Kolapore wilderness trails

Trail Conditions

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  • 26 Feb 2018 10:06 PM | Anonymous

    I walked along the south edge of the County Forest today, and it was interesting to see the differences in conditions.  South facing slopes and areas open to the sun were becoming bare.  Further into the forest there was still moderate snow cover, although probably not enough for satisfactory skiing.  Open fields are bare.  It looks like mid-March.

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  • 20 Feb 2018 7:47 PM | Anonymous

    The combination of rain and warm temperatures is melting the snow.  There is still a fair amount of snow in the bush, even though the open fields are almost bare.

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  • 18 Feb 2018 7:53 PM | Anonymous

    A light dusting of snow this morning, plus some softening of the trail caused by the sun significantly improved skiing today from the icy conditions on Friday.  Unfortunately, if we get the rain that is expected over the next few days, it will wash away most of the snowcover.

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  • 16 Feb 2018 5:59 PM | Anonymous

    I skied around the County Forest this afternoon.  The tracks are icy, so most skiers will not enjoy the conditions.  It is possible to do a mediocre ski in the County Forest, although a walker and snowshoer have chewed up some of the tracks.  Only extremely experienced skiers should try the steep hills, or even the Kolapore Church - Paradise Highway loop.  If you have to walk down hills, please walk well off the skied track.  The only good news is that we still have a foot of base with good coverage, so if we get more snow skiing could improve quickly.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 15 Feb 2018 1:57 PM | Stephen Couchman Catherine Smart (Administrator)

    Heading into spring skiing conditions. Icy and fast when it's cold. A little slow and slushy when it's warm. Still fantastic skiing to be had (especially for those with no wax skis) but pick your timing during the day when it's not too warm or cold and consider adjusting your trail selection for less technical runs...and for goodness sake walk down (staying well to the side please) hills if you think they might cause bodily harm. We want everyone to have a good finish to the season.  

  • 12 Feb 2018 6:49 PM | Anonymous

    After my post yesterday afternoon, Kolapore received some more freezing drizzle.  I wasn't sure what to expect, but the skiing was very pleasant today.  There is a thin crust on the snow, but the tracks aren't icy.  (Blue wax worked fine again today.)  The tracks are getting faster after a reasonable amount of use.  Get out and enjoy the skiing before the predicted mid-week thaw.

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  • 11 Feb 2018 3:15 PM | Anonymous

    Kolapore received some light freezing drizzle Sunday morning.  I skied in it (and on it), and was pleasantly surprised that ski conditions stayed good.  My blue kick wax still worked fine.

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  • 09 Feb 2018 5:33 PM | Anonymous

    Two Kolapore veterans went for a long ski this morning, and came back grinning ear to ear.  Great snow, good tracks, perfect temperatures, and very little trail maintenance required.  There hasn't been much snow since Monday, so the popular trails are getting faster.  Skiing should be great this weekend.

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  • 07 Feb 2018 9:00 AM | Stephen Couchman Catherine Smart (Administrator)

    Not saying you should...but if you were thinking about it and spending your time skiing, this is the week to do it. More snow and more snow and conditions are now excellent.

  • 05 Feb 2018 10:34 AM | Anonymous

    Sunday night Kolapore received about 6 cm of powder snow.  With the snow that was received over the weekend, conditions should generally be very good.  (This was confirmed on a long ski on Monday - the odd rock and wet spot, but great skiing overall.  The snow gauge is up to 17")

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