Kane Valley Trail Conditions – January 2016

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ATTENTION SNOW-SHOERS                                                                                                Please do NOT snow-shoe on the groomed trails. “Groomed” means any trails that are smoothed by our groomer. You are wrecking the trails for the skiers who pay for the grooming.

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18 Responses to Kane Valley Trail Conditions – January 2016

  1. Shelley says:

    Good Morning,
    Lightly snowing at -3. Be careful of icy sections under trees and crunchy under the bit of new snow we got. Kate said her skiing was good yesterday and is out this a.m. as well. The groomer has been called to remove the tree down on Ravine ( so until he does so, please be careful there). Happy skiing.

    • Kate says:

      We just had a terrific ski from P1 up through Ravens, up Tillicum, top part of Asp and back down Ravens… Floated down the hills, a few icy patches under some bigger trees, but honestly a beautiful ski and day to be out! AND the sun is shining! Enjoy!
      Kate and John

  2. Jean Kiegerl says:

    Unexpectedly, the conditions today were great! -2C. and 2-4 cm. new snow. We started from P5 and did Kane>Ravine>Skyhigh>Kane. A little icy under the new snow on Skyhigh and there is a tree across Ravine at Bertha Landing. Snowing lightly as we left for home at 2 pm.

  3. Andrea says:

    Variable skiing today…there’s not quite enough new snow to cover all the crunchy ice, esp. under the trees. But Kane was good as well as lower Matthews loop – upper Matthews pretty difficult – and heard the same about ice on Gulch, though Ravens and Asp reported ok. It could be that trails at higher elevations like HH and Harmon may have missed the rain and are softer. It went up to around freezing and by afternoon the snow was sticking. But a beautiful sunny day to be out.

  4. Kate says:

    2 inches of fresh snow yesterday afternoon and currently -9 and blue sky this morning in Kane Valley. Skiing should be good.

  5. shelley says:

    Groomer completed all trails today. -1 right now and snowing.
    Shelley NNSC

  6. Janet Harper says:

    Skied 20 minutes at P2 to beginning of Homestead at 11:30am. Temp was-1. Snow is loud crunchy ice and crust. Not a pleasant experience today. Did not look like it was going to soften anytime soon. jh

  7. Shelley says:

    Grooming Update: January 21, 2016
    Groomer reported that he groomed on 20th-21st groomed all trails ( except Harmon, Over Easy).

    0 degrees and it was raining in the late afternoon today. More grooming will take place on Saturday ( weather permitting : if it gets colder and not raining).

    Shelley NNSC

  8. Shelley says:

    January 16, 16
    Grooming Update: Darren groomed the following trails on the 15th:
    Matthews Loop, Kane to January landing, Aspen, Sundowner, Chute, Ravine, Raven’s Ridge, Gulch, Vale. He reported that all other trails looked good. Darren reported lots of fallen snow from the trees, with more to come down.
    It is snowing right now with about one and a half inches of fresh snow at -5.
    Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy and a big thank-you to all those who contribute to the daily fees and memberships, this keeps our groomer grooming 🙂
    Happy skiing.
    Shelley 🙂

  9. Andrea says:

    Well, the skiing has notched down below perfect, due to wind on Wed. that knocked heavy snows off the trees into frozen piles on the trails. But it was a beautiful day, -1 temp and Darren was out grooming so we had a fast, virgin run on the fresh track back on Kane.

  10. Rob Rose says:

    Another gorges day on the trails today. skied p1, lunch box, over easy, Kane.

  11. Andrea says:

    I’ve rarely had such a great Harmon ski – fast, velvet powder snow on a very smooth groomed base – thank you Darren! A super run down – we broke the Harmon Cutoff trail which ends up at the cattleguard. Perfect temp.of -5 and to top it off, a great grey owl flew off its perch next to Panorama Shelter. Happy skiing.

  12. Kate says:

    Conditions remain good in Kane Valley. Current temp is -2. Darren has been grooming all week and all the trails are in terrific shape and tracked. Thanks Darren! The skiing is fabulous.

    We are ready for Chili Sunday tomorrow! You don’t have to be a member to come (people have been asking) Join us anytime between 10-2pm at parking lot 3 (about 4km up Kane Valley Road on the right, big parking lot) This is our annual free community event. Bring enough Chili for your group and add it to the communal pot. Free group lesson at 1pm at P2. Rentals are available in town at Breathe Bikes.

    *BIG shout out of appreciation to VSA folks who have plowed out all the parking lots and have the road in great shape! Thank you!

    Come out and play😊❄️

  13. Kate says:

    Fabulous conditions, sky blue up top at Lunch Box, groomer out again today. Tracks are set and the trails are GREAT!!!! Currently 0 degrees in Kane Valley, but hoping it will dip back down.

    Remember Chili Sunday this coming Sunday January 10th 10-2pm, Hope to see you there! Spread the word!

  14. Rob Rose says:

    absolutely beautiful day. skied p2 hills homestead, kane.

  15. Andrea says:

    Yet another winter wonderland ski with fresh snow again overnight. Temp -8 at midday. Fast, powder snow on Matthews and Kane which were freshly flat-groomed this morning, but no tracks are set.

  16. Shelley says:

    Happy New Year to All, It is a beautiful, bright sunny morning at a chilly -24.

    Our groomer went out January 1st and groomed: Matthews loop, Kane, Chute, Ravens Ridge, Menzies, Vale, Gulch, part of Ravine, Sundown and Aspen.
    Happy skiing to all and we hope to see you at our Chili Sunday gathering at P3 on January 10th.
    Cheers 🙂
    Shelley / NNSC

  17. Alan says:

    Happy New Year!
    The trails are groomed and in excellent shape. Kane Valley Road is plowed and easy driving.
    We’re having the best skiing in many years on the Kane trails.
    But it is very cold – around -25C this morning but warming up in the sunshine.
    So come skiing but dress warmly.

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