Kolapore wilderness trails

Trail Conditions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 27 Dec 2017 11:10 AM | Anonymous

    The Kolapore snow gauge was at just over 30 cm yesterday afternoon, and Kolapore received about 2 cm of snow overnight.  Because most of the snow is light powder, and there isn't much base, if you ski anywhere other than the County Forest you should be prepared to get scratches or gouges on your skis.  You need to be careful on hills because you may encounter hidden rocks.  That being said, I had a great ski yesterday.

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  • 25 Dec 2017 1:13 PM | Anonymous

    Kolapore has received a great Christmas present - 15 cm (6") of new snow overnight and this morning.  This adds to the existing 20 cm (unconsolidated) base.  With the forecast for more flurries or squalls today, the skiing could be quite good tomorrow.  If you are out first, be prepared to break trail.  Don't count on the Kolapore parking lot being plowed today or tomorrow morning - I'm hoping it will be plowed by the afternoon.  (3 PM update: the snow gauge is at 30 cm (12") and rising fast.  Rock skis are still strongly recommended.)

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  • 23 Dec 2017 10:19 AM | Anonymous

    Thursday night Kolapore received about 5 cm of snow, on top of the 15 cm we already had.  This is still a thin base for most trails.  As noted in my preceding post, conditions will be generally OK in the County Forest.  On most other trails, the rocks will still eat your skis.

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