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]
14 Charleswood Ski Club members skied at Grand Beach on Saturday, -6°.
As HBock reported earlier, the classic tracks are in very good condition.
The skate track is generally moderately firm and fairly level. The exception is the far eastern segment of the Beaver Pond trail; it is very soft in the middle of the track, as usual. There are still…[Read more]
The weekend’s snowfall has been groomed over by Park’s staff resulting in very good classic tracks with very little dirt or sand showing. The skate deck has improved but still has some soft and uneven areas but is mainly level. The Beaver Pond loop no longer has a trail closed sign posted and conditions are good entering and exiting but poor in…[Read more]
Sunday, January 14. Grand Beach trails had around 2 1/2 inches of fresh snow.Nobody was skate skiing this weekend but the classic tracks were skied in nicely. Once the wind picked up some parts of the tracks got blown over with snow. Lots of loose snow for this weeks grooming… trails are going to be perfect once done.
Grooming on most trails at Grand is great (as Floyd said, dirt churned up in a few spots). BUT – would suggest avoiding the far end of Beaver pond (trail that has been ‘Closed’ to date); it’s not ski-able: ground very uneven, more dirt/rocks/ice than snow in most spots. – Pat
Skied Beaver Pond today. January 5 -25 C All groomed as outlined below …..but very difficult section beyond the trail at Beaver Pond Hut for approximately 1.5 km…..trail poor condition…. extended sections down to sand and with large divots in skate track…..would not recommend doing this section til there is more snow……the rest is great…[Read more]
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