Kolapore wilderness trails

SKI Conditions

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  • 29 Feb 2020 11:52 AM | Anonymous

    Since Wednesday Kolapore has received over 80 cm of new snow, including another 5 cm last night.  The Kolapore parking lot has been plowed.  I did some trail breaking yesterday in the County Forest, and it was very hard work (but beautiful).  The snow was up to my knees.  Doing it in a group is essential.  At the moment only a small part of County Forest is broken.  I'm sure some brave souls will be tackling the Kolapore entrance today.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 28 Feb 2020 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    Yesterday I reported that there had been 20 cm of new snow.  Overnight Kolapore received 60 cm of additional snow, and a bit more fell during the day.  As of 5 PM the Kolapore parking lot has not been plowed, and you don't have a hope of getting in until it is.  I did some trail breaking today, and it is very hard work (but beautiful).  The snow was up to my knees.  Doing it in a group is essential.  At the moment only a small part of County Forest is broken, and nobody has been in at Kolapore.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 27 Feb 2020 7:24 PM | Anonymous

    Over Wednesday and Thursday Kolapore has received about 20 cm of new snow.  There is the potential for a lot more snow between now (Thursday afternoon) and Saturday.  The Kolapore parking lot was plowed when I went by this afternoon, and I could see a few ski tracks in at the Kolapore entrance.  No tracks at the east end of the County Forest.  Given the potential for rain several days early next week, get out and take advantage of the winter conditions.

    Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 24 Feb 2020 5:39 PM | Anonymous

    It was spring skiing most of the day today - the temperature got up to +5.  The trails will ice up overnight.  I would recommend staying off the trails until we get a reasonable amount of new snow (which is in the forecast over the next few days)

    Kolapore Trail Guide.

  • 22 Feb 2020 4:01 PM | Anonymous

    I had a lovely ski this morning - powder snow conditions.  Ski tracks were fast, particularly where there had been substantial traffic.  This afternoon it is changing to spring skiing conditions, with temperatures reaching about +2.  Sunday is likely to be spring skiing most of the day, although there may be some icy conditions early in the morning.  After that, conditions are likely to range from icy to soft, depending on temperatures, until we get some fresh snow.  Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 20 Feb 2020 11:55 AM | Anonymous

    Overnight and during the day we probably had at least 4 cm of snow.  Skiing was very good today.  I would strongly recommend skiing on Friday morning if possible - conditions should still be very good.  Skiing conditions will deteriorate on the weekend with the warm temperatures that are predicted.

    Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 19 Feb 2020 11:10 AM | Anonymous

    Kolapore had some freezing drizzle yesterday, which glazed the tracks.  Overnight we received 2 cm of new snow.  I did a very short test ski this morning in the County Forest, and it was slightly better than I anticipated.  It isn't the day for your first visit to Kolapore, but Kolapore vets can probably find some passable skiing.  I would recommend staying off the steeper hills. 

    Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 14 Feb 2020 6:33 PM | Anonymous

    Over the past day or so the Kolapore trails have received about 5 cm of snow.  This has freshened up the trails.  The snow gauge is at about 43 cm/17", so the coverage is good (although there are still a few open wet areas.)  Skiing should be excellent.

    Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 12 Feb 2020 6:06 PM | Anonymous

    Skiing the past two days has been great, particularly if you got out early enough to avoid any "clumping" when the snow warmed.  Tracks are generally in excellent shape (at least in the southern and central parts of the trail system - I hear reports of snowshoeing on parts of Northwest Passage and walking near Metcalfe Rock.)  The snow gauge is at 40 cm/16", so in most areas rock skis are not required.

    Kolapore Trail Guide

  • 10 Feb 2020 10:02 AM | Anonymous

    Kolapore received about 5 cm of new snow overnight.  The snow is quite damp, so waxing might be tricky.  This is the type of day where you should prep nonwax skis so they don't clump.  That said, skiing should be good.  It was a great weekend.  Kolapore Trails Association members had a fabulous moonlight ski on Saturday night.

    Kolapore Trail Guide

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