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  • 03 Mar 2024 4:55 PM | Anonymous

    With the warm temperatures, the snow that fell a few days ago has disappeared, and the base is melting fast.  There is still snow cover on parts of some trails, but it is slushy or icy.  With the expected warm weather over the next few days, the trails will be wet and softening quickly.  This is a time when trail use can do the maximum damage.  We ask you to stay off the trails until they have dried out.  Kolapore Trail Guide


  • 29 Feb 2024 12:36 PM | Anonymous

    Overnight Kolapore received about 5 cm of new snow (not the big dump experienced just to the east.)  I don't think this is enough to refresh the trails, because the base is hard, icy or non-existent.  Kolapore Trail Guide 

  • 24 Feb 2024 9:54 AM | Anonymous

    With the recent thaw, followed by the very cold conditions overnight and into today, the trails are hard and icy.  I would strongly recommend against Kolapore skiing today on any portion of the trail.   Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 20 Feb 2024 7:43 PM | Anonymous

    Temperatures went above freezing today (Tuesday).  It will be below freezing tonight, so the trails may be icy initially tomorrow, but then softening as it warms.  The temperature is warming substantially, so the snow is likely to be quite wet in the afternoon.  The forecast is the same for Thursday.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 19 Feb 2024 10:42 AM | Anonymous

    Saturday night and through Sunday Kolapore received about 10 cm of snow, and the skiing should be great today.  Many skiers were having problems with clumping on Sunday afternoon, but with the cold temperatures today, that shouldn't be a problem.  The County Forest and Kolapore parking lots are well plowed.  There are wet spots on the trail - Trail to the Summit just north of Mount Dhaulagiri has several problem locations.  I would recommend avoiding the cedar swamp on Quiet Pastures - it is likely to have very wet sections.  There are also wet spots on the west end of Southern Crossing.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 17 Feb 2024 9:44 AM | Anonymous

    Over the past 24 hours, Kolapore has received about another 10+ cm of snow.  Skiing conditions should be excellent this weekend, although this morning be prepared for trail breaking.  Based on reports from Friday, rock skis may still be desirable.  The County Forest parking lot is well plowed (10 AM update).  The Kolapore parking lot was plowed late Friday afternoon, and probably won't be plowed again until later today.  The challenge will be getting into the lot, because of the drift left by the County plow.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 16 Feb 2024 11:07 AM | Anonymous

    Yesterday and overnight Kolapore received about 15 cm of new snow.  I hope this will be enough to cover the problems (reverse tracks, footholes) in the icy base.   I'm optimistic that we should have some decent skiing for the Family Day weekend.  Parking at the Kolapore parking lot is likely to be a problem Friday morning and into the afternoon, particularly because of the wall of snow left by the road plow.  The County Forest parking lot is in excellent condition.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 14 Feb 2024 12:09 PM | Anonymous

    Yesterday and overnight Kolapore received 8 or 9 cm of new light powder snow.  I skied in the County Forest and beyond this morning, and the skiing was mediocre.  The thaw melted the uncompacted snow beside the tracks, so we now have "reverse" tracks - the old tracks are higher than the adjacent snow.  Walkers have punched holes on and beside the tracks.  Rocks are showing through, particularly beyond the County Forest lanes.   We did have some very pleasant off track skiing on old bush lanes - it was much better than on trail skiing.  We need more snow.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 13 Feb 2024 7:05 PM | Anonymous

    The thaw last week didn't eliminate the base of snow, but it did uncover lots of rocks.  With the subsequent cooler temperatures, the packed tracks turned to ice.  Today it has flurried off and on, but we need lots more than flurries to make the trails skiable.   This is particularly true where thoughtless people have been walking on the trails.  Fortunately the forecast for the next few days is promising.  I will post again when there is any significant change.  Kolapore Trail Guide 

  • 03 Feb 2024 9:50 AM | Anonymous

    I'm afraid that conditions have not improved since my last post.  Kolapore received about a cm of snow on Friday morning.  We need a lot more than that to refresh the trails.  The tracks are very hard as a result of the thaw and freezing rain a week ago.  Even off track wouldn't be appealing because of the hard crust.  The warmth that is predicted over the next week may provide some spring skiing conditions.  Kolapore Trail Guide 

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