SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5th

The weather forecast for the afternoon is WIND, WIND and MORE WIND… strong enough to blow the marshmallow right off your toasting fork!!! Not safe conditions for an open fire either, so we’re cancelling our marshmallow roast for this weekend and we’ll hope for better conditions next Sunday.

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Saturday, February 4th

Very high winds and extremely low temperatures combine for a miserable day outdoors – and make it potentially dangerous… so the ski cabin will be CLOSED. The possibility of frost bite and broken tree branches or airborne debris aren’t worth the risk.

We will keep an eye on the weather forecast for Sunday to see if a fire and marshmallow roast might be doable. The temperature will be above zero but there may be rain – and nobody likes a wet marshmallow.

Check back here for updates. In the mean time, stay warm!

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It’s worth the effort!

Our Sunday afternoon marshmallow roasts are so much fun… people will do whatever it takes to get there. Just follow the green SKI CABIN signs down from the Mood Road parking lot to the lake. We’ll be waiting for you.

Everyone is welcome from 2:00 – 4:00 to join us around the campfire for some hot chocolate and a few toasted marshmallows. You can spend some time quietly enjoying nature or challenging your family and friends to a game of bean bag toss. See who can toast the most PERFECT marshmallow, or maybe take a walk on the trolley skis.

Our events are FREE but we always encourage new memberships and donations are greatly appreciated.

Why not join us next weekend?

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Snow conditions for Sunday, Jan. 22nd

Congratulations to those who took advantage of Friday’s snow to come out for a day of xc skiing. It was fun while it lasted!

What began as soft, groomable snow on Saturday has now been well worn and thinned out. All groomed trails are snow covered with bare patches and icy patches. Track set areas are poor throughout the park.

In other words, there will be no equipment loans at the cabin on Sunday, but there’s lots of hot chocolate and marshmallows left for toasting. Drop by and join us around a bonfire from 200-4:00. If you can’t ski you can still make a snowman!

Thank you to everyone who left behind a few dollars in our donation box. It’s sincerely appreciated.

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Saturday, January 21st

Stephen will be out grooming this morning and we’ll be at the cabin loaning xc skis from 12:00 until 4:00… or as long as the snow conditions last.

At present, the snow is soft with some bare patches on all trails so please exercise caution and be sure to follow the trail guidelines that are posted on the gate!

Our ski equipment is FREE to borrow and is loaned on a first come, first served basis. New memberships and donations are always welcome! WE PUT SAFETY FIRST

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Cross your fingers!

It’s Thursday, January 19th and we’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of our first significant snowfall tomorrow. If it’s groomable, we hope to have the cabin open on the weekend for xc ski loans from noon until 4:00… and we’ll be ready!!! Are you? Check here or our Facebook page for updates and conditions before heading out.

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Sunday afternoons at Ellenwood

Still waiting for snow? Can’t go skiing? Nothing to do this weekend?

We know something that will sweeten your mood! How about toasting a marshmallow over a crackling campfire?

Sunday afternoons from 2:00 until 4:00 you can warm up by the fire and toast a marshmallow or two or have a hot drink. Meet us down by the ski cabin for a toasty alternative to skiing. Bring your own toasting fork or use one of ours. Like all our events, it’s fun for the whole family and it’s FREE.

As always, check our website or find us on Facebook for last minute updates or weather cancellations before heading out to the park. **The Friends of Ellenwood appreciate new memberships and freewill donations can be made at the cabin. Your support is what keeps us going. See you on Sunday!

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Don’t you just love the first snow of winter?

It snowed overnight! Not enough to ski in – yet – but it’s on its way and The Friends of Ellenwood can hardly wait. The skis and snowshoes are in the cabin and we’re ready for the fun to begin!

It won’t be long now…
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The Friends of Ellenwood Park are proud supporters of Recreation Nova Scotia

Check out their website at https://www.recreationns.ns.ca/
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