Halifax Nordic is now grooming 5 trails: Brunello, Dollar Lake, McDonald Sports ParkGraves-Oakley and Smileys Provincial Park. 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 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
January 21, 2019 at 2:31pm
Thank you Halifax Water for hooking up the water at The Links at Brunello. This begins the next phase in Halifax Nordic's snow making project..

TESTING: The staff at Brunello will be out this week to test the new... https://t.co/jK1wAu3iy8
January 20, 2019 at 3:55pm
Dollar Lake Update: Please do not ski or use #DollarTrails until further notice. After temps drop on Monday night we will wander out and hopefully the rain will have passed through the unpacked snow. Skiing Monday will create ice.
January 20, 2019 at 3:28am
The groomers are on the move, I am packing the tent and heaters. The loppet starts at 9:30 am and you can register on site as well. Thanks to the 40 that pre-registered that will speed up the process.
January 17, 2019 at 4:37pm
NordicFest will not be going on this year as we thought it best to hold off a year as we get snowmaking underway at Brunello. We are a small group of volunteers- are launching snowmaking at Brunello, hosting NS 2019... https://t.co/J6ExV7eNTx
January 17, 2019 at 1:41pm
It is Loppet time

Sunday at 12:30 pre storm and warmer temps

2 distance 1 lap approx 10km
2 laps approx 20 km

This will be a fun timed event with funds raised going to our grooming fund and the... https://t.co/yIGIeGcqZ7
January 17, 2019 at 9:41am
#DollarTrails has just been groomed, beautiful sunny day to get out for a ski. -9 on the trails so dress warmly.