Kolapore wilderness trails

SKI Conditions

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  • 02 Dec 2020 2:36 PM | Anonymous

    Another amazing day.  There is 45 cm of snow at the snow gauge.  Be prepared to break trail in many areas. My other comments from yesterday stand - lots of trees bent over with snow, and avoid the traditional wet areas.  There is enough snow that on many trails you probably don't need rock skis.

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  • 01 Dec 2020 10:59 PM | Anonymous

    This afternoon I went for a ski in the County Forest.  The reading at the snow gauge is 35 cm.  Skiing was very pleasant, although there were a lot of trees bent over because of the heavy snow.  We did lots of tree shaking and some trimming.  We didn't see any other ski tracks, so there is still lots of trail breaking to do.  Avoid any wet trails, such as the south end of Trail to the Summit and parts of Quiet Pastures, since the water will be lurking under the snow.  The Kolapore parking lot was plowed, but may be difficult to get into if the predicted snow arrives.   Kolapore Trail Guide  

  • 01 Dec 2020 10:47 AM | Anonymous

    At 7:30 this morning there was 28 cm (11") of snow on the ground, and it is snowing hard.  Obviously there isn't any base, so it would be easy to hit rocks, but there could still be areas where it may be fun trying skiing.

    Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 03 Nov 2020 11:14 PM | Anonymous

    Kolapore received its first significant snowfall today, over 10 cm.  Given the weather forecast it will be gone in a few days.  I'm mainly posting this to confirm that once again this is the best place to get up-to-date Kolapore ski conditions.  Information is posted on the Kolapore Facebook page, but less frequently.

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  • 23 Mar 2020 5:38 PM | Anonymous

    There's still quite a bit of snow in the bush, although it may be thin to non-existent in open areas.  I did a ski this morning after we received a few cm of snow.  The skiing off trail on old lanes was pleasant.  Conditions on trail were poor - rutted, with footprints.  And that was in the County Forest - ski conditions at the Kolapore entrance would be even worse, because there were lots of walkers on the weekend.  I think it may be time to put away the skis for the season.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 14 Mar 2020 11:17 PM | Anonymous

    I did a short ski this afternoon, and although there is still quite a bit of snow, the trail is crusty/icy.  In addition, we are now getting into spring conditions with "reverse tracks".  This happens when the packed ski track melts slower than the adjacent loose snow.  Most skiers wouldn't enjoy Kolapore conditions at the moment.

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  • 09 Mar 2020 6:31 PM | Anonymous

    Temperatures the past two days have reached about +10.  Sloppy spring skiing.  There's still a reasonable amount of snow in the bush, but conditions over the next few days will vary dramatically depending on the temperature.  Be careful    Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 05 Mar 2020 11:46 PM | trail updates

    The trails are in good shape and broken in. I did a 20 km circle. I was finishing around 5 PM and the snow was starting to get hard and the tracks rigid. Very fast and uncontrollable downhill leading to point 52. I would say klister would work best for grip

  • 03 Mar 2020 1:47 PM | Anonymous

    The warming weather means that we are now into spring skiing.  Skiers will need to be careful about timing their visits.  The trails will get very icy when the temperature drops, so you should be sure that the sun or temperatures have a chance to soften the trails before you head out.  There is lots of snow as a result of the snowstorms late last week.  I went for a short ski this (Wednesday) afternoon, when the temperature was just below freezing.  Tracks were in good shape, but fast.  Most skiers will likely find steeper or long hills to be too fast, unless the snow has softened.     Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 01 Mar 2020 12:00 PM | Ted Zahavich

    crisp morning air + beautiful blue sky + hard packed tracks through deep snow = hours of skiing bliss

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