Mt. Mac Ski Report

Another week of skiing on next to nothing! Classic skiing is excellent on the McIntyre Loop, and Jackson Lake is still a good alternative for novice…

Another week of skiing on next to nothing!

Classic skiing is excellent on the McIntyre Loop, and Jackson Lake is still a good alternative for novice skiers.

Most of the Mt. Mac trails are fair for skating, but rock skis are recommended.

Powerline and World Cup 10K through the Raven’s Ridge area are not recommended.

Lower Valley is skiable but rough.

McIntyre Ascent is packed and skiable. Use caution on all down hills — if in doubt, walk down the steep hills.

If skiing the McIntyre Loop, it is recommended to walk or ski up the Ascent or Descent Trail. If driving up the Descent Trail, good winter tires and/or chains and four-wheel drive are essential. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE UNLESS PROPERLY EQUIPPED.

Use caution and be prepared to meet oncoming traffic. The road is one lane most of the way.

The World Cup 10K has been rerouted around the Raven’s Ridge subdivision. Until conditions improve it is best to detour at the Moose Hill connector to Pierre Harvey Trail — there are signs to guide skiers onto the detour.

Wax Suggestions: Rode multigrade blue. As it warms or if you are slipping, use Rode superblue or multigrade violet.

Memberships or day passes are required to use the club trails. Day passes are half price this week.

Events and program information

Aurora Ski School lessons are underway. Call Coast Mountain Sports for information at 667-4074.

Stride & Glide lessons for kids begin this week. Call the Ski Base 668-4477 for information.

 Coast Mountain Sports Wax & Wine — November 30. Learn about pre-ski stretching and basic grip and glide waxing.

Alpine Bakery Free Ski Day, December 1. Free lessons with Aurora Ski School. Half-price rentals at the Ski Base. Call the Ski Base for information.


Hours of operation

Wax Room: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Ski Base: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to noon and 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Memberships now available only at the Ski Base at Mt Mac.

 For updated trail conditions and event information call the ski club information line at 668-7742 or check the website


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