Grand Beach Provincial Park has 18K of trails that are groomed for both classic skiing and skate skiing.
New in 2020, 6K of the trails are now shared use with fatbiking, snowshoeing, and walking. Trails Map
Fatbiking with appropriately low tire pressure and snowshoeing have minimal negative impact on a skate ski track. However, walking on a skate track often damages it if walkers aren’t single file on the edge that is opposite from the classic track. The park says they didn’t receive complaints from skiers in 2020-2021, so the status quo will remain for 2021-2022.
Grand Beach’s Park Manager is email@example.com 204-754-5040.
Trail Conditions reported by Manitoba Parks.
See below for reports submitted by skiers.
Classic skied GB on Monday and agree with Andy’s report. Just want to add that the Beaver Pond trail is only groomed up to the north warming hut (which is closed due to covid), where the groomer made a loop around the hut and went back the way he came.
From Andy Dwilow on Sunday afternoon:
Classic skied Grand Beach today. The single classic track was chiselled, firm, and fast – excellent! Terrain and course layout – world class!
The skate ski lane was, for the most part, soft, rutted, and uneven, with periodic areas of something pink (engine or hydraulic oil?) on it – poor! Interestingly, I…[Read more]
The day has finally come. Grand has been groomed and has tons of snow. Very good conditions !
There had been about 3 inches of fresh snow on the well groomed track. Slow going but beautiful.
Skied Grand beach this afternoon. Excellent classic track. It took about 15-20 minutes till my fingers warmed up and then was excellent. There s a skate track but no tracks on it, classic was fun. Thanks to the groomers
We drove out from Winnipeg only to discover that the Grand Beach trails still haven’t been groomed after the latest dump of snow. The Squirrel/Beaver trail was skier tracked.
Disappointed that this potentially world class ski area is so poorly maintained in terms of grooming.
A friend and I skied from Lester Beach to squirrel trail and back today. Lots of snow, very slow but no debris at all. Excited for the groomer to go through again! Does anyone else think the trail closed sign at beaver pond should be at the beginning of the trail and not at the end? Maybe they won’t need to close it at all this year.
From Mark Sinclair, Grand Beach Park Manager, on Thursday at noon:
Grand Beach ski trails have been cleaned and are groomed with a minimal snow cover.
We need to get a good snowfall before they will be in great shape.
Have a happy holiday season.
A light snow has improved the Grand Beach classic ski track. Still early season ski conditions.
The skate ski base looks soft and there is still some debris on it but people were still out skate skiing. Also the odd footprint has brought debris, sand or stones within eyesight.
One more snow and grooming should again improve the ski trail…[Read more]
Skied Grand Beach today. Parts of beaver, squirrel, and boulder. Surprised how skiable the track actually was. Not machine groomed but the skiier groomed track was fair with some debris but no real rocks exposed. The debris didn’t stick to my skiis like in the warmer weather. The beaver pond part of the beaver trail was closed. We did the classic…[Read more]
Did I have fun at Grand Beach yesterday? Yes. Is the skiing here an absolute gong show right now? Also yes.
In my view, recent reports underestimate the amount of debris on the trails. Twigs and needles are pretty much constant; branches and logs are regular. We are going to need a LOT more snow to bury this stuff deep enough that it won’t just b…[Read more]
This report from a friend: Grand Beach has been groomed and was better than expected, still some dirt and tree debris but very skiable, lots of fun. I would say that it’s worth the trip but it would be nice to get more snow.
From Darren Ross, Grand Beach Operations, on Thursday afternoon:
All trails have been cleared of trees and debris.
We are just waiting for some more snow now so we can pack and then start grooming.
The warm weather has settled the snow we have received up until now.
I did a six km lap yesterday. It was an absolute disaster zone with multiple trees down over the trail with tons of debris on the trail. The occasional rock was poking out, and often there were no discernable tracks. It’s going to take a lot of chainsaws and muscle to clear everything, then require at least six inches of fresh new snow to cover up…[Read more]
Manitoba Parks – Trails Conditions & Advisories dated Wednesday November 24 says:
Grand Beach Provincial Park – All Trails CLOSED
Recent winds and heavy snow have caused numerous fallen trees blocking trails. Please do not use trails at this time as staff and equipment are working to clear trails.
There are a lot of fallen trees across the trails.