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Ontario Parks Ski Report

Sleeping Giant

807-977-2526

Snow Information
Current Condition Fair
Snow Depth 25 cm
New Snow 0 cm
Trail Information
Trail Condition Icy
Number of Trails 4
Total Length of Trails 62 km
Open Trails (total length) 52 km
Track Set Trails (total length) 0 km
Skate Set Trails (total length) 52 km
Groomed Trails? No
Last Groomed:
Warm Up Shelters? Yes
Rental Equipment? No
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Additional Information
The upper 30km loop and Thunder Bay Lookout Road were skied by a park manager on March 30, 2019. The conditions are extremely icy, especially first thing in the morning. The higher angle of the sun has melted out the classic tracks and the corduroy from piston-bully grooming has also faded in the warmer spring temperatures. The trail surface is now a smooth, icy sheet which makes it challenging to get purchase while skiing and results in screaming down-hills where snow-plowing is not possible and slippery climbs. Later in the day, conditions get very soft and significantly slower than during cooler mornings. As of March 30th, there are no bare patches on the trails, however, ground is exposed in tree-wells adjacent to the trails and there is vegetation poking through the trail base suggesting the snow could disappear in a hurry, so get out and enjoy spring skiing while you can! This will be the final ski trail update until December 2019. Until then, happy trails. On Friday, March 22nd, the 2km campground loop and the 20km loop around Marie Louise Lake were groomed. The upper 30km loop and Thunder Bay Lookout Road were last groomed on Saturday, March 16th. The park will no longer be grooming the ski trail network and skiers are welcome to continue using the trails at their own risk. The ice conditions on Marie Louise Lake will no longer be monitored and the gates at highway crossings have been closed for the season. Thank you to our dedicated park staff and amazing volunteers who came together to ensure the Sleeping Giant ski trails were well maintained this year (a huge task considering all the heavy, wet snow the park received this winter!). The park's rental cabins are available year round and can be reserved by calling 1-888-668-7275. For daily trail updates, please call the Thunder Bay Nordic Trail Snow-Phone at 285-0801.

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one quarter full snowflake Poor Condition

one half full snowflake Fair Condition

threee quarter full snowflake Good Condition

full snowflake Excellent Condition

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