Steve Scoles

  • Skied today. Trails were okay. Not sure they will survive the warm weather.

  • JasonW posted an update in the group Group logo of Wildwood Community CentreWildwood Community Centre 1 day, 1 hour ago

    Are the trails still ok?

  • KatG posted an update in the group Group logo of Wildwood Community CentreWildwood Community Centre 4 days, 3 hours ago

    Nicely skier tracked for classic and pretty fast this morning. Very pleased that walkers have their own pathways and the skier track is mostly free of footprints. Great place for an in-town ski!

  • Skate skied Windsor today and it was quite good! All areas are packed and firm, and with the temperature today, fast conditions! Well worth heading down for skate skiing. No classic tracks at all yet. I used my rock skis but could have probably even used my good skis. Just be careful around the gravel paths as I saw a tiny amount of gravel…[Read more]

  • Dave Taylor posted an update in the group Group logo of Wildwood Community CentreWildwood Community Centre 1 week ago

    Snow still holding up, small skate ski circuit near tennis courts.

  • A good start but not quite enough snow yet for grooming/tracksetting.

  • Enough snow for an early season ski. Skiier tracked only.

  • hgs posted an update in the group Group logo of Wildwood Community CentreWildwood Community Centre 1 week, 6 days ago

    Was the recent snowfall enough for skiing?

  • It was a brilliant ski today, my first time at Wildwood. I am told that the skier groomed trails do not follow the usual routes, but I did not get lost. Good times, and the snow was fine!

  • From John Kim:
    tuesday ~1030 am start, areas skiied -as much as i could, wax – really !?
    many of wp trails are on life support with icy trail conditions ranging from poor (unpassable/dangerous) to fair (at best). considering how good they were sunday, they have substantially deteriorated since. graveyard and blue sister trails have coverage as…[Read more]

  • Windsor Park Nordic Centre, Monday mid-day, +2° to +5°, partly sunny.
    ~10 people were skate skiing, including me. A family was classic skiing on almost non-existent tracks. (I thought Spring Break was last week.).
    The snow was mainly wet sugar, with many short sections of slush on ice, and a few sections of sticky snow. With well-prepared s…[Read more]

  • Thanks to everyone for a great season, especially those who made a donation to support the trails. Shout out to Dave Taylor for help with signage. Thanks to Laurie Penton and the crew for great grooming. The Urban Forestry Branch (City of Winnipeg) were very cooperative and communicative as we tried to mesh tracking and Dutch Elm Disease tree…[Read more]

  • From Windsor Park Nordic Centre on Sunday morning:
    Last day of operations for this season. Staying cool today so conditions should hold up . Thanks for a great season! 142 days is a record. Building is closing, but gates and access to trails will remain open.

  • Fresh , icy snow overnight was groomed this morning. Results were surprisingly good. Skate trails are in Excellent condition, Classic is 6/10. Brent’s Loop, Graveyard, Blue Oval, and all of Green (Sheepdip,Backslide, Bonivital and Homestretch) are also in great shape. [Report as of 11:30AM Wednesday, March 30]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of Windsor Park Nordic CentreWindsor Park Nordic Centre 8 months ago

    Windsor Park Nordic Centre, Monday afternoon 1:00 to 3:30, -2° to 0°. Skiers on the trails: 4 classic & 14 skate (including me).

    Grooming was in progress when I started. The skate track was extremely firm and almost solid ice-snow in the ungroomed places. The Ginzugroomer was able to create a surface ranging from “scratched” to a cm of sugar s…[Read more]

  • I’d call tonight the 7-11 scat ski, as it was like skiing in a Slurpee with animal poop all over. The trail was incredibly soft, and the black diamond areas were underwater. I’m assuming they’ll be putting up signs tomorrow about that. Somewhat firm areas were relatively fast, and the Toko green binder trick worked quite well. Hopefully, with the…[Read more]

  • The classic trails are really soft and pole plants can sink up to 18″ in sunny spots. Water is accumulating in low areas but not a problem yet. Need the temps to drop below 0 at night.

  • Elise Watchorn posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 8 months, 1 week ago

    We had a good ski at Birch yesterday: we did laps of both North and South trails. The only detail I’d add to Birch’s update below is that there is still a ton of snow here! There were only one or two tiny patches of ground peeking through, in exposed areas of North loop. The South loop is perfect and everywhere forested should be good for a whi…[Read more]

  • Trails are holding up remarkable well. Packed snow depth is 9 inches today. Occasional water issues in some areas: Sheep Dip, Jimmy’s Dip, & both creek crossings. Lots of skiing left. Trails are continuing to be groomed daily in early morning.

  • XCSkiBirch posted an update in the group Group logo of BirchBirch 8 months, 1 week ago

    Was able to put down 10k of shallow-ish classic tracks this morning. Tried touching up the skate deck but our drag didn’t do much to the crust. It’ll be skate able (I did it yesterday evening), but not great. Spring skiing – you take what you can get. Check our social media @xcskibirch for pics.

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