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  • Elise Watchorn posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 11 months, 4 weeks ago

    Birch was bumpin’ today — obviously the place to be for skiers, fat bikers and snowshoers. The classic tracks and the skate base were very hard and fast. Fortunately they had received a very thin dusting of fresh snow to keep things manageable for ascending and descending… but the day was warming up and conditions were getting a little more, um, exciting by our third time around. All in all, it made for fun classic skiing, as long as you’re comfy staying in control at fast speeds. Skate seemed doable, although a few sections on the 5km trail were bumpy or pocked with animal tracks. Both will be even better when there’s more snow.

    We skied laps of the three south trails. The north trails don’t look ready currently. The chalet is open to pay your trail fees and warm up / pee. And most importantly, the welcoming committee was out: seven friendly cats at least, maybe more, each wanting their share of attention and petting. Worth the visit for this alone!