• Birds Hill Park, Thursday afternoon:
    Bluestem, Chickadee, and Esker continue to be very good.
    The Group Use Road has been groomed … fresh corduroy!

  • Apparently, all trails were groomed — including classic tracks — on Tuesday afternoon.

  • soft, slow and fun!

  • Trails are still skiable but getting sloppy with the gradual build up of snow in the tracks.
    They could use a redo this week if the equipment is available. Lots of snow on the sides of
    the trails to work with. Thanks BHP!

  • lynnmcmaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 3 days, 13 hours ago

    Apart from trails mentioned in previous post, no other trails have been groomed as snow conditions will not allow for it. Pray for snow!

  • lynnmcmaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 3 days, 13 hours ago

    Northstar (classic) skied-in (not machine groomed). Track is poor due to twigs and grass tufts showing through, many deer tracks, thin and icy sections, one grassy section on top of Reggie’s Run. Track downhill on Reggie’s Run is safe to ski. The Christmas Elves have been out and left some Christmas decorations along the trail. Feel free to com…[Read more]

  • KatG posted an update in the group Group logo of Falcon RidgeFalcon Ridge 3 days, 20 hours ago

    Great early season skiing here in Sunday. Thanks to the faithful groomer, Ryan, for putting together a nice circular route connecting trails 5-2-6-7-5. Good base with some rocks, grass and sticks here and there so best to stick with the rock skies.

  • Will the classic trails be groomed this afternoon?

  • Birds Hill Park, Saturday late morning, -18° to -16°, sunny, windy.
    16 members of the Charleswood Ski Club skied on machine groomed trails: Esker, Chickadee, west Bluestem. Beautiful conditions … almost A+.
    Lime Kiln appears to be skier-tracked.

  • Was just told over the phone there isn’t enough snow for classic trails as of yet for anyone else wondering.

  • Arni Jakobson posted an update in the group Group logo of Windsor Park Nordic CentreWindsor Park Nordic Centre 1 week ago

    The blue loop is all groomed well for skate except for Brent’s loop. No grooming yet, but it should be right away as opening day is tomorrow. My ski there yesterday was terrific! Get out there already if you wish before waiting, as the skate path is in near perfect condition! No classic tracks laid as of yesterday yet. Hoping for some right away

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 1 week ago

    Posted on the Facebook group “A Cross Country Ski Club” on Thursday afternoon:
    Pretty Well Perfect Conditions On The Chickadee Trail This Morning…Pretty Well All The Bare Spots Have Been Filled In With The New Snowfall.


  • Do we have enough snow to open now?

    • Opening day is tomorrow John, but if you want to get out there already, the blue route is all groomed well for skate!

  • lynnmcmaster posted an update in the group Group logo of BittersweetBittersweet 1 week, 2 days ago

    For the safety of the skiers and the hunters, trails are being kept closed for hunting season until Dec. 4. The reason for this is that some of the trails are on WMA land, where hunting is allowed. We will have them open as soon as we can, dependent on snow, after that date.

  • Did all of Bluestem yesterday. Tracks are in great shape for the most part except for some grass and dirt here and there that you can easily dodge plus you will have to take your skis off to cross the GUR as it is now solid pavement. Other than that, great skiing!

  • Saturday 4-630PM. The west bluestem trail is still in very good shape and well defined and fast . Only slightly glazed with the odd bare patch and still easily avoidable . East bluestem is ok also, but west is the fastest. Used a bit of sticky wax and skating poles to double pole half the time. Lots of traffic on the main road, but Chickadee lot…[Read more]

  • Saturday morning, 6:45am.
    Skied the chickadee track. Conditions were good and surprisingly quick. There are tufts of grass poking out on occasion and the odd twig making its presence known. The tracks held up to the warm overnight temperature and if the sun stays at bay, the tracks may hold throughout the day.

  • Allan H posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 1 week, 6 days ago

    Friday afternoon 2:30 BHP +1c
    Skied Esker, and parts of Chickadee and bluestem. The sun and warm weather has had little effect on the trails, just the odd spot.
    All the do not walk on the ski trail signs are up, just a few foot prints on the trails.

  • The 3 classic trails that have been groomed continue to provide excellent skiing at BHP. Firm tracks with very little debris. Thanks to BHP for deploying the snowmobile based grooming equipment in the absence of the PistenBully. As we know , the PistenBully makes durable tracks that are second to none but under low snow conditions , the snowmobile…[Read more]

    • I have been advocating for years for the use of light equipment in early season and low snow conditions. It is clear that great trails can be made with light equipment. Having multiple tools for different conditions is the best.
      I agree a this should be permanent tool for grooming options.

      Thanks again parks

    • I agree! Great idea to throw to the parks staff.

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