Trail Report

**SPRING SKIING CONDITIONS** Still lots of snow above the South Hub. No further early morning reports coming. Please go to the Weather and Webcams – Larch Hills Nordic Society (skilarchhills.ca) to see current temperatures and winds.

Here is what you see for this morning.

There has been some tree work done on Chalet Loop, Salmar, Rollercoaster, Metford, junction of Ermine Frolick and Arwen’s Dream and Larch Lake Loop. The result is ‘trap’ trees on these trails.

If you have anything to report, send me an email at trailreport@skilarchhills.ca

THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

COVID-19 REMINDER OF REGULATIONS FOR SPORT

Adults are restricted from skiing or visiting in groups of more than 4. Please remain 3 Metres distance from each other.

Youth programs at Larch Hills operate under the guidelines of the Provincial Health Office. Children under the age of 19 are still permitted to gather for sport.

PLEASE RESPECT THE GUIDELINES SO WE CAN REMAIN OPEN.

Please see the LHNS COVID Plan for details on how we plan to mitigate risks during the ski season.

Users assume all risks by continuing to use trails and are discouraged from taking unnecessary risks to avoid burdening health services.

Snowshoe Trails

2021 March 16: All of our trails are open. Please be advised the snow is very soft in the Bogs and you may find yourself sinking. In other areas below the south hub, there have been reports that the trails are icy.

Beautiful Day on Coffeys Climb Friday, March 12

Our snow shoe trails are “User Maintained.” Please carry garden clippers and/or a folding saw and help us keep our trails clear of anything that is impeding progress or may get in someone’s face.  Report anything you can not deal with to trailreport@skilarchhills.ca.

All trails appear to be very well used.  In term’s of “Pristine bogs”, Frodo’s Bog is a little further to walk to and well worth the effort. There are some trees that will need to be removed next Spring on Lucy and Stumpy, but a path has been cleared to get through.

Trail Maps are located at the beginning and end of our trails. A free downloadable PDF map ( for cell phones) is available on the Larch Hills Map Page here.

Our trails are not patrolled. If you are unable to return to the Chalet on your own, you may have a long wait for help. Be prepared to look after yourself (extra food, clothing, fire starter, and water).

For more snowshoe trail information visit our Snowshoe page

Non-Groomed Trails and Backcountry;

Wednesday, 2021, April 7:

“Conditions are varying day to day depending on overnight temperatures. Tuesday April 6 was good – a bit icy going up on the trackset trails and better once it warmed up.

The narrow, heavily treed trails have patchy crust and the snow is weakening. The open areas – bogs, wider roads and recently logged areas are still very good.

Coming down Skytrail in the afternoon remains good.”