Many riders are asking why, with all the snow on the ground, are the trails not open??!
Haliburton’s terrain consists of water, rocks and hills. The biggest delays in opening trails are usually related to water.
This year, the snow came before the frost was in the ground. As a result, swamps and wet spots were not frozen, creating dangerous conditions beneath the blanket of snow that are not apparent until you are stuck in it. The continuing mild weather has not helped the situation.
HCSA volunteers and groomer operators continue to prepare and pack trails wherever possible. Trails will open as soon as it is safe and practical to do so!
Thank you for your continued patience.
Best wishes for a safe and happy 2017!