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Still time to register for the Provincial Races tomorrow and Sunday at Oakfield. Something for everyone: all ages, all levels, lots of distances!!

Location: Oakfield Golf Course

Cost: Under 12: Free(still need to register); Youth(13-18): $5/race; Adult: $25/race or $40 for both days.
All proceeds go towards Halifax Nordic Ski Club grooming fund.

Event Schedule:

Saturday, Feb 22nd

1:00pm-1:45pm- Race-bib and timing-chip pick up

1:55pm- Race briefing at start

2 pm- Free Technique Mass Starts (by age and category)

Sunday, Feb 23rd

9:00am-9:45am- Bib and chip pick up

9:55am- Race briefing at start

10:00am - Classic Interval Start (by age and gender categories)

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Still time to register for the Provincial Races tomorrow and Sunday at Oakfield.  Something for everyone: all ages, all levels, lots of distances!!

Location: Oakfield Golf Course

Cost: Under 12: Free(still need to register); Youth(13-18): $5/race; Adult: $25/race or $40 for both days.
All proceeds go towards Halifax Nordic Ski Club grooming fund.

Event Schedule:

Saturday, Feb 22nd

1:00pm-1:45pm- Race-bib and timing-chip pick up

1:55pm- Race briefing at start

2 pm- Free Technique Mass Starts (by age and category)

Sunday, Feb 23rd   

9:00am-9:45am- Bib and chip pick up     

9:55am- Race briefing at start

10:00am - Classic Interval Start (by age and gender categories)

Registration link in commentsImage attachmentImage attachment

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See you there. Did you tell the young skiers that they aren’t allowed to pass the ‘seniors’?

Oakfield is not groomed for skiing. ... See MoreSee Less

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Oakfield is an ice sheet. I have groomed a beautiful 1.8km loop for provincials off of the cart paths but IT IS CLOSED to skiing to allow the snow to set and to ensure that we have a good 2 days of skiing on the PROVINCIALS course.

But $$ Lake is, and it's awesome!😀

2 days ago

Lesley Eileen Macdougall

Selling: Fischer race skis and boots.
Skis-187 cm/Boots-size 42.5
Mint condition. Both only used twice.
Asking $350 for skis, $300 for boots. OBO.
Msg for details.
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Selling: Fischer race skis and boots. 
Skis-187 cm/Boots-size 42.5
Mint condition. Both only used twice.
Asking $350 for skis, $300 for boots. OBO.
Msg for details.Image attachmentImage attachment

2 days ago

Lesley Eileen Macdougall

My husband is selling his Fischer race skis and boots.
187cm skis. Boots size 42.5
Mint condition. Skied and boots only used twice. Asking $350 for skis, $300 for boots (would prefer to sell as a set).
Msg for details. Thanks!
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My husband is selling his Fischer race skis and boots.
187cm skis. Boots size 42.5
Mint condition. Skied and boots only used twice. Asking $350 for skis, $300 for boots (would prefer to sell as a set).
Msg for details. Thanks!Image attachmentImage attachment

Dollar lake is groomed and very good ... See MoreSee Less

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Wow!!! All hands on deck. Working magic out there today.

Skate and classic or just skate?

Graves Oakley 300 m loop in upper rugby field ... See MoreSee Less

Graves Oakley    300 m loop in upper rugby fieldImage attachment

The snow bowl is perfect this am ... See MoreSee Less

The snow bowl is perfect this am

Going on a tour tomorrow checking out our venues.

Brunello bowl will be reopened by 10am but all cart paths will be solid ice. Caution will need to be exercised getting to the bowl.

MSP and Smileys will not be salvageable for skiing.

All hopes will be pinned on Oakfield and Dollar Lake

I expect Dollar lake to be back online and groomed by Friday

We will post when parks are open if you make the long drive before we groom you will be wasting you time.
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Thanks for the updates re Smilies.

