Sandilands

  • Smartin posted an update in the group Group logo of SandilandsSandilands 5 months, 1 week ago

    In case anyone wants an ultra late season ski, we did sandilands tonight. Yellow parking lot to the old hur and back on the green (6km return) . Skier tracked, lots of snow. Nice to be able to ski late in the evening with the sun setting so late. Have to park on the road, sime atv sign but si far they’ve left that section of trail alone.

  • Elise Watchorn posted an update in the group Group logo of SandilandsSandilands 6 months, 1 week ago

    We skied Red, Orange and Black today. Typical spring skiing: crispy in the morning, and then soft in the afternoon. There is still lots and lots of snow, and trails are mostly in good shape.

    A section of the Black/Green trail had been torn up by walkers. When we got back to our car, we found a note on the windshield (written on a mask, ew) which…[Read more]

  • Elise Watchorn posted an update in the group Group logo of SandilandsSandilands 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Everybody and their dog was out at Sandilands today, skiing every which way. Conditions were decent, with fresh snow over Thursday’s grooming. Nearly everything had been well skied in, and glide was good. Exceptions were Black (hadn’t been skied since the last snowfall) and Blue (hasn’t been skied in a looong time). Beautiful day!

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of SandilandsSandilands 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    https://sandilands.ca/the-trails/ says that all trails except Red and Orange were groomed on Friday.

  • Earl Isaak posted an update in the group Group logo of SandilandsSandilands 7 months, 4 weeks ago

    There is lots of snow, and a good firm base everywhere. We skied on the Green, Black, Red and Orange trails. There was fresh snow on the tracks, and on Black the tracked trail was pretty much invisible. Cold conditions and new snow made climbing hills easy, and we could double-pole down the steepest hills.

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of SandilandsSandilands 8 months ago

    https://sandilands.ca/the-trails/ indicates that the Green/Purple/Grey/Black/Yellow were groomed on Saturday.

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of SandilandsSandilands 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    Yesterday’s grooming on the green, black, yellow, grey and grey connector was excellent. There are a couple of new trail diversions (to bypass issues I’m guessing) on the northeast section of the green trail.

  • Elise Watchorn posted an update in the group Group logo of SandilandsSandilands 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Purple, Green, Black, Grey and the Connector were excellent today. A pair of walkers had left footprints in places, but they stayed off the tracks and (mostly) off the pole plant zone. Snowy forest was gorgeous and the -19°C weather felt so much warmer than the last while.

    We didn’t venture across the roads, but the Sandilands website in…[Read more]

    • I did the Yellow trail in a clockwise direction and noticed that a new trail has been cut which bypasses the old narrow gully descent to the Yellow/Blue junction where removing your skis and walking down had been the practice the last few years. The new downhill is wide allowing for a person to snowplow safely so now you can actually ski down. Bonus!

  • JRutledge posted an update in the group Group logo of SandilandsSandilands 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Skied the North end of the Grey trail and the Green trail. Grooming was very good with the addition of all that new snow. That fresh dry snow did make for a slower ski. Beautiful Sunny day!

  • Smartin posted an update in the group Group logo of SandilandsSandilands 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Did a combination of green, black and purple today. Groomers were out and i think they got the core area plus yellow done. I can’t verify the red though.

  • Smartin posted an update in the group Group logo of SandilandsSandilands 9 months ago

    Went this morning after reading Chris’ post and we were blessed with good trail conditions. Hats off to the grooming team that did a lot with little to work with. Rock skis not needed if you go on the groomed parts. We got in 12+ km without issue. Looking forward to tonight’s snow!

  • Chris posted an update in the group Group logo of SandilandsSandilands 9 months ago

    I got a Christmas gift from the groomer in the form of a phone call and can provide some good news for Sandilands skiers. Partial grooming of the main trail network is complete. Details updated on website as soon as I got the call, but here’s the latest. Grey loop, grey connector, and green loop starting from yellow parking lot to southern warming…[Read more]

  • Smartin posted an update in the group Group logo of SandilandsSandilands 9 months, 1 week ago

    Just to confirm, there is not enough snow in Sandilands as of yet. Also, the Sandilands trails need a little more snow than normal due to the extreme ruts caused from ATV induced erosion on the hills over the years. I’m guessing another 15-20cm of snow would be needed before they could even think about grooming, but that might not even be enough.

  • Spencer posted an update in the group Group logo of SandilandsSandilands 9 months, 1 week ago

    Does anyone have a recent report on Sandilands?

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of SandilandsSandilands 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Some Sandilands Forest trails are packed but more snow is needed before they can be groomed (track set).