Kevin Miller

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of TeulonTeulon 2 days, 18 hours ago

    From Edward Zwingerman on Sunday afternoon:
    First time skiing Teulon. Nice grooming, especially considering wind. Plenty of snow. We classic skied, but there is skate skiing. Trails are short so we did a few loops. Some short steep hills which were fun. People we met were very friendly.

  • From Andy Dwilow on Sunday afternoon:
    Classic skied Grand Beach today. The single classic track was chiselled, firm, and fast – excellent! Terrain and course layout – world class!
    The skate ski lane was, for the most part, soft, rutted, and uneven, with periodic areas of something pink (engine or hydraulic oil?) on it – poor! Interestingly, I…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of PinawaPinawa 3 days, 16 hours ago

    33 Charleswood Ski Club members classic skied the Red, Blue, and English River trails on Saturday. -13° to -8°. Extremely windy, but thankfully most trail is deep in the forest. Nice soft snow. Good grooming.
    The skate track on Red looked very appealing, so I tried a few strides (on my classic skis) — beautifully flat and firm.

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 4 days, 17 hours ago

    From David Lumgair on Friday evening:
    Hello Cross Country Ski Folks,
    Yes, our trails are all groomed and ready for your challenging efforts.
    The weather is excellent too!

    We are building stamina to last a lifetime!
    Put another way,…[Read more]

  • From Peter Ives on Friday:
    This isn’t a report about the actual Nestaway River Trail, but Bourkevale Community Centre has groomed a trail from the RA Stein Community Centre westward to Assiniboine Park, about 5 or 6 km. I skied it this morning and most of it was great. I was told that The Forks plans to connect their trail to this one this…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of Falcon RidgeFalcon Ridge 4 days, 20 hours ago

    From Andy Dwilow on Friday:
    Skate skied Wednesday and classic skied on Thursday. Lots of snow and grooming excellent – way too much fun. For a change of pace, did back country snowshoe today.

    • Just want to add to Andy’s report. Most of the trails were groomed Thursday and are in excellent condition. The skate deck looked perfect and very firm. I only encountered 3 or 4 rocks to watch out for. Also noticed they made considerable effort to clip those nasty overhanging branches; thank you groomers.

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of TeulonTeulon 4 days, 20 hours ago

    From Brigitta Voth on Friday:
    Teulon trails were groomed yesterday morning and are in fabulous shape. The hills were so much fun, so if you want to build confidence in tackling hills, this is a great place to perfect this technique.

  • From Kathleen Brown, Birds Hill’s Park Manager, on Friday:
    I wanted to provide you with an update on the trails at the park. All trails have been groomed and are in great condition.

  • Allan H commented: “You would also think CCSAM would work more with parks to enhance the largest trail system closest to the largest population in the province.”
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    At the end of last year’s ski season (March 24), 5 CCSAM volunteers and Executive Director Karin McSherry met with 7 Manitoba Parks staff for an hour. We met again two months ago…[Read more]

    • Thank you Kevin, Karin, and other CCSAM for your efforts and time in advocating for skiing in MB.

      Curious: did you, or would you consider, advocating for more skate skiing options at Bird’s Hill Park? For example, converting a trail like Bluestem into a shared skate and classic trail, much like Falcon, Teulon, Camp Morton (west side), etc?

      • No and no.
        I would definitely like to have more skate skiing options at Birds Hill Park, but I don’t think converting a trail from another designated use can be justified, based on the number of skate skiers … versus classic skiers, walkers, etc. Even removing just one track from a double track classic trail has a negative effect on classic…[Read more]

        • I do not know the width comparison to a place like Grand Beach. Your hunch may be correct that it’s too narrow. I wondered about Bluestem as it, in my experience, usually skied by more experienced skiers (much less traffic than Chickadee or Esker). I think BHP is predominantly filled with classic skiers because that, predominantly, is what it has…[Read more]

          • Thanks Kevin, Communication is always good. I may be a good idea of providing the recreational skiers with an annual news letter with updates on initiatives, goals, government support or other information that pertains to the recreational skiers of Manitoba.

