Halifax Nordic is now grooming 6 trails: Brunello, Dollar Lake, McDonald Sports ParkGraves-OakleySmileys Provincial Park, and Oakfield Golf and Country Club.  Please click on the trail for directions, details and maps for each trail. Below is an overview of the trails.

Trail Trail Hashtag Level Skate Classic Kms
Brunello Golf Course  #BrunelloTrails Intermediate Skate 10
MacDonald Sports Park #MSPTrails Beginner & Intermediate Skate Classic (limited) 7.5
Dollar Lake Provincial Park #DollarTrails Intermediate Skate Classic 10
Graves Oakley #GOTrails Beginner Skate 1
Smileys Provincial Park #SmileysTrails Beginner & Intermediate Skate Classic 4
Oakfield Golf & Country Club #OakfieldTrails Beginner & Intermediate Skate Classic TBD

It is important to make sure the trails are set before members ski, so please wait until our groomers post that the trails are open before heading out.   This will ensure that snow lasts a little bit longer on the trails and better conditions overall.  We have also invested in more trail signage this season and will be updating signage on new trails as we bring them on board and are familiar with grooming.   Please make sure you follow signage for directions, parking as well as any emergency information.  Skiing the wrong way on a trail could mean a collision with another skier, so please follow signage.

Our volunteer groomers as well as our members regularly post updates on our trail conditions on Twitter. Below are the most recent tweets, but for more details  please visit HfxNordic for past reports on conditions.Trail conditions can change from day to day, and we don’t groom every park every day. The best way to keep updated on trail conditions is to follow us on Twitter:  @HFXNordic. The groomers will use Twitter to report trail and grooming updates at all of the parks, so if you want to get the latest trail conditions, start following us, and Tweet to @HFXNordic to report trail conditions after you ski to let other members know. The latest tweets are below, but for more, check out @HFXNordic. We use the following trail #hashtags:

Dollar Lake:         #DollarTrails
Brunello:              #BrunelloTrails
MSP:                   #MSPTrails
Graves-Oakley:   #GOTrails
Smileys:            #SmileysTrails
Oakfield:    #OakfieldTrails
 

A reminder to stay off trails until the temperature dips. Brunello is also posting their own trail updates that are helpful for trails and the snow bowl https://www.thelinksatbrunello.com/activities

Temperatures are on the rise so the rule of thumb is warm and or rain... trails are closed. We need to maintain a good base in order is re-surface it after temps fall again. Please help us insure the trails can be the best they can.

Brunello - perfect
Smileys - Perfect
Dollar - Perfect
Oakfield Golf and Country Club - A bit windswept, I expect to be great post groom when the winds drop
MSP - Decent
Graves- Oakley- Groomed nicely but may be heavily windswept but we will groom again tomorrow

Smileys Park is groomed with track set and open with good conditions on a 10-15cm depth. A few thin spots on top of the hill under the taller trees

Temps are on the rise and Brunello trails are now closed. Could we please have everyone’s cooperation and please stay off ALL trails in ALL parks today. Crews are heading out in the early AM tomorrow and, with falling temperatures, conditions will be very good for the weekend.

Brunello has all trails groomed as well as the bowl. At present the wet snow is not able to be groomed at the other parks until after today’s snowfall.

Conditions will be excellent in the Snow Bowl. Come XC ski the Brunello Snow Bowl today. Beautiful day to get out and ski. Dress warmly! Call the Pro Shop @linksatbrunello for rentals: classic/skate skis for adults and children. #BrunelloTrails #xcski #Halifax #outdoorfun #nordic

The bowl at Brunello is in fantastic shape...snow is not soft and it’s a good fast ski. Come on out and work on your technique under the lights and enjoy a beautiful evening. #BrunelloEstates

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