Kevin Miller

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 15 hours, 33 minutes ago

    From David Lumgair:
    Hello Ski folks,
    David here,

    The weather is cold, and is included, in all sense of the words, eh!

    In the sheltered places, Classic Trails and Skate trails are in good shape .
    Open portions of the trails have a little snow drifted in.
    The Trail Head Cabin and…[Read more]

  • From Joanne Podolchuk, District Park Supervisor, Birds Hill Provincial Park on Thursday at 1:20 PM:
    Good Afternoon Kevin,
    Trails are being groomed today.

  • Birds Hill Park, Tuesday early morning, -4° to -11°, very windy.
    Classic: Chickadee, Esker, west Bluestem — The very good tracks are starting to get blown-in.
    Skate: Group Use Road, including the two new-in-2017 interior sections.
    As is typical, the middle of the track is getting a bit hard-packed, but the inside lane and outside lane are n…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of Assiniboine ParkAssiniboine Park 5 days, 1 hour ago

    From Bert Graef:
    Skied in Assinboine Park on Monday. Trail, or trails, or what remains during this massive, unending and dreary construction phase in this park, are OK. Some skating can be done where the trails widen. It’s hard to find a decent parking spot, as the trails go nowhere near the main parking spots and cannot be seen from the parking…[Read more]

  • From Iris G on January 14:
    All of the trails at Hecla are groomed and in great shape. There a thin patches in a few places, but not enough to be of concern. It’s the best conditions I have seen at Hecla in the last few years. We skied all the trails except West Quarry over the last two days and they were fast and fun. The skate ski trail is also…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of PinawaPinawa 1 week ago

    32 Charleswood Ski Club members skied at Pinawa on Saturday. -9° to -6°.
    Classic: The Red trail and the Golf Course trail had excellent tracks.
    Skate: The track on the Red trail and the Golf Course trail was perfectly firm. However, the groomer’s placement of the classic track was almost always too far from the edge of the trail — sometimes as f…[Read more]

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

    From David Lumgair:
    Hello ccski folks,
    David here,
    4 Classic and 2 Skate Trails are all groomed and are excellent.
    Skate trails minimum is 104″ wide and are with shallow mellow crumble ripple.
    Weather looks pretty good with temps of -10 less for afternoon ccskiing.
    We will groom as needed.
    Chalet and Trail Head Cabin will both be warm.
    Be…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of Portage la PrairiePortage la Prairie 1 week, 1 day ago

    From Sue Davidson:
    On Thursday evening, 9 km of cross country ski trails were groomed on the
    Portage golf course.

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 1 week, 1 day ago

    From Ardythe McMaster:
    All trails at Bittersweet were groomed Wednesday and Thursday. Today, Friday, it snowed lightly all day with about 2 cm of ‘feathers’. Skiers today reported that conditions were excellent, and that only the lead skier had to ‘break trail’, while everyone else just enjoyed the ride. The weekend promises to be even better.

  • From Joanne Podolchuk, District Park Supervisor, Birds Hill Provincial Park on Thursday at 12:45:
    Good Afternoon Kevin,
    Grooming is taking place today.
    Have a wonderful afternoon.

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of Falcon RidgeFalcon Ridge 1 week, 3 days ago

    My friend says that most of the trail system at Falcon Ridge was in great shape last weekend (Jan 5 & 6), the exception being the marshy area east end of biathlon area, and the portages on High Lake. He skied both days, classic and skating. Beautifully groomed for skating, fine for classic.

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 1 week, 4 days ago

    From Ardythe McMaster on Tuesday morning:
    The snow and the winds have buried our trails! It will be later in the week before we can prepare them for good skiing, and we will definitely have all trails groomed for the weekend.

  • As of Monday at 2:30 PM, Birds Hill Park staff are grooming the ski trails. They hope to finish by the end of the day.

    • Nice that they’re grooming even though it’s above 0°

      • Yeah.. it is kind of strange… Windsor Park was groomed, but they won’t be setting a track until tomorrow… theres a chance of some more snow tonite and tomorow as well with temps falling…

        • The weather station near Birds Hill Park — http://www.bezte.ca/weather/Data/daily.txt — shows a temp above zero from noon to ~3:00, and near +1 for about 1 1/2 hours. That’s nowhere near warm enough — sans sunshine — to raise the snow temperature above zero.
          Inside the city (Windsor Park) it’s a different story.

  • 15 members of the Charleswood Ski Club classic skied Grand Beach on Saturday. -6° to -9°. Slightly transformed snow from Thursday’s melt. We had good grip with a -3° to -7° old snow wax.

    The tracks are well-formed throughout the trail system, but snow coverage is very thin in many places. There are dozens of short sections where the track is dar…[Read more]

  • From Gord Buhr:
    Skied Esker Friday night. Someone has ridden a horse from approximately the sleigh crossing to the end and left brown klister in a steaming pile right on the track. Thanks buddy.

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

    From David Lumgair:
    Hello CCSki folks,
    David and Gord here,

    The Weather looks very favorable for a week end of great CCSkiing.
    And all Shannondale Trails will be in great shape.
    At Shannondale, there are now 6 ski trails, to advance your health and well-being, and up yer skills…[Read more]

  • From Alex Reinhardt:
    Skied there the evening of Jan 2. The groomed trail was drifted over in many spots, it needs to be regroomed, which will certainly be the case after today’s +3 temps. There is plenty of snow otherwise.

  • From Facebook on Thu Jan 3 afternoon:
    “Grand Beach is groomed! A few sketchy spots where we could use some more snow but otherwise fast and fun as always.” (photos too)

  • From Esther MacKinlay:
    We skied from the main trail head at the skating rinks along the Mary Lake, Dunseith, James Lake, Vista and Adam lake trails. Beautiful classic ski in +2°C on skin skis. Lots of snow, rolling hills and great lake scenery. Most of the trails had recently been groomed with the exception of the Adam Lake trail which was a…[Read more]

  • Birds Hill Park, Thursday morning, -1° to +2° air temperature.
    The snow temperature was still below freezing when we left at 11:00.
    Classic: Bluestem and Chickadee — very good to excellent conditions.
    Skate: Group Use Road, including the two new-in-2017 interior sections. There is 0 to 2 cm fresh snow over last week’s grooming. VG t…[Read more]

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