Floyd Reichel

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

    Trails were very good to excellent here Sunday. The Red Trail has not been groomed past the Horse Pond.

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

    Trails are in good to very good shape with ample snow cover. Always enjoyable.

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

    An inch of snow has fallen on the classic tracks since the last grooming but they are now skied in and will likely get groomed this Saturday. A new batch of hoarfrost (or whatever they are calling it these days) lies heavily everywhere.

  • The classic tracks are in very good condition with the odd wiggle here and there. Beware of 2 rocks in the tracks. The skate deck is a mixed bag with some good areas and some not so good.

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 4 weeks ago

    Near perfection grooming at Birch today. The skate deck is as firm as I have ever seen it making it excellent for skating. Come enjoy it this Saturday for the Birchkin Pumpski where you have the opportunity to ski both trail systems, Birch and Pumpkin Creek.

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 1 month, 1 week ago

    Excellent grooming at Birch today with a firm skate deck. The new grooming equipment is doing an excellent job.

  • 2 inches of snow fell on today’s (Thursday) grooming but is now skied in. The Beaver trail is packed but not track set between Jack Pine junction and where it joins with the Squirrel Run.

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

    Beautiful winter wonderland at Birch with tons of snow. Grooming was very good, particularly classic tracks. Was snowing lightly as I left.

  • 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).

  • Floyd Reichel posted an update in the group Group logo of Grand Beach Provincial ParkGrand Beach Provincial Park 1 year ago

    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 1 year 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month 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

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