arni jakobson

  • Skied Bluestem this morning. Has not been groomed yet. Skier packed only and not very fast of course due to the new falled snow, but decent conditions otherwise. Definitely had fun through there today and don’t be scared of those winds out there. It’s not bad in the park where you’re tree’d in! Quite a nice ski with some of the snow falling…[Read more]

    • Skied bluestem in the afternoon. It was packed a bit better with the ski traffic from morning. Winds weren’t much of an issue and only a short section with one track drifted over. A mix of deer, dog, and walker tracks for a section by the warmup shack . Faster than I was expecting but still a sloppy track especially on the corners and hills.…[Read more]

  • Skied Kildonan park classic tracks tonight. Tracks are holding quite well. Fast conditions and a little spotty with debris here and there, but overall, good. Looking forward to a small dump of snow this week!

  • KP – forgot to mention, don’t try your luck going under the bridges to the north side of the golf course as there are lots of open and exposed areas of rock, gravel, sand, twigs,etc. Access it from the hill close to main street. Also, while out on the golf course, careful on those newer skis as there a few spots to watch out for with underlying…[Read more]

  • Skied Kildonan Park golf course last night. Tracks are getting thinner in depth and the nice weather has melted away some from the top but tracks are in decent condition despite this. Tracks are still nice and firm and even though it’s been used heavily by the amount of skiers, most of the tracks in the course are quite crisp! Lots of fun. Get…[Read more]

  • Does anyone know if the skate loop on the GUR has been groomed yet? They didn’t groom during the holidays I noticed which is understandable, but i’m hoping to get out to skate there soon. Any update on this would be much appreciated. Thanks

    • Was out yesterday afternoon, and was fairly smooth . Dont know if they did anything today, probably not. Some were still wallking on the trail even with all the alerts and things, but it’s still mainly good. Best to probably go when temperature dips below zero, and after sunset then the trail is quite fast. I like to go on both classic trails…[Read more]

    • I finished skating the GUR today about 1:00 it was fast and not too many boot holes, but more than yesterday. overall it is okay. It is not getting soft at all, the center area is a little harder than I like. There were quite a few skaters today, if you read the park report it indicated that they will not groom until more snow. It would be nice…[Read more]

    • Thanks Bert and Allan for the replies! Yeah I love to get some double poling in as well Bert as it’s a fun way to mix up the exercises. Was fun when they also had the classic tracks around the GUR loop for quick ins and outs!

  • In BIrds Hill 3 times this weekend and conditions were near perfect! Besides the odd footprints here and there on Aspen close to the Chikadee parking lot, the trails were fast and in general great shape! Hope this nice weather doesn’t melt off too much of our recent snowfall. Looking forward to a few cm’s of snow later this week to get…[Read more]

    • the mild weather wont affect the trails that much, as the sun is still very low in the sky. After sunset and cooling off, the trails are quite fast. You may find a bare spot in places, or those loose spruce cones may jolt you if you arent careful around them, but the trails will last. They are probably quite glazed from the traffic and some…[Read more]

      • Yeah i agree Bert! I have been loving the fast trails. One or 2 spruce cones gave me a bit of a halt yesterday(haha) but other than that, it was great! I love the early morning skis or the twilight ones as well!

  • Early Friday morning New Year ski on Aspen! Conditions were perfect! I highly recommend getting out there today. Fast conditions and beautiful looking trails with all of the horfrost(probably not spelt correct haha). Have fun out there today and get moving!!!

  • 9AM skate ski in WP this morning. Good conditions, a little slow for a skate this morning maybe due to the light snow last night but should be good by now with the amount of people I saw coming in to the parking lot when I finished. Great job to the WP staff as the trails look great! Fun outing.

  • arni jakobson posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 3 weeks ago

    Skied Esker in BHP early this morning and the trails are great thanks to the park staff. The trails clearly need a little more snow to fill in the 5% of rough spots within the trails but no complaints here! Trail conditions were also pretty fast! Enjoy

  • arni jakobson posted an update 3 weeks ago

    Skied Esker in BHP early this morning and the trails are great thanks to the park staff. The trails clearly need a little more snow to fill in the 5% of rough spots within the trails but no complaints here! Trail conditions were also pretty fast! Enjoy

  • Sunday morning -14 and calm skate ski on the GUR with a friend who was doing classic on the outskirts. Just like yesterday, conditions were great for skate, and pretty good for classic he said.

  • arni jakobson posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 4 weeks ago

    Saturday morning/afternoon -7 degree skate ski on the GUR. Conditions were really good and fast from the amount of skiers that have packed down the base. Looking forward to another ski tomorrow morning. I assume, with the upcoming snow ahead this week, that the classic tracks will be fully set soon as well. The classic tracks down the GUR…[Read more]