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  • The warm temperatures have taken a significant toll on the ski trails. Sunday will be the last “official” day of the Windsor Park ski season. Access to the trails will remain, however, for anyone wishing to continue skiing. Thank you to everyone for making this past season so wonderful. See you next season!

  • Saturday 330-730PM. Started off doing Lime Kiln trail ,used the short cut to Esker, and back on to Chickadee . Was fine , just some bare spots in places. Ranged from slightly spongy in sunny sections to hard in shade. Still fairly decent classic skiing. Used red/silver mix of klister which worked ok. Switched to skate near sundown, and the track…[Read more]

  • Earl Isaak posted an update in the group Group logo of Hecla Provincial ParkHecla Provincial Park 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    We enjoyed hours of classic skiing today on well tracked trails. The more shaded West Quarry trail was still skiable in mid afternoon, but has debris. The open sections of the Hamars Lake trail were cleaner but the snow was softer. Start early.

  • Saturday morning, -1° to +5°, sunny.

    Classic: Anita doesn’t have anything to add to Brent’s report. Interesting that she was skiing for two hours and didn’t even know he was skiing at the same time. She knows him extremely well.

    Skate: I counted skate skiers and lost count after 40. There were also a few skijorers and a couple was k…[Read more]

  • Brent posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Skied all the classic trail Saturday morning. They are in great shape, still a lot of snow. The first part of Chickadee has a couple bare spots that are starting the creep across the trail. Otherwise only a handful of one leg lifts required.

  • Friday was another great spring skiing day. Trails were icy until about 10:AM Then a nice soft top layer, great for skating until about 1PM. a bit mushy midday until the sun went down when things got fast again. Skiers can expect similar on Saturday after the -5C overnight low. Trails are continuing to hold up well: thin in exposed sunny…[Read more]

  • good afternoon session doing some classic and skate. Park still has excellent trail conditions that will last all weekend. Some walkers were on trails, I guess they think skiing is over. Lots of snow in the park, and skate pack is fast close to zero. Best to go early mornings or evenings this weekend. Tshirt weather!

    • Seen very few skiers out this afternoon. Maybe 4 classic and 2 skaters in 2 hrs . A few more were out after work. These are very very good conditions if you have waxless skis or use klister. I am amazed that so few skiers come out when temps get above freezing. These are actually some of the best times to ski. Will the park and other non…[Read more]

  • Late Friday morning we skijored the Spruce Trail. With the temperature just above freezing, conditions ranged from very good to icy, depending on sun exposure. There is still a good base, and only a few bare spots along the edge. Hikers and fatbikers have left more prints near the south end of the trail.

  • Thursday night skate – trails holding up surprisingly well. BLACK DIAMOND is washed out – closed. thin spots on far corner of BLUE OVAL and GRAVEYARD LOOP. Green trail holding up well: thin on SHEEP DIP. Friday trails should still be good. Enjoy the last few days!!

    • Love that you are “scratching” and “renovating”, and updating, in these conditions – many thanks!

  • B&P posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    We skied Aspen this afternoon, after it was groomed – we thought it was great!
    GUR and the bays were all very nicely groomed for skate skiing.
    Had hoped to find more classic trails groomed tomorrow/Friday. Other trails still very ski-able.

  • From Melissa Bergen, A/Park District Manager, Birds Hill Provincial Park on Thursday afternoon:
    Our groomer went out this morning to try the trails and was unsuccessful. We started to groom Aspen and it was ruining the previous groom as there is just not enough snow. We retracted as best we could over that section, and no other grooming was…[Read more]

    • Lime Kiln and Esker were really fast this morning, then at 12:30 I skied Aspen after the groomer and a few skiers had been on it. Aspen was very good, but not as quick (slick) as the ungroomed trails. Spruce trail is ungroomed, but the groomed GUR had a few V’s on it. The sun and +5C this afternoon may end things soon, so get out & enjoy! Many…[Read more]

  • Groomer was out this morning but it was after my ski.

  • Ultra fast trails! We were night skiing last night and with the temp and the really quick trails, we could have stayed out there all night! Riding good skin skis, never a problem with grip on the tracks in any icy conditions! All the grip in the world. Enjoy speedy tracks and get your fill before the weekend for sure. Nice to see a bunch of…[Read more]

  • Night skied in BHP till around 9pm. Conditions are quite amazing even though trails havent been groomed. A mix of double poling and striding with some Rode light purple ( an amazing wax), worked well.. Would have stayed much longer, but food and energy ran out. The clear night before was pitch dark, but it seems when there is some overcast the…[Read more]

  • Just skated tonite, still really good.. little icey in spots, getting wavey on the blue loop as the snow is thinning… grass patches to watch for at pump house, graveyard loop, and a patch of grass on the skate lane along archibald about 50 yard before the 2nd dip… Id start watching for cart path gravel to start poking through shortly…[Read more]

  • Blue Stem this afternoon was fastest it’s been all winter- last snow has melted into tracks and you can ice glide and double pole forever – Summit could use a groom as its getting scary – 90 degree turn in back half of blue stem is fairly crazy too

  • Late Wednesday morning classic trails were super-fast, but still holding up well. Esker hill was so much fun that we did it twice! Many skiers with big smiles – enjoy before the upcoming warm spell…

  • All skate trails freshly scratched and renovated as of 9AM Wednesday. Excellent spring conditions!

  • Skate skied the GUR late Tuesday afternoon and the skate track is near perfect right now! I would only suggest that if you’re moonlight skiing, to watch out for the glazed areas that are only slightly icy. Fast and very fun yesterday! I will definitely be going be going back tonight to classic ski as well as the trails are in awesome condition…[Read more]

  • Tuesday morning, 1° to 2°, sunny.

    Classic — Aspen, Chickadee, west Bluestem: The well-formed tracks were snow, not icy, and the snow was much colder than the air temp.
    Skate — Group Use Road, including the two interior bays: The centre of the road was very firm (and fast), but the snow surface was soft enough to edge in and push off f…[Read more]

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