From David Lumgair:
Hello Ski folks,
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]
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]
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]
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]
From David Lumgair:
Hello ccski folks,
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.
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.
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.
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 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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