Floyd Reichel

  • Just want to thank Birds Hill Park staff for grooming the trails 7 days ago and also throughout the winter. That decision resulted in fantastic conditions this past week for the skiing community to enjoy.

    • I agree.
      And specific thanks to park manager Joanne for emailing me when her staff were re-grooming the trails. Information is king and knowledge is power.

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

    The Sandilands Ski Club’s website showed that the following trails were groomed yesterday (Friday) and are in excellent shape: Purple Loop, Green Loop, Grey Loop, Grey Connector and Black. I couldn’t agree with them more as we had one of our best skiing days of the season.

  • The fresh snow on the trails has turned them white and clean again. The previously dish shaped tracks are now more defined due to being skied upon and are not icy.

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of SandilandsSandilands 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    A centimeter of new snow covering Friday’s grooming made for an enjoyable ski. All trails (except the closed blue trail) have now been skied on making the tracks pretty well defined and in good shape. Beware of ice in low areas on the grey and green trails. You might want to walk down some hills which look to be too fast and icy for comfort.…[Read more]

    • Floyd, thanks for writing this. Anita & I are leading Nature Manitoba’s Grey Hares on a skiing day trip to [somewhere] on Wednesday. This report helps.

  • Parks staff report that all trails were done today and are in good condition. They only got 2 inches of snow last night so not much to work with.

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    All trails, classic and skate, are hardpacked and in excellent shape.

  • Wednesday’s track setting has been covered by 2 or 3 inches of snow making for a winter wonderland. However, several skiers have skied over the tracks making it quite doable and enjoyable.

  • The classic tracks are still in very good condition, including the north end of the Beaver Pond, despite being groomed some time ago. The skate portion has quite a bit of ungroomed snow on it. Only 2 big boulders were visible where you had to lift your ski.

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

    Near perfect grooming on the wonderful hills at Birch. A little soft on the pole plant area but otherwise very enjoyable.

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 2 months, 1 week ago

    Classic skied here on Friday and found the trails to have lots of snow for control on the tricky hills. The majority of tracks were well defined with only a few spots having drifted in snow. Bittersweet experienced the same heavy wet snow storm in October that Winnipeg did. As a result there was major trail repair needed which left less time for…[Read more]

  • This info from Park office:
    We finally got some snow ( 5 inches)
    Just a heads up we are sending the groomer out to pack it down as we are expecting more snow next week.
    The trails may be a bit rough after the groomer packs however we need to get that done so we can get a hard packed base.
    Also there will be groomer tracks through the trails which…[Read more]

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of SandilandsSandilands 3 months ago

    Wonderful conditions in Sandilands where there is more snow than in Winnipeg. We used our good skis on the Green and Black trails. The Black trail is in very good condition. The Green trail is in good condition with the exception of the portion from the main warming hut going east (left) to the green/black intersection. There is also a large…[Read more]

  • The trails were packed and track set for both classic and skating last week and they are both in very good shape. The classic tracks are still well defined and the skate portion had maybe an inch of snow on top but still very doable. Some of the skate only trails looked like they had fresh grooming. There are some leaves and twigs on the trail…[Read more]

  • Went on the ski trails today for a hike and some trail clearing. Beautiful sunny day in this little paradise with a some snow on the ground. There is a lot of debris on the trails and branches that need to be lopped. I will be going out again to do some more work. If you love these trails as I do please consider helping Parks to clear them so…[Read more]