Kolapore wilderness trails

Trail Conditions

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  • 03 Mar 2017 7:05 PM | Anonymous

    Kolapore has received 10 cm+ of snow over the past two days.  It may be possible to find sections of trail with decent skiing.  I don't have specific recommendations, other than that trying to ski at the Kolapore entrance is not a good idea.

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  • 01 Mar 2017 12:19 PM | Anonymous

    After the rain last night, I doubt that any portion of the trails is skiable.  It will take a substantial dump of new snow, plus significant cold weather, to make the trails skiable.

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  • 26 Feb 2017 12:37 PM | Anonymous

    I went out for a (very) short ski in the County Forest this morning, after the few cm of new snow last night.  Conditions were worse than I had expected.  The trail is into late spring conditions, where the old track is higher than the adjacent snow.  I'd hoped to do some off-track skiing, but even on lanes in the County Forest (which is usually the most reliable area for snow cover) there are areas where the base has totally melted, and there is only the few cm of new snow.  Skiing in from the Kolapore entrance would be even worse than conditions in the County Forest.  We need a major dump of snow to have decent ski conditions. 

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    23 Feb 2017 8:02 AM | Stephen Couchman Catherine Smart (Administrator)

    Very warm conditions this week with rain in the forecast. Still snow in the woods but trails are getting exposed. County Forest may survive until colder conditions and more snow arrive next week. Stay tuned.

  • 18 Feb 2017 6:24 PM | Stephen Couchman Catherine Smart (Administrator)

    Beautiful day to be on the trails. Main routes well-packed with lots of snow. Slow. But think quality not quantity. Not your big distance day but who cares. No wax skis or Universal/Red Klister will get you there in style. For Sunday, you will probably hit best conditions around 10/11. Though there should be good skiing throughout the day.

  • 17 Feb 2017 9:34 AM | Stephen Couchman Catherine Smart (Administrator)

    Playing hooky today would pay off. Great conditions throughout the system. The weekend will be warm but the snow will hold. Think about skiing in the morning on Saturday and Sunday to get in a run before the trail softens. 

  • 15 Feb 2017 11:25 PM | Stephen Couchman Catherine Smart (Administrator)

    Well, it just keeps coming. More snow yesterday and tonight. It's a winter wonderland. If you can get out for a ski sooner than later, do. Warmer weather is on it's way.

  • 12 Feb 2017 9:53 PM | Anonymous

    Kolapore received 15+ cm of snow over the past 24 hours.  (It's hard to tell exactly how much, because there was a lot of drifting.)   There should be some good skiing, if you don't mind breaking trail.  In the short term (i.e. Monday morning) driving and parking may be a bit challenging.  The Kolapore parking lot isn't likely to be plowed until later today.

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  • 11 Feb 2017 9:42 AM | Anonymous

    Over the past 36 hours Kolapore has received 10+ cm of new snow.  We didn't get much new snow overnight, but we also didn't get the freezing drizzle that was threatened.  Yesterday I skied parts of County Forest, Kingsway and John's Portage, and the skiing was pleasant.  Trails that were "skied in" before Tuesday's freezing rain storm ski relatively well, although my poles (even with larger baskets) kept breaking through the crust.  Off track, skis are likely to break through the crust.  (The crust is about 1 cm thick.)  The Kolapore parking lot was plowed mid-day Friday.

    For those who are interested, the snow gauge is at 48 cm, which is the highest it's been at any point this winter.  This means we didn't lose much base in the freezing rain/rain storm this week. 

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  • 08 Feb 2017 11:49 AM | Anonymous

    Yesterday Kolapore received a heavy layer of freezing rain in the afternoon, followed by rain.  There is an icy crust - about 1 cm thick! - everywhere.  As of 10 AM we had received a cm or two of new snow.  Ski conditions will be very poor until we get a substantial amount of new snow.

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