The End… for now

There is still snow left at Bechtel, though there are some thin and icy spots.  Not enough left for grooming this weekend.  Bechtel could be fun if you’re looking for an exciting zip through the woods, but for a more in-control experience, you’re probably better off going for crust skiing at a golf course.

Trail Update

I was originally planning on grooming tonight (Sunday night), but we ended up with liquid snow instead of white snow 🙁  Since the base is quite wet right now, I’ll wait until tomorrow evening to groom.

Snow is Back!

The elusive winter appears to be returning!  I packed the field loops at Bechtel this morning for skating.  The snow is thin, but skiable.  Fingers crossed for a big dump to allow grooming in the woods and setting a track!

Fresh Tracks

I groomed all the trails for both skate and classic this morning.  Enjoy the fresh tracks before it gets warm on Thursday!

I’d like to request that everyone avoid skiing at Bechtel on Thursday to minimize damage to the trails.  We’ll be hard at work over the weekend to get the trails back in top condition.

Bechtel is open for skiing!

We were having technical difficulties with the website, so while grooming started just after Christmas, this is the first update.

I packed the entire Bechtel trail network for skating this morning.  No classic track yet, but it will likely be set after the next snow.  Expect parts of the trail to drift in with today’s high winds.

Get out there and enjoy the snow!

Waiting List for Jackrabbit and Track Attack Beginner Skiers

Registration is temporarily closed for these classes. If you are interested in registering skiers for these classes, please inform Ken Campbell at and he will put your skier on a waiting list.

We expect to reopen registration once we have more trained instructors available (after December 10). If you wish to become an instructor for Waterloo Region, let Ken Campbell know and he will tell you how we can help you to get trained.