Kolapore wilderness trails

Trail Conditions

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  • 18 Dec 2019 10:30 PM | Anonymous

    Kolapore received a substantial amount of snow last night and this morning.   There is 23 cm of snow at the official snow gauge.  Skiing in County Forest was pleasant this morning - my rock skis only touched a few rocks.  Even the southwest corner of the County Forest is skiable, which isn't always the case early in the season.  I would still be reluctant to visit some of the rockiest trails (including the Kolapore Church - Paradise Highway loop.)  If you do want to ski at the north end, the Kolapore parking lot was plowed this afternoon

    Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 15 Dec 2019 3:32 PM | Anonymous

    There is now about 10+ cm of snow in the bush.  As I noted previously, we need about 20 cm (especially at the beginning of the season, with no firm base) to start covering the rocks.  Hopefully that will come soon.

    Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 11 Dec 2019 11:32 AM | Anonymous

    There is about 7cm/3" of snow in the bush at Kolapore.  In the early season I think we need at least 20 cm to start skiing on the less rocky trails.  I'll post frequently as conditions change.  There's been a gap in posts because I've been in Australia, and Stephen, the other principal poster, is in Bhutan for several years.  We need more skiers to provide trail updates!

    Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 14 Nov 2019 3:51 PM | trail updates

    I skied out from the parking lot for a couple of hundred metres past Junction 18. The snow coverage over the rocks is not sufficient for a good ski.  With warmer weather coming it could be a while. For now, stick to the County Forest area.

  • 13 Nov 2019 11:27 PM | trail updates

    I skied a number of trails in the County Forest area today.  All were in very good condition.  There were a few wet spots in the low areas and I nicked one or two rocks but overall it was superb.

    Reminder: winter trails are for skiing only, no snowshoes no hiking

  • 04 Apr 2019 7:35 PM | Anonymous

    I left Kolapore on Tuesday, so I don't have first hand information, but I do know that the "glorious" conditions that existed on Monday are past.  With the melting that is inevitably happening with the strong sun, the ski season is probably over (except for the most fanatical, who may be able to find pockets of skiable snow).  Kolapore trail guide

  • 01 Apr 2019 10:17 AM | Anonymous

    Yesterday I had an enjoyable ski breaking trail through County Forest and up Kingsway.  However, after noon the snow was warming and our skis were clumping and icing.  Today I started skiing at 8 AM, and had 2 hours of wonderful skiing.  Beautiful tracks with a trace of new powder overnight.  And the forest was beautiful - every branch covered with snow.  Lots of photo stops.  I'm afraid that the skiing will deteriorate quickly as the snow warms - clumping conditions.   Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 31 Mar 2019 8:30 AM | Anonymous

    Yesterday morning Kolapore received about 6 cm of snow in the morning, followed by rain in the afternoon.  Overnight there was 10 cm of new snow.  I just shoveled, and there is about 15 cm/6" of new snow in total.  Portions of the trail system where we had retained a snow base (areas in the forest where there aren't too many wet areas) should be skiable today.  Prepare to break trail - the snow will be reasonably heavy.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 30 Mar 2019 10:54 AM | Anonymous

    As I write this at 11 AM, Kolapore has received about 6 cm of wet snow (the temperature is just below 0), and it's snowing hard.  If we get the predicted snow, skiing may be OK in selective areas tomorrow, where there is still a decent base.  I think parts of County Forest should be OK.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 26 Mar 2019 8:13 AM | Anonymous

    I skied around County Forest yesterday afternoon, and would rate conditions as fair to poor.  Although there is still about 20 cm of snow in the bush, rocks and wet areas are starting to reappear on the trail.  Snow is disappearing in the fields.  The snow in the forest varied from icy to soft, depending on the orientation.  We are starting to get "reverse tracks", where the old tracks are higher than the adjacent unpacked snow.  If you are determined to ski at Kolapore, if it's after a cold night be sure to wait until the snow has softened.  Kolapore Trail Guide

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