Located 8K west of Morden on Hwy #3. Turn north at the Thornhill Turnoff — RR34. Then go 2.6 K north. Turn into the yard with the red barns and friendly skiers. Trail maps are available by the sign-in book and donation box.
16K of classic trails and 7K of skate trails, with a warming cabin at the trail head and a heated Chalet in the Valley, 1K from the start.
The Yellow Trail is introductory level, with an easy glide down to the chalet. From there you can choose from three 1K loops.
The Blue Trail is medium difficulty, 11K of mostly undulating terrain with approx 50m elevation and mainly bi-directional. It is the favourite ski trail.
The basic Orange Trail is a 5K circuit, ideal for rigorous skate skiing. It has 150m total elevation on 5 major slopes and several smaller slopes. The minimum width is 2.5m. An extra 2K of optional Orange Trails offer several challenging slopes up to 30 degrees!
The Chalet in the Valley is a great place for a rest or lunch. It is insulated and warmed with a wood stove. A rustic biffy awaits nearby.
Contact David Lumgair at firstname.lastname@example.org or (204) 822-3735.
Trail Conditions (on the BTNC website)
David posts to the BTNC website often.
David says: “I believe my trails are great for beginners, and are also sufficiently challenging to be of value to those intending skills improvement. My ambitions are that everyone should have fun and gain skills. Fresh Air is Health Care, Help yourself! Kyoto compliant too.”
From David Lumgair:
Lotsa snow at Shannondale.
I groomed Yellow Classic and Green Skate this morn.
Looks like no thawing on Sunday.
I will groom for Sunday skiing! Yahoo!!
I can “Craze the Glaze”, “Bust the Crust”, “Slice the ice”, and “Shift the Drift”.
What a pleasure to meet David and ski Shannondale! Only the main (green & yellow) trails in valley bottom were freshly groomed, but we skied all over and the old groom was fine. Conditions had more to do with sun than grooming – some slow and soft, some icy and fast, keeps you on your toes down the slopes! No bare spots. David has his eyes on…[Read more]
From David Lumgair on Monday morning:
Good morning ccski folks,
Looks like minus temperature weather over night for this week.
Trails will be fast .
As you know, if it melted the day before, then the glaze of yesterday, on classics, would be very fast.
And If folks were…[Read more]
From David Lungair:
Hello CCSki foks,
2 Skate and 4 Classic Trails will be fresh groomed for Sunday March 17 2019.
Trails are setting up firm and full shape.
Trail head Cabin and The Chalet in the Valley will both be warm.
Come and ski to your heart’s delight .
Or, Just for the health of it !
Great skiing Saturday at Shannondale! We skied all the trails, including a groomed but not mapped section outside the valley, tracing the edge of the woods. Grooming was pristine (other than the massive skid I left, taking an epic tumble on one of the bigger orange hills). Snow was smooth as butter at -1•C, and tracks were deep set except on a f…[Read more]
From David Lumgair on Friday:
Hello ski folks,
Yes , About 2 kms North of Thornhill, there are 4 Classic CCSKI trails and 2 Skate ski trails, Mostly will be excellent.
Ho ho, The Orange Trails has extra snow for extra challenges and change of experience ,
will be grooming with H3 Allis Chalmers crawler and dozer, first!
Trail Head…[Read more]