To help us fund our winter trail maintenance, please purchase a 2024 TrailPass at any of Kimberley's gear stores or make a donation here. There are also many other ways you can get involved.
Winter grooming updates
Forest Crown, Levirs Area and Kimberley Nature Park
11 Feb '24 - Welcome back Tom! South side of the area got some love groomed Higgins up to Myrtle Junction, Pat Morrow, Duck Pond, Home Run, Turning 40, Not Keivers Way and Edge Trail.=
10 Feb'24 - Thanks Steve for another pass on Electric Avenue, Levirs in a Dangerous time and Army Road. Electric Ave is turbo mint right now.
6 Feb '24 - Thanks Steve for getting out and giving this area some much needed love. Not enough snow on the south end for a groom, but Lower Army, Ponderosa, Eimers Ridge, Elbox, Upper Army, Electric Avenue, Trickle Charge and Levis in a dangerous time all groomed.
1 Feb '24 - Mixed conditions on the South end of the network, Electric Avenue saw some improvements with a groom, variable on Army Road. Pray to Ullr for more snow for a return to packed trails.
9 Feb '24 - PJ was out testing his new toy, and did some groominating on Florences Gully, Karstens, 401, Cabin, Chute, Totem, Venison and Kristas. Things set up and are turbo mint right now.
6 Feb '24 - Ryan got out last night and gave Lois Creek a good refresh. Cabin, 401, Chute, Barts, Karstens, Tighty Whitey, Power Down and Florence's Gully. Rumour has it conditions are mint this morning!
5 Feb '24 - Fresh groom again, thank you Rob. Krista's, Tighty Whitey, Totem, Barts, 401, Chute, A-Frame, Bench, Power Down and Florence's Gully.
3 Feb '24 - David got out late and hoping things should set up nicely for tomorrow morning, groomed Power Down, Florence's Gully, Barts, 401, A-Frame, Venison, Totem, Power Plateau and Power Up. Thanks David!
WINTER GROOMING ROUTES
There are three areas being groomed this winter along with a number of other trails that are accessible in the winter. Lois Creek, the Kimberley Nature Park/Forest Crown Trails and the Trickle Creek Golf Course. You can view the Trailforks Winter Trail Map for a general idea of what is usually packed in the winter months.
KTS has two SnowDogs to groom a selection of our trails for winter use. A snow dog is a motorized sled that can fit through tight spaces and tow a groomer. KTS work in partnership with the Kimberley Nature Park and the Friends of Lois Creek to make this happen. All trails are still for non motorized use throughout the winter with the exception of permitted grooming equipment. Enjoy the trails on skis, snowshoes and fatbikes this winter! We have one snow dog designated to grooming the Lois Creek trails and the second for grooming the Nature Park and Forest Crown trails, ensuring that we are able to maintain a higher quality of winter trail.
WINTER TRAIL GUIDELINES
Please be mindful of the conditions. Enjoy the trails this winter.
- Cross-Country Skiing is acceptable on all trails. If using roads in the parks, please set track to one side.
- Snowshoeing has a positive impact on the trails especially after recent snowfalls clearly demarcating the walker/snowshoe side from ski side. Please remember to not snowshoe on classic ski tracks.
- Biking on packed trails is appropriate, whether groomed or not as long as trail integrity is not compromised. Fat bikes with tires wider than 3” are recommended.
- Running and Walking is appropriate as long as trail integrity is not compromised. If you are post-holing, it’s good etiquette to turn around.