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Trail conditions

2020-Mar-17
The trails are both icy and wet. Wear waterproof boots and cleats to walk.

2020-Mar-11
Trails are mostly icy. Wear cleats to walk.
On the yellow trail, the bridge that is west of the Sugar Shack is covered by a thin layer of ice. Watch out if you walk over it, you may find yourself in 20 cm deep water.

2020-Mar-06
The ski trails were groomed this morning!
Skate Skiing: Very good conditions
Classic Skiing: Very good conditions
Snowshoeing: Good conditions
Walking: Slushy on Centre Road (Orange Trail)
Tobogganing: Fast runs

2020-Mar-04
Skiing and snowshoeing: Conditions are generally good but the heavy slushy snow makes you work much harder.
Walking: Wet snow also on Centre Road (Orange Trail)
Tobogganing: Fast runs

2020-Feb-28
Skate Skiing: Excellent conditions
Classic Skiing: Excellent conditions. The Red, Yellow trails have been groomed this morning. We are working on the Blue and Purple presently (from 9:30 am for the next 2 or 3 hours).
Snowshoeing: Excellent conditions
Walking: Excellent conditions on Centre Road (Orange Trail)
Tobogganing: Excellent conditions

2020-Feb-25
Skate Skiing: Conditions vary according to temperature but are generally good on cool mornings.
Classic Skiing: The trails have been groomed this morning, the conditions are good.
Snowshoeing: Hard packed
Walking: Excellent conditions on Centre Road (Orange Trail)
Tobogganing: Fast runs

2020-Feb-24
Skate Skiing: Fast track
Classic Skiing: Generally icy
Snowshoeing: Hard packed
Walking: The Centre Road (Orange Trail) is open. There are some icy spots.
Tobogganing: Fast runs

2020-Feb-20
Skate Skiing: Very good conditions.
Classic Skiing: Well defined tracks, good grip and glide, some debris: the conditions are close to perfect!
Time to come out and enjoy the sun and trails!
Snowshoeing: Very good conditions.
Walking: The Centre Road is open (Orange Trail).
Tobogganing: Fast runs

2020-Feb-19
Skate Skiing: The trail will be groomed in the afternoon.
Classic Skiing: The trails will be groomed in the afternoon.
Snowshoeing: Heavy snow. Very good conditions.
Walking: The Centre Road is open (Orange Trail).
Tobogganing: Fast runs

2020-Feb-18
Skate Skiing: The new snow has improved the conditions to very good.
Classic Skiing: The new snow has improved the conditions to good.
Snowshoeing: Hard packed
Walking: The Centre Road is open (Orange Trail).
Tobogganing: Fast runs

2020-Feb-17
Skate Skiing: Fast track with icy spots
Classic Skiing: Hard packed snow, some icy spots, very fast on the downhills (caution required), overall passable
Snowshoeing: Hard packed
Walking: The Centre Road is open (Orange Trail)
Tobogganing: Fast runs

2020-Feb-14
The ski trails were groomed this morning.
Skate Skiing: Excellent conditions
Classic Skiing: Excellent conditions
Snowshoeing: Excellent conditions
Walking: Soft snow on Centre Road (Orange Trail)
Tobogganing: Excellent conditions

2020-Feb-13
Skate Skiing: excellent conditions
Classic Skiing: excellent conditions
Snowshoeing: excellent conditions
Walking: excellent conditions on the Centre Road (Orange Trail)
Tobogganing: excellent conditions

2020-Feb-11
Skate Skiing: excellent conditions
Classic Skiing: excellent conditions
Snowshoeing: excellent conditions
Walking: excellent conditions on the Centre Road (Orange Trail)
Tobogganing: excellent conditions

2020-Feb-10 Updated
Skate Skiing: The trail was groomed this morning and is in excellent condition!
Classic Skiing: The trails were groomed this morning. It's wonderful out here!
Snowshoeing: excellent conditions
Walking: soft snow on the Centre Road (Orange Trail)
Tobogganing: excellent conditions

2020-Feb-07 Updated
Skate Skiing: soft snow
Classic Skiing: all of the trails have been groomed, come on out!
Snowshoeing: excellent conditions
Walking: the Centre Road (Orange Trail) is open
Tobogganing: excellent conditions

2020-Feb-06
Skate Skiing: excellent conditions
Classic Skiing: thin layer of powder improves glide tremendously, very good conditions
Snowshoeing: compacted snow
Walking: excellent conditions
Tobogganing: fast runs

2020-Feb-05
Skate Skiing: excellent conditions
Classic Skiing: hard packed snow, very fast on the downhill (caution required), overall passable
Snowshoeing: compacted snow
Walking: excellent conditions
Tobogganing: fast runs

2020-Feb-04
Skate Skiing: excellent conditions
Classic Skiing: wet heavy snow with some icy spots but the conditions are very good overall
Snowshoeing: compacted snow
Walking: excellent conditions
Tobogganing: fast runs

2020-Jan-30
Skate Skiing: excellent conditions
Classic Skiing: icy on the downhills and curves but the conditions are very good overall
Snowshoeing: compacted snow
Walking: excellent conditions
Tobogganing: icy runs
The sun is out, the air is dry: GREAT DAY TO BE OUT!

