The Sandilands Ski Club grooms 38K of classic ski trails in the Sandilands Provincial Forest.
The two major parking lots will be cleared regularly. These are located across highway 210 from the Marchand Wayside Park and at the Yellow trailhead on highway 404. The Black trailhead lot will not be cleared.
You can purchase an annual Sandilands Ski Club membership (season trail pass) on the Membership page at sandilands.ca.
If you are not a Sandilands Ski Club member, a $5 day pass (trail fee) must be purchased in Marchand at the General Store on Main Street opposite the Wilderness Gate Lodge.
Non-members (of a CCSAM club) must sign the registry located at the Marchand General Store prior to every outing. Skiers who have not signed in before skiing are considered unauthorized trail users. All skiers acknowledge the risks associated with skiing and assume all risks in their participation
Please enjoy our trails and thank you for your support!
Skied pretty much everything at Sandilands Saturday and it was glorious. Only Grey, Grey Connector, the southern bits of Green, and the northern half of Black have been recently groomed, but the other trails were firm and just as fast. The best skiing may have been across the road on Yellow and Blue, which were just lovely! Wore the rock skis but…[Read more]
Skied Green trail mid-afternoon on 19th. Pretty good! Track was mostly well defined and clean. Snow was an expected mixed bag, mostly sqwunchy & slow. Biggest “problem” with the track is deer tracks, needles & debris weren’t a big issue here. Lots of snow, no sign of bare spots.
A big shout out to Reg and rest of the trail grooming crew! We had a Fabulous ski on the Green trail Saturday!!
Saturday afternoon Sandilands trails were in beautiful shape after yesterday’s grooming, and with enough soft snow to snowplow down those exciting hills. After we skied at Quarry Oaks Golf Course; and it was in pristine shape after also being groomed yesterday. The short loops are an easy, quick ski on relatively flat terrain…perfect for…[Read more]
Skied Green, Black, Purple and Grey loops on Saturday afternoon. All had been groomed well on Friday: snow was quick and tracks were excellent. Minor quibble that the packed snow surrounding tracks was on the soft side, so double poling was less efficient than it could have been. Already a snowmobile had destroyed a short section of Black (maybe…[Read more]
We met one of the groomers on the trail and were told that the reason for the soft pole plant area is that Sandilands has not received the amount of snow that Winnipeg has so that when they groomed the trail they had to bring the snow from the sides of the trail into the middle in order to set the tracks. Agreed, wonderful skiing nonetheless.
We had glorious glide on Green, Grey and Purple today. There is plenty of snow, including some fresh stuff that made for safe downhills. The trails were well skied-in and in fabulous shape except for a flooded low-lying area along the green-purple trail, west of the new warming shack. Always a treat to ski at these beautiful hilly trails!
A Sandilands Ski Club leader told me on Friday evening at 11:00 PM:
“I just received a caĺl from Reg our groomer. They just finished grooming the Green, Purple, Grey, Grey Connector, Black, and Yellow trails, and they are in excellent condition.”
Skied Purple, Green, and Yellow at Sandilands today. ~1cm fresh snow on the trails.
The recent snow on Purple and Green was well skied-in and these trails were in good condition.
The yellow trail is in need of grooming. It was somewhat skied in, but not enough to prevent the skis from wandering out regularly. Some of the descents on this trail…[Read more]
Saturday. 25 members of the Charleswood Ski Club skied all the groomed trails — Green, Grey, Grey Connector, Black, and Purple. All trails are generally in very good condition … some washed out tracks and some tree debris, but it hasn’t snowed for weeks so this isn’t surprising. There were at least another 25 skiers on the trails.
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