The snowfall this week has improved conditions at the Summerstown Trails, with the facility open for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and fat bike riding.
The official report for January 16
- skiing: main A trail groomed for skate skiing, classic skiing only on main A trail to the gravel pit and power lines in good condition
- snowshoeing: new snow over a crusty base
- fat bike: groomed and in good condition
It’s worth pointing out that trails are established for two types of cross-country skiing. Classic skiing follows parallel tracks where you move your skis in a back-and-forth motion. Skate skiing is done on a flat surface where you push in a side-to-side motion.
On weekends, the facility offers rental equipment, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rental fees must be paid in cash. Discounts are available for families of four or more, or for groups.
For rent are snowshoes, classic waxless skis with boots/poles, skate skis with boots/poles, and fat bikes with helmet.
To expedite your rental, you may want to download and complete the Rental Agreement Form ahead of time.
Learn to Ski Program
The Summerstown Trails also offers learn to ski programs, one for kids and one for adults. For details, check out the information on their website.
You can access the Summerstown Trails at 6150 County Road 27 (Summerstown Road), north of the 401 and Summerstown Station.