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  • 16 Mar 2023 8:33 AM | Anonymous

    Yesterday morning provided some of the best skiing of the year.  But all good things must come to an end.  The snow warmed in the afternoon, and froze overnight.  Today the trails will start out icy, and will soften about midday.  I plan to ski at one of the local groomed trails.  Kolapore Trail Guide 

  • 14 Mar 2023 1:15 PM | Anonymous

    Kolapore received about 4 cm of powder snow overnight and into the morning.  We now have the most snow we've had at any point this winter.  Skiing this morning was lovely.  If you want to take advantage of the conditions I would go out today or early Wednesday.  The forecast for Wednesday shows that it will be sunny and warm quickly, so I think the snow may get sticky relatively early in the day.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 13 Mar 2023 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    I skied 3 hours today (10 - 1).  The first hour and half were pleasant on the new snow.  Midway in the ski we started to have problems with icing on our waxable skis.  It wasn't bad on tracks that had been skied in, but was more problematic where we were the first through.  That situation is likely to persist this afternoon.  Tuesday should be better, because the temperatures are predicted to be significantly cooler.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 12 Mar 2023 10:00 PM | Anonymous

    Kolapore has received about 4 cm of snow this afternoon and evening, and it is snowing lightly at 10 PM.  This will help to freshen the trails. I think there should be some good skiing on Monday.  Get out and enjoy the trails before the warmer weather arrives that is predicted for later this week.   Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 11 Mar 2023 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    I posted last night at 10:30 that there had been 6 cm of new snow - we didn't get any more overnight, although it is snowing at the moment.  There should be enough new snow to make many trails skiable.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 08 Mar 2023 2:02 AM | trail updates

    I headed out at 1:10 PM on the Country Forest trail, having not skied it this year.  I would say that the March 6 comments made by someone else are pretty accurate.  The tracks were frozen.  As I have a 3-pin binding I found at times the extra width of the binding would create friction in the track when on the flat or going uphill.  My no wax skis did not provide much grip in the track but did work outside of the track.  The snow outside the track was not hard enough to fully support my weight.  Most of the time I stayed in the track. When going downhill, I found it difficult to slow down because the snow was too dense for a good snowplow.  I did try the intermediate section towards the west end of the Country Forest trail between markers 62 and 63.  I skied off the trail to get a more gradual descent and that worked.

    The snow coverage was excellent.  

    It was a beautiful blue sky day and nice to be out.

    P.S.  I notice the timestamps are 2 hours later than the actual time.

  • 06 Mar 2023 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    I headed out about 1 PM to see what conditions were like, hoping that the warming would have softened the track.  It has a bit, but not enough to make skiing either safe or enjoyable.  It may be better later this afternoon (Monday).  Given the predicted cold temperatures for the next few days, Kolapore skiing is likely to continue to be unsatisfactory until we get new snow.  This is the time of year when it can be wise to pay for the grooming at Scenic Caves or Highlands Nordic.  Kolapore Trail Guide 

  • 05 Mar 2023 9:36 AM | Anonymous

    With the warm temperatures and sun yesterday, and the cooler temperatures overnight, the trail surface became an icy crust.  Kolapore has received about 2 cm of new snow, which will improve conditions somewhat.  Given the expected temperatures today we will likely have spring skiing conditions much of the day.  The cooler temperatures expected overnight will refreeze the trails, and the trails are likely to be icy on Monday.  Kolapore Trail Guide  

  • 04 Mar 2023 12:15 PM | Anonymous

    Overnight Kolapore received about 12 cm of moist snow.  If you are the first one on a trail, it will be relatively heavy trail breaking.  Be sure to prep your skis because it could be "clumpy" conditions. The County Forest parking lot is well plowed.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 02 Mar 2023 10:00 PM | Anonymous

    The temperature highs the past two days were close to freezing, and there was some sun.  As a result, the trails are firm and fast, although based on a short ski on Friday morning they don't seem to be icy in the bush.  Be prudent in your choice of trails to ski.  If you are planning to ski on Saturday, you should be strategic.  It is unlikely that the Kolapore parking lot will be plowed before the afternoon.  The County Forest parking lot will likely be plowed in the morning.  I will do an update early Saturday.   Kolapore Trail Guide

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