• Elise Watchorn posted an update in the group Group logo of Riding Mountain National ParkRiding Mountain National Park 5 months, 1 week ago

    Today we skied the 11.2km Moose Lake Trail, right at the extreme SW tip of the park. A lovely forest trail, especially beautiful today with hoarfrost on tall trees.

    Ski conditions were not bad at all: it hasn’t been groomed for at least a week and several snowfalls… but it’s been well skied, so tracks are holding up decently although pole plant zone is soft.

    The shorter in-and-out section to the cabin is not deserving of its blue square rating by the Park: it’s quite an easy trail. It has seen lots of traffic including by snowshoers (even though this is supposed to a dedicated ski trail). But the two pairs of classic tracks were completely intact, not trampled at all.

    The warm up cabin on Moose Lake was well stocked with firewood and warms up quickly.

    The longer return loop has more in the way of interesting terrain, although no big hills.