Grooming / Trail Report

March 14, 2021

Hiawatha Highlands: Trails are pretty good, pressure down in the afternoon as it gets softer. 5-6psi in the morning, probably 3ish psi in the afternoon.

Sault Golf Club: The trails are now closed for the season.

March 3, 2021

Hiawatha Highlands: With a fresh groom this afternoon the trails are in great shape. There is a nice solid base that will make for a good ride!

March 2, 2021

Hiawatha Highlands: The trail is solid with a small layer of fresh snow. Happy riding!

February 28, 2021

Hiawatha Highlands: The snow dog is back up and running 🙌🏻 The trails are rock solid right now but they will soften up as the day goes on.

Crimson Ridge: All trails regroomed this morning with the snow from yesterday forming a loose top to ride on but smooth conditions throughout.

February 25, 2021

Hiawatha Highlands: Thanks to many great volunteers who were out last night, the Crystal Creek trails should be in great shape for riding 🙌🏻 🚲

Recommended PSI: 4-5, as always, pressure down if you are sinking.

February 15, 2021

Hiawatha Highlands: While we wait for the snow dog to be back up and running (should be this week), we thank our amazing volunteers who are keeping the groomed fat bike trails in excellent shape 🙏🏼❤️ @hiawathahighlandswinter

Recommended 2.5 PSI and 4.5” tires. There is a pretty solid base underneath the fresh snow.

UPDATE: The entire Crystal has been dragged with a tire! (1230 pm)

February 9, 2021

Hiawatha Highlands: The trails are soft in spots and rutted from fat bike tires riding while the trails were closed. They are currently rideable with a low psi (recommended 3 psi as a MAX).

Ridge run, flow, wave, yoda are soft and chewed up but rideable. Low pressure people and stick to the middle of the trail!

Squishy, Rootin’ and Rootin’ 2, Jedi, Bermies, Anymal, Wedding Crash, Nemesis, Final Boss are good to go – still low pressure- 3 psi.

Red Snowshoe trail and Voyager trail out to the snowmachine bridge are rock solid!

Ski trail is soft in the middle but hard on the left hand side.

Bundle up she’s chilly out!!

✴️ Reminder that skiers have the right of way on the ski trails. Please respect other trail users ✴️

February 5, 2021

Hiawatha Highlands: Please note that the groomed Fat Bike trails will be closed today due to the high level of snow.

We ask that you stay off the trails to avoid damaging them while they are soft.

We’ve completed 1 pass of grooming and will be heading out again shortly for another. We will update you when the trails are ready to ride! 🙌🏻

January 29, 2021

Hiawatha Highlands: The trails got a refresh groom this morning and are ready to rock for the weekend!!! 👌🏻
Recommended PSI: 5-6

January 21, 2021

Check out this groomed goodness at Hiawatha Highlands – Ski, Snowshoe & Bike. The trails are going to set up nice as the day goes on with the hard base.

Recommended PSI: 4
Air down if loosing traction or sinking 🙌🏻

January 19, 2021

Recommended PSI: 3-4 (Air down if needed!)

Hiawatha Highlands: 11:00 am
The trails have been groomed! They’re a bit soft from the fresh snow but hard packed underneath. We’re hoping to get out for another groom tonight!

Crimson Ridge: All trails are groomed this morning with 15 cm of granular powder!

January 17, 2021

Recommended PSI: 5-8.

Hiawatha Highlands: We finally had some snow to groom! 🙌🏻 Our groomer was out late last night freshening up the trails for your enjoyment. Enjoy!!

Crimson Ridge: All trails regroomed this morning and all are firm and fast. Much nicer with the 5cm of new snow from yesterday.

St. Kateri: All snowshoe trails at camp korah are well packed and fast!

January 16, 2021

Hiawatha Highlands: The Crystal Creek trails are in great shape!! There’s a solid base under fresh snow.
Recommend Psi: 4-5

January 13, 2021

Hiawatha Highlands: The trails are still in great shape despite the mild conditions and lack of snow.

January 9, 2021

The trails are rock solid and fast all over town! Check out the links under our main menu to see all of the great places to ride!

Recommended PSI: 5-6

January 8, 2021

Hiawatha Highlands: The trails are in amazing condition 🙌🏻 Hard, crisp, grippy, climb anything, drop everything flow! Go get some!

January 7, 2021

Crimson Ridge: 1:00 pm
Presently it is -3C with clear sunny skies. Almost a perfect bluebird sky today. Trails are nice and firm today all around, fairly smooth to ride, and nice to snowshoe.

Hiawatha Highlands: The Crystal Creek Fat Biking trail is now signed!! Look for the white trail markers with an orange outline. 🧡 We’ll update you again once the signs are up for Mabel Lake!

January 6, 2021

Crimson Ridge: All Bike and Hike trails are in great shape considering little snow with mild temps. Excellent riding with trail firm and fairly smooth.

