Floyd Reichel

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of Pine FallsPine Falls 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Pine Falls reports that new snow has covered the debris in the tracks and trails should be good till next Tuesday.

  • Don’t put away your skis just yet. We were pleasantly surprised to find almost 2 inches of FRESH snow and grooming in progress on the WEST side trails. The groomer said the EAST side trails were not groomed and would likely not get groomed for the rest of the season. The 5 km skate deck looked very good. The grooming should set up nicely…[Read more]

  • Parks’ answer as to why the north end of the Beaver Pond trail was not groomed this winter:
    “North of the creek has been difficult to access with the groomer (due to low water level and access/egress onto & off of creek). 4×4 trucks get back in there in the fall and have made a terrible mess of the trail with large ruts throughout the area. We a…[Read more]

    • 4x4s mucking in the creek of a protected area seems like a bigger issue than the ski grooming – hope MB Parks can put appropriate effort into stopping that activity!

  • Parks has informed me that they plan on grooming the trails today. They are also planning on attending the CCSAM Grooming Workshop at Windsor Park. Let’s hope this leads to new grooming equipment for Grand Beach. The present groomer is from the ’80’s.

    • The trails were indeed freshly groomed and the classic tracks were in the best shape I have seen in years with all the snow we have had this year. It was snowing lightly when I finished

  • Skiers planning on doing the Feisty Rooster take note that highway 2 west of Glenboro and highway 10 south almost to Boissevain are partially ice and snow covered. Give yourself extra travel time and you will be rewarded as the trails are near perfect and firm (small baskets).

  • Lots of snow on top of Thursday’s grooming but there is now a well skied in skier track.

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

    Yesterday’s grooming on the green, black, yellow, grey and grey connector was excellent. There are a couple of new trail diversions (to bypass issues I’m guessing) on the northeast section of the green trail.

  • Just want to give a shout out to the hard working staff at Windsor Park and thank them for all their efforts in improving the trail system. Pretty much every trail has been improved by adding additional loops, grooming a better line to avoid off-camber skiing or traditional trouble areas, improved signage and safety (closing the dangerous wooden…[Read more]

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of Pumpkin CreekPumpkin Creek 6 months ago

    On Sunday there were high winds and blowing snow in Winnipeg, but in the valley at Pumpkin Creek, the conditions were ideal. The wind was minimal, the snow was good and the trails were sheltered and in very good condition. We skied the Blue Moon in the morning and the other trails in the afternoon. Well worth the trip.

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 6 months, 1 week ago

    It was a clear, crisp day when 5 Charleswood Ski Club Members arrived at Shannondale to temps ranging from -18C to -16C. The cold was never an issue as we were very sheltered in the valley so very little wind. We were greeted by David, as usual, always a pleasure to have a chat with. David and “Groomer” Gord are magicians who make trails that…[Read more]

  • 15 Charleswood Ski Club members headed over to Perdrix after skiing at Birch (15 minute drive) to find lots of snow, excellent conditions and expert grooming. It is a fun place in the forest to ski the loops 3 or 4 times. Thanks to Audrey Comte for being welcoming and even building us a bonfire.

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    15 Charleswood Ski Club members skied at Birch today in fantastic conditions on expert grooming. Birch has worked on additional trail building this summer on the North trails and they were groomed and ready to go today adding 5 plus kilometers to go with the 5 kilometers of south trails. This addition makes Birch an even more worthy place to visit.

  • This report from a friend: Grand Beach has been groomed and was better than expected, still some dirt and tree debris but very skiable, lots of fun. I would say that it’s worth the trip but it would be nice to get more snow.
    Cheers, Ivan

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Fresh clean cold ample snow awaits you at Bittersweet. Awesome skiing. Most trails are in very good condition with only leaves in a few places. The track is wavy and shallow in spots so use extreme caution when descending hills.

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of Pumpkin CreekPumpkin Creek 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Should have posted this earlier but went here on Wednesday to find the trails to be in near perfection (excellent) shape. I found only one small rock in the right track on the way out on the Blue Moon trail and also 2 small ice flows on the return of this same trail. The Club trail was also groomed.

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    This info from the groomer: Conditions are quite good. We got about 4 cm of snow through the week, so I groomed the south for classic and skate, and the north for skate today. We should have classic tracks on the North Loop by Saturday morning. If you head straight north from the Chalet, just to the west of the house, and then go down the old…[Read more]

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of SandilandsSandilands 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Some Sandilands Forest trails are packed but more snow is needed before they can be groomed (track set).

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    Conditions are very icy, and some of the snow we packed and groomed has disappeared in the +8 C temperatures. The only snow this week was a dusting of snow yesterday, but it wasn’t enough to make the trails less treacherous. I’d postpone your visit until more snow comes, as we want people to have positive experiences when they visit!

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    Looking to move up from early season flat land skiing and wanting to try some hills? Then go to Birch where I found the conditions, both classic and skate, to be very good. It was snowing heavily as I departed so bodes well for weekend skiing here and Pumpkin Creek. Bonus, Birch club membership is now available on Zone4.