2020-Jan-29
Skate Skiing: excellent
Classic Skiing: good conditions, VERY ICY ON THE DOWNHILLS in the early morning, the conditions will get better as the morning unfolds and the temperature rises
Snowshoeing: compacted snow
Walking: very good conditions
Tobogganing: icy runs

2020-Jan-28 Updated
Skate Skiing: excellent
Classic Skiing: very good conditions
Snowshoeing: compacted snow
Walking: very good conditions
Tobogganing: icy runs

2020-Jan-28
We are grooming the ski trail this morning. Stay tuned for a ski conditions update early this afternoon. The Centre Road (Orange Trail) is open for walking.

2020-Jan-24
Best conditions so far this year for skiing! Excellent for walking, very good for snowshoeing and sliding.

2020-Jan-23
The ski trails were groomed this morning. The conditions are excellent for skiing and walking; very good for snowshoeing and sliding.

2020-Jan-22
All of the trails and the sliding runs are in very good conditions.

2020-Jan-19
The ski trails have been groomed. The conditions are magnificent for skiing, snowshoeing and sliding! We are working on removing the snow on Centre Road (Orange Trail) for walking.

2020-Jan-17
The ski conditions are great on the Blue Trail and in Pullins Pasture. The ski conditions on the Yellow Trail improve after it first meets the Orange Trail. The Centre Road (Orange Trail) is in excellent condition for walking.

2020-Jan-16
The ski trails have been groomed. For classic skiing, the snow cover is still a bit thin in places but the conditions are generally good on the Blue, Yellow and very good in Pullins Pasture. The conditions are excellent on the skate ski trail (Purple Trail) and on the sliding hill. The snow was plowed on the Centre Road (Orange Trail) providing excellent walking conditions.

2020-Jan-15
Yesterday's note remain valid, although the grip is improving on the classic ski trails.

2020-Jan-14
Excellent conditions for skate skiing. We are expecting new snow in the next few days which will allow us to groom the trails for classic skiing. Walking on Centre Road (Orange Trail) is excellent except for a few icy spots that can easily be avoided. Sliding down the hill is fast!

2020-Jan-13
The conditions are generally good on the trail system today. However, there are large puddles that should be avoided on the southern and westernmost portions of the Snowshoe Trail (Black Trail) as well as at Maple Corner.

2020-Jan-12
The access road is open. The conditions are generally good on the trails to walk, ski or snowshoe and on the sliding hill.

2020-Jan-11
The access road is open -drive slowly. Wear cleats to walk on Centre Road (Orange Trail).

2020-Jan-09
Classic Skiing: very good conditions
Snowshoeing: good conditions although the snow cover is thin.
Walking: very good conditions
Tobogganing: excellent conditions

2020-Jan-08 Updated
Classic Skiing: good conditions on sticky snow
Snowshoeing: good conditions although the snow cover is thin.
Walking: very good conditions
Tobogganing: excellent conditions

2020-Jan-07
The conditions are good for classic skiing today. Good walking conditions on the Red and Black Trails as well.

2020-Jan-06
The access road is now open -drive slowly. The best walking conditions right now are on the Red and Black Trails. Wear cleats to walk on the Orange Trail. The Yellow, Blue and Purple Trails have been groomed for classic skiing.

2019-Dec-28
Sheer ice on the access road, which is now closed until further notice. The Gatehouse is open for those who want to walk up to the trails. Absolutely wear cleats.

2019-Dec-18
Some icy spots but generally, very good walking conditions.

2019-Dec-14
Very icy. Drive slowly on the access road. Wear cleats to walk on the trails.

2019-Dec-10
Mostly slush on the trails.

2019-Dec-03
There is ice on the walking trails including the Centre Road (orange) but it is covered by a fine layer of powder that prevents slipping -I ran without crampons at lunchtime.

2019-Nov-22
High winds are expected this afternoon (wind west 50 km/h gusting to 70). If you decide to go in the forest, watch the canopy for falling branches, limbs and trunks.

2019-Nov-12 Update
The eastern stretch of the Yellow Trail has been groomed. You can ski from the end of the trail backwards towards Pullins Pasture, loop around and return on the same trail for a total of about 4 km. Come out to enjoy a first snow outing!

2019-Nov-12
Winter is on to an early start! Walking conditions are great on the Orange Trail. Snowshoers can take the Canada 150 Trail. For the other snowshoe trails, we must wait until the wetlands in the southern and western sections are well frozen over. We are presently attempting to groom the ski trails in the central part of the property. Stay tuned.

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