Skied both classic and skate Sunday morning at GB. Classic tracks were excellent, but the skate surface is a bit soft, and hiker’s footprints have pitted the trails closest to the south parking lot. Plenty of snow, lots of people out fatbiking and skiing, and the soft snow was great for those steep downhills!
Skied Grand Beach today. The trails are in excellent condition. Classic tracks are deep and firm. The far eastern segment of the Beaver Pond trail though is not recommended with good skis until one more snow fall… from the creek on there is mud and gravel in the tracks pretty much all the way until you get back to the main trail. Thanks park…[Read more]
All ski trails at Grand Beach are groomed as of today and are in very good condition. Happy Skiing.
15 members of the Charleswood Ski Club classic skied Grand Beach on Saturday. -6° to -9°. Slightly transformed snow from Thursday’s melt. We had good grip with a -3° to -7° old snow wax.
The tracks are well-formed throughout the trail system, but snow coverage is very thin in many places. There are dozens of short sections where the track is dar…[Read more]
From Facebook on Thu Jan 3 afternoon:
“Grand Beach is groomed! A few sketchy spots where we could use some more snow but otherwise fast and fun as always.” (photos too)
Ski season preparations.
Park staff drove around dumping wood at the warming huts a few days ago.
Yesterday it looks like the Park tested out packing snow. Not sure how many trails are packed. Skate skiing over thinly packed snow with ground showing through is possible. Old rock skis suggested.
Definitely need a snow fall before the trails will…[Read more]
Just a heads up regarding Grand Beach Ski Trails. Grand Beach did not receive any new snow from the Colorado Low that hit the province on Monday March 5th. The ski conditions have deteriorated over the weekend due to warm weather and some melting has taken place. The beaver pond trail will be closed today due to poor conditions which include bare…[Read more]
Early Saturday afternoon we classic skied most of the Grand Beach trails. The tracks were firm and fast, but the skate surface is thinning and starting to deteriorate in areas with sun exposure. We avoided the north Beaver Pond loop, as there was dirt showing through. It was a great ski, but more snow would improve conditions.
Has anyone been to Grand Beach or know of the conditions there?
Manitoba Parks is unable to post their weekly Thursday trail conditions report on their website, so here it is: https://www.ccsam.ca/wheretoski/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Feb-15_ManitobaParksWeeklySkiTrailsReport.pdf
“Birds Hill is re-grooming today (Thursday) and tomorrow due to the high winds, and Grand Beach may also…[Read more]
The trails were groomed yesterday but high winds and cold drifting snow have mostly filled the classic tracks with hard packed snow that we skied on top of. More skiers will not improve the tracks so,
unfortunately, the trails need to be groomed again. The skate portion is in good shape with very little drifting. The good news is that there is…[Read more]
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