Kolapore wilderness trails

Trail Conditions

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  • 18 Jan 2018 7:04 PM | Anonymous

    Trail conditions haven't changed a lot since the weekend.  Ski tracks at the south end are firm and fast.  Some wet areas are still open after the thaw (and will get worse this weekend.)  I would recommend avoiding steep and/or rocky trails, since there is so little base.  Kolapore Trail Guide 

  • 13 Jan 2018 7:47 PM | Stephen Couchman Catherine Smart (Administrator)

    ...as one of the people I passed today put it to me in a bit of an understatement. 10 inches at the snow gauge. Some new snow has made a difference but definitely experts only on the Church Loop and Wild Mouse. Skiable with rock skis but quite tricky. County Forest in surprisingly good shape. Watch for wet spots and AVOID THE BRIDGE AT 53!! Probably for the next 48 hours. The river is almost at the deck and it's flooded at the North side.

    (I skied County Forest and vicinity Sunday morning.  No new snow in the past 24 hours.  Tracks are firm and fast.  The 10" measurement is a bit misleading, because there are open areas where the snow is down to a few cm.  I would restate Stephen's caution that challenging trails are for experts only at the moment.  Bruce King)


  • 12 Jan 2018 10:37 PM | Anonymous

    Kolapore has received about 5 cm of snow since the flash freeze this morning.  I think this may be enough to provide passable skiing on some of the flatter and less rocky trails.  We retained a reasonable amount of snow in the forest, but some open fields were bare.  Hills could be very fast/icy.

    Kolapore Trail Guide


  • 11 Jan 2018 11:53 PM | Anonymous

    Kolapore had temperatures up to +10 today with rain.  We've lost a lot of snow, but there is still reasonably good coverage in the bush.  The real challenge in the short term is the potential freezing rain tomorrow morning and a rapid freeze.  Once the temperatures drop I think the trails are likely to be a skating rink until we get a substantial amount of snow.  Some wet holes will also be a short term problem.  I will post an update Friday evening.

    Kolapore Trail Guide


  • 08 Jan 2018 11:17 AM | Anonymous

    Kolapore has received a bit over 8 cm (3") of new snow overnight.  I'm sure the Kolapore snow gauge will be over 50 cm - Kolapore has lots of snow!  The Kolapore parking lot has some new snow but is usable.

    Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 06 Jan 2018 7:56 PM | Anonymous

    We had another snowfall (about 8 cm) Friday night.  The snow gauge is up to 49 cm (19")  This is enough to provide excellent skiing conditions.  Later this afternoon when the wind eased the skiing was very pleasant. Get out and enjoy the skiing before the predicted mid-week thaw.

    Kolapore Trail Guide 

  • 04 Jan 2018 4:13 PM | Stephen Couchman Catherine Smart (Administrator)

    Snow every day this week and the trails are the best they have been in some time. We had another 10 cm of snow Thursday night.  Cold conditions so...1. Dress in layers but be careful not to overheat. Overheating is as dangerous as not dressing warmly enough as sweat will chill you through. 2. Protect exposed skin. 3. Ski more protected trails. I'd suggest Southern Crossing, Kingsway, John's Portage and Paradise Highway. 4. Take short breaks. Bring warm drinks and snacks. See you on the trails!   

  • 31 Dec 2017 9:57 AM | Anonymous

    Kolapore has received about 15 cm of new snow over the past 24 hours.  The snow gauge is at 40 cm (16") Conditions should be excellent, but very cold.

    Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 31 Dec 2017 8:00 AM | Stephen Couchman Catherine Smart (Administrator)

    Long ski yesterday and most all of the trails seem to be well-tracked and in excellent condition. Thank you to the trail breakers. Caution on Marc's Folly between 31 and 29 with a downed tree at the bottom of the hill. Negotiable but unexpected. Lots of layers for your last ski of 2017. 



  • 28 Dec 2017 3:46 PM | Stephen Couchman Catherine Smart (Administrator)

    Not much need to say more. Very occasional growler rock but otherwise trails are well-set and the forest is stunning.


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