Sandilands

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of SandilandsSandilands 1 week 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 2 weeks, 2 days 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 2 weeks, 2 days 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 2 weeks, 5 days 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 3 weeks, 2 days 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 3 weeks, 4 days 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 1 month 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 1 month ago

    Does anyone have a recent report on Sandilands?

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of SandilandsSandilands 1 month, 1 week ago

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