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Emerging Conditions

MON JAN 20 | 9:45 AM

TBC Conditions – To Be Confirmed Conditions, used when we are awaiting updates from trail systems.

XC n/a – Trail closed to XC skiing

Trail Fees – Check with trail location for user fees. Many organizations are 100% volunteer-driven and depend on membership fees for operational expenses.

No Fee Trails (in report below) – Victoria Park, Town of Kentville, Kejimkujik & Friends of Ellenwood Park.

Cape BretonNorth Highlands NordicJAN 20– Trails Open 12km, Flurries, -5
– Recent Snowfall, significant Jan 19 (TBC cm)
– Event “Moonless Snowshoe Social” Fri Jan 25
– Base 40 cm
– Piston Bully grooming tractor, mechanically groomed + tilled track
– 902-383-2479, website
Cape BretonCape Breton Nordic
Seaview Golf and Country Club
JAN 18– Trails Open. TBC conditions.
– Club open to rentals Saturdays 10-2, facebook
Cape BretonSki Ben Eoin TBCTBC– Trails Open “top”
– 902-295-7694, website, trail map
Cape BretonSki TuonelaJAN 16– Trails Open
– Classic 25 km, Skate 15 km
– Recent Snowfall Jan 19, 15cm
– Base 40 cm
– 902-295-7694, website
AntigonishThe KeppochJAN 19– Trails Open 10 km
– Recent Snowfall, significant Jan 19 (TBC cm)
– Base 10 – 12 cm
– Snowdog groomer, facebook
TruroVictoria ParkJAN 18– TBC conditions. Call snow-phone for latest update
– Recent Snowfall Jan 19 (TBC cm)
– Roller + Scratch groomers
– 902-895-7078, facebook
WentworthSki WentworthJAN 20
(planned 12pm)
– Trails open to skiers (ungroomed)
– Grooming planned Jan 20, 12pm
– Note: Chickadee closed this week for snowmaking. Easiest route from XC trails is Sissy/Feffie/Lower Chickadee
website, trail map
HRMHalifax Nordic
Graves Oakley

– XC n/a
– “Graves Oakley is not skiable. Conditions are icy with little coverage.” (HN Groomer), website
MusquodoboitHalifax Nordic
Dollar Lake
– TBC conditions. Check direct for today’s update., website
WaverleyHalifax Nordic
MacDonald Sports Park
JAN 20– “Few thin spots in areas under big tree cover, so be cautious as you might find the odd small rock poking through. Good coverage otherwise and should be a good ski..” (Groomer)
– Trail Specs, website
OakfieldHalifax Nordic
Oakfield Golf and Country Club
JAN 20– Groomed, website, trail map
TimberleaHalifax Nordic
The Links at Brunello
– “We gave Brunello its first groom this am. Not too bad but there are a few bare spots. Exercise caution when skiing.” (HN Groomer)
– Require HN Membership or Brunello day pass to access property
Frequently Asked Questions
Conditions Updates, 902-876-7649
NewportHalifax Nordic
Smileys Provincial Park
JAN 20– “Smiley Provincial Park is groomed with a 25 foot width and track set. Lots of fresh dry snow. Definitely a 10 out of 10! Get out and enjoy!” (HN Groomer), website
KentvilleTown of Kentville– TBC conditions
– Generally groom 24 hrs after snowfall, Mon-Fri
– Memorial Park running track 400m (behind rec complex at 38 Gary Pearl Dr.)
– Harvest Moon Trail (Ultramar on Main St West to Coldbrook, 6.5 km)
Queens MunicipalityKejimkujik National Park– TBC conditions
facebook site, facebook group
YarmouthFriends of Ellenwood ParkJAN 18 – Conditions not good. Further info (click here)

Report Updates – 902-225-8545,

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VerifyCheck with trail locations directly to confirm information. This table is not a comprehensive guide, though we will do our best to keep it updated.

Interactive Maps

Trailforks is a no-cost tool to inventory, maintain, promote, and showcase trails. This crowd-sourced database shares user information to help get more people skiing! If you can spare the time, please add your favourite trails, and conditions updates this season. Available on website and mobile app.

Trails – Locations, conditions, distance, grade %, ascents, descents, altitude, difficulty level & more

Maps – Interactive, topo, arcGis, Google, roads, satellite, terrain, 3D & elevation

Crowd-Sourced – Skiers add information. Volunteers review

Other – Strava compatible, event listings, photos, videos, reviews, accommodations, weather & more


Trail Directory NS – PDF

The Trail Directory lists information for club trails and more frequented locations. Would you like your favourite trail added? Drop us a line,

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