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  • 07 Apr 2023 9:32 AM | Anonymous

    Although there are still patches of snow, ski season has ended.  We are now into spring thaw.  We would prefer that people stay off the trails for several weeks while they dry out a bit.  Trail use at this time has the maximum negative impact.  This is particularly true for the parts of our trail system that are in lower, moister areas.  They can quickly get churned into a sea of mud.  Some trails dry out faster than others, e.g., Kolapore Church and parts of County Forest.  However, if you want to support "sustainable trails", it would be best to defer use for a while.

  • 02 Apr 2023 3:30 PM | Anonymous

    It is probably possible to ski at the east end of the County Forest, although the snow is disappearing fast.  Skiers were in there on Saturday and said it was passable.  The Saturday report from the Kolapore entrance was that it was not skiable - rocks and mud.  Skiing will end in a day or two, even for the hard core.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 30 Mar 2023 8:17 AM | Anonymous

    Yesterday and overnight Kolapore received about 3 cm of snow.  This is on top of an icy crust.  It would be theoretically possible to ski at Kolapore, but I would strongly recommend avoiding hills.  I'm planning to ski at Scenic Caves today, where the skiing will be much safer.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 25 Mar 2023 3:59 PM | Anonymous

    I'm sure that no one would be crazy enough to try to go skiing today.  I'll just note that Kolapore had quite a bit of freezing rain, and the high winds brought a lot of branches down.  There is still enough snow to ski in the bush once the weather calms down, but conditions are likely to be  poor.  Kolapore Trail Guide  

  • 21 Mar 2023 10:30 AM | Anonymous

    The snow glazed over yesterday, so the trails will be icy in the morning and softening by mid-day.  This pattern is likely to repeat itself over the next few days.  If you like spring skiing (I don't), there is still good snow cover on the trails, although the fields will start to open up soon.  Kolapore Trail Guide 

  • 20 Mar 2023 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    I went out at 8 AM to enjoy what will probably be the last day of powder snow and blue wax skiing of the winter.  The tracks in the County Forest were firm and fast, but enjoyable.  I would recommend avoiding challenging hills.  Conditions will soften later today.  After today we are likely to be into classic spring skiing conditions, with the cold temperatures overnight creating an icy surface in the morning, softening as the day goes on.  Kolapore Trail Guide 

  • 19 Mar 2023 9:28 AM | Anonymous

    Kolapore has received at least 5 cm of snow over the past 24 hours.  This should be just enough to make many trails skiable.  Be cautious about what you plan to ski.  Steeper trails where there is any snowplowing will quickly be scraped to ice.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 18 Mar 2023 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    With the rain yesterday followed by cold weather, the trails have turned to ice.  Skiing will be dangerous.  However, it is snowing lightly at the moment, and there is a possibility of a decent amount of snow.  I will update if we get enough new snow to make safe skiing possible.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 16 Mar 2023 8:33 AM | Anonymous

    Yesterday morning provided some of the best skiing of the year.  But all good things must come to an end.  The snow warmed in the afternoon, and froze overnight.  Today the trails will start out icy, and will soften about midday.  I plan to ski at one of the local groomed trails.  Kolapore Trail Guide 

  • 14 Mar 2023 1:15 PM | Anonymous

    Kolapore received about 4 cm of powder snow overnight and into the morning.  We now have the most snow we've had at any point this winter.  Skiing this morning was lovely.  If you want to take advantage of the conditions I would go out today or early Wednesday.  The forecast for Wednesday shows that it will be sunny and warm quickly, so I think the snow may get sticky relatively early in the day.  Kolapore Trail Guide

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