Bert Graef

  • Dark and foggy night in BHP but the trails are fast. GUR makes for easy cruising. Classic trails are worn and sloppy close to parking lots, but get better further away.

  • Bert Graef posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 11 months ago

    Skied Limekiln, Esker, Chickadee ,Aspen trails after I posted earlier govt report ,and was pleasantly surprised. The trails are worn, yes, but still very decent, even near parking lots. Some sloppy areas and some railroading due to recent snow , but still very very good . If you wish to avoid crowds on New Years and weekend, go early or late.…[Read more]

    • The GUR also looks very good. A mix of an inch of powder and some skate tracks. I think if the trail was more used by skaters , it would be excellent and very fast in these temps even without grooming.

  • Bert Graef posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 11 months ago

    Trails have been highly used this
    week causing deteriorating
    conditions.
    Need fresh snow for trails to be
    groomed again,
    Birds Hill

  • GUR was slow and disappointing due to walkers. Needs to be firmer and more packed down. Another quick groom right down the middle would be good . Noticed a 4X4 driving through the bush while on the NE side of the GUR around 430 pm, but I could not tell if it was on horse trail or ski trail . It was whitish grey in colour. Dont know if it was…[Read more]

  • Group use road is in fair shape. The park got a bit more snow than Winnipeg . Just needs more skate skiers to flatten it down and create a good pattern. Then it would be nice and quick .

  • Bert Graef posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 12 months ago

    GUR is holding up fairly well under trying conditions. The pack is hard and thin, used by many people anxious for a covid break, and is exposed to asphalt in some places but can avoid these places by being careful. Those in the know, know what I mean. The last four seasons have been enough to try anyone’s patience with late and erratic starts…[Read more]

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

    Skied GUR for two laps. The snowpack is thin and walked on, but doable. Just use some caution and watch for a few bare traps which are easily spotted .Stay on the packed foot trail and avoid the loose sides. Did more double poling than actual skating .There is a skier tracked trail on the loop that one skier was using. Best to go CCW.…[Read more]