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  • AnthonyKW posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 1 year, 7 months ago

    Skied Bluestem today. Heading east from Chickadee parking lot, the trails have been wrecked by snowmobilers as soon as Bluestem merges with Aspen. Once passed the ranch, where Bluestem veers off from Aspen to the north, it is as it was: still fairly well skied-in from fellow skiers with sections of good gliding, especially considering no grooming has occurred. Red wax provided good grip. Looked like the other trails in pretty rough shape from snowmobilers, including the nice tracks a previous commenter described on the group use road. Probably the best ski would be to do Bluestem starting west from the Chickadee parking lot and turn around and head back where it meets Aspen near the ranch.

    • Anita & I skied Bluestem on Thursday afternoon. We agree with AnthonyKW — it has a very good skier-made track.
      Apparently, the snowmobile “damage” on Chickadee and Aspen were park staff. Those trails are packed full width, perhaps in preparation for setting a shallow track by pulling a tracksetter behind a snowmobile (versus using their large and expensive Pisten Bully) after the next snowfall.