Floyd Reichel

  • Lime Kiln, Esker and Blue Stem are in near perfect condition with only the odd leaf in the tracks.

    • Yep. classic tracks looked amazing… I ended up trying to skate with the wrong wax and ended up fighting the suction factor.. I wish I would have gone classic today…

  • Parks advises that a special event will take place tomorrow, Sunday, March 17. It will be the “Snow Motion Dog Club”.

  • I agree with Angela’s comments. I have never seen so much debris (pine needles) on the ski trail. I found it nearly impossible to ski in the tracks and wound up skiing out of the tracks instead. A beautiful day but fresh snowfall is the only cure for better conditions.

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of Beaudry Provincial ParkBeaudry Provincial Park 1 month ago

    Trails are in very good condition and are very firm with the exception of the Basswood trail which was groomed today so somewhat softer until the tracks set up overnight. Only minor debris (small leaves) are in the tracks.

  • Park’s staff advise that trails were actually groomed today (Thursday) contrary to what the weekly Trail Grooming Report states and are in good condition. Also, a heads up there will be a group of children (100+) out on March 5 for a “ski day”.

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

    Birch has improved their grooming to another level. The classic tracks are, indeed, excellent and the skate looked very good. No snow in the tracks so come out soon and enjoy. Saw several skiers as well as a couple of families enjoying their ski. Lots of snow in this area.

  • Park staff advised that the trails are not groomed for this weekend. They went out yesterday to groom and broke down in the trails. They had to go and pull the groomer and the track setter back which also damaged parts of the existing trails.

  • Classic tracks are groomed to almost perfection. Only noticed one rock in the tracks near the trailhead and two on the skate section.

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

    After not having a ski season at Birch last year I was reminded today how special and fun these trails really are. The classic tracks were in very good condition and the hills are wonderful. Snow was falling as I was leaving so fresh grooming will be needed. Sure, there are less trails groomed than in past years but I’m sure you won’t mind…[Read more]

  • The trails were in fair shape as there are numerous exposed dirt/sand areas, all of which can be avoided and also the occasional rock poking thru. You can have a very enjoyable ski as long as you take your rock skis.

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

    The trails at Shannondale were in excellent shape Sunday for both skate and classic. Good skis were the order of the day as the area has plenty of snow and no bare spots. Of course Dave Lumgair had the trails perfectly groomed and took the time to chat with our group. Worth the trip to get some free fresh air.

  • Parks staff indicated that they plan to pack the trails today (Friday) but there is still not enough snow to set a track for classic skiing yet.

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 4 months ago

    The recent warm temperatures have taken their toll on the trails but you can still have an enjoyable ski if you take a few precautions. Conditions are very fast and there is less snow to control your speed. There are a few dirt patches that are avoidable and, as Elise mentioned, one large patch on the upper half of the Red trail which should not…[Read more]

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 4 months, 1 week ago

    The conditions at Bittersweet continue to be very good. The snow is cold and the classic tracks are still well defined. Get out and enjoy.

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Leave your rock skis at home. The Bittersweet trails are in mid season form with very good conditions due to having more snow than Winnipeg. The classic tracks are rock solid and the skate trail looks to be in excellent shape. Only a few dirt spots in the classic track which can be easily avoided. Found a blue MEC toque in the Nordic Center so…[Read more]

    • I would like to clarify my description of the classic tracks. They are perfectly formed and FIRM (just the way you would want them). They are not icy. Safe conditions prevail at Bittersweet. Enjoy.

  • Beautiful conditions on perfectly groomed trails today with only a skiff of snow in the tracks. The group use road has a wee bit more snow on it but looks very good.

  • Parks staff have advised that the groomer is out today doing the trails for the weekend. Kudos to them for re-grooming so quickly after Wednesday’s strong winds and drifting snow.

  • The trails were groomed yesterday but high winds and cold drifting snow have mostly filled the classic tracks with hard packed snow that we skied on top of. More skiers will not improve the tracks so,
    unfortunately, the trails need to be groomed again. The skate portion is in good shape with very little drifting. The good news is that there is…[Read more]

    • Thank you for updated post, was thinking of going there Friday because of your earlier post. Think we will try somewhere else tomorrow.

  • Parks staff have advised that the trails were groomed yesterday Wednesday, Jan.31.

  • The weekend’s snowfall has been groomed over by Park’s staff resulting in very good classic tracks with very little dirt or sand showing. The skate deck has improved but still has some soft and uneven areas but is mainly level. The Beaver Pond loop no longer has a trail closed sign posted and conditions are good entering and exiting but poor in…[Read more]

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