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Friday, February 26, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
A few of us had to get out and ski our Korte today, but wooo boy were the trails bad. Started out basically pure ice and developed into a mixture of ice in the shade and something resembling potato soup in the sun. Skate deck wasn't a whole lot better. Ended up doing a lot of double poling because grip was nowhere to be found (I used skin skis but my friend on crowns wasn't doing any better). Might be the last weekend to ski this year but I wouldn't bother unless you absolutely have to.
(Ben Morris)
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Got out just before it started to soften up. Fern Dell was freshly groomed to my surprise so I did that and Turtleville which was in good shape. The trails will taking a beating with the warm temps every day but it freezes every night at least so they will hold up for awhile, especially Fern Dell and Hastings in the shade.
(Dave Statz)
Monday, February 22, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Finally made it here today for our first visit this winter season and it did not disappoint. Some skate lanes and classic tracks were groomed this morning, so we skied both techniques for several hours. Thanks for the great grooming early today!
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(Darren Blankenship)
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Just finished my 43 km virtual Birkie(my 29th) early morning. Perfectly groomed trail-just for me as no one else was there early morning. Temp was perfect as well, around 20F. All I had to ski was two big loops and one small unlike some others offering virtual. Big loop---Start at Ferndell to Turtleville to Ferndell to Hastings to Pioneer to Ishnala back to Pioneer and Hastings small loop Ferndell to Turtleville and back, Thanks to the groomers-awesome job!
(Dan Dudley)
Friday, February 19, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I skied all trails except Turtleville, unintentionally following the groomer on NW and Ishnala which made the downhill pretty slow. Just the skate sick was being done. Classical tracks were firm, not exceptionally deep. Debris, which can be a major issue here at this time of year was minimal, at the beginning of the NW and Hastings otherwise the tracks were remarkably clean. I didn't skate much as the deck was very soft on all but Hastings and Fern Dell. Should be very good tomorrow.
(Robert Abendroth)
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Great skate skiing. Hastings, Fern Dell, and Turtleville have very good grooming. Ishnala is good too though a few small ridges. The Northwest Loop has some ridges to get groomed out yet which is more difficult since the trail is narrow, but not a problem skiing around them. Good downhill footing.
(Dave Statz)
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The trails got around 2" powder snow. I skied a couple loops around Hastings that was about half newly groomed late this afternoon. The groomer took off on the other loops so I am not sure how far he was going to go on a Saturday night. A firm base under the new snow and easily ski-able without grooming. Cold snow made for slow skating.
(Dave Statz)
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Skated all loops started at 11:00. Trails could use some renovating but very skiable. Some bark and pine needles thus B skis. No rocks or gravel. Rex G41 worked nice on the cold dry snow. First ski here in years, very beautiful trail.
(Jim Linstedt)
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Morning
Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: All ]
Talked to Park office. All groomed and tracked Feb 5th and holding up well (not too much traffic). Good coverage and should be in good to excellent condition.
(Daryl Hinz)
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Good skis ]
I skate skied Fern Dell, Turtelville, Hastings, and Northwest trails. Grooming was very good with a firm skate deck and deep classic tracks. I was waxed cold and I would rate my glide as good. Overall trail conditions I would rate very good with the exception of Northwest where the skate deck was a bit uneven the first one quarter of the loop. Things got better after that. Overall, it was a great day of skate skiing and I ended up skiing almost 22 kilometers.
(Jim Gantz)

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