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This morning David Reesor and Lynn McIntyre groomed a new track from the parking lot to the gatehouse.. It took 3 passes of the Ginzu to break up the ice enough to set a track. The result isn’t perfect but it does provide safe access to the internal trails.

All of the skate ski was done and it is perfect!

Some classic was done, but it wasn’t practical to do more. Most parts of the internal loop trails are quite useable for classic skiing. Groomers looked for areas of unpacked snow on the side of the trails, and were able to set several long stretches of perfectly groomed trail including the first part of the loppet route and the trail to the boat launch.

Decent skiing for this weekend!

This grooming closeup provides an image of the difficulty of breaking up the ice.



The snow conditions are poor at present, so we are cancelling the clinic scheduled for tomorrow, February 17th.

We propose to offer lessons when conditions improve, and a time convenient for you and us, sometime later this season. Hopefully we will get an opportunity to give you some xc ski pointers before spring!

Please contact Nancy at ndgaud@gmail.com if you are interested in this option. With such variable conditions, perhaps this approach will work better in the future.
We have had some good skiing, but not on the dates that we chose for clinics.

So, back to the snow dancing!
Hope to see you on the trails,

2018 Loppet

Start of the 2018 Tay Valley Loppet.

The Tay Valley Ski Club Loppet had excellent snow conditions. The freezing rain held off until the very end.

To view results please go to http://runninggoattiming.com/results/running-goat-timing-results/

We will post pictures as they become available.


Ski conditions are superb and likely to remain so for some time.

Our Loppet is scheduled for February 11. There are a whole range of events from the 20 km event to a 10 and 5 km race, and 2.5 km “Cookie” race for the young or young at heart. There are still some spaces available. Go to the Loppet page to register.

Remember, it is a fun Loppet, and YOUR personal best, so don’t be intimidated.

If you don’t wish to race but might be available to volunteer, we may still need some help so please contact our Loppet coordinator, Nancy, at ndgaud@gmail.com

And, if you are just too busy Sunday for either racing or volunteering, keep taking advantage of the great skiing at the park. Our groomers are doing a fantastic job!


Excellent skiing conditions have been reestablished throughout the park.

Our groomers managed to pack and set all the main trails today.

The  Loon Lake trail is packed but not set. MacParlan was not groomed today.

Conditions today were excellent!


Despite only a few centimetres of snow falling, our groomers were able to touch up the trails. With slightly warmer temperatures, the trails were even better than yesterday.

Robert Mears taking advantage of near perfect skiing conditions.


There are a few days left before that forecast rainy weekend, so brave the cold and join the hardy skiers out there.

Rudy Lepp finishing an afternoon ski.


                                                          Conditions on most trails remains excellent despite minimal snow fall.