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  • 28 Jan 2024 11:29 PM | Anonymous

    As a result of the thaw and subsequent freeze, trail conditions are icy.  Skiing is dangerous.  Walking or snowshoeing will seriously damage trail conditions.  We ask that people stay off the trails until we have fresh snow.  Kolapore Trail Guide 

  • 28 Jan 2024 1:08 PM | trail updates

    Probably time for a friendly reminder for walkers and snowshoers to stay off trails (especially the ski tracks) with the fluctuating weather! There are snowshoe tracks on most of Kev’s way and pretty significant damage on Paradise highway from Kev’s Way all the way down to the creek which made for a tricky descent with current (icy) conditions!

  • 26 Jan 2024 7:34 PM | Anonymous

    Although there is still quite a bit of snow cover at Kolapore, the depth has dropped significantly as a result of the mild conditions and rain.  A Kolapore volunteer who went in today to cut a tree that had fallen across a bridge reported that "rocks are reappearing in the usual places".    At the moment the snow is wet/sloppy, but will turn to ice when the temperature drops below zero.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 22 Jan 2024 3:22 PM | Anonymous

    I skied the Kolapore Church - Paradise Highway loop this morning, and conditions were "firm and fast" as a result of the heavy use on the weekend.  Tracks were in good shape, but hills have been snowplowed.  I would restate the "Not for Novice Skiers" caution for these trails.  A tree is down on Paradise HIghway south of 24, and we will try to remove it.  Some of our traditional wet areas are improving: the south end of Trail to the Summit can be skied with no problem, and it is possible to get through the cedar swamp on Quiet Pastures, although caution is required.  Southern Crossing was lovely yesterday.  

  • 20 Jan 2024 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Kolapore received about 15 cm of snow in the past 24 hours.  As I post at noon it is squalling, and driving is poor.  Shortly before noon a car was hung up on the snowplow drift getting into the Kolapore parking lot.  The County Forest parking lot is in good shape.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 18 Jan 2024 11:28 PM | Anonymous

    A few more cm of powder snow drifted down today, and the snow gauge (unconsolidated snow depth) is up to 36 cm.  Ski conditions on the east part of the trail system were good to excellent.  On Tuesday a skier reported that he had broken through the ice into water while skiing through the cedar swamp on Quiet Pastures, and he almost broke through in other locations in the same area.  Caution is still required.  Don't forget to take a scraper in case your skis ice up.  Kolapore Trail guide

  • 15 Jan 2024 10:30 PM | Anonymous

    Skiing is generally good now, after the 25 cm of snow on Sunday, and the track setting by energetic skiers.  Both the County Forest and Kolapore parking lots were in excellent condition.  I still recommend rock skis.  Yesterday (Tuesday) a skier reported that he had broken through the ice into water while skiing through the cedar swamp on Quiet Pastures, and he almost broke through in other locations.  Caution is still required.  Kolapore Trail guide

  • 14 Jan 2024 8:30 AM | Anonymous

    Since yesterday morning, Kolapore has received 25+ cm of new snow, and it is snowing energetically.  The snow gauge was up to 38 cm in the afternoon.  Skiing was good today, although there was a lot of trail breaking.  I would still recommend rock skis - I scraped a number of times today.  The County Forest parking lot was in good shape.   There were problems at the Kolapore parking lot this morning - I don't know if it has been cleared.   Kolapore Trail Guide  

  • 13 Jan 2024 3:30 PM | Anonymous

    My post this morning was accurate, but then the temperatures dropped and we got a bit of new snow.  I had a pleasant ski this afternoon in the County Forest and some adjacent trails.  The wet snow firmed up and provided a better base.  The snow gauge is now at 18 cm - still thin, but much improved since Thursday.  You should still use rocks skis, and I would postpone using rockier trails or steep hills until we have some more snow.  Kolapore Trail Guide 

  • 13 Jan 2024 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    We had a wild night, with snow falling, driven by strong winds.  Unfortunately, the temperature warmed and we received rain.  It is hovering just above freezing at 8 AM (just below at 10 AM).  The snow is wet - snowball snow - and there is much less new snow than hoped.  Some of the local ski areas are saying they received 15 cm, but at Kolapore the new snow that remained after the rain was less than that.  Where it hasn't drifted, there may be 5 - 7 cm of new snow.  Some trails are probably skiable, if you don't mind heavy wet snow.  Kolapore Trail Guide  

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