Esther MacKinlay

  • Tony Shaw posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 5 months ago

    I’d like to echo what some have said from time to time: THANK YOU to the BHP trail groomers for an absolutely amazing ski season!!!!

  • A big thank you to Brent for the excellent grooming. It was such a pleasure to ski at Wildwood this winter. I made a donation this morning. 🙂

  • So, me and the G-man started today at 9:30 Apr 12 at the stables parking lot. Skied east Bluestem to the lookout, Chick loop,and Esk back to the parking lot. The ski track was very melted and shrunken, with the base of the track collapsing under my skis from time to time. I had decent luck keeping one ski in a track and placing the other…[Read more]

  • Tuesday, 7:00 to 10:30 AM, -1° to +6°, sunny, Group Use Road, icy to moist, needles and other forest debris reappearing, hoof prints, foot prints, and a kick sledder’s track that sank as deep as 5 cm in many places. Overall, good skate skiing. The current very warm temperatures and forecast rain late this week will accelerate the melting, but I t…[Read more]

  • Danielle Dumesnil posted an update in the group Group logo of Pumpkin CreekPumpkin Creek 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Monday April 10, 2023 We have had an amazing ski year as we CLOSE THE GATES at Pumpkin Creek for 2023. We will see you next year ! Thanks to our skiers, volunteers and skiers.

  • I was out at 7:20 a.m. Mon. -1c. Chickadee had lots of footprints so I turned around and did West Bluestem in reverse direction. Still in pretty good shape and icy/crusty at that time of day. Lots of double poling and a very satisfying ski with effortless glide.
    Good snow base so who knows how long it will last.

  • @brentprusak I found a large spring on the skate trail yesterday that looks like its from the groomers suspension system. I put it in the groomers cargo bed. Can’t find an attach photo button but let me know if you want me to email a photo. Thanks for all the grooming you did this winter!

  • Wildwood skate track groomed this morning Hole #8 included. Classic was not groomed but it’s still in good shape with the exception of Hole #8.

  • Hasu posted an update in the group Group logo of Wildwood Community CentreWildwood Community Centre 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hi Brent. I would like to throw in my thanks. You have made this a most enjoyable season.

  • Great ski Saturday morning on Bluestem, Esker, Lime Kiln and Aspen! Conditions were firm and super-fast when we started, but softening by noon. Lots of skiers out there enjoying the beautiful sunny day, and possibly last classic outing. Hope it cools off enough so the trails will still be skiable!

  • lynnmcmaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    The skate trails will be groomed early Sunday morning. Conditions for skating will be best likely until late-morning Sunday when they will start getting slower and sticky.

  • Temp is forecast to be -2 C at 4 am Sunday. I hope to groom the skate track early Sunday 5 am for the last time this year. Might be great conditions Sunday morning till about 11.

  • Trails groomed again this morning, April 8. South-exposed slopes (Black Diamond, Creekside, Foxhole) are icy. otherwise conditions are remaining excellent for spring skiing.

  • Friday 6-9pm. Classic tracks good, icy and some side crust in sunny sections, hard snow in shaded. Red wax worked well over a 15 km ski. GUR skate track looked awesome. Not many people out at the best time of evening. Would have stayed longer to do some skate skiing after dark , but did not pack donuts and coffee. Dumb… Fail…

  • Awesome ski in Windsor Park today, early afternoon, with my skin skis. Much appreciate the post-storm grooming!❄️

  • Please consider making a tax deductible donation so we can improve the signage and perform off season groomer maintenance. We really appreciate all donations, let’s make a better trail system for next year.

  • Wildwood golf course loop groomed this evening. Likely the last groom of the season.

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Robin egg blue sky, pristine white snow and excellent groomed trails made for a very enjoyable ski today. Tracks are holding up nicely and are well formed. Conditions should be very good tomorrow but you would have to ski early as possible in the day. Thanks, Lynn for the timely and descriptive reports all winter long and the dedication you and…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    From David Lumgair on Friday afternoon:
    Shannondale skiing, for April 8 and 9, 2023, .
    Ho ho! hello, ski folks,
    The weather looks favourable for ccskiing.
    The snow is fresh and fully firmed up.
    Orange and Green Skate trails are groomed.
    Yellow and Blue Classic Trails are groomed.
    Thanks to Gord and Mike!
    Come for your Forest Fix!

  • B&P posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Friday, mid/late-afternoon… classic tracks still excellent.
    Thanks park staff and groomers for such a great job!

    • We were out this morning and skied in beautiful weather on freshly groomed trails. I would also like to give a big thank you to BHP for making the decision to groom the trails even though there are melting temperatures in the days to come. It’s been a fantastic ski season at Birds Hill – partly due to the weather, partly due to the excellent and…[Read more]

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