• Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 9 months ago

    The following posts appeared on the A Cross Country Ski Club Facebook group on Monday:

    “With the warmer weather, we have run into hikers (even snowshoers) on the trails every time in the last week.
    Stopped by the park office to get an update on the groomer. They got the new part, installed it and the groomer broke again. They are re-evaluating the situation.
    Also asked about some type of enforcement on the trails with the park patrol & hikers like they had last year since we may possibly not get them groomed again. Park patrol are busy helping out with ice fishing right now we were told.
    I guess we just need to be vocal with the hikers if we want to make the trails last as long as possible.”

    “Just ski today no hikers but a couple skiing with a big dog and even better one more couple on a skidoo, they ride in at least 5 different trails.”

    “yes, I saw snowmobile tracks on the trail today ☹️”

    • 3 weeks + still to ski, and the trails are already done for… Didn’t BHP actually have a skier enforcement? I thought I heard something about that… I can’t see it being useful when said hikers think they own the ski trails…

      • They are walkers, not hikers.
        In general, hikers invest in quality packs/boots/poles and yearn for 2 weeks in BC, the Rockies, the north shore of Lake Superior, and many other hiking destinations. In Manitoba in winter they ski, snowshoe, and hike on hiking trails. It’s walkers who walk on ski trails.