Whiteshell Provincial Park

  • 8 Charleswood Ski Club members skied Otter Falls on Sunday. Very good tracks. The snow was generally very good, but Canadian Shield granite is lurking near the snow surface in a few places. Our skis have a couple new very minor scratches. Very enjoyable except …

    “a couple of intermediate hills”. Yes, parts of the 7K loop are gently rolling,…[Read more]

    • Thanks for the detailed track report, a lot of good info for someone heading out there for a ski.

    • Sloan Cathcart (Head of Interpretation, Manitoba Parks) has looked into my concerns about the trails at Otter Falls. He has told me about solutions that Whiteshell Provincial Park staff will implement:

      Staff went out yesterday to see what can be done. They report:
      • They will be bridging the open water issue at the shoreline with some logs and b…[Read more]

  • Skied Otter Falls 3k loop today. Tracks are set up well, but there is a lot of grass and tree sprigs shooting up into the tracks. All in all, the trail is in good shape. Beauty day for a ski.

  • From Mitchell Toews on Sunday evening:
    Great job on the Jessica Lake trails (A & C) and the TransCanada trail between White Lake and Jessica Lake Lodge! Bad news: Trail C has a lot of soft spots and some inconsiderate walkers trampled a 1.5 km stretch on the TC. The latter is a common problem and happens several times per season. A few signs…[Read more]

  • Skied the South Whiteshell Trail today. Grooming was excellent: best classic tracks of anywhere I’ve skied yet this winter (and that includes trails in three provinces and a territory so far.) West Hawk to Faloma is groomed; West Hawk to Falcon via McHugh is not groomed but has been skied; none of the connector trails between those two sides of t…[Read more]