Kevin Miller

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 2 months ago

    From Dan Livingston on Friday morning:
    Awesome skiing at BHPP.
    Heading out for round two of blue stem!!!

    • Thanks for posting Kevin. I dropped by my car for a quick infusion of java and didnt want to waste time logging in CCSAM site.
      #2 round was ~ 50% harder as the snow turned to sleet / rain but made it around. Better workout!!!There are two tracks to follow, 1. 4-8cm deep and 2. 2-4 deep. Hoping to make use of them early next week on the…[Read more]

  • From Corey Mohr on Monday:
    We skied classic and skate skied Sunday morning on the west side of Camp Morton. It was recently groomed and in great shape, firm and fast. It is about a 6.5 km out and back. I give credit to the Gimli ski club for grooming and someone local said they will likely groom again. Lots of snow there and it’s holding up. When…[Read more]

  • From Andy Dwilow on Sunday morning:
    Saturday afternoon. Twin Towers, Matoo, and Jackrabbit beautifully groomed for skate and classic. Add blue sky, warm temp, and amazing scenery – what a day!

  • From Lynne Mitchell-Pedersen on Saturday evening:
    Six of us had a glorious day.
    We wish to thank from our hearts all the wonderful folks who made those trails for us. We are an older crowd and could not have skied without the broken trails. So, a big, ‘Thank you!’bless you all!

  • Saturday afternoon, -5° and sunny.
    We skied on Aspen from the Chickadee trailhead to the inbound/outbound Aspen/Bluestem junction (1K from the stables), Bluestem to the tower, the 3.5K skier-tracked Esker loop back to the tower, Chickadee return to Aspen, west Aspen U to the Chickadee trailhead. The skier-made tracks were all very good.…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 2 months, 1 week ago

    From David Lumgair on Thursday evening:
    Hello ski folks
    Yes, mostly Gord and I have been packing snow and grooming trails.
    We will have about 10 kms of Skate and almost 5 kms of Classic tracks set ready for your weekend skiing pleasures !
    David and Gord!

  • Birds Hill Park, Friday morning, -2° to +1° and sunny.

    Classic, at a temp just below freezing: Thanks to Chris (dbaniuk) and the other skiers who set a nice track on west Bluestem on Thursday afternoon. It was fast and crispy at -2°, and generally a perfect depth. I skied it in both directions and saw 4 other skiers. I also skied west Aspen in…[Read more]

  • From John Kim:
    tuesday ~1030 am start, areas skiied -as much as i could, wax – really !?
    many of wp trails are on life support with icy trail conditions ranging from poor (unpassable/dangerous) to fair (at best). considering how good they were sunday, they have substantially deteriorated since. graveyard and blue sister trails have coverage as…[Read more]

  • Windsor Park Nordic Centre, Monday mid-day, +2° to +5°, partly sunny.
    ~10 people were skate skiing, including me. A family was classic skiing on almost non-existent tracks. (I thought Spring Break was last week.).
    The snow was mainly wet sugar, with many short sections of slush on ice, and a few sections of sticky snow. With well-prepared s…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    A post on the A Cross Country Ski Club Facebook group on Sunday evening says:
    Fantastic late season skate ski at Bittersweet today. A couple of pieces of bark on the trail but otherwise perfect April skate conditions with no bare spots! Started around 11:30 and it was a touch icy but conditions improved greatly once the temperatures hit zero.

  • From Windsor Park Nordic Centre on Sunday morning:
    Last day of operations for this season. Staying cool today so conditions should hold up . Thanks for a great season! 142 days is a record. Building is closing, but gates and access to trails will remain open.

  • From John Kim on Saturday afternoon:
    14.5 km – bluestem, aspen (partial), chickadee (partial). classic (skins). start noon; wax….doesn’t matter
    don’t put away your skis just yet ! for me likely one of the best skis of the season today. tracks are better if you take aspen (east) from chickadee until it meets up with bluestem.. once on blueste…[Read more]

  • Birds Hill Park, Saturday.
    Classic — the temp was just *below* freezing, cloudy: Aspen was very good, west Bluestem was very good, eastbound Esker was fair, the first 200 metres of Lime Kiln was poor, and *all* of Chickadee was obliterated with footsteps.
    Skate — the temp was just *above* freezing, cloudy: The Group Use Road was very good. (I…[Read more]

  • From Al Stewart on Thursday afternoon:
    I skated the Group Use Road this morning and found mid winter conditions at 9:30 am.
    – 12c temp, soft and cold snow made for a slow ski. The glide did improve as the temp climbed and a few more folks helped flatten the track a bit. But honestly who would expect to find a ton of cold glide wax snow on March 31?

  • Birds Hill Park, Wednesday 11:00 to 1:30, -4°, classic.
    The ice and ice-snow was covered with 2 to 5 cm of really nice new snow. The trails were in various stages of skied-in.
    Aspen was very good, especially Chickadee to the Stables (under the power lines), which was excellent.
    West Bluestem was excellent … so good that I skied it once in…[Read more]

    • typical ungroomed slippery depressing ankle killing trails. Could be so different if the only this dammed park would groom. Got enough snow to last till May for petes sake. Whats with these stupid park people? At least groom the skate track with one pass already.

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of Windsor Park Nordic CentreWindsor Park Nordic Centre 3 months ago

    Windsor Park Nordic Centre, Monday afternoon 1:00 to 3:30, -2° to 0°. Skiers on the trails: 4 classic & 14 skate (including me).

    Grooming was in progress when I started. The skate track was extremely firm and almost solid ice-snow in the ungroomed places. The Ginzugroomer was able to create a surface ranging from “scratched” to a cm of sugar s…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 3 months ago

    Birds Hill Park, Wednesday morning, -1.5° to +1°, skate ski on the Group Use Road.
    The track surface was a mess of footprints, deer hoofprints, a kick-sled that created two thin 5 cm deep ruts and boot divots, and horizontal washboard/corduroy (which was actually the best part of the track’s surface).
    At 8:00 AM, the track was a thin icy layer o…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of Pumpkin CreekPumpkin Creek 3 months ago

    From Danielle Dumesnil on Monday evening:
    Hi All,
    The rain today melted away the snow. Time to hang up our skis. It has been a great year. See you next year.

  • 15 members of Nature Manitoba’s Grey Hares skied Aspen, Chickadee, and west Bluestem on Wednesday from 11:30 to 2:00. We saw the groomer and grooming equipment that Gary saw this morning. The trails we skied were all double tracked by the time we left. With sun from 11:30 to 1:30, melting would have peaked at 1:30. The new tracks were soft and…[Read more]

    • Anything done to the GUR or just classic trails?

      • Skated a couple of laps on GUR until 830PM. Trail is ungroomed and a bit rough but not bad at all. Some sponginess due towarm midday temps but firmed up during evening skate. Best to go in mornings or evenings when temps are below freezing and sun’s rays arent beating down. Just got to watch out for all the brown klister piles left by the…[Read more]

        • Good to see Im not the only one who feels the same about the brown piles… as a responsible dog owner at least knock it off… dogs don’t do their deal and run at the same time…

          • Hi there,
            As a dog owner, skijorer and kick-sledder I apologize for the irresponsible that don’t pickup after their dogs. But you shouldn’t blame the ‘skijoring crowd’ for that as there are still a lot of walkers on the GUR all winter coming with their dogs. The majority of the skijorers are well educated on that and pick up after their dogs. So,…[Read more]

  • A post on the A Cross Country Ski Club Facebook group on Friday afternoon says:
    La Perdrix in Notre Dame is groomed and ready for skiers and snowshoers.

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