            I agree with Anthony, there are many skate skiers. Today most of the skiers at…[Read more]

            • I am just as big into skate as I am into Classic and I do a LOT of both. I like the idea of more options for skate, and maybe even some NEW shared trails of classic and skate. However, I don’t and would not agree with combining our current networkof classic trails at BHP for both as it takes away from the intimacy of the narrow classic trails…[Read more]

            • A friend has told me:
              “For one week in the 1990s, Bluestem was groomed as a combo classic and skate trail because of a suggestion from a vocal/influential skier. The classic track was severely impacted by skate skiers. There were so many complaints – about the ruined classic track, from families whose kids had been ‘clipped’ by skate skier…[Read more]

            • Kevin, the 1990″s comment is like when the downhill skiers didn’t want the snowboarders on the hill.

  • From Dan Rutherford (Manager, Marketing & Business Development, Fast Air) on Wednesday:
    Sorry for the difficult start with the skiing at Assiniboine Golf Course. We have contracted Jeff H to maintain the trails. Due to wind and extreme temperatures, it has been challenging. But I hope they will be groomed anytime now.

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

    From David Lumgair on Saturday morning:
    Yes, the trails will be fresh set this morning
    The temp is forecast to drop one degree per hour today.

    The wind seems to be unaware of the forecast ho ho!
    Yes!
    Fresh Snow!
    Lets go go go!
    Davvid!

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

    From David Lumgair on Friday evening:
    Hello CCSki folks!
    Here is a look at the weather:

    There is a little fresh snow on the “were fully groomed by Gord” Classic trails.
    We will groom the Classic tracks early Saturday morning.
    The…[Read more]

  • From Melissa Bergen, Birds Hill Park Operations Supervisor, on Thursday afternoon:
    All of our trails have been groomed as of this afternoon, and it sounds like they are in great condition.

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of Pumpkin CreekPumpkin Creek 1 week, 5 days ago

    From Danielle Dumesnil on Thursday evening:
    From our groomer – today Jan 6 – All trails packed and groomed except Club Trail, which is packed.
    Excellent conditions!!

  • From Karen Nilsson, President of the Lac du Bonnet Cross Country Ski Club, on Thursday at noon:
    The Agassiz Provincial Forest cross country ski trails have been tracked and are ready for skiers. In regard to the blue and red trails where logging was done: we have tracked them but they may blow in quickly and be in poor condition.

  • From Kathleen Brown, Birds Hill’s Park Manager, on Thursday morning:
    I just wanted to update you on the trails.
    Being groomed today, will be complete by days end: Spruce, Chickadee, Bluestem.
    Groomed tomorrow will be Esker and Lime Kiln.

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

    From David Lumgair on Friday evening:
    Ho ho! Hi ski folks,
    Gord & David here,
    Yes, Gord has been packing and Ginzu grooming the trails here!
    Gord will be setting the Orange Classic tracks in the morning.
    And then all the trails here will be ready for your “self health building efforts”!
    Ho ho ho! Where is that global warming when we need it?…[Read more]

  • From Friederike von Aweyden on Tuesday afternoon:
    Freshly groomed at 3 pm. Double tracked for Classic. Skate deck is still a little soft but both are in good condition. Thank you groomer Darryl!

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    From David Lumgair on Saturday morning:
    Hello Ski folks,
    Seasons Greetings to all folks,
    Gord and I will be grooming our Shannondale CCSki Trails when needed.
    The snow is adequate!
    Come and enjoy the challenges, the great outdoors spaces and the fresh air!
    Ho ho, And the weather is always changing,…[Read more]

  • From Ken Schykulski on Thursday evening:
    The Wild Grape and Elm trails at Beaudry were trackset this afternoon. No bare spots and a nice deep trackset. Skiing was excellent. The river crossings are not open yet. Well worth going there for a ski.

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