The Whiteshell Cross Country Ski Club maintains 7K of rolling skating and classic trail on the Pinawa Golf Course, 40K of classic trails in Canadian Shield forest, and a 1.2K lighted trail.
The Pinawa Club is open year round as a licensed restaurant and lounge. Skiers are welcome to use this facility. Food or beverages, not purchased in the Pinawa Club, are not permitted in the building (please save your bag lunches and thermoses for the trail). The Pinawa Club is home for many member and non-member activities – curling, bingo & club lunches to name a few. If your group is large please contact the Manager (204) 753-2294 prior to arrival to ensure that the facility can accommodate your party. It is important to the CCSAM and the Whiteshell Ski Club that all skiers respect Pinawa Club staff & members and comply with the rules and regulations. Maintaining our good relations will ensure the building remains available to us for special events such as the annual Manitoba Loppet.
The Whiteshell Ski Club maintains warming huts located on the Red, Orange and English River Trails. Skiers may use them at their own discretion. The Club charges no fees, takes no bookings, and assumes no responsibility for the safety and well-being of the users. Users should be self-sufficient and be prepared to handle any eventuality (for example, lack of firewood, injuries, accidents, poor signal strength for cell phones, and the possibility of sharing the premises with others.) Donations help our non-profit, volunteer group to cover the cost of maintaining the trail network and the warming huts. For assistance in an emergency, call 911.
Skate skied the Red again today. Pretty nice conditions. Was groomed this morning as was the Racers and Pacers loop by the Pinawa Club and the rest of the golf course. Noted that some of the classic track has been wiped out in spots. Blue trail looked like it was groomed for classic today but haven’t checked it out – maybe tomorrow!
We classic skied Pinawa at noon on Monday, and found the hills on the Red trail too icy, so we skied the Golf Course trail. It was being groomed as we skied, and was in good shape, but fast. All glide and no kick, but a gorgeous day to be out! More snow is needed to make these trails last.
From Darryl Hrechkosy on Friday morning:
My cousin and I skied Pinawa on February 20/20. The Blue and English Trails could do with a grooming as I found some down hills and turns a bit sketchy, but other than the usual rock showing here and there very little debris in tracks and decent snow coverage. The warming hut there now has wood. The Golf…[Read more]
Skied 28km at Pinawa yesterday. Started on Blue and English River: the tracks here were deep and the snow was fast! However, snow in the pole plant area was deep too, and hadn’t been packed recently. Poling wasn’t as efficient as it could have been, with snow soft and yielding instead of providing resistance.
The JGG Freeway was groomed for our…[Read more]