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Smiley's was given its first grooming of 2019. good to get our groomer some practise,if you can get out tonight. ... See MoreSee Less

Saw lots of smiling faces soaking up the vitamin D on the range at Brunello this morning. The snow was fairly chunky on the trail and the grass was exposed in some areas but you could still ski over it. ... See MoreSee Less

dollar lake is in good condition! parking lot is not plowed so be careful. grooming is rough but the snow is soft enough to not cause any issues and there's lots of coverage. ... See MoreSee Less

dollar lake is in good condition! parking lot is not plowed so be careful. grooming is rough but the snow is soft enough to not cause any issues and theres lots of coverage.

 

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just did a quick renovation groom....it's really good out here

Did anyone go to Dollar today? Any idea if the snow survived? Looking for the best option for tomorrow.

Thanks Julian Marchant (and Roland) for the grooming, pretty sweet skiing there, this afternoon.

Brunello Bowl with a small groomed trail. ... See MoreSee Less

#BrunelloTrails the range is good, a bit chunky in spots. ... See MoreSee Less

#BrunelloTrails the range is good, a bit chunky in spots.Image attachment

 

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With only a couples of cm of snow depth we can not run the grinders on snow because it would damage the grass beneath.

We miss the grinders this morning, because it's pretty hard-packed and rutty. Good for practicing controlled falls😀 BTW; there was a gent looking to rent skiis this morning but said there was no-one manning the clubhouse.

What a day! Come ski The Links at Brunello then stop into the clubhouse for coffee. The groomers have done a great job grooming the driving range. The cart paths are not recommended as the wind blew the snow off and exposed a lot of concrete. Don’t have skis? Call the Brunello pro shop as they have adult skate skis to rent. Call in advance to make sure they have your size still available. ( reposting Jim’s photo below- 1000+ words!) ... See MoreSee Less

What a day! Come ski The Links at Brunello then stop into the clubhouse for coffee. The groomers have done a great job grooming the driving range. The cart paths are not recommended as the wind blew the snow off and exposed a lot of concrete. Don’t have skis? Call the Brunello pro shop as they have adult skate skis to rent. Call in advance to make sure they have your size still available. ( reposting Jim’s photo below- 1000+ words!)

 

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My route this morning, driving range was nice for a workout, to mix it up I ventured as far as it looked safe on the cart paths

Glorious!🇨🇦

Photo of the season? 😉😍❄💙

Beautiful shot!

Sharing Jim’s beautiful photo from The Links at Brunello this afternoon. ... See MoreSee Less

Sharing Jim’s beautiful photo from The Links at Brunello this afternoon.

 

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Melissa Mantifel

Oh ! just beautiful.

The Long Lake Trail off of Dunbrack has a good base for classic for the 5 k trail around the lake. The top is crusty and icy but there have been other skiers and tracks that have broken the icy surface to create a trail. ... See MoreSee Less

The Long Lake Trail off of Dunbrack has a good base for classic for the 5 k trail around the lake. The top is crusty and icy but there have been other skiers and tracks that have broken the icy surface to create a trail.

The bowl and driving range at Brunello are groomed and are reportedly quite good. The cart paths have windswept patches and are not recommended. ... See MoreSee Less

GRAVES-OAKLEY is not skiable. Next stop Brunello range ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

Halifax Nordic Ski Club

Our Nordic skiers are getting ready for Canada Games.Get Excited NS... they're ready. The Road to Red Deer. FEB 15th - MAR 3rd. XC Events FEB 25th - MAR 2nd ... See MoreSee Less

The storm was a little disappointing, high winds and not a ton of snow. The clubs best bets will be Grave-Oakley and the Brunello driving range and the both should be groomed by late afternoon tomorrow. The temps are all over the place the next 3 days so expect hard frozen conditions early in am and softer as temp cross zero each day. I would not use my best skis as there are thin spots everywhere due to the highwinds.

We will assess Smiley's and Dollar for weekend grooming when the snow dries.
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Thank you for the comprehensive updates and for all of your work!

Lots of snow out WIndsor way. Smileys will probably be good

While our groomers have “groomed” Graves Oakley the wind whipped away the snow as fast as they could groom @ #GOTrails. We’re going to hold off on further grooming until the wind dies down and we can set a track. Looking to ski today? Point Pleasant, Long Lake, York Redoubt ( windy?), BLT, Shubie Park... and the many sheltered trails through HRM woodlands are perfect for classic skiing today. Post a picture! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Let me edit... meant York Redoubt

Halifax Trails is a good resource for local trails.... https://www.halifaxtrails.ca/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIw9mPyJy54AIVCIzICh1zhga1EAAYASAAEgI23vD_BwE

hi! new skier here :) this might be a silly question, but where do you ski at Duncan's Cove? I've only ever hiked the coastal trail and I can't picture skiing on that terrain. thanks!

Skiing is beautiful in Point Pleasant Park! ... See MoreSee Less

Skiing is beautiful in Point Pleasant Park!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Get out there Sophie Hebert!

Snow day! Are you looking to rent cross country skis in HRM? Mike at The Trail Shop on Quinpool gives an overview of adult and youth skis for rent as well as purchase. Pick up a pair while the snow lasts. ❄️ Halifax Nordic will post to Facebook when our trails are groomed, in the meantime, Point Pleasant and the many trails around HRM will be great for classic. ... See MoreSee Less

We will groom the trails ASAP following the snow. Given the forecast and temps our job will be easier if people stay off the groomed areas till we post up that they are ready. If you have the need to ski during the storm check out Point Pleasant, Long Lake or your local field system. We will get the parks open once temps and moisture allow. Groomers will thank you !! ... See MoreSee Less

Not quite perfect yet but we are making adjustment daily to the system but this is 2 days worth of making. We are heading in the right direction ... See MoreSee Less

Making snow again ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Would be nice to have a little less wind

This is a very pretty sight. :)

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