Burwalde

Burwalde Woods is the main facility used by the club, including the Jackrabbits.  There are trails for both classic and skate skiing.  Club membership fees support the operation and maintenance of these trails.  Burwalde Trails is located between Morden and Winkler, three miles north of Hwy 14 or nine miles south of Hwy 23. The main trailhead is accessed from the Froese’s yard (home of Burwalde Woods Honey). There is limited parking space; please park tightly so there will be room for others. A donation box is located at the trailhead for non-members to contribute.

Please Note: Burwalde trails are only open for cross-country skiing. NO DOGS and NO WALKERS are permitted on or beside groomed trails.

Trails

There have been additions to our trail system in the last few years so refer to the map link below. Our main classic loop is a 5km trail that combines Main, Northwoods, Pigtail and Inner Circle. These four trails flow together and can be skied as one loop. They are all one-way trails. Outer Limits trail, formerly just a skate loop, now has a parallel classic trail. It is about 3.5km long and can be skied either direction. The Creek Trail is a 5km touring classic trail that is accessed from Outer Limits. It is an out-and-back trail so the entire trip is 10km. Finally for the romantics Skiing Double is a 1km flat trail that follows the creek bottom starting at the main trailhead or accessed off Outer Limits. It is groomed for skate and classic and can also be used as a link to the Creek Trail.

For the skate skiing the short 1km Inner Circle can be linked with the 3.5km Outer Limits (skate) and the 1km Rollercoaster.

Other Facilities

Our clubhouse provided by the Froeses is getting an expansion and facelift this winter. It is open for all organized BTNC club activities but not for everyday casual skiing. Hoppin’ Hollow, a freestyle ski terrain park located right beside the clubhouse, is open to any young at heart skiers whenever the Saturday Jackrabbit groups aren’t using it. The hills are small but it still is a great spot to tune-up your ski balance. Ski rentals are available in the Nordic Centre which is open weekends and occasionally during the week. Much of the equipment has been donated by club members; please use it with care and only at Burwalde Woods. Current daily rates for use are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for youth. We also recommend a trail use donation of $5.00 for adult non-members. Please return skis to the proper row and boots to the proper shelf to make it easier for the next borrower.

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Burwalde Trail Map


How to get to Burwalde

Burwalde Picture Book

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11 Responses to Burwalde

  1. Jessie Banman says:

    goodmorning!

    just checking in to see if the trails are open?

  2. Esther mackinlay says:

    I think I left my klister bag in the registration cabin yesterday. If you find it, could Katrina please return it to Esther MacKinlay. Thanks

  3. Lisa says:

    Will trails be open this evening?

  4. Lise says:

    Is there a full
    Moon ski happening? If so, 2hag night is it in? It’s Saturday, the 11th and we have a full moon. I have heard that candles are set out and it is absolutely beautiful and magical, I’d like to experience this! Please pray tell my friend:)

  5. Vanessa says:

    Are the trails open to the public in the evenings?

  6. Lorne Stelmach says:

    We are interested in trying some cross country skiing to get a feel for whether it is something we would like before buying our own equipment. We would like to try Burwalde and rent equipment … were thinking we would have time during the week, not sure when it is open and could be accessed (imagine we could not make it happen on short notice).
    Lorne Stelmach … can be texted at 204-822-5705

  7. Rose Wiebe from Morden. says:

    Feb 14th, Sunday. Are your trails open today for the public?We had some snow last night.

  8. Prudence Kaufman says:

    I’m looking to start my kids in cross country skiing. We are beginners. I have 4 children, 13, 11, 8, and 6. We are home schoolers from Morden. How is the best way to start?

  9. philfroese says:

    Saturday, February 27th

  10. Andi says:

    When is the distance challenge this year?

  11. Phil Froese says:

    Yes, much to our surprise, and after the worst winter for lack of snow that I’ve experienced we now find ourselves planning an event we never thought possible as recent as a week ago. Trying to get snow to firm up in March when it lands on dry ground is a challenge but we plan to go ahead with a similar format to last year albeit some of the more exposed trails may not be useable. I hope to get some information up on our club site tomorrow and also forward the basic outline to Karin. Currently it looks like we may be heading to a slushy event but our snowpack appears heavy enough to handle a few days of melting.

    Phil

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