After the rain and the warm temps, the trails at Moosewoods are still mostly snow (very hard snow) covered. Unfortunately, they are also stick-covered. We need as many folks as possible, armed with leaf rakes, to help clear the sticks so we can groom the snow. Interested? Meet at Moosewoods tomorrow, Feb 5, at 10 AM. Bring a leaf rake if you have it. We will have a few there for rakeless folks.” Need more info? email Thom at email@example.com.
After a brief closure, the trails at YMCA Camp Wanakita are re-opened to HHNTA season pass holders and day-ticket holders. This partnership is a great benefit to HHNTA pass holders, opening 16 Kms of beautiful skiing to both season pass holders and day-ticket holders.
Please respect the fact that we are being welcomed onto private property.
- All skiers are required to sign in at the office. There is a self-registration system when the office is closed.
- Please obey all signage
- Trails are classic-only
- No snowshoeing, skiing only
- Trails open from 8:30-4:30 PM.
We are delighted that Wanakita has made significant effort to make these trails available to us, please show your appreciation by being respectful of this unique site.
The level 1 coaching course has been rescheduled:
February 5th 6:30 – 9:30
February 6th 8:30 – 5:30
(jackrabbits included in course)
February 7th 8:30 – 2:30
For more information, or to register email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have never skied under the full moon, this is your chance. The hut will be warm and lit, the kettle will be on, and it looks like the moon will be out. Bring snacks, bring dinner, bring your warm gloves and a sense of adventure. Bring a headlamp or a flashlight, just in case, and join us for this lovely evening adventure.
Our good friends at Kawartha Nordic are happy to welcome you to a free day of skiing on their trails. In a reciprocal agreement between HHNTA and Kawartha Nordic, your seasons pass is good for one free day of skiing on the excellent trails maintained by the Kawartha Nordic Ski Club. Just show your yellow button at the trailhead, or sign in during self-serve hours and note that you are a HHNTA season pass holder.
We are happy to welcome their season pass holders for a free day of skiing as well. If you see some folks from KNSC, make sure you give them a Haliburton welcome (minus the moose call and the Scottish dancing bit).
Some of you that have seen him disappearing into Glebe Park, pushing a wheelbarrow full of tools, may wonder what Mike Darlington does everyday in the summer. He works on the ski trails so that we can open them with the smallest amount of snow possible!
If you were one of the smiling skiers that got out for the first few days of skiing in Glebe, you know that the 3.5 Km loop (the main trail up to Peter Rabbit, across the Peter Rabbit and back down the main trail) is much smoother than the rest of the trails, which means we can groom them earlier. This is the result of many hours of ditching, filling, and grading.
Mike is not alone in this endeavor. Several other volunteers have chipped in with time and effort. The good folks at Dysart et al have also begun to pitch in. Over the past 2 summers, the municipality has donated many loads of gravel, as well as several days of machine and staff time to move large amounts of fill onto the trails.
When you have been itching to get on the boards, it’s easy to forget the amount of time and effort that makes early-season skiing possible. Thanks to all the folks that make it possible!
Our intrepid crew of volunteers have been at it again, putting in many hours over the past few days to get as much trail open as possible. Big thanks to all the groomer drivers and branch clippers!
Going for a ski? Take some hand pruners with you and clip those ice laden branches that are hanging down, (faceslappers the groomers call them…..not with affection). If you can reach from the trail, feel free to clip it off: the groomers thank you.