Kevin Miller

  • 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 5 months, 2 weeks 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 5 months, 3 weeks 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 5 months, 3 weeks 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 5 months, 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 5 months, 4 weeks 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 6 months 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]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of Burwalde WoodsBurwalde Woods 6 months ago

    The Burwalde Woods Distance Challenge is on Saturday February 23. See https://btncski.wordpress.com/

  • From Bob Walberg:
    Feb. 18. Cree Trail tracks are in rough shape. Animals, hikers, and snowshoers ruined most of the tracks. Snowshoers walked over both tracks from the shortcut intersection along the long route to Cabin 2. After 100 m or so of nothing but snowshoe prints, I turned back and took the shortcut to Cabin 2. The Assiniboine Trail…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 6 months ago

    From Ardythe McMaster on Saturday:
    All Bittersweet trails have been freshly groomed and oh my, they do look inviting! The weekend weather looks to be ideal for skiing, with neither falling snow, frigid temperatures, nor howling winds. So skiers, we hope that you will get out there and ski this holiday weekend!

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 6 months, 1 week ago

    From David Lumgair:
    Greetings CCSkiing folks,
    Davvid here,
    Morning of Feb. 15 , We are just one pass from having all trails in very good shape.
    And we will be making tracks when needed!
    So, expect good Trails for this Week end.

    Cabin and Chalet will be warm ,
    Dress to keep…[Read more]

  • From Snow Motion (dog club based in Winnipeg for people who enjoy skijoring and kick sledding):
    The 10th running of the Snow Motion Classic skijoring and kick sledding races will be held on the Group Use Area 1 trail (AKA Group Use Road) at Birds Hill Park on Sunday February 17 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 6 months, 1 week ago

    From Ardythe McMaster:
    All Bittersweet Trails, presently buried under all the ongoing snow, will be groomed on Thursday, in preparation for the Long Weekend and our Big Ski Day.

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 6 months, 1 week ago

    From David Lumgair:
    Shannondale Trails , for Feb 12 to 17, 2019, Davvid!
    Ho ho hello CCSki folks, Davvid here, https://weather.com/en-CA/weather/tenday/l/CAXX8880:1:CA
    We can ccski with this weather, eh? Trails will be prepared when needed! Trail Head Cabin and Chalet in the Valley will be warm daily.
    ” Fresh Air IS Health Care, Help Yourself…[Read more]

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

    From David Lumgair on Friday evening:
    Greetings CCSki folks,
    David here,
    The weather looks like this :

    Lotsa snow arrived,
    And we have set Classic Tracks on the Blue and the Yellow.
    The other trails are packed, ready to groom and ski when warmer weather arrives. .
    The Trail Head…[Read more]

  • From Corey Mohr:
    I classic skied Grand Beach on Friday. It was a combination of skier tracks, tilted/packed sections and groomed tracks. The Park staff mentioned, as Floyd said, they had a mechanical with the equipment and hope to groom Monday or Tuesday. Jack Pine Trail has the longest uninterrupted classic tracks.

  • From Corey Mohr on Thursday:
    Today, I classic skied from Falcon Lake School on the South Whiteshell Trail to West Hawk Lake and back. It was packed from Falcon to Faloma, then from Faloma to West Hawk was double tracked with fresh snow in the track. A snow machine made a mess on a short section prior to the red pine plantation. I bumped into the…[Read more]

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