Kevin Miller

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 9 hours, 57 minutes ago

    From David Lumgair on Monday morning:
    Good morning ccski folks,
    Davvid here,

    Looks like minus temperature weather over night for this week.
    Trails will be fast .
    As you know, if it melted the day before, then the glaze of yesterday, on classics, would be very fast.
    And If folks were…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 9 hours, 59 minutes ago

    From Ardythe McMaster:
    On Monday morning, some of the classic and skate trails, mostly in the vicinity of the Nordic Centre, were renovated and groomed: for classic North Star, Farm Trail, North Star, Blue’s trail and Caleb’s Way, and for skate Skaters Waltz and Oak Meadow. All are in good to very good condition. Snow on these groomed trails is…[Read more]

  • From Esther MacKinlay:
    I was speaking to Laurie Penton today at Windsor Park. He is looking for a work party to help close down Windsor Park ski for the season. The work party takes place this Thursday, March 21, from 1600-2000 hrs.
    Many hands make for light work.
    See you there.

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of Falcon RidgeFalcon Ridge 2 days, 6 hours ago

    From Al Stewart:
    I ski skated Falcon Ridge today and all the trails except on High Lake (slush) were in fabulous shape for both skating and classic. If you get a chance to ski there before the melt you will not find a more beautiful and impeccably groomed trail system. And wow is there snow out there!

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 2 days, 6 hours ago

    From David Lungair:
    Hello CCSki foks,
    davvid here,
    2 Skate and 4 Classic Trails will be fresh groomed for Sunday March 17 2019.
    Trails are setting up firm and full shape.
    Trail head Cabin and The Chalet in the Valley will both be warm.
    Come and ski to your heart’s delight .
    Or, Just for the health of it !

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 2 days, 13 hours ago

    From Ardythe McMaster:
    The skate trails are being groomed right now (Saturday morning).
    Classic skiers today might want to bring klister, just in case.

  • Friday afternoon, -3°, cloudy.
    Skate Ski on the Group Use Road, including the two optional loops.
    Very nicely groomed, perfectly firm track, and nice snow consistency, but the track is littered with forest debris in a number of places from yesterday’s strong winds, and the snow is dirty (pine needles) in many places, which makes it slower than…[Read more]

  • From Corey Mohr:
    Excellent spring skiing! I classic skied both Aspen and Bluestem tonight (Thursday) at -3C. Three blow downs of some older poplars were across the trails but you could ski around. With the high winds there is a fair amount of debris, etc. I used skins but could have used a blue or violet hard wax. Nothing is transformed, some…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 4 days, 8 hours ago

    From Ardythe McMaster:
    Here at Bittersweet, we received no snowfall from the Thursday storm. Further, the howling winds were unable to blow existing snow around, as the recent mild days have put a hardened layer over the snow-covered fields. The ski trails are fast, but so far, they are not icy. It is well to remember that we are halfway through…[Read more]

  • Wednesday late morning to early afternoon, -5° to -3°, partly sunny.
    The classic tracks were much slicker than yesterday, so we needed one grip wax warmer (-0° to -1°). They will be icy after refreezing … except that they’re forecast to be refreshed with ~5cm of wet snow tonight.

  • Tuesday morning. -6° to -5°, sunny, very windy.
    Classic — Bluestem, Chickadee, Esker west of Chickadee: Perfectly formed, very firm tracks with occasional sections of pine cones and other forest material that sometimes stuck to Anita’s -1° to -2° grip wax. The tracks will possibly be glazed by tomorrow, which will neccessiate and even sti…[Read more]

  • From Esther MacKinlay:

    Friday 8 March — skied Grey Owl trail. Groomed for classic all the way to the cabin. Sometimes double tracked. Track firm and fast but not icy. Some tree debris and lots of animal prints on the trail but these did not hamper our wonderful ski.

    Sunday 10 March — skied the Riding Mountain Compound trail and around Lake…[Read more]

  • From Esther MacKinlay:
    March 10. Tried skiing these trails for the first time. Pretty trails through deciduous forests. A few hills on the north side gave us some thrills and challenges. Really enjoyed skiing these pretty trails. Freshly groomed classic tracks with fun signs and personal touches. There were even several sections freshly groomed…[Read more]

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

    From Ardythe McMaster:
    Bittersweet Trails are in excellent condition. Ski weekends are dwindling in number as the season advances, so get out and ski these fine March days!

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

    From Ardythe McMaster:
    After the big storm of last Sunday, we are happy to report that all our trails are now open once more, and beautifully groomed. Today’s skiers report that the trails are very good. While out on the trails these March days, celebrate the strengthening sun!

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

    From David Lumgair on Friday:
    Hello ski folks, 
    David here, 
    Yes , About 2 kms North of Thornhill, there are 4 Classic CCSKI  trails and 2 Skate ski trails, Mostly will be excellent. 
    Ho ho, The Orange Trails has extra snow for extra challenges and change of experience ,
     will be grooming with H3 Allis Chalmers crawler and dozer, first!
    Trail Head…[Read more]

  • From Joanne Podolchuk, Park District Manager, Birds Hill Provincial Park:
    Please be advised that our groomer is currently down for repair. Grooming of ski trails in Birds Hill will unfortunately not happen this week. We anticipate grooming to resume next week.

    • They should have a back up plan when that groomer breaks down (which seems to be a regular occurrence these days). Perhaps a grooming device that hooks up to a skidoo?

      • I just hope they keep grooming this year despite the anticipated warming temps next week.. last year as soon as it warmed up, they quit grooming and we were still skiing on the group use road for a month after the fact.. lots of snow this year…

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 3 weeks ago

    From David Lumgair on Monday:
    Blue Trail groomed at Shannondale.
    Will do more real soon.

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of Burwalde WoodsBurwalde Woods 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Boundary Trails Distance Challenge on Sat Feb 23
    Extremely fun event, as always. 150 registered skiers. Potluck snack table and pizza lunch at the “party central” trailhead. Amazing atmosphere and an interesting/unique trail system.
    The groomimg? Perfect for both classic and skate — firm, but soft snow.
    Thanks to the Boundary Trails Nordic Club…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    From David Lumgair:
    Hi CCSki enthusiasts,
    David here,

    On Saturday ,Feb 23, do the Distance Challenge at Burwalde .
    Lotsa snow here, makes excellent Classic and Skate trails..

    Do CCSkiing for fun and health and meet like minded people!

    Weather looks like this:

    Delighted to…[Read more]

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