Kolapore wilderness trails

SKI Conditions

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  • 23 Feb 2022 12:36 PM | Anonymous

    Yesterday Kolapore experienced warm temperatures (+7) and a significant amount of rain.  With the cold temperatures the trails will be crusty or icy.  We've had about 2 cm of snow as I post this at 10:30 AM, but that isn't nearly enough snow to provide safe and enjoyable skiing.  I think that 5 cm might make some flatter trails usable, but hills will need more.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 20 Feb 2022 4:00 PM | Anonymous

    The Kolapore parking lot was plowed today, and there were lots of skiers on the trails.  There is good roadside parking at the east and west entrances to the County Forest.  You might be able get into the Metcalfe Rock parking lot if you have an aggressive truck or SUV.  There is lots of snow, but given that temperatures on Monday will be close to freezing, ski prep to avoid icing will be advisable.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 19 Feb 2022 3:30 PM | Anonymous

    Overnight and this morning Kolapore received 12+ cm.  The 12 cm is on top of the 20+ cm that fell yesterday.  The snow gauge is at 52 cm - the most snow we've had this winter.  Parking will be a challenge - because of a road closure on Grey Road 2 due to blowing snow, the Kolapore parking lot will not be plowed until Sunday.  Kolapore Trail Guide 

  • 18 Feb 2022 11:11 AM | Anonymous

    Kolapore received 20+ cm of snow overnight.  Be prepared to break trail.  The Kolapore parking lot was carefully plowed this morning by a volunteer.  Roadside parking is in good shape at the County Forest.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 17 Feb 2022 9:30 AM | Anonymous

    At 9 AM the temperature is just below freezing.  The trails will start to freeze and turn to ice.  I would recommend staying off them until we get a substantial amount of new snow.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 15 Feb 2022 10:13 AM | Anonymous

    Yesterday the conditions were "firm and fast".  The tracks were well packed, and hills on popular hills were getting scraped.  The new snow  refreshed the trails.  Get out today before the thaw and rain.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 12 Feb 2022 4:00 PM | Anonymous

    Kolapore received about 5 cm of snow overnight.  This helped to refresh the trails after the thaw yesterday.  Most trails I skied were in good shape.  Some of the hills on popular trails may be quite (very?) fast where there has been snowplowing.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 10 Feb 2022 11:09 AM | Anonymous

    Temperatures on Wednesday got to +3 or 4 at Kolapore.  I was expecting that conditions would be very poor, but when I did a short ski in the County Forest this morning I rated conditions as fair to good.  The 2 cm of snow we received this morning helped.  I didn't ski any serious hills - I think the hills that have had a lot of snow plowing may be challenging until we get more snow.   Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 08 Feb 2022 2:31 PM | Anonymous

    Kolapore received about 7 cm of new snow overnight and into the morning.  The first 10 km of skiing this morning was lovely, but then we started to ice and clump on our waxable skis.  The same could happen on non-wax skis.  If you are coming out today (or even more so tomorrow), bring a scraper, and it is desirable to prep non-wax skis with glider.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 05 Feb 2022 7:06 PM | Anonymous

    There were lots of skiers out today, so all trails should be well skied in.   Conditions were good to excellent.  The Kolapore parking lot was probably full at times today, so if you are coming out on Sunday it is a good idea to have alternate access points in mind.  There were vehicles in the Metcalfe Rock parking lot, but I would only try to get in with an AWD vehicle.  Kolapore Trail Guide

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