Ardythe McMaster

  • Ardythe McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    In spite of my recent report, we have some good ski news from Bittersweet. Corey has ‘scratched the surface’ of two skate trails with the Ginzu, just enough to create a decent trail and reports that he has just skated his fastest ski of the season! The two renewed skate trails are Skaters’ Waltz and Oak Meadows Trail, total about 5 1/2 km.

  • Ardythe McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    After Wednesday’s temps of +7C, our groomer writes.”I am declaring the trails done unless there is a snowfall. With the warm temperatures the base will have settled. Even if it freezes it will basically be ice which would require heavy renovation to break up into anything that could be tracked.”
    We thank Jason Playter for all his meticulous…[Read more]

  • Ardythe McMaster posted an update 4 weeks ago

    Revised report from Bittersweet: The temperatures did not drop below zero overnight, so grooming is impossible on either skate and classic trails. Skate skiing would not be possible. Classic skiing will be on trails not groomed, but skied in on Friday. Skiers should use caution.

  • Ardythe McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    We had about 1 cm fresh snow midweek, as well as winds. Still, those skiing today seemed happy with their ski, even though the weather was warm and the trails had not been groomed. ( We never groom when the temperatures are above zero. ) Late tonight, or very early Saturday morning, if the temperatures drop below zero, our groomer plans to…[Read more]

  • Ardythe McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 1 month ago

    We had a few cm of fluffy snow during the week, so grooming is underway today, Friday. The skate trails were completed by 5 PM, and the classics will be completed this evening, giving them time to set up over night. They look really fine, and should offer great skiing tomorrow. March is upon us, so do not delay. Get out and ski!

  • Ardythe McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 1 month, 1 week ago

    We have had three days with above zero temperatures, creating a risk for bare spots. Skiers should watch out for bare spots on any south facing hills, and should check first before heading down hills such as Red Hill.

  • Ardythe McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    After such a windy week, Jason groomed all trails on Friday. The new snow on top of the midweek thaw looks to be set for great skiing this weekend. Don’t forget our Ski Day on Sunday!

  • Snowy, windy weather necessitated trail grooming, and Friday was the day! All trails are now groomed and we had lots of skiers out enjoying them today. We expect even more on Sunday!

  • Our groomers are out very early this morning, Saturday, preparing our trails for skiers. Let’s all hope that it does not get too mild today!

  • Ardythe McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    At Bittersweet we had over 6 cm snow by Saturday morning, so groomers were busy through the day, and by 10 PM all of the east side classic trails were groomed and ready.
    The west side classic will be groomed this morning, Sunday.
    Skaters should know that all trails were rolled and packed, but have not yet been levelled for skating. They will be…[Read more]

  • The snow everywhere here is very fast but not icy. Trail conditions currently are good on the east side classic section of the trails, which are the flatter, easier trails. There is full snow coverage of these trails with just occasional sticks or leaves showing. Not all the hills have been groomed (e.g. Red Hill, Blue Jay etc have not). The…[Read more]