Gary

  • Gary posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 3 days ago

    I skied all of the skate trails yesterday afternoon. There was about 2 cm of fresh snow and very few bare spots. More snow is falling today and I anticipate another go at it tomorrow.

  • Gary posted an update in the group Group logo of Turtle Mountain Provincial ParkTurtle Mountain Provincial Park 1 month ago

    Skated Mary Lake, Dunseith, and Adam Lake loop. No classic track set for lack of snow but skating was very good. Several were out classic skiing as well.

  • Gary posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 1 month, 1 week ago

    Skated the Oak Meadow and Skaters Waltz. A few thin spots but easy to dodge so I did 2 laps. My complements to Scott Smart who is obviously a talented groomer!

  • Gary posted an update in the group Group logo of Portage la PrairiePortage la Prairie 1 month, 1 week ago

    Trails in the older more sheltered areas are in fair condition.

    Trails out in the open have many icy spots and are in poor condition except for the one that is closest to the lake which is in fair condition.

    There’s also a trail on the lake near the golf course. It is a little bit snowed in but would improve with some traffic.

    No grooming…[Read more]

  • Gary posted an update in the group Group logo of Portage la PrairiePortage la Prairie 1 month, 1 week ago

    The golf course trails were groomed today.

    I’m surprised at how well the trails have held up. Overall I would say that conditions are fair but inconsistent is a better way to describe it.

    The older more sheltered part of the golf course is the best but still has a few thin spots and some icy stretches. The newer more open areas have less…[Read more]

  • Gary posted an update in the group Group logo of Portage la PrairiePortage la Prairie 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Significant melting today means that the trails on the golf course may be in poor condition. Alot of the thin spots are now bare grass. I will give it a closer inspection on the weekend but likely I cannot groom until new snow arrives.

    Meanwhile, ski trails were added to both the east and west end of Crescent lake. Some areas worked well but…[Read more]

  • Gary posted an update in the group Group logo of Neepawa-Langford Winter ParkNeepawa-Langford Winter Park 2 months ago

    Skied the classic and skate trails yesterday. Signs advised avoiding the west edge trails. Otherwise some grass showing through but quite good skiing.

    Skate trails had similar issues but easy to avoid grass and leaves.

    Gladstone Bakery is an excellent stop on the way back to Portage.

  • Gary posted an update in the group Group logo of Portage la PrairiePortage la Prairie 2 months ago

    All trails on the Portage Golf Course have been regroomed today. There are about 6 km total. Conditions have improved since last time but there are still a few thin spots to watch out for.

    Several people have requested a trail on the lake so I added about 4.5 km just offshore of the golf course.

    Enjoy the trails!

  • Gary posted an update in the group Group logo of Portage la PrairiePortage la Prairie 2 months ago

    The light snow we got over the last two days have actually improved the trails a bit. Be careful for the thin spots but enjoy the trail.

  • Gary posted an update in the group Group logo of Portage la PrairiePortage la Prairie 2 months, 1 week ago

    Trails were set on the Portage Golf Course today. The snow conditions are quite varied, some nice areas but some blown clean to the grass. So some of the fairways have decent trails but it was tough to connect from one fairway to another without contacting the turf. There will be a few spots to shuffle around but some good skiing otherwise.

  • Gary posted an update in the group Group logo of Portage la PrairiePortage la Prairie 3 months ago

    Crescent Lake is suitable for skiing. The little bit of snow that we have had and the slight melting and freezing has left the surface of the lake with a nice even layer of snow. Just leave just enough texture for skate or classic. If you’re starting from the Island Park causway there’s about 6 km of lake either direction.

    There is not enough…[Read more]

  • Gary posted an update in the group Group logo of Portage la PrairiePortage la Prairie 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Portage Junkyard Dogs will be grooming trails at the Portage Golf Course this winter. Typically there are about 4 or 5 trail loops that are made that add up to about 6 km of trail. I will be posting updates here of trail conditions.