• Night skied in BHP till around 9pm. Conditions are quite amazing even though trails havent been groomed. A mix of double poling and striding with some Rode light purple ( an amazing wax), worked well.. Would have stayed much longer, but food and energy ran out. The clear night before was pitch dark, but it seems when there is some overcast the…[Read more]

  • Just skated tonite, still really good.. little icey in spots, getting wavey on the blue loop as the snow is thinning… grass patches to watch for at pump house, graveyard loop, and a patch of grass on the skate lane along archibald about 50 yard before the 2nd dip… Id start watching for cart path gravel to start poking through shortly…[Read more]

  • Blue Stem this afternoon was fastest it’s been all winter- last snow has melted into tracks and you can ice glide and double pole forever – Summit could use a groom as its getting scary – 90 degree turn in back half of blue stem is fairly crazy too

  • Late Wednesday morning classic trails were super-fast, but still holding up well. Esker hill was so much fun that we did it twice! Many skiers with big smiles – enjoy before the upcoming warm spell…

  • All skate trails freshly scratched and renovated as of 9AM Wednesday. Excellent spring conditions!

  • Skate skied the GUR late Tuesday afternoon and the skate track is near perfect right now! I would only suggest that if you’re moonlight skiing, to watch out for the glazed areas that are only slightly icy. Fast and very fun yesterday! I will definitely be going be going back tonight to classic ski as well as the trails are in awesome condition…[Read more]

  • Icy trails on the east side going up towards Steeple view trail, and of course, really fast conditions. I’m a little late posting this, as I was up there on Sunday. Should be very similar conditions though. Much the same as Teulon, which I skied last Friday. Very fun conditions to double pole in! Both places, the trails are still holding up…[Read more]

  • Tuesday morning, 1° to 2°, sunny.

    Classic — Aspen, Chickadee, west Bluestem: The well-formed tracks were snow, not icy, and the snow was much colder than the air temp.
    Skate — Group Use Road, including the two interior bays: The centre of the road was very firm (and fast), but the snow surface was soft enough to edge in and push off f…[Read more]

  • Trails were groomed and trackset today before things got too soft. Trails are holding up well. As of 4PM today things were getting fast as the temperatures were dropping. Non-operating lights of DOG TOOTH and BLUE OVAL have been repaired.

  • Brian posted an update in the group Group logo of Grand Beach Provincial ParkGrand Beach Provincial Park 1 day, 10 hours ago

    Surprisingly good conditions. I skied 16 km this morning. Saw a few other skiers and one fat biker.

  • WARM WEATHER FORECAST may be hard on the trails this week. There are no plans to close this week, as this could be the last few days of the season at the center (we hope not!). The anticipated freezing each night will help a great deal in keeping the snowcover as long as possible.

  • Has anybody been out since the recent warm weather? I would like to head out there , but am not interested in killing myself. EZ, you have been out there lately: any news?

    • A facebook report from yesterday showed what looked like a nice image… they said an inch of new snow had fallen, and no bare patches.. not fast conditions.

      • Friends of mine attempted to ski there last Wednesday only to abandon their effort and go elsewhere. A Parks employee told me today that they have not received any snow there since Feb.5.

  • d baniak posted an update in the group Group logo of SandilandsSandilands 3 days, 2 hours ago

    Has anybody been out since the ” big thaw”? I am concerned that the trails have gotten icy and dangerous. Looking forward to some news.

  • Sunday 4 P.M. classic west bluestem was very good thanks to the new snow.No bare spots and very little debris.

  • Anyone skated the GUR at Birds Hill recently?

    • quite a few skiers out in the GUR today, the fresh snow had been worked in. Only the odd slip on the ice below where it hadn’t been skied in yet, it was a bit slow -16C when I was there

  • Very good conditions at Windsor today. Skied the Blue only. Skate freshly groomed. The few thin spots I saw were easily avoided. Classic looks to be in good shape too. Black diamond, river loops, and Jimmy’s Dip were hard packed, but had enough snow to feel safe.

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 4 days, 2 hours ago

    From David Lumgair on Friday evening:
    Hello ski folks,
    Shannondale welcomes you!
    Yes, 2 or 3 inches of snow has fallen very recently, and we groomed it!
    The 2 weeks weather forecast suggests 2 days for skiing and then it melts a little every day.
    That would be this Sunday and Monday!…[Read more]

  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of ShannondaleShannondale 5 days ago

    From David Lumgair on Friday evening:
    The following report is from a family that skied here at noon today. it was melting here. We had a wee bit of snow this afternoon.

    Northwest up and Northwest down are great. The Wilson Meadow is grass and mud.
    Zig zag is great for skate.
    Tempest was mediocre
    The hump is good.
    The knob is…[Read more]

  • All trails groomed on Friday night. 3 cms of fresh snow has made a world of difference to the ski trails. Great looking corduroy on the skate trails. Expectations are that trails will be in great shape until, at least, early next week!

  • Did bluestem this morning.. tracks are still excellent.. watch out for lots of pinecone debris especially in the first km or so of the trail.. I used skins on a compacted/ice mix and they worked out OK.. they were a little draggy at times, but I had the binding set forward..could probably back it off and got some more glide..at about the 7km mark…[Read more]

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