Shannondale

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 8 hours, 13 minutes ago

    From David Lumgair on Saturday morning:

    Greetings Xcskiers all! 
    Mike and Gord and Dave have been grooming trails. 
    Big snow has been a challenge. 
    Both Skate and Classic Orange Trails  have been groomed today. 
    The Blue Classic Trail was set this morning. 
    The easy Green Skate Trail was groomed this morning too. 
    The easy Yellow Classic wi…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 1 week ago

    From David Lumgair on Saturday evening:
    Ho ho, CCSkiers! dgl!
    Today, Gord and Mike packed 5 Trails! 💃
    More snow than expected came down and blew around. 💨
    And Tomorrow we set Classic Tracks!!
    And we make wide level Skate Trails!
    Trails will be challenging! a little soft.
    Hey, cabins and hearts will be warm!
    David, Mike and Gord!!!

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 1 week, 1 day ago

    From David Lumgair on Friday afternoon:
    “Be Fit For Life!”
    Greetings 😋 Xcskiers,
    David here,
    Classic Trails will be groomed for this weekend. Yahoo!
    The hourly weather forecast looks like this:

    Trailhead Cabin and Chalet in…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    From David Lumgair on Friday evening:

    Greetings All CCSki folks!

    Just talked with our partner groomer guy Gord.
    And he completed the grooming of 2 skate trails and 4 Classic Trails here today.
    Trails are in very good condition.
    I am including a weather report that suggests that Sunday afternoon temps will be -12C.…[Read more]

  • Esther MacKinlay posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    We spent a wonderful day classic and skate skiing at Shannondale. The classic tracks had some wind blown debris which was beyond Dave’s control. The wider valley trails were pristine and set up perfectly, especially the number 3 loop. Fast and fun! The skate trails were pretty much excellent with only a few thin spots which were easy to a…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 3 weeks ago

    From David Lumgair on Saturday:

    Good day eh! ccski folk,

    Yes, trails are good.
    Trails were mostly fresh groomed yesterday.
    Water Seepage beside and onto the Blue Classic trail is a Nature phenomena to observe
    Is about 2.5 kms out the Blue Classic. .
    Ice pad Is freezing and building as the days pass.
    Nature provides necessities, delights…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    From David Lumgair:

    Happy New Year to all people!

    Most trails were groomed yesterday!
    About 3″ of new snow sets up great for Classic and for Skate!
    All trails are ready for doing ccskiing.
    The snow cover is thin and adequate, and firm, with only a few places just shy of the excellence that we all expect at Shannondale.
    Be sure to ski…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    From David Lumgair on Monday:
    Greetings to CCSKI Enthusiasts,
    This morning, Mike and I have packed about 4 inches of new snow for CCSking.
    Skate Trails are packed and I am in warming up.
    Looks like it has stopped snowing and the forecast map suggests that’s it for new snow.…[Read more]

  • Elise Watchorn posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 1 month ago

    Shannondale did not disappoint today! There is just exactly enough snow for great skiiing: no excess, but enough to go around. Lovely day on lovely trails.

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 1 month ago

    From David Lumgair:

    Good day eh, CCSki enthusiasts,
    Yes, David here,

    5:00 pm edit, Gord suggested that Blue trail is good without a grooming.

    The Ginzu skimmer does tickle the crust that mild temps made yesterday.
    Yes, we can and have crazed the glaze on both the Orange and Green skate trails, this morning.
    Ahhh, but the East loops…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 1 month ago

    8 Charleswood Ski Club members classic skied at Shannondale on Sunday, mainly on the preeminent Blue trail. Conditions were as advertised (very good).

    The afternoon high temp was +5°, which certainly affected the trails, but Blue and many of the others were still skiable with good skis. As usual, David has produced great tracks with a minimum…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 1 month ago

    From David Lumgair:
    Shannondale trails are holding steady,
    A light touch of grooming has been applied in some places.
    The 10km medium skills Classic BlueTrail to Carsons, is said to be 85% excellent, with just a few spots to watch for.
    The East loop of the easy Green Skate and the Yellow Classic , has some dirt showing.
    The balance of the Green…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 1 month, 1 week ago

    From Andy Dwilow on Wednesday:
    Skied blue classic trail at Shannondale today. Great tracks on good skis – skate trail looked good. David looks as good as his tracks! Good for the soul – reminds me of why I ski.

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 1 month, 1 week ago

    From David Lumgair:
    New Seasons Greetings to all!,
    David here,

    Yes, we have been packing the snow in preparation for ccskiing. .
    Gord Hamm and Mike Hoeppner have been making trails here.
    Yes, the Blue Classic Trail is groomed and has set up excellent for Classic skiing.
    Some other trails can be skate skied.
    The Wilson Loop and trails…[Read more]