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

    From Syd Jones, Birds Hill Park’s Park Operations Supervisor, on Friday afternoon:
    All ski trails in Birds Hill Park have been groomed and ready for your skiing pleasure.
    The team has worked long hours this last week to make this weekend enjoyable.
    Please come and enjoy what Birds Hill has to offer.

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

    Trails have all been groomed and are in good shape.. GUR is fully groomed for skate skiing.

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

    Trails are fine. Lime Kiln has been groomed. Skating path is ungroomed 🙁 . Dont know why this wasnt groomed. If enough skaters would come out and pack the 2-3 inches of snow down , would probably be ok, but not counting on that anymore,as in past seasons. Restaurant was open to public. Only a few skiers out today.

    • Lots of snow this past week, very frigid temps, many windy days => lots of blowing snow => it made sense to wait until Friday to groom for the extra long weekend. With everything else that had to be done in the park on the Friday before an extra long weekend, perhaps there wasn’t enough time, or perhaps it’s unlikely many people would choose to…[Read more]

  • Oh pisten bully, how lovely are thy trails ! Did west bluestem this afternoon and it was very good.The glide was good considering the cold temp..Quite enjoyable ! Merry Christmas to all!

  • Gary Wickens posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 1 month ago

    As Kevin has reported BHP classic [only] trails were groomed yesterday p.m. Within a few strides you will know that the Pisten Bully is back as well. Deep firm tracks that haven’t deteriorated one bit since they were set. Good glide at -20c and next to nothing for wind.
    This is what we’ve been missing!

    • Just want to add to Gary’s report that, contrary to Manitoba Parks website, Blue Stem looks to be track set west of Chickadee, as well, and also I did not see any evidence of grooming on the Group Use Road. Excellent conditions.

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 1 month ago

    On Friday afternoon, Manitoba Parks posted on Facebook:
    Birds Hill, Beaudry, and Spruce Woods trails are freshly groomed and in excellent condition for the weekend!

  • Bluestem, Chickadee, Aspen and Esker all appeared to be ungroomed.
    Bluestem was worst, unstable track, easy to fall off the side. Chickadee was better because of more traffic.
    Wondering if BHP will delay track setting until the Pisten Bully is back?

  • So, I arrived at the stables lot at noon Dec 18, and tried the recently groomed trails. It was a good news bad news situation. The good: it was great to ski Aspen in its entirety, there is lots of snow for the Bully to manipulate, the sun was peeking through a slight haze, and the forest looked like a Christmas card with the snow sitting on…[Read more]

  • A lovely ski this afternoon, the trees decorated in snow. I would add that the group use road has been packed (looks like snowmobile tracks) but is likely too lumpy for skate ski. Everyone I chatted with was happy to be out on the trails, groomed or not.

  • From Kathleen Brown, Birds Hill Provincial Park’s Manager, on Friday late afternoon:
    The following trails have been groomed: Bluestem to the Chickadee trailhead, Chickadee fully, and Aspen fully.
    The Pisten Bully will be picked up next week. It will be back in the park on Wednesday. We are really excited to have it back.

  • No grooming as of 11:00 Fri..Did 2 laps of chickadee.A bit more snow since yesterday. Was another good ski.Very few people out.A magical winter wonderland.

  • No grooming as of 3:30 Thurs.. Did 2 laps of chickadee as it was worked in a bit by a few forerunners.Was a good ski, clumping not a problem.Caught it at a good time between snows.
    No tracks down west bluestem where I usually go.Would be awesome if they groomed all that nice new snow on Fri..

  • Wednesday early afternoon we tried to ski Bluestem from the stables, but the new snow was sticking to my kick area. We abandoned the ski for a nice walk in the beautiful white wonderland at Cedar Bog. There are several inches of new snow in the park, so hope the groomer can get out soon!

  • Jac D posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    We skied bluestem and the back of the chicadee dec 11 and dec 12. Fast snow and very good trail conditions! Now if only my groin muscles would loosen up…….

  • KM: It appeared to me that Aspen back from the Chickadee has been skier tracked. The Lime Kiln is still only skier tracked although BK reported that it was “doable” and the track at the junction of Esker showed a skier track that seemed better defined. Hope this helps.

  • So, I arrived at the stables lot at noon Dec 11. Skied Esker to the tower, down the Esker hill to Chickadee and crossed over to the Bluestem and around back to the stables. Weather was perfect @ -1, whisper of a breeze, and most importantly, virtually perfect track conditions; the glide went on fooreveeer. Good kick on my ” Uncle John’s” with blue…[Read more]

    • Chris, thanks for writing this. It helps me prepare for skiing there tomorrow.

      It’s clear to me that Aspen still has not been groomed; it’s still closed.
      What about Lime Kiln? Were you able to tell when you passed it along Esker?

  • Birds Hill Park, Thursday afternoon:
    Bluestem, Chickadee, and Esker continue to be very good.
    The Group Use Road has been groomed … fresh corduroy!

    • Further to Kevin’s comment on the GUR. I took my skates skis today. The GUR it is only groomed west of the yellow gates, there is very little snow on the road heading east and more than likely damage your skies. as it was plowed for the construction that took place.

  • Trails are still skiable but getting sloppy with the gradual build up of snow in the tracks.
    They could use a redo this week if the equipment is available. Lots of snow on the sides of
    the trails to work with. Thanks BHP!

  • Birds Hill Park, Saturday late morning, -18° to -16°, sunny, windy.
    16 members of the Charleswood Ski Club skied on machine groomed trails: Esker, Chickadee, west Bluestem. Beautiful conditions … almost A+.
    Lime Kiln appears to be skier-tracked.

  • Posted on the Facebook group “A Cross Country Ski Club” on Thursday afternoon:
    Pretty Well Perfect Conditions On The Chickadee Trail This Morning…Pretty Well All The Bare Spots Have Been Filled In With The New Snowfall.

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