From Melissa Bergen, A/Park District Manager, Birds Hill Provincial Park on Thursday afternoon:
Our groomer went out this morning to try the trails and was unsuccessful. We started to groom Aspen and it was ruining the previous groom as there is just not enough snow. We retracted as best we could over that section, and no other grooming was attempted because of the results. Based on the forecast, it does look like there will be no more grooming possible this year.
The Group Use Road, including the two interior bays, was also groomed and it looked great.
Lime Kiln and Esker were really fast this morning, then at 12:30 I skied Aspen after the groomer and a few skiers had been on it. Aspen was very good, but not as quick (slick) as the ungroomed trails. Spruce trail is ungroomed, but the groomed GUR had a few V’s on it. The sun and +5C this afternoon may end things soon, so get out & enjoy! Many thanks to the groomer/staff for keeping the trails in such nice shape and educating hikers to stay off ski trails.