7.15 am Saturday April 7th 2018
Currently -3c with a high of 0c overcast with light snow
7 cm new snow
Trail Rating – Good condition
Reminder snow tires are mandatory. Road has been plowed, parking lot is soft, either park in lot across the road or stay to the left side coming in to the lot. $10 pp deposit in honour box , kids are free today. Lodge closes at 3 pm so if you are skiing later in the afternoon please put your belongings under cover on the back deck benches or in your car.
Today’s groomed trails are:
Evening Star
Nighthawk
Cannonball
Speculator
Mcneil’s Claim
Eagles Nest
Last Chance
Vindicator
Upper Meadow
Lower Meadow
Miner’s Alley
Midnight Sun
Hidden Mystery
Silverdide
Buck’s Trek East
Adventure Playground
Adventure Trail

Last regular season day
7 am Monday April 2nd and a forecast high of -3c
20 cm new snow, with a base of 347cms
Trail Rating – Good condition- heavy snow still at 8 am will cover up track and park lot and very soft for skating.
Thanks to all our members and visitors for supporting the club in this record snow season! The lodge will be locked at 3 pm Mon April 2nd and reopened Saturday April 7th and again Sat April 14th so please ensure all your belongings are removed.
There will be two Saturdays of post season grooming in April this season on the 7th and 14th (no rentals or lessons, cabin and bathrooms open 9-3 pm) If you come up please drop ten bucks in the honour box outside the ticket office to pay your fair share for grooming and support this initiative for the future (kids are free).

There may be another May snow camp this year for skiers from clubs across western Canada and possibly the Olympic or Paralympic Teams from May 17-21st- weather dependant but looking good and open to the public and members- check this report for updates!

On snowy mornings we start on outer trails and finish around 9 am on lower trails closest to the lodge in order to provide good tracks for those arriving early.
Snow tires are mandatory when driving up to Nickel Plate.

Today’s groomed trails are:
Evening Star
Nighthawk
Cannonball
Speculator
Mcneil’s Claim
Eagles Nest
Last Chance
Vindicator
Upper Meadow
Lower Meadow
Miner’s Alley
Midnight Sun
Buck’s Trek East and West

All trails are two-way.

Snowshoe Trails Open:
Gold Dust 1 hour – easy
Quicksilver 1 hour – easy
Claimjump 2.5 hours – advanced – remarked – There are some open sections and trail crossings where you need to look for our specific Nickel Plate signs and flagging.
Prospecter 3 hours – advanced
Bonanza 3 hours – advanced – caution steep sections where poles are recommended

While snowshoeing, always follow the GREEN flagging only and the Nickel Plate trail name marker signs on the trees. Always turn around if you are not sure of your whereabouts and retrace your route, especially in the afternoon when darkness is approaching. The rental shop closes at 3 pm and there is no patrol.
Have a great day!

Nickel Plate staff