Everyone should known the drill. HNSC asks that our members stay off all venues until the cold returns and we are able to groom. With any luck we could be back in action by Thursday evening. ... See MoreSee Less

It should be a beautiful night for the Brunello social ski 7-8 pm sponsored by The Trail Shop. The snow bowl has been groomed for the evening ski and it should be beautiful under the lights. Feel free to stop into The Links at Brunello after your ski for a bowl of chili and a beer! ... See MoreSee Less

It should be a beautiful night for the Brunello social ski 7-8 pm sponsored by The Trail Shop. The snow bowl has been groomed for the evening ski and it should be beautiful under the lights. Feel free to stop into The Links at Brunello after your ski for a bowl of chili and a beer!

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The bowl and range only for tonight. Carts paths are way to fast

They do have chilli in the slow cooker

Graves- Oakley is groomed and should be good around noon. Do not expect perfection as yesterday's melt and freeze combined with skiers and boot traffic make quite the mess. It is flat and will be nicer with a touch of sunshine. ... See MoreSee Less

Brunello is being groomed today. It will be great but also fast, I would wait till 11 or 12 to allow some softening. The bowl and range would be best for beginners all other trails would be considered advanced. ... See MoreSee Less

Brunello is being groomed today.   It will be great but also fast, I  would wait till 11 or 12 to allow some softening.      The bowl and range would be best for beginners all other trails would be considered advanced.

So everything is going to be a frozen rutted sheet of ice. We have flatted MSP and Brunello but they will still be fast as hell, maybe by midday they will soften. The depth is 1 inch but solid we can not really groom them. Graves Oakley will be given a regroom in AM but unsure what the result will be.

We are not going to groom Dollar for a 4th day in a row for only 1 day of skiing, sorry the boys are tired.

Wherever you ski please exercise caution!!!!
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Thanks for the updates. They really help my ski planning. Really appreciate the info.

No Smileys or Dollar.

This lovely family enjoyed a great ski into the picnic area at Smiley's. Conditions were great but the warm weather is not friendly to our trails. And does it get any better than Lorenzo showing up for a fresh groom midway through your ski?!?!?! ... See MoreSee Less

This lovely family enjoyed a great ski into the picnic area at Smileys.  Conditions were great but the warm weather is not friendly to our trails.  And does it get any better than Lorenzo showing up for a fresh groom midway through your ski?!?!?!Image attachmentImage attachment

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First tracks on the fresh groom 🙂

I was at Smiley's from 4 to 5:30 pm. By the time I had left, things were really icing up quickly. Gravel is showing through at the front entrance kiosk on the right hand trail past the kiosk and showing through on many of the sharper corners on the trails, especially at the entrance to the mid-sized Ski-Oval. Also many thin patches in spots, especially under the trees. Tomorrow might be the last time to ski Smiley's until another significant snowfall. Will be a bit of a skating rink, probably, in the morning until the sun warms the snow up.

6 days ago

Robert Knapp

Is there a forecast for trail conditions on Tuesday Feb 18 (after a cold night Monday) ? Particularly interested in Dollar or Smileys. ... See MoreSee Less

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Smileys is pretty thin after today. $ has been groomed 3 consecutive days and the boys may be tired of the round trip

Please note, Brunello pro shop has rented out ALL classic skis at 11 am.

There are still skate skis available, but please call the Brunello shop (902) 876-7649 before you head to the trails. Please check back after lunch for classic skis.
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Great problem to have, now just don't run out of beer...

Keep up the trail reports! Thanks to all our members for all the posts, pictures and updates. It really helps to know the latest conditions.... or when we need to bring out the “ magic eraser” to freshen up a trail.
Enjoy this beautiful Heritage Day- incredible conditions!
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Keep up the trail reports! Thanks to all our members for all the posts, pictures  and updates. It really helps to know the latest conditions.... or when we need to bring out the “ magic eraser” to freshen up a trail. 
Enjoy this beautiful Heritage Day- incredible conditions!

Beautiful day to be on snow. Call The Links at Brunello for rentals. ... See MoreSee Less

Beautiful day to be on snow. Call The Links at Brunello for rentals.

6 days ago

Halifax Nordic Ski Club

From CCNS- trail reports from NS XC ski trails.NS TRAILS +CONDITIONS LISTING
🌲 crosscountryns.ca/trails-ns/

NOTE
👉 Click link for updated conditions. Be sure to check direct with trail systems as conditions can change quickly. (Not all trail conditions could be captured in photo of listing below.)

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From CCNS- trail reports from NS XC ski trails.