Weekly Whiteway Report

Lake Windermere Whiteway update

Our sweeper is now fixed, and we were able to sweep the Lake Windermere trail a couple of times last weekend which greatly improved the skating. But the warm temperatures and rain earlier this week put a “damper” on things when it resulted in a lot of water on the skating path and very wet snow. The good news is, the rain is melting out those pesky bumpy sections. The bad news is, the transition between warm and cold temperatures can wreak havoc on the trails and can get users very wet, so it’s advisable to let the Whiteway completely freeze before getting back on it. We will post an update to our facebook page when the time is right!

Lake Lillian is in very poor shape, unable to be groomed and not recommended for cross-country skiing until the wet spots and holes improve. Time to do your cold-weather dance and summon up Boreas, the Greek god of the cold north wind and bringer of winter!

Scoop the poop

Please carry all trash and dog poop off the ice and deposit it in a garbage bin on land. A friendly reminder to dog owners that if you do let your furry friend off-leash, keep an extra close eye on the areas where they go squatting – lots of poops go unnoticed when off-leash. Also please be mindful to keep boisterous dogs on a leash in busy areas.

Motorized vehicles are not permitted on the Whiteway other than for grooming and maintenance purposes. This is for public safety, due to the number of pedestrians, children, and pets that are often out using this trail.

Race weekend!

Time is running out to register for the Loppet Weekend at Nipika Mountain Resort, January 27-28. Distances from 30km to 1km will give everyone a challenge, from recreational weekend skiers to seasoned race veterans! Enjoy a great barbecue, awards and draw prizes. Check out the details and register online at nipika.com .

For upcoming volunteer opportunities or to learn more about the nordic club, contact info@tobycreeknordic.ca!

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