Burwalde Woods Trails
December 30, 2020
A little fresh snow is giving us hope for some skiing yet this winter and some limited trail grooming has started. There isn’t enough yet to set tracks except for a short stretch on the creek Ice Road trail. The main trails in the woods are packed and open for free style (skate or classic) skiing. Creek Trail, Outer Limits and Rollercoaster still ungroomed and closed.
With Covid situation this year please note:
* Buildings are closed and NO RENTALS are available
* All skiers must sign in every time and observe posted protocols
* Club memberships only available online on Zone4
*Non-members are welcome to ski. A $5 minimum daily contribution is suggested. Fee box is at the trail sign-in; Cash or Cheque to BTNC
Skate Trails are all groomed. mar 18., and are real good.
For your sight delight and requiring your caution, both Orange and Green Skate, NE Corner has Ice Flow phenomena !
Both the Blue and the Yellow Classic are mostly groomed and are real good also.
Greetings CCSki enthusiasts,
Social space is abundant and Naturally clean here!
Greetings CCSki enthusiasts,
Yes, new snow refreshes the trails.
Yes , the trails have a full coverage new snow surface,
We have groomed the Green and Orange Skate Trails
I have set excellent Classic Tracks on the Blue Trail to Carsons.
Ho ho , Shannondale has Lotsa social space and abundant Fresh Air.
The weather is permitting:
Ho ho, Enthusiasts! lets go Shannondale!
My groomer guy says Blue Classic Trail set up quite nice, near full shape, beside old tracks.
Wax for abrasive snow, Klister or such.
Most Parts of the Skate Trails can be skied as well .
The exceptions are The Hump and Tempest Ridge.
The North East end of our trails has an ice flow phenomena never seen here before.
Under ground water seepage during this winter has made a couple of acres of ice, 2′, 3′, 4′ deep.
And looks like no thawing this weekend,
Looks like could be snow showers on Sunday!
That would make for gentler skiing eh?
and only light wind,
I paint an optimistic picture, eh?
Trails will be fast!
Ginzu Groomer with Skimmer, makes crumble out of crusty snow.
Blue Classic Trail has shaped up mostly full shape.
Green Skate trail now has shallow mellow ripple.
& The weather continues!
And I shall continue to do some groomin! very soon,
Trails not sticky today!
Hello CCSki Enthusiasts.
Some Folks skied yesterday, on melting snow.
Looks like No melting today.
I will groom some trails and then update .
Blue Classic Trail will be groomed first and the some Skate Trails.
There he was , gone!
Hello CCSki enthusiasts,
Fresh snow earlier this week , refreshed the trails here.
Excellent conditions on the medium skills Blue Trail were present for the Boundary Trails JD team for Classic ski training last evening.
Orange and Green Skate trails were prepared, 121″ wide, early this morning with excellent results.
Then the easy Yellow Classic and the challenging Orange Classic were set.
Full shape tracks of mostly fresh snow were formed.
Excellence has been achieved .
We are now weather dependent!
Nothing ventured, Nothing Gained !
Greetings Fresh Air & CCSki folks,
Big Day on Sunday: https://www.ccsam.ca/event/big-flake-skate-shake/
You can Ski the Blue Classic Trail both Saturday, Feb 29 and Sunday. March 1, 2020.
Classic Blue Trail not involved with competition , is real good to ccski.
Orange and Green Skate trails are involved for the competitions.
On Sunday, Orange and Yellow Classic not available for recreation because they are adjacent the Skate trails.
Most trails open after competitions.
Yellow Classic and Green Skate , East loop, has 2 month gradual groundwater/ice accumulation phenomena!
In some places, the ice is 4 feet deep , and acres big, by the road, in the valley, North of our house! Come, see , and no can water ski!
Distance Challenge 2020 Windup
The results have been tabulated and the winners of the 2020 Distance Challenge are the 158 skiers who collectively covered 5204km on their skis in one day. This is a new record for the 13th running of this event for our club. Clearly a cross-country feat since 5204km stretches from Long Beach on Vancouver Island to Cape Spear Nfld.
More Amazing Statistics:
*17 Skiers clocked distances of over 100km (most of them are on our junior race team so obviously they are not only fast but they can cover the distance as well)
*The Wiens/Boorberg family retains their Ski Family of the Year title with a whooping 628km total
* The most popular trail was Inner Circle (422 laps) followed by Ice Road (378 runs), Rollercoaster (365 rides) and Outer Limits (340 loops)
*Youngest skier Aubrey Martin 11months; first time on skis ever. Most senior skier David Lumgair 87years; first time on skis this year, I understand. Congrats to both of you
Thank you to all our great volunteers. Clearly this is going to be a tough record to top but if there’s interest after the legs have recovered we’ll be back next year.
The Distance challenge plaque is up in the clubhouse listing all the skiers who did 25km or more. If there are errors or omissions please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Full results and pictures are posted on our website btncski.wordpress.com
Good day eh!
We can “go the distance” at Burwalde!
Any distance is helpful to yourself and to the “Distance Challenge”!
Trails at Shannondale have all been groomed in the last few days with no foul weather following.
Go the Distance ,