
    All classic trail were groomed today. Our groomers will be out tomorrow morning, ( Sunday ) to groom the skate trails for all our skating friends. Join us!

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    From Ardythe McMaster on Friday morning:
    We have lots and lots of snow, and some of it is blown into big drifts across trails. Our groomers plan to groom on Saturday morning, after the forecast snow on Friday night. Please be patient. There should be good skiing by Saturday noon. The parking lot has already been plowed.

  • Ardythe McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Found on the skate trail as it crosses our yard, a pair of men’s sunglasses. Black frames with blue lenses. Please contact us to claim them. Ardythe McMaster

  • DaleK posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Weekend update from Facebook site: Conditions today on the trails are perfect thanks to the groomers that were out doing repairs Friday evening and Saturday morning

  • DaleK posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Conditions today (27th) were excellent on all of the classic trails east of the main parking, thanks to wonderful grooming probably done this morning. Only one trail to stay off. North Star was visited by a school who did the trail backwards flattening the grooming especially on Reggies Run, the major hill, also walking the trail with snowshoes,…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 4 months ago

    From Bittersweet Ski Club’s Facebook page on Saturday morning:
    The groomers are headed out now. They are starting with the east side trails And will finish on the west side classic by the end of the day.

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

    Classic skied starting at the farmhouse on Omega to Archie’s Swamp, Deep Woods, down Coyote to Cranberry, back up to Cottonwood, Red Hill and back to Archies and Omega avoiding the big wind. The grooming was perfect, the hills safe, and 10.5 km. a little more than an hour and a half. Yesterday, we did most of the other classic trails which were…[Read more]

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