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  • 17 Feb 2023 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Kolapore received 10+ cm of snow overnight.  This means that skiing is again possible, although caution will be required because we lost a lot of our base.  Rocks won't be far below the surface in some locations.  The County Forest parking lot just off Grey Road 2 has been well plowed this morning.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 16 Feb 2023 12:53 PM | Anonymous

    After the very warm temperatures yesterday, and the subsequent cold temps, the trails are hard and icy.   There are also quite a few rocks sticking through the crust.  I strongly recommend against any skiing.  There is a good chance of a significant amount of snow overnight - I will post again Friday morning.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 13 Feb 2023 9:29 AM | Anonymous

    With the warm temperatures yesterday, followed by colder temperatures overnight, the tracks will be icy in the morning but will soften as it warms.  This pattern will likely continue for a day or two.  Because of the relatively thin snow base, rocks will start to reappear.  Sadly, a few Kolapore veterans are calling this the "worst ski season ever".  We are still hoping for a late season return of cold weather and snow.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 11 Feb 2023 9:45 AM | Anonymous

    Yesterday and overnight the south end of Kolapore received about 8 cm of new snow.  This is on top of the crust that was left after the rain on Thursday.  I skied in the County Forest and vicinity this morning, and conditions were better than expected.  Almost all rocks were covered, and there was enough snow to set decent tracks.  HOWEVER, some skiers were icing/clumping this morning, and that is likely to get worse as temperatures warm.  Be sure to prepare your skis and bring a scraper.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 06 Feb 2023 10:51 AM | Anonymous

    I did a short ski this (Monday) morning in the County Forest, and the tracks are crusty.  The temperature got up to around +3 yesterday, and the sun was out.  With the colder temperatures the snow has refrozen.  I would rate conditions as fair to poor.  Kolapore Trail Guide  

  • 03 Feb 2023 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Overnight Kolapore received about 5 cm of new snow.  As I post this at noon, the sun is shining, but the wind is blowing hard.  Today and tomorrow morning might offer OK skiing for hardy skiers.  Kolapore members: the forecast suggests we should have OK temperatures at the time of our moonlight ski on Saturday night, although there could still be some wind.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 31 Jan 2023 4:30 PM | Anonymous

    Over the past two days Kolapore has had several light snow flurries, which have improved trail conditions.  There are still a few rocks that your ski may touch, and the odd wet spot, but overall the conditions are good.  Today was a perfect blue wax day.  And for Kolapore members - remember that there is a moonlight ski and fire on Saturday night.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 29 Jan 2023 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Kolapore received about 12 cm of new snow in the past 24 hours.  Ski conditions are substantially improved.  Most (but not all) rocks are now covered, and there are only a few wet areas.  The snow gauge is up to 32 cm/13", but this is the uncompacted snow depth.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 26 Jan 2023 11:23 AM | Anonymous

    At the south end of Kolapore we received about 8 - 10 cm of snow yesterday and overnight.  The snow gauge is now at 22 cm, although much of that is loose powder snow.  I did a long ski this morning, and my skis acquired lots of new scrapes.  Skiing is good on old laneways (e.g., most of the County Forest), but on Kingsway, Jackrabbit and John's Portage I was scraping rocks quite frequently.   Rock skis are STRONGLY recommended.   Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 24 Jan 2023 6:52 PM | Anonymous

    One of our active skiers, Brian Goodings, skied several trails at the south end this afternoon, and described conditions as "6 or 7 out of 10".  This is a substantial improvement since his rating of "awful" on Saturday.  Since yesterday morning the south end of Kolapore has received about 6 cm of snow.  With the expected snow, conditions should improve further.  However, I would continue to stick to the less rocky trails in the short term, because there isn't much base.  Kolapore Trail Guide 

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