March. 24, 2019
We are Open. CAUTION the parking lot is slippery in spots despite our attempts to sand. Thanks to a couple days of colder temperatures, the base has firmed up enough to get a full groom of the trail network done. It might be the last time we can say that this year. Skiing yesterday was fantastic, and today should be very similar.Terminator has been patched up, and there is no dirt showing this morning. There will be some icy spots in the usual sections this time of year, so please ski with care. Conditions today will be fast machine groomed granular in the morning, turning to wet corn snow in the afternoon as it warms up. Super Early Bird Seasons Passes for next Winter are on sale now. Purchase next years pass now, and ski for the rest of this season for free. Click here to purchase. Proper attire is the key to a fun day on the trails. See our video guide here. 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). Please call ahead to check for Fatbike rental availability. 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, stocked with all the latest Nordic gear. 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 granular|
|Base Depth:||11 cm|
|Amount of New Snow in Last 24 hrs:||0 cm
|Amount of Snow this season:||267 cm
|Number of Km of Loops Open Today:||40 km|
|Groomed for Skating:||40 km|
|Snowshoe Trail:||12 km|
|Number of days open this season for skiing||128|
|Swix Glide Wax of the Day:||Red am
|SWIX Grip Wax of the Day:||Red Silver am
Universal Klister pm
|Open for Fat Biking||Yes (Snowshoe or Fatbike Trail only)|