Kolapore wilderness trails

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  • 06 Jan 2019 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    As of 8 AM Kolapore has received 6 cm of new snow overnight, and it's still snowing.  There may be some passable skiing in selected areas, although rock skis are recommended.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 05 Jan 2019 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    The warm weather and sun yesterday substantially reduced the already thin snow base.  Lots of bits of ice came off the trees.  The trails will be icy until it warms up later today.   I would recommend staying off the trails until we get some new snow.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 03 Jan 2019 10:21 AM | Anonymous

    Kolapore received 6 cm of snow overnight.  This may be enough to make some of the less rocky trails skiable.  Rock skis would still be recommended, because the underlying base is quite thin in many areas.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 01 Jan 2019 12:39 PM | Anonymous

    Kolapore had the rain and freezing rain last night, which left a crust.  The crust is relatively thin, with rocks showing through.  On top of that there is about 2 cm of new snow, plus lots of branches that were knocked down.  There are wet areas after the rain.  I don't think that the trails will provide safe or enjoyable skiing until we have more cold weather and a significant amount of new snow.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 25 Dec 2018 6:23 PM | Anonymous

    I had a pleasant ski in the County Forest this morning.  The snow cover is still thin, so I recommend rock skis.  The snow gauge is at 16 cm - fortunately part of this is a firm crust covered by fresher snow.  Skiing on rockier trails is not recommended.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 24 Dec 2018 11:03 AM | Anonymous

    Kolapore received 4 - 5 cm of snow overnight, and it's snowing as I post this at 9 AM.  In areas where we held a base (like the south end), there should be some OK skiing.  I would stay away from rocky areas until we get a bit more snow - in other words, I wouldn't go in at the Kolapore entrance at the moment.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 21 Dec 2018 4:20 PM | Stephen Couchman Catherine Smart (Administrator)

    :o(

    Hopefully soon. We will let you know.

    Highlands Nordic is holding on with 10km and Scenic Caves is open.

    Stephen

  • 17 Dec 2018 10:47 AM | Anonymous

    The Kolapore Uplands generally maintained a snow base through the milder weather on the weekend, although there will be lots of rocks sticking through.  It would theoretically be possible to ski in the County Forest, although the tracks are glazed.  Other trails should be avoided.   I will probably skip skiing (even in the County Forest) until we get some fresh snow.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 10 Dec 2018 2:30 PM | Anonymous

    I skied the east end of the County Forest today, and the skiing was very pleasant.  The tracks are in good shape, but they are getting fast.  I also skied the Kingsway - Jack Rabbit - John's Portage loop to check on whether any trail clearing was necessary as a result of recent winds (fortunately only minor pickup).  This section of trail was in poor condition for skiing (rocks, bare ground, icy tracks), and even hard core Kolapore skiers aren't likely to enjoy it.  This is probably true for most of the northern trails which aren't on old forest lanes.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 08 Dec 2018 1:54 PM | Stephen Couchman Catherine Smart (Administrator)

    Smooth sailing through County Forest. (South end.) 8 inches at the snow gauge. Still need more for rock-free skiing on the Church Loop, though track is broken for those who are up for the challenge. 

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