December 11, 2018
We are open. A little bit of unexpected freezing rain has come down this morning, so it may be a bit slippery on the trails. Tristan will be refreshing the skate lanes today. We need some more snow before we can reset the track. The big 4 (Torino, Nagano, Sochi, and Meadowlands) will be open today, along with Wiggly Extension and some additional loops on Rec side. Any trails not groomed today will be closed. Make sure you check back here before making the trip, for an update on the trail status. Be sure to pop into our retail “shoppe” located in the ATCO trailer. Lots of the latest nordic skis, boots, poles and clothes are available for purchase. Ski, snowshoe, and Fatbike rentals are also available now (Check below for Fatbike status – open or closed – as it depends on the conditions). Fatbiking is permitted (when conditions allow) on all of our trails Mon-Fri, and on snowshoe or the dedicated fatbike trail on weekends. We will be open at 8 am now for as long as we are open for skiing.
This Winter, we are back to offering everything that you have come to expect at Hardwood, albeit in a slightly different way than before the fire. The old wax building has been renovated and will serve as our Guest Services building, along with Ski service shop for any Nordic waxing, service, repairs, etc. This Guest Services building should be your first stop when visiting Hardwood this winter. A full Ski, Snowshoe, and Fatbike rental fleet are once again available. The West Wing is open again and will act as our day lodge, with indoor washrooms, first aid facility, and a warm place to take a break from the great trails. Our Retail store is open, and more items are arriving daily. Housed in a 60′ ATCO trailer, we will have the latest in Nordic Skis, Boots, Poles, and Apparel. We have Food service available via a Food Trailer located just outside the West Wing. Grab some warm eats and head into the West Wing for lunch. The old “Inn” has been fixed up and renamed “HQ”, which houses our Programs in the “Camp” room, and provides a home for the management team.
Our Mountain Bike Rentals are done for the year, although we still have Fatbike Rentals available. (If you are interested in purchasing one of our rental bikes, please contact the Crank and Sprocket. Rental Bike Purchase
If you would like some insight into how we groom the trails, or just want some entertainment, check out our groomers video blog.
Monday to Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday & Sunday and holidays: 8am-5pm
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|Weather Forecast:||Environment Canada Forecast|
|Road Conditions:||MTO Road Conditions|
|Trail Condition:||machine groomed powder|
|Base Depth:||6 cm|
|Amount of New Snow in Last 24 hrs:||0 cm
|Amount of Snow this season:||71 cm
|Number of Km of Loops Open Today:||25 km|
|Groomed for Skating:||25 km|
|Snowshoe Trail:||12 km|
|Number of days open this season for skiing||25|
|Swix Glide Wax of the Day:||Red|
|SWIX Grip Wax of the Day:||Violet Special|
|Open for Fat Biking||Yes (Snowshoe/Fatbike Trail only)|