Kane Valley Skiing – March 2018

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It is March but the snow is still deep, the trails are being groomed and the skiing can be great (check the blog here and the weather). We’re getting some of the best skiing this season. Here is the latest photo from March 10th:

Matthews Loop – March 10th – Gorgeous!  Photo: Herta Klassen

For more recent photos from this season’s skiing click here: Kane Valley Photos 2017-2018

For photos from our recent Chili Sunday click here: Chili Sunday 2018.

Send photos for our gallery to:  nicolanordic@gmail.com

Some important changes at the Kane Valley trails:

  • Skiers with dogs are now allowed on two trails – the usual Matthews Loop (and the Chute access) and now also on Aspen between P5 and P6 (Please don’t take dogs on to any of the adjacent trails)
  • There should be new signs for most of the snowshoe trails – PLEASE DO NOT SNOWSHOE ON THE GROOMED SKI TRAILS.
  • We have a new membership drop-off location: Breathe Bikes at 1960 Quilchena Avenue. Owner Travis Fehr is our new membership coordinator. Merritt and area residents can now drop off membership forms with payments and pick up membership tags. Tags will still be mailed to out-of-town members.

Been skiing in the past day or so? Leave us a comment about which route you used, what the trail was like, and anything that needs attention. You can also leave (or respond to) questions on the Kane Valley Trails or about local weather.

We’ll also use these posts to tell you what’s been groomed, what is scheduled to be groomed, and anything else club members and trail users should know about. Our trails are not suitable for skate-skiing.

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For photos from previous seasons go to our Photo Gallery

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8 Responses to Kane Valley Skiing – March 2018

  1. BRennie says:

    Well, I have been meaning to comment since we skied these trails (for our first time) on last Tuesday, March 13, under clear skies, with great track setting! Was our last area to visit on our way home. Snow was fabulous. We waited till it had warmed up, after noon. Headed up the Harmon trail then back from P5 on the Kane trail. Thank you!

  2. Shelley CH says:

    Good Morning All,
    Another beautiful sunny day at -12 up here. Mike and I skied Raven’s Ridge, Tillicum, ASP and
    Menzies yesterday, it was a divine day of later morning skiing. Best to go early, once the sun is out it gets a bit sticky.
    Yesterday Hubby M., also groomed Harmon, Hill’s Homestead, Over Easy and Gulch. All trails groomed now for more March skiing. Thank-you Hubby M., for your grooming.
    Shelley CH

  3. Herta Klassen says:

    Skied Matthew’s Loop for the first time March 10 and loved it. What a beautiful trail in the sunshine!

  4. Dawson Sulz says:

    Wow, skied Matthews loop today, best skiing I can remember in the past 30+ years. Grooming was fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed our day. Thanks NNSC.
    Dawson and Nancy

  5. Don P. says:

    Don’s grooming report from Friday. Minus 3 up to zero. Snowing all day, with one or two sunny breaks.
    We Groomed kane, aspen, porters, mathews chute, ravens,gulch vale, menzies, tillicum, neil’s, crossover, then lower vale. I measured a 100 cm snowpack at Lunchbox landing. Awsome!

    Just a note with expected sunny skies for the next several days…I believe the snow will be nice and firm in the mornings and then sticky to mush in the afternoons, so beware. What a great snow pack this year, it should be around for a while yet, happy skiing everyone.

  6. Shelley CH says:

    Good Morning Skiers 🙂
    Don and Hubby M., are out grooming the trails today. There was 2 inches of fresh snow early morning and temp is apprx. -4. Don will post his grooming report when done. Thank-you Don and Hubby.
    Shelley CH

  7. Alan says:

    Wednesday 7th
    I skied Matthews Loop with the dog and then Raven’s Ridge-Tillikum-Neil’s Valley-Vale-Menzies loop. All good skiing – Raven’s Ridge is smooth and velvety – just great. Matthews is getting a bit chopped up and Neil’s Valley is a bit soft underfoot.
    It was -6C at 10 AM and -1C at 12:30 so I would recommend going early in the day, especially since the forecast is for warmer weather in the week ahead.
    It was good to see several carloads of people out on the trails – even on a weekday morning.

    The snow is deep and will last a long time still. It is well worth getting out there.

  8. Alan Burger says:

    Post from Shelley on March 3rd:

    Good Evening All 🙂
    Hey everyone skiing in the Kane is on, lots of new snow and lots of grooming today.
    Hubby M., groomed the following: P3 to Kane, to P5, Aspen, Sundown, Ravine, Hill’s Homestead, Matthew’s Loop (all), Chute, Raven’s Ridge, Gulch (all), Cross-Over, ASP, Tillicum, Menzie’s, Vale, and back to P3. Tracks set wherever possible. I also mentioned to Hubby not to track set the major hills. No trees down 🙂 P2 was not plowed out but 4 wheel drives had been in there. Hubby reported awesome ski conditions for sure. So keep on skiing 🙂
    NNSC- Director
    Shelley CH

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