NEW FOR WINTER 2018 - 2019!
The Multi-Use Trail System will be open as of Nov 18, 2018 (Our Season Opener) on a pilot / trial basis for this season. Trail head signs will be posted and the mapping (Trailforks) will be up to date. The trail navigation (Trail Markers) will be improved between Nov 17 & Christmas break as conditions improve. The Multi-Use Trail system provides a unique experience to users to enjoy the outdoors during the winter months. See our Fat Bike page for further information
Trail Status Update:
Sunday, Dec 9th: Grooming Summary
Grooming of all ski trails this season continues to be a daily challenge. The snow in September hindered the ability for Crawford (our employee groomer) and the approved volunteer crews to get out and trim all the branches from the trails. This was compounded by the amount of water still on the trails in the fall; especially North Blue, Wolf Trail, Burgess, Camel Back and some other swampy bits. The snow, rain and then up and down temperatures have not allowed the water to freeze completely. While it is strong enough to hold a skier, there are worries that the ice is not strong enough for grooming equipment. If the Sherpas do fall through, then there is the chore of getting them out, and trying to cover up any ruts or holes made in the process. Once the ground freezes throughly, these trails will be groomed. A trail grooming update is provided regularly on this page and on the board just inside the lodge door. Crawford and his volunteer grooming team are trying to keep the trails in the best shape possible given what they have to work with. More snow is needed. Until all the trails are open we are asking for patience and snow dances. The direction of travel on the trails is now indicated with red arrows, and may not be the direction usually traveled. For safety reasons, we are asking that you follow the arrows for the direction of travel. Thank you for your assistance in keeping our trails safe.
Inclement Weather: Please check on Facebook if there is inclement weather. The lodge is generally closed early if the roads are bad due to freezing rain or heavy rain. Each program informs the participants what their cut off temperature is. For example the Chicks program uses a cut off of -25 C. On evenings that the temperature is -30 by 5 pm the lodge is closed early. These guidelines have been developed based on the number of skiers that come out, and to ensure the safety of WNSC staff and volunteers. As always the trails are open 24/7.
Sat, Dec 1st: We now have classic and skate trails on Dog Trails, Half Moon, Returns, Sun Dog & Poplar. Classic only on Forest Trails.
Report a problem:
If you experience a blockage on the trail, please email us and provide specific information (trail name, location, etc) where possible
Please review here before using our trail network
See our Mountain Bike page for additional info on trail maps and elevation profiles recorded by local trail enthusiasts!Saturda