Kolapore wilderness trails

SKI Conditions

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  • 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

  • 29 Feb 2020 11:52 AM | Anonymous

    Since Wednesday Kolapore has received over 80 cm of new snow, including another 5 cm last night.  The Kolapore parking lot has been plowed.  I did some trail breaking yesterday in the County Forest, and it was very hard work (but beautiful).  The snow was up to my knees.  Doing it in a group is essential.  At the moment only a small part of County Forest is broken.  I'm sure some brave souls will be tackling the Kolapore entrance today.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 28 Feb 2020 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    Yesterday I reported that there had been 20 cm of new snow.  Overnight Kolapore received 60 cm of additional snow, and a bit more fell during the day.  As of 5 PM the Kolapore parking lot has not been plowed, and you don't have a hope of getting in until it is.  I did some trail breaking today, and it is very hard work (but beautiful).  The snow was up to my knees.  Doing it in a group is essential.  At the moment only a small part of County Forest is broken, and nobody has been in at Kolapore.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 27 Feb 2020 7:24 PM | Anonymous

    Over Wednesday and Thursday Kolapore has received about 20 cm of new snow.  There is the potential for a lot more snow between now (Thursday afternoon) and Saturday.  The Kolapore parking lot was plowed when I went by this afternoon, and I could see a few ski tracks in at the Kolapore entrance.  No tracks at the east end of the County Forest.  Given the potential for rain several days early next week, get out and take advantage of the winter conditions.

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