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  • 06 Mar 2023 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    I headed out about 1 PM to see what conditions were like, hoping that the warming would have softened the track.  It has a bit, but not enough to make skiing either safe or enjoyable.  It may be better later this afternoon (Monday).  Given the predicted cold temperatures for the next few days, Kolapore skiing is likely to continue to be unsatisfactory until we get new snow.  This is the time of year when it can be wise to pay for the grooming at Scenic Caves or Highlands Nordic.  Kolapore Trail Guide 

  • 05 Mar 2023 9:36 AM | Anonymous

    With the warm temperatures and sun yesterday, and the cooler temperatures overnight, the trail surface became an icy crust.  Kolapore has received about 2 cm of new snow, which will improve conditions somewhat.  Given the expected temperatures today we will likely have spring skiing conditions much of the day.  The cooler temperatures expected overnight will refreeze the trails, and the trails are likely to be icy on Monday.  Kolapore Trail Guide  

  • 04 Mar 2023 12:15 PM | Anonymous

    Overnight Kolapore received about 12 cm of moist snow.  If you are the first one on a trail, it will be relatively heavy trail breaking.  Be sure to prep your skis because it could be "clumpy" conditions. The County Forest parking lot is well plowed.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 02 Mar 2023 10:00 PM | Anonymous

    The temperature highs the past two days were close to freezing, and there was some sun.  As a result, the trails are firm and fast, although based on a short ski on Friday morning they don't seem to be icy in the bush.  Be prudent in your choice of trails to ski.  If you are planning to ski on Saturday, you should be strategic.  It is unlikely that the Kolapore parking lot will be plowed before the afternoon.  The County Forest parking lot will likely be plowed in the morning.  I will do an update early Saturday.   Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 28 Feb 2023 7:30 AM | Anonymous

    Overnight Kolapore received several cm of new snow.  It is very difficult to tell how much, because the strong winds moved it around.  I would guess that we received no more than 5 cm.  The good news is that there didn't seem to be any freezing rain or freezing drizzle.  The County Forest parking lot is well plowed. Kolapore Trail Guide    

  • 25 Feb 2023 11:54 AM | Anonymous

    Kolapore has received a few cm of snow over the past 24 hours.  This should help to freshen the trails.  I think conditions should be quite good today, although I'm still planning to wear rocks skis.  I know from skiing on Thursday that there are rocks that aren't snow covered.  Based on conditions yesterday, both the Kolapore and County Forest parking lots should be in good condition.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 24 Feb 2023 7:30 AM | Anonymous

    Thursday afternoon Kolapore had some light freezing drizzle.  Overnight we had a cm or two of powder snow.  I think the skiing will be OK - the freezing drizzle coating was quite thin.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 23 Feb 2023 9:30 AM | Anonymous

    Over the past 24 hours, Kolapore has received about 10 cm of new snow.  Skiing should be good, although there will still be some rocks.  The County Forest parking lot has been carefully plowed this morning.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 20 Feb 2023 11:04 AM | Anonymous

    The warm weather and sun on Sunday melted the snow surface, and it has now refrozen.  Tracks will be icy.  Skiing is not recommended until we get the new snow that is predicted for mid-week.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 18 Feb 2023 3:05 PM | Anonymous

    This morning I did a long and enjoyable ski on many of the trails on the east side of the Kolapore system.  However, the snow is thin - 17 cm (7") at the snow gauge, which means that there is about 10 cm under your skis.  There are rocks showing, and caution is required on some of the rockier hills.  On Sunday the temperature is predicted to get above freezing relatively early.  That's when many skier have problems with skis clumping, so I recommend putting glider on your skis.  Kolapore Trail Guide

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