Ski Trails

 February 22, 2018:   No new snow overnight. The temperature is  a cool -17 C. but expected to warm to -5 in Salmon Arm. Skiing conditions during the day have been sunny and pleasant. The trails conditions are great. Today the daygroomer has been grooming and tracksetting since 05:00 and has completed the inner racing loops, Stig’s and the South Loops.Yesterday the day groomer trackset the Far East and North East Loops.  For up to date grooming information please visit our grooming report which will show which trails are being groomed and which have been groomed at https://skilarchhills.ca/grooming-report/

Thank you to the the Shuswap Search and Rescue crew and LHNS Safety hosts for the search exercise yesterday evening.

Non groomed trails: No new information

Back Country: Jan. 15- Warning Skiers accessing the very north backcountry on Moonshot, where people often stop to look at the view of the lake and have lunch, should be forewarned that this area maybe becoming unstable and is the only place on the Larch Hills where an avalanche may occur. Skiers are advised not to stray from the road/main trail. Mudslides are common in the spring below this area so snow slides are not impossible.  

Please take care and contact us if there are hazard trees and blockages.  You can contact 250 832-9804 or ed.bouma@hotmail.com.  This trail report will be updated as needed.

Snowshoe Trails

Winter 2017-18

February 2018 – All of our snow shoe trails are packed out and appear to be well used.

Note: White signs indicate xc trails. Yellow signs indicate snow shoe trails.

A new and updated geo referenced Snow Shoe trail map is on-line – see link below.

Our trails need your help. Our trails are volunteer and user maintained. Please carry pruners or a small folding saw with which to assist us in trail maintenance.

All last year’s snow shoe trails have been brushed and had summer windfalls removed and signs checked and replaced if needed.

Recent snowfalls have bent small trees onto our trails, weighted larger branches down, or occasionally caused a large tree to fall, blocking a trail. Please help us all by removing any small obstacles obstructing your trail, and notify us of problems you can’t handle.

In particular remove branches that may poke someone in the face. For large trees blocking a trail – create a trail around if possible, or remove branches to make going over or under easier and report it.

We have lots of snow on the ground. Snow shoeing is good.

Changes this Year

  • Bail Out has been reactivated with a minor change.
  • Easy Peasy has been reactivated with a significant change, but still close and easy.
  • We have a new easy, short loop trail Stuby, Lucy, at the beginning of the Bilbos Bog and joining the Canine Multi-use Trail at the old chalet site. It is beside the groomed trail for a short distance uphill to Lucy
  • The old Chalet site is a good access to our snow shoe trails with a dog.
  • Except for Coffey’s Climb and Temptation, all of our trails can be traveled as loops.
  • Basic back country winter survival gear of water, food and extra warm clothing are essential on our longer more remote trails that are less frequently used, especially Moms Loop and Coffey’s Climb.

For more info see the Snow Shoeing page or see the Snowshoe Trails Map.

Contact us if there are hazard trees and blockages. You can contact 250 832-9804 or ed.bouma@hotmail.com.