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  • 11 Jan 2024 6:08 PM | Anonymous

    Thursday afternoon we skied through County Forest and west on Southern Crossing to the 10th Line.  The snow gauge was at 10 cm, although there is only about 2 cm of snow under skis after one or two skiers have been through.  The skiing was better than I expected, although the close to 0 temperature meant that it was a bit clumpy.  Rocks skis were the right choice for the day.  I would not ski on rockier Kolapore trails or hills (most of the system) until we get more snow.  Kolapore Trail Guide  

  • 04 Jan 2024 11:50 PM | Anonymous

    Kolapore received light snow overnight and during the day today.  There is about 7 cm, which is not nearly enough for skiing.  I will post again when conditions change.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 22 Dec 2023 7:13 PM | Anonymous

    I skied about 5 km in the County Forest this afternoon.  The base ranged from 0 to 2 cm.  Conditions were mainly poor, with a few sections that were fair.  I wouldn't recommend it, even to hardcore skiers on rock skis. Kolapore Trail Guide 

  • 19 Dec 2023 11:40 AM | Anonymous

    Kolapore received 15+ cm of heavy snow overnight.  This was on top of bare ground.  Some trails (like parts of the County Forest) are probably skiable using rock skis.  Bring a scraper - there is damp ground underneath, and the potential for icing is significant.  The County Forest parking lot is well plowed.  At the moment, that probably isn't the case at the main Kolapore parking lot.  Kolapore Trail Guide 

  • 10 Dec 2023 9:59 PM | Anonymous

    The warm weather and rain has melted virtually all of the snow cover.  Most of the ground is brown or green.  The trails are quite wet, so we discourage trail use at the moment.    Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 07 Dec 2023 12:12 PM | Anonymous

    There is about 15 cm of wet, heavy snow in the bush.  It might be skiable if you like those sorts of conditions, and know how to avoid clumping.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 30 Nov 2023 7:38 PM | Anonymous

    The milder temperatures and sun today melted a significant part of the snow.  We will need a considerable amount of snow before the trails will be skiable again.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 29 Nov 2023 4:59 PM | Anonymous

    We skied across the north side of County Forest and west on to Southern Crossing this morning, and had a pleasant time.  Of course we were using rock skis.  The snow gauge is at 16 cm of loose snow, so there are only a few cm under your ski after the first pass.  We encountered quite a few damp areas - we set new tracks in a number of locations as we returned, to avoid the yellow or wet tracks.  We used our scraper a few times to remove ice.  Given the weather forecast, I'm not planning to ski tomorrow, and in fact it may be quite a while before there are decent conditions again.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 28 Nov 2023 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    Kolapore had another 10 cm of snow overnight.  The settled snow depth is about 20 cm.  In theory you could ski, but because there is no base your skis would likely hit lots of rocks.  PM update:  I just spoke to a skier who went in at the Kolapore entrance, and they were icing badly because of moisture under the snow, and scraping on rocks. Kolapore Trail Guide  

  • 27 Nov 2023 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    As of 10 AM, Kolapore has received 11 cm of snow.  I will provide updates, although (given the lack of any base and ground that isn't fully frozen) it is unlikely that conditions will permit decent skiing in the short term.  Let's hope for a cold, snowy winter, to help us celebrate the Kolapore Trails 50th Anniversary.  Kolapore Trail Guide

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