HHNTA is pleased to announce the reopening of the 2 and 3 Km loops at Twin Lakes. The 5 Km loop will be closed until further notice. Season pass holders, day ticket holders, and their dogs are once again welcome on the trails that are on Twin Lakes Resort property.
Unfortunately, insurance limitations require us to close the trails to skijoring. Skijoring is being defined as “a skier or sled being pulled by a dog or dogs”. Any members that are adversely affected by the loss of skijoring at Twin Lakes can contact HHNTA for a refund of their seasons pass. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The board of HHNTA thanks all Twin Lakes skiers for their patience and understanding while we worked to resolve these access issues.
After high winds, rain, and a drastic drop in temperatures, the skiing is quite good: a little speedy, but not icy. How does that happen? How do trails go from slushy and branch covered one day, to good skiing the next? This transition involved no less than 26 volunteer hours to pull off, and involved:
- Snowshoeing 11 Km of trail, raking and picking sticks off of trails,
- Cutting boughs and shovelling snow into bare/wet spots,
- Many, many passes by groomers to grind up and flatten out the frozen crust,
- Late night grooming to further smooth chunky snow.
Say a little Thank You when you ski this weekend. Raise a glass to the members that have decided good skiing is worth their time. Stop and pick up the sticks that they didn’t have time to clear, or couldn’t see in the pre-dawn darkness. Most importantly, have a great ski!
The Haliburton Highlands Nordic Trail Association is temporarily closing the Twin Lakes ski trails. The trails will be closed until land use agreements can be confirmed. We apologise for this inconvenience and will provide updates as soon as status changes. Trails at Glebe Park and Moosewoods are still open for skiing. Questions and concerns can be directed to email@example.com.
Moosewoods is private land that HHNTA leases for the ski season. In the off (not skiing) season, it is an active logging operation, hunt camp, and trapping site. Please do not trespass on the Moosewoods trails, unless you are part of a designated trail work event. Thanks!
Check out the Seasons Passes and Jackrabbit page for updated info on membership rates for the 2016-2017 season. A seasons pass, either individual or family, is still one of the best deals in the known universe!
Very shiny! Great grooming requires great equipment (and lots of time from dedicated and skilled volunteers). This is the new addition to the grooming fleet, a brand-new Arctic Cat Bearcat. We have been grooming with Bearcats at both Moosewoods and Glebe park for several years and are very happy with their reliability, and ability to pull through all kinds of tough conditions. This machine will replace our oldest Bearcat at Glebe park, and allow us to sell our oldest snowmobile. We want you to ski on well groomed trails, and we want the folks that start grooming before the sun comes up to know that the machines will work as hard as they do.
We have a new home on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skihaliburton/
From now on, this is the Facebook location where we will be posting updates on trail conditions, events, and other pertinent info. Like us and follow us if you use Facebook to stay updated.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.