Kane Valley Trail conditions December 2012

Kane Valley skiing is on! Grooming is just starting and it will take a while to get trails into top shape so please be patient, but there is great snow for skiing.

Breaking trail on Gulch before the grooming – 7 Dec 2012. Photo: Alan Burger

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17 Responses to Kane Valley Trail conditions December 2012

  1. Andrea Lawrence says:

    Another great ski day with conditions like yesterday – fast and fluffy! We skied Hill’s Homestead from P5 – didn’t meet anyone on the trail except Santa at the lake having his tea and cookies. Snowing hard the last hour, so now there is at least 2 inches of snow on top of the flat-grooming and it’s still snowing. Happy Christmas!

  2. Andrea Lawrence says:

    It was super skiing today in winter wonderland, no wind, temp. -8 which was perfect for fast, fluffy snow. We skied Matthews with the dog and then Vale and Gulch – the trails were flat-groomed without tracking and have an inch of powder on top since yesterday. Very soft, lovely snow. Ace conditions! The road and all parking lots are plowed out. The P3 weasel poked out to greet us.

  3. Kate Anderson says:

    Trail update: Grooming was done again today on the following trails; Kane, Matthew’s, SkyHigh, Hills Homestead, Chute, Raven’s Ridge, Menzies, Tillicum, Asp, Vale, Gulch AND Harmon.
    Merry Christmas to all!!! Thank you Mike!

  4. Kate says:

    Grooming Update: Packed trails on the following routes; Aspen, Harmon, North, Lynx, Gulch, Asp, Vale, Kane, Hill’s Homestead, Sky High, Ravine & Sundown. North & Lynx, snow mobile only, no grooming. Another inch of fresh snow overnight, conditions are perfect! Come outside and play!
    Many thanks to to Mike Hassel & Jim Ramsey for the grooming!
    Please support this non profit club so we can all keep skiing. Membership forms available on line and can be mailed in with a cheque & day fees can be dropped in the boxes at all the trail heads.
    Thank you.

  5. Kate says:

    Grooming Update: Matthews, Kane & Chute are all groomed on the eastside of the road. Ravens,Vale,Gulch, Asp & Tillicum are all groomed on the west. Thank you MIKE!!!! More grooming being done today and tomorrow with of intention of most of the trails freshly groomed for this weekend. Bring on the skiing! Please remember to pay too, makes an awesome Christmas gift!Memberships for the season are available on our website, or by calling Sheila.

  6. Murphy says:

    I’ve never seen a white ferret in the Kane Valley, but we did see what I’m fairly sure was a least weasel (Mustela nivalis) in it’s winter coat at the P# parking lot a few days ago.

  7. Robert Rose says:

    Dec 15 2012
    The White Ferrets were out and very active providing added entertainment to the day.

  8. Robert Rose says:

    Dec 15 2012
    skied to hills homestead today. snowing lightly trails were not gromed but it was a very good day

  9. Murphy says:

    Skied the west end of Kane Trail Saturday mid-day. Excellent new snow on snowmobile packed base. Temperature about -5 C.

  10. Katharine says:

    December 15. Nice cold snow, -5 C, skier made tracks P5–Jake’s Jct Snowing lightly at 1:00 PM.

  11. Kate Anderson says:

    Grooming Update: Mike packed the entire east side of the trails (except Tolko) with the skidoo on the weekend, as well as Ravens and Gulch to the west of Kane Valley Road. Will keep you posted. Thank you Mike!

  12. Andrea Lawrence says:

    Nice skiing today – it warmed up to around -3 with a wind and the snow was soft. I skied Vale, Ravens and Tillicum.The trails are a bit rough now, partly skier-tracked and partly skidoo-packed before the groomer comes out. The road is plowed and sanded but P3 is not plowed out, however it is vehicle-packed. Lots of ice-fishers on the lakes so watch the traffic.

  13. Andrea Lawrence says:

    Skiing is on! We had a super, sparkling- snow ski today, no wind, trees laden with new snow and powder 6-8 inches deep on the trail from P3 up Gulch to Lunchbox and down Vale. Grooming hasn’t started yet, but we’ve set a nice skier track and the base is solid because the earlier snowfalls were in wet, warm weather. Today’s temp. was -18 in the morning and went up to around -8 to make perfect ski conditions. As of today Kane Valley Rd. and the parking lots were not yet plowed out – a 4×4 is best.

  14. Alan says:

    Good skiing today in the Kane Valley – more to come.

  15. Kate Anderson says:

    Lots of snow, great ski today.

  16. Alan says:

    Bharat – there is not yet enough snow in the Kane Valley to allow grooming. Maybe soon – it was snowing today and more is forecast. Keep watching this blog and we’ll post something as soon as skiing is possible.

  17. Bharat Adhikari says:

    Can you please let us know when the ski trail would be ready for ski this season.
    Thank you.

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