From Andy Dwilow on Saturday afternoon:
Outstanding classic and skate grooming with terrain. Thx for great day.
From Joanne Podolchuk, Birds Hill Park’s District Park Manager, early on Saturday evening:
The groomer will be out this evening. All trails should be groomed / track set barring any equipment issues. Any skiers out this evening should exercise caution with the groomer on trails.
Friday afternoon, -11°. Chickadee, west Bluestem, Esker, Lime Kiln.
~3cm of snow fell overnight. It’s now skied into the tracks. Fairly slow glide.
The Group Use Road appeared to have very few tracks on the new snow, but just as we were finishing, 4 kick sledders were starting.
From Ardythe McMaster on Friday morning:
Bittersweet trails are now re-opened! We have had a few light snow flurries. Sections of trail protected from the winds have well defined, ski-in tracks. Open areas need to be skied in, but fresh snow is everywhere.
Some grooming is planned for Saturday. Cottonwood Classic trails, and the World Cup section…[Read more]
Wednesday morning, -5° to 0°, windy, snowing (heavy at times, 1cm while we were skiing). With a +3° high temp on Wednesday and a bit more wet snow throughout the day, conditions may now be quite different than when we finished at 11:00 AM.
Classic: Bluestem, north Chickadee, west Aspen — very good.
Skate: Group Use Road –The middle of the tr…[Read more]
From Andy Dwilow on Wednesday afternoon:
Teulon was great today. New wet snow sticky and slow, but grooming and signage excellent and trail layout well thought out over the gently rolling terrain. What a gem!
From Al Stewart on Monday afternoon:
I skied classic on 15km of trail at Falcon Ridge at noon today. A bit slow because of all the new snow and -20C temps, but still very skiable. Simply superb scenery, especially on the High Lake Trails.
From Al Stewart on Saturday:
West Hawk to Faloma is beautifully groomed. There was a decent snowfall here the other day so the trails are a bit soft. A wonderful winter scene of snow covered Jack Pine and Spruce on the edge of two new chiseled diagonal tracks. The weekend may bring many walkers.
There’s a trail conditions report dated today (Saturday) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/228566080653918/ : “… Red trail in great shape …”
Saturday, -12° to -8°.
Green, Black, Black Extension, Grey, Grey Connector, Purple, Yellow:
Excellent … except Yellow from the wicked descent to near its north trailhead, which is fair — big rocks lurking under the snow on the wicked descent, very high and choppy snow-grabber tracks in the low area. Skiing Yellow from its south trailhead to t…[Read more]
Joanne Podolchuk, Birds Hill Park’s District Park Manager, contacted me on Thursday at noon. If it does indeed snow today and overnight, they will evaluate the amount on Friday morning and hopefully some re-grooming can occur.
From Al Stewart on Tuesday evening:
I had the pleasure of skiing Wildwood today and really enjoyed it. The skate trail is definitely firming up and is a bit bumpy but still quite skiable. The classic tracks were excellent.
From Al Stewart on Friday evening:
I classic skied over 17 km of different trails this afternoon and was impressed with how good the tracks were in most places. And for the first time in many years there were no walkers or footprints on the trails. Even the GUR looked pristine. Tons of skiers enjoying the balmy temps.
From Ardythe McMaster on Thursday evening:
After a wonderful holiday time, with so many happy families out enjoying the mild temperatures, Bittersweet trails have suffered from the unrelenting mild temperatures. There are many bald spots, especially on the south facing slopes, and there is no snow to re-groom or even refresh. In the interests of…[Read more]
Tuesday afternoon, -4°.
Skate — Group Use Road: Friday’s re-grooming resulted in a very nice firm flat track (now with some foot holes that only marginally affect enjoyment). The middle metre of width has gotten too hard-packed, but the rest of the track width ranges from very good to perfect.
Classic — Bluestem, north Chickadee, west Aspen: very…[Read more]
From Edward Zwingerman:
Skied Beaver and Squirrel on Sunday the 3rd of January. Skier tracked, not groomed. No skate skiing yet. Would not advise north part of Beaver as snowmobiles have chewed it up pretty badly. Except for that stretch, skiing was pretty good. Lots of snow. Some novice skiers getting lost. Beautiful place to ski.
Sandilands, Red & Grey & south Green & Black. -4° to 0°. Lots of skiers. A very good day of skiing for the 5 of us. The “snow grabber” grooming results in an elevated track, which initially feels a bit weird, but it certainly creates very good tracks from not much snow.
Floyd skied Red a couple hours after us. He told me he encountered two w…[Read more]
Thursday afternoon, -9°.
Classic — Lime Kiln, Aspen: Tuesday’s 5 cm snowfall has been skied into the tracks, so they are nicely refreshed. Very good.
Skate — Group Use Road: The edges had been a bit soft; the new snow made them softer. The centre is much firmer, but Wednesday’s Vs had only partially packed the new snow. It took me a lap to get…[Read more]
From Al Stewart on Wednesday evening:
The High Lake Trail is impeccably groomed out at Falcon Ridge. A nice dump of snow yesterday was welcome but a bit more is needed as the odd rock sticks out here and there although they are spray painted orange. The other trails have not been groomed yet.
From Ardythe McMaster on Tuesday morning:
All trails are open and skiable at Bittersweet. Some grass and twigs where there is low snow. More snow is forecast for today!
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