Hiawatha Highlands: No grooming needed. The trails are dialed even with the mild temperatures yesterday!!!

January 4, 2021

Crimson Ridge: The only trail to be groomed today was the Family Trail. All trails still firm enough despite the mild spell.

January 3, 2021

Hiawatha Highlands
No grooming today but the trails are in excellent shape!

Sault Golf Club: 11:00 am
Trails are wide and hard packed for all skill levels.

Crimson Ridge: 9:30 am
Trails were left alone this morning as temps are presently hovering -1 to warming this afternoon. They are somewhat tighter this morning so pressures somewhat higher than we have been riding over the last week or so.

January 2, 2021

Finn Hill: 2:30 pm
The trails are rocking’, get out and ride!

Whitefish Island: 1:00 pm
If you’re looking for a nice easy ride, the east side of the island is heavily packed from foot traffic and is great to ride! The west side of the island still has some loosely packed snow around footprints that makes for a bumpier ride.

Hiawatha Highlands: 1:00 pm
Trails are in good condition from yesterday’s grooming. Recommended 2.5-3 psi. Reminder to stay to the farthest left (opposite the classic ski track) when riding on the ski trails.

• Ridge Run, Flow, Wave & Yoda are riding great!
• The Inner Loop ski trail is extremely soft so it’s recommended to stick to the red snowshoe trail in order to get to the top of Squishy.
• Squishy, Rootin2, and Rootin are good.
• Guillotine is soft and chewed up.
• Jedi is soft and has post holes from walkers.
• Anymal is rock solid!
✴️ Please use the ski trail to bypass to Anymel / Side Track (dependent on your direction) and avoid Wedding Crasher until it tightens up.
• Side Track was firm and fast and same with Nemesis.
⚠️ The first berm on Nemesis is chewed up but the second one is in good shape!
• The Final Boss is very soft and chewed up (still ridable it you have studs or Bud and Lous) and riding 3 psi.
• The straight stretch on and the Kids trail is fast!!

Crimson Ridge: 8:30 am
All trails were re-groomed this morning with another mild day forecasted.

January 1, 2021

Maple View / Finn Hill: 5:30 pm
Riders were out tonight and reported that these trails are in great condition! They’re a bit narrow as it’s foot traffic that keeps it packed. (Riding 4” Tires, 4.5 psi)

Sault Golf Club: 12:00 pm
Riders reported that the trails are hard packed due to a lot of activity! These trails should be in great condition until the next snowfall.

Hiawatha Highlands:10:30 am
The snow dog was out yesterday afternoon and is heading out now to packs things again. We’ll update you on the conditions when he’s done. Happy New Year!! 🥳
Update: 12:30 pm
Grooming is complete. There are some very soft spots that will firm up as the day goes on. Recommend 3-4 Psi. Tires were also dragged along Anymel and Wedding Crasher again.
*Wedding Crasher is very soft to bike, so please use the ski trail to bypass this trail to Anymel until it has time to set.

Crimson Ridge: 9.00 am 
All trails regroomed this morning after a very busy day of use. Expected soft conditions again today so pressure accordingly. Please be mindful of all trail users and enjoy the beautiful day!

December 31, 2020

Hiawatha Highlands: 3:30 pm UPDATE.
Some of our dedicated volunteers were out at dragging tires on Anymel, Wedding Crasher and Side Track this afternoon. *The trail is still soft.

Snowshoeing is welcomed on the Fat Bike trails (it helps us keep them packed 😉)

**The snow-dog is back up and running and should be hitting the trails later tonight for grooming.

Crimson Ridge: 8.00 am
All trails have been regroomed this morning ! Lots of corduroy to shred so come out and enjoy the last day of 2020!!

December 30, 2020

Finn Hill: 730 PM
The outer loop of Finn Hill was snowshoed (while pulling two kids on a sleigh). 💪 See below image for location.

Hiawatha: 8:30 AM
Our groomer ran into a small technical issue with with the snow dog this morning. We are hopeful to have it sorted this afternoon to allow for grooming. We will provide an update when we have one.

Visit Crimson Ridge to check out their grooming conditions for today.

December 29, 2020

The Crystal trails were finished being groomed today at 10:00 am. We had a lot of snow fall over night so we are trying out a tire drag to smooth and pack the trail.
Recommended psi is 3. Air down if needed.

December 28, 2020

Volunteers were out with the snowdog early this morning at Hiawatha Highlands. Trail condition is  loose snow over hard packed snow that will firm up throughout the day. Recommended Tire Pressure: 4psi, air down if needed.

December 27, 2020

Day 1 of grooming at Hiawatha Highlands. The Crystal Fat Bike trail has been groomed with the snow dog and is ready to rock! Please note that the trail is soft in a few places but rock hard in most others. Recommended riding of 4 PSI.

🔖 Please ensure you have a valid trail pass. Visit @hiawathahighlandswinter website to get yours!