The frozen lake is still hanging in there! This burst of cold temps has really helped to keep the ice in good shape for skating. If the cold nights continue well into mid-March, we could be looking at one of the longest Whiteway seasons ever!
The skidoo is finally fixed up. Tracks are being set at Lake Lillian and the Junior Johnson for cross-country skiing. We are continuing to sweep Lake Windermere for skating so long as conditions will allow, and will track set the lake again once the trailer used to transport the skidoo and tracksetter is repaired. If you haven’t heard, we’ve had some very bad luck with equipment this year – as soon as one machine gets fixed, another seems to break down in its place. The trailer should hopefully be repaired soon, but in the meantime we can only set ski tracks in the vicinity of Lake Lillian. We’ll be sure to post on our facebook page, www.facebook.com/TobyCreekNordic, once we are able to track set Lake Windermere again.
Winter Whiteway Cleanup
Come out this Saturday, March 10th, from 1-3 p.m. for a cleaning bee on the Whiteway hosted by the Lake Windermere Ambassadors and our Toby Creek Nordic Club. We will meet down at Kinsmen Beach and if the conditions are good, ski or skate along the trail to pick up any trash, missed dog poop, or debris left behind to help keep the lake clean for spring melt. Feel free to join in from other locations along the trail, like Windermere or Timber Ridge. We will all reconvene at the Kinsmen Beach ice hut at 3 p.m. for s’mores and hot chocolate and some thank-yous. Please bring a shovel out with you if you are willing to help scoop some poops! Everything else, such as bags and gloves, will be provided. If you would like bags and gloves dropped off for you at a location other than Kinsmen Beach, please call 250-341-6898 to sign up for the cleanup before Friday at 4 p.m. Hope to see you there!