Arni Jakobson

  • Arni Jakobson posted an update in the group Group logo of Windsor Park Nordic CentreWindsor Park Nordic Centre 2 months ago

    The blue loop is all groomed well for skate except for Brent’s loop. No grooming yet, but it should be right away as opening day is tomorrow. My ski there yesterday was terrific! Get out there already if you wish before waiting, as the skate path is in near perfect condition! No classic tracks laid as of yesterday yet. Hoping for some right away

  • Arni Jakobson posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 2 months ago

    Did all of Bluestem yesterday. Tracks are in great shape for the most part except for some grass and dirt here and there that you can easily dodge plus you will have to take your skis off to cross the GUR as it is now solid pavement. Other than that, great skiing!

  • Bluestem double tracked and in superb condition! The grooming was so good that it makes me wonder if the PistenBully has returned from Calgary. No noticeable seam in the middle of the 2 tracks and a perfect transition the whole width all the way! Thanks BHP staff!

  • Skate skied Windsor today and it was quite good! All areas are packed and firm, and with the temperature today, fast conditions! Well worth heading down for skate skiing. No classic tracks at all yet. I used my rock skis but could have probably even used my good skis. Just be careful around the gravel paths as I saw a tiny amount of gravel…[Read more]

  • Short jaunt today, but I can verify that the trails are being packed! Chickadee was already packed, east bluestem was being packed, and the GUR first pass with corduroy was being completed at the time. I would not suggest skate skiing yet though as I tried with my rock skis, and I was hitting pavement on every pole stride plus a scratch in my…[Read more]

  • Wednesday afternoon ski on chickadee, all of west bluestem, and parts of Aspen. Very few tracks on Chickadee due to hikers but was a fun double pole and the snow pack through there is great due to the walkers. Careful going down the dip on Chickadee from the tower. I have a new scratch in my ski from something creeping up there. West Bluestem…[Read more]

  • Went out yesterday to the chickadee trailhead and went east on Aspen to the riding stables and back twice around. Skier packed tracks were good to excellent and glide was tremendous due to good skier-laid tracks and the mild temps. I double poled a lot of the 10km I did through there like a breeze if that gives an indication of how decent glide…[Read more]

  • Skate skied the GUR this afternoon. No grooming still. Boooo. Howling winds, and powder were the conditions to contend with. Still, not a bad ski to be honest. It was still moderately fast zipping through some of that fluffy new snow. The classic trails that I passed all looked like they were in really good condition! Way to go skiers!

  • Arni Jakobson posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 1 year ago

    9am skied all of Bluestem which was in stellar condition! The high winds hardly made a dent anywhere along the path. Tracks were lightning fast!! I also skate skied the GUR twice around and the trail was perfect! The 2 bays were in great shape as well and again, very fast conditions. Lots of people out this morning. Kick sledders, dog…[Read more]

  • Arni Jakobson posted an update in the group Group logo of Windsor Park Nordic CentreWindsor Park Nordic Centre 1 year ago

    -5C yesterday evening and the groomed trails were more than amazing! Was nice to see lots of people out at the nordic centre night skiing. Lots of deer gathered over on Brent’s loop. It seemed as though everyone from kids to families to couples to biathletes and groups of people together were skiing and enjoying the nice weather. Nothing short…[Read more]

  • Arni Jakobson posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 1 year ago

    I skied the east half of Bluestem and Chickadee yesterday afternoon. All trails were still only skier packed. Kudos to all the skiers in keeping up both lanes on all trails. Can anyone give me info on why the trails aren’t groomed yet after the last snowfall which was a number of days ago already? I ask because yesterday, all of the roads had…[Read more]

  • Arni Jakobson posted an update in the group Group logo of City of Winnipeg parksCity of Winnipeg parks 1 year ago

    Exceptional grooming at Kildonan Park today! Slowish conditions to say the least with the frigid temps out there. Fun ski though.

  • Skied Bluestem this morning. Glide was tremendous! The entire trail was immaculately groomed and just enough skiers on it to break down the new snow and quicken up the tracks! I don’t remember seeing Bluestem in such good shape. It was a very fun ski!

  • Great ski today on the classic trails of Aspen and Chickadee! Trails were moderately fast with the amount of skiers that have been out on the freshly groomed tracks. The skate of the GUR looks amazing with the new grooming, but is unfortunately slow. Will be great when the weather gets a little warmer. Definitely hit the classic trails though.…[Read more]

  • Decided to try out Kildonan Park this morning for a quick ride and found myself doing close to 10km in the cold weather as I couldn’t believe how well groomed the trail was in the golf course! Some of the best classic skiing this year even as of yet considering the somewhat slower conditions because of the cold weather. I was surprised to get…[Read more]

  • Wednesday afternoon 3pm Esker ski in -26C(-40 windchill). Our glide zones were like sandpaper today. The skied in tracks were decent for the most part. It sure will be nice to have groomed trails again soon but may be unlikely until start of next week after the holidays. Overall, good enough conditions for anyone to get out and enjoy,…[Read more]

  • Saturday 2pm Classic ski in the park in -21C conditions with outstanding glide! No problems on the skied-in tracks at all. No bad news, only good news! Don’t wait for grooming. Get out and enjoy. Merry Christmas to all!

  • Arni Jakobson posted an update in the group Group logo of TeulonTeulon 1 year, 1 month ago

    Skied 4 laps of Teulon’s trail system this afternoon. The trail is packed and tracked and no need for rock skis! I had a great skate ski out there today. They definitely need more snow out there to pack the trail evenly as most of the trails have a lip in the middle which looked as though it was packed twice around in 2 segments and was unlevel…[Read more]

  • Yesterday
    Classic: skied chickadee and Esker and I agree with Allan’s last post. It snowed well enough in BHP to cover up almost all of the shotty areas! Was nice to see some more snow finally and so beautiful skiing with snow falling straight down on you. Even though it was a fairly windy day out, I love coming to the park, as the trees absorb…[Read more]

  • I live near Kildonan Park and found that they have just packed and tracked all city parks as stated on the winnipeg.ca website. KP certainly is. I tried my bet at it. After 1 lap around the park, I packed it in. Kudos to the Parks staff for tracking the parks for skiing, there’s no doubt about that, but with the lack of snow in there, I guess…[Read more]

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