Transition Season at River Ridge Trails
The fall was a busy period of development and preparation at River Ridge Trails. The trail crew, with assistance from the Town of Langham, prepared the winter trail cuts in preparation for snow.
The mowing went very well this year, and we think that the park is looking in very good shape for the snow to set up nicely. With snow now flying, the focus has changed to getting the winter trail base compacted.
The River Ridge Nordic Ski Club has begun grooming activities, starting with pulling a newly built roller around the parcel. This is a major equipment upgrade form last year, and should help to develop a much better snow base in the park this season.
We ask that users respect the ski club’s work and please only use the Nordic Ski trails for skiing. The single track trails will once again see grooming this year, but we still need a bit more snow at the park before this can commence.
At this point, users can help these trails get set up for grooming by pulling the snowshoes out of storage and hitting the trails! Snowshoeing helps to provide a great base for all activities throughout the winter and will make mechanical grooming easier when it can begin.
If not using snowshoes, please be mindful of the snow pack, and if you are leaving deep footprints, please do not use the trails. Of note, all of the trails on Trailforks have been updated for their winter activities. Please update your maps and make sure it is set to “winter” mode.
Also, please note the following closures and activity changes:
Climb and Punishment – Closed for winter. The lower section of this trail has several intersections with the Nordic Ski trails and one high risk intersection which is prompting the closure
Plymouth Rock – Closed for winter. Please use the Rocking Plymouth instead
Lower Hayleebird – the section of this trail on the river side of DejaView (ski trail) is going to be used for classic Nordic skiing this winter, please use the bypass to The River’s Ridge instead
Once again, please be mindful of trail conditions as the park is transitioned.
Allowing the snow base to set up properly now will make for a better, and longer, snow sport season this year.