Kolapore wilderness trails

Trail Conditions

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  • 29 Jan 2019 9:30 AM | Anonymous

    As I post this at 9:30 AM, Kolapore has received about 8 cm of snow over the past 24 hours.  More is predicted. If you don't mind a bit of trail breaking, skiing should be great. Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 28 Jan 2019 7:07 PM | Stephen Couchman Catherine Smart (Administrator)

    After all that skiing this weekend it looks like we are back to breaking trail. What a shame:o) Full-on blizzard right now with 15-20cm predicted. Make plans to get out once this dies down. It's going to be epic conditions.

  • 26 Jan 2019 7:59 PM | Stephen Couchman Catherine Smart (Administrator)

    All trails including NW Passage well broken-in. New snow has made all the difference. Thanks to trail breakers today tomorrow should be a classic Kolapore day. Take care. Bring a map, treats and water. Ski until you've achieved half your happiness and then work your way out. 

  • 26 Jan 2019 5:16 PM | Anonymous

    Based on a long ski today, I can report that snow/track conditions are generally quite good.  The thaw and rain on Wednesday did less damage than expected.  We retained virtually all the base, and the snow gauge is up to 35 cm.  There is about 5 cm of new snow on top of the crust.  The poorest conditions are under conifers, where there is more crust and less fresh snow on top.  There are still a few wet spots and rocks, so appropriate caution is recommended.  Kolapore Trail Guide  

  • 25 Jan 2019 8:00 PM | Anonymous

    Over the past 24 hours Kolapore has received about 5 cm of new snow.  We didn't receive the squalls that some local areas (e.g., Scenic Caves) received.  The snow we did get is enough to make some of the trails skiable - covering up the icy tracks from the thaw on Wednesday.  In the short term I would avoid the steeper hills.  Kolapore Trail Guide   

  • 23 Jan 2019 8:00 PM | Anonymous

    Kolapore received about 10 cm of snow overnight and in the morning.   In the afternoon the temperature went up to +4, and we had some rain.  When the temperature drops there will be a significant ice crust.  I think we will need at least 5 cm of snow to make skiing enjoyable.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 21 Jan 2019 9:58 AM | Anonymous

    Winter has really arrived!  Since my last post on Saturday Kolapore has received about 10 cm of snow, and the snow gauge is now up to 30 cm.    Although you may still encounter the odd rock, conditions should be good.  In the short term be prepared to "break trail" on the less-used trails.  The Kolapore parking lot on Grey Road 2 has been plowed.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 19 Jan 2019 10:16 AM | Anonymous

    Kolapore has received about 5 cm of powder over the past 36 hours.  This will help to freshen the trails a bit, although we need a serious dump of snow to get all the trails into good condition.  Rock skis are still recommended.  An ATV has chewed up the west end of Paradise Highway, and Northwest Passage above Metcalfe Rock.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 18 Jan 2019 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    Kolapore received about 1 cm of snow overnight, and it's snowing lightly at 8 AM.  Trails were very fast yesterday - the new snow will help a bit.  The snow cover is still thin.  The snow gauge is at 20 cm (8"), which means that rock skis are still strongly recommended.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 16 Jan 2019 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Kolapore received a significant amount of freezing drizzle yesterday, so there is a noticeable crust.  There is 1 - 2 cm of powder on top of the crust.  I did a short ski in the County Forest and found that the trails were fast but skiable.   (There's just enough fresh snow that hard grip wax worked.)  Hills could be very fast.  These are not the conditions for your first visit to Kolapore.  There are a lot of twigs and branches down - please help us by removing branches where possible.    Kolapore Trail Guide

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