C Hill

  • Wednesday afternoon we skied parts of Lime Kiln, Chickadee and Esker. Yesterday’s debris is covered up by the new snow, and tracks are well skied in. Very good conditions, but not as fast as yesterday.

  • skied the outer loop again, the snow last night and this morning improved the track. Need sun glasses to ski.

  • Tuesday afternoon 4:00 Lime Kiln was in good condition…firm and fast with a little debris, mostly avoidable. Heard that debris was a problem on Bluestem today with sticky wax picking up the evergreen litter. This is a good time to use waxless skis if you have them!

  • From Edward Zwingerman on Monday afternoon:
    Over the weekend skied Esker and Chickadee, today skied Lime Kiln. Faster track today and minimal debris, sunshine is wonderful. Great job of grooming..

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of Falcon RidgeFalcon Ridge 3 days, 2 hours ago

    From Al Stewart on Sunday evening:
    I classic skied the High Lake trail on Sat and Sun this weekend. The trails were beautifully groomed for both classic and skate. Mid winter snow conditions and cold temps in the mornings but bright blue sky and mild in the afternoon. Next weekend should be great as well given the snow depth.

  • sblight posted an update in the group Group logo of Larters at St. AndrewsLarters at St. Andrews 3 days, 8 hours ago

    just skied the outer loop, was groomed this afternoon, so in good shape, 3 other skier also on the loop

  • Great conditions this weekend. Great job by the groomer to groom twice last week.

  • Sun. 0930 A.M. -12c. Sunny,light wind. West Bluestem very good if not a bit less glide due to lower temp..

  • Sat. 6:10 P.M. -5c. West Bluestem was very good.The small amount of new snow has been worked in and debris lessened.

  • I was at BHP Fri. 3:30-4:30. You may be bucking a 40-60 km headwind heading up the hill to the tower but the skiff of fresh snow has covered a lot of the debris. Some new stuff coming down but a net reduction in debris. There’s about 1 cm of new snow in the tracks with a little more in open areas.
    It looks like a great weekend to hit the trails…[Read more]

  • sblight posted an update in the group Group logo of Larters at St. AndrewsLarters at St. Andrews 5 days, 7 hours ago

    skied the outer loop on Thursday, about 1/3 of the trail has dark drifts on it, needs to be groomed

  • Rob Gallos posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 1 week ago

    Today I skied most of the classic trails and everything is groomed and excellent condition. I stand corrected on my previous post. I must have got out skiing before grooming was complete. My apologies if this caused any confusion. Now if we can only get the local deer population to eat all the debris on the ski trails. 🙂

    • We skied Bluestem Wednesday afternoon, and agree with Rob about the debris (c’mon deer!). We found the worst section was the southeast leg from Chickadee to the stables, where there are more evergreen trees.

  • Eric Sokolowski posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 1 week ago

    Weds. 08:30 -7c. Did west Bluestem and west Esker.Glide and kick were great.There was a lot of debris but still good stretches. The worst debris was around the cone bearing trees.The stretch of Chickadee from the lot to the tower was awful and will avoid until more snow or a groom.

    • Anita & I were also at BHP this morning. Her review of the classic trails is similar to Eric’s, but she actually fell twice on Aspen when tree debris stopped one ski abruptly. I was skate skiing the Group Use Road on perfect firm corduroy littered with tree debris in some places — especially on the interior bays, with a few stretches of…[Read more]

  • First time posting, so I hope it works.
    Just when you think you’ve seen it all, I was skiing back Aspen to Chickadee, about 2:00 PM when I came across a group of indigenous people, about eight, walking on the ski trails. One was waving a stick with feathers attached, I asked them had they not seen the sign about walking on ski trails, and that…[Read more]

  • From Syd Jones, Birds Hill Park’s Park Operations Supervisor, on Tuesday afternoon:
    Just wanted to let everyone know that all the trails in Bird Hill Park have been groomed over the past 2 days. Come out and enjoy

  • We skied Bluestem, Chickadee, esker and Lime Kiln this morning. Both Chickadee and Bluestem are freshly groomed and nice and fast. Although Esker and Lime Kiln are in good condition they sure could use a fresh grooming. The wind was not much of a factor. Overall, a great day.

  • So, I arrived at the stables parking lot around noon Mar13, and skied Asp around the loop, Chick to the lookout, Esk hill, Chick loop , and via Esk, the Kiln loop back to the lot.
    The Esk and Kiln have Not been freshly groomed: these trails (groomed Mar10) have had the 1-2 inches of Mar 11 snow skied in and are in magnificent shape with, in my…[Read more]

  • Mon. 2:30 -4c Everything was freshly groomed today! West Bluestem was excellent.Weather was stellar.

  • Fresh grooming toady for all trails and skate lanes, Completed by 9Am. Excellent mid-winter conditions. blue to -pruple wax recommended. Have a great, sunny day!!

  • Sun. 6 p.m. -4c. west Bluestem was good.New snow was well worked in.Maybe 2-3 cm, but it did cover up debris.When I finished up at Chickadee lot a huge group of walkers came off the trail.(2-3 dozen)Also a person feeding the deer.

    • thanks for the update. Wow, can these people even read signs? So much for signs. Park signs everywhere. Must be spring breakers. Our education system is a fail.

      • They were mostly young adults.Must have walked to the tower I bet or turned back if someone said something.Guess I will see tomorrow!

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