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  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    A post on the A Cross Country Ski Club Facebook group on Sunday evening says:
    Fantastic late season skate ski at Bittersweet today. A couple of pieces of bark on the trail but otherwise perfect April skate conditions with no bare spots! Started around 11:30 and it was a touch icy but conditions improved greatly once the temperatures hit zero.

  • Laura McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 8 months ago

    Some skate trails renovated Sunday: Skater’s Waltz and Oak Meadow. When the temperature rises a bit they should be quite good.

  • gebert posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 8 months ago

    Hey Laura… Does that description include the skate trails? Or some of the skate trails?

    • Not yet? They’re going to try Sunday morning, I believe. I’ll update when I know for sure.

    • Thanks so much Laura…

      • See my report above!

        • Ah jeez Laura sorry. I meant to reply and thank you for the info days ago. As it was i had a great fatbike at Minnedosa Sunday. and i would guess the skiing is done after this week… or, April Fools? lol.

  • Laura McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 8 months ago

    The groomer took advantage of the cold temperatures and tried some renovations. The results are good to fair but definitely skiable!!! Only eastern trails are open and can be accessed from either trailhead. Do not attempt ungroomed trails: they are icy and dangerous. If we stay off the trails when it’s above zero we might get another week of skiing!

  • Cory B posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 8 months, 1 week ago

    Classic tracks and skate trails still in tact Saturday morning. Surprised not to see more visitors! Like many other locations, days are numbered.

  • We skate skied from 11:30 until 1:00 PM with a temperature at 1-2 C. and conditions were wonderful. You can hear the snow crunching beneath the skis, more so on top of the deer tracks. A couple days ago, we saw about 6 deer on the same trail. The base is still nice and firm and a least a foot thick so it should be good for a week or more of…[Read more]

  • March 15 @ 10:30 AM conditions were outstanding on the skate trail with the temperature @ -3 C. It is better not to ski if the temperature is above zero because you will sink into the base and it will freeze later. Mornings should be wonderful skiing

  • Ardythe McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Our groomers continue to work at improving our skate trails! We can now report that Ridge Runner trail is in good condition, while World Cup condition is rated as ‘fair’.

  • Ardythe McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 8 months, 4 weeks ago

    Oak Meadow and Skaters Waltz skate trails groomed today and in very good condition.

  • Laura McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 9 months ago

    All trails, classic and skate, groomed and ready for the warm weekend! Heads up: the deep snow in the bush has lead to significantly increased deer activity on the trails. Watch for tracks and other surprises 🙂

  • Laura McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 9 months, 1 week ago

    Reporting live from the trails…we are finally ready to set tracks. Starting from the Nordic Centre- skiing by lunchtime!

  • Laura McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 9 months, 1 week ago

    We’ve been dealing with a ton of snow and even more wind leaving us with massive drifts throughout the system. We packed and rolled yesterday and hope to have at least some classic trails ready to go later this morning for holiday Monday folks.

  • Trails are all groomed!

  • DaleK posted an update in the group Group logo of Portage la PrairiePortage la Prairie 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Skate skied the Lake circle yesterday, but it was slow going. I thought you could stay on top due to the melt, but you do sink. Two snowmobile tracks would be sufficient grooming, but they would have to be beside each other. It took an hour and a half instead of 45 minutes to do the 5 Km. Recommend parking by Stride so you start and end there…[Read more]

  • Gary posted an update in the group Group logo of Portage la PrairiePortage la Prairie 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    The golf course Trails were groomed at noon today

  • Gary posted an update in the group Group logo of Portage la PrairiePortage la Prairie 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Even though there is no coming later this weekend I am planning to groom today. I hope to be done by noon I will post the game as soon as I’ve got it done.

  • Trails are freshly groomed and are in decent shape

  • Ardythe McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    After a week of warm temperatures and freezing rain, the icy conditions proved to be too much for our grooming machines. They are unable to break the ice into small, manageable crumble that can be groomed. After skiing a bit on some trails, we can report that the tracks have skiffs of snow in the bottoms, and that skiing is possible if one is…[Read more]

  • Ardythe McMaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    The icy conditions created by the past week’s arm temperatures and freezing rain have proved too much for our machines to renovate. We are unable to improve the conditions that exist. So, skiers who are aware, careful, and experienced can find skiing at Bittersweet only fair. The big hills should definitely be avoided, but the skiff on snow lying…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    From Ardythe McMaster on Wednesday morning:
    After Tuesday’s warm temperatures and light rain, our trails are icy, requiring klister. Skiing is not recommended, and the big hills are dangerous. We are waiting for conditions to improve before renovating our trails, and we will post when we have done so.

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