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Archive for December, 2012

Trail Maps?

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Is there a place I could get a map of the trails?
Hi , Patty…
Good question!  While we do try to have trail maps available at the trail-heads, occasionally they run out.
You can always print out your own copy of our trail maps here on the BREIA website.  Return to the homepage and click on the “Where We Are” tab.  You can then click on the area map you are interested in: the Canal Trail, the Egypt Road trail system, or the trails on Jackson Hill.  You can then download and print any of these maps as a PDF file.
Hope this is helpful!

Sunday – Dec 30

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Thanks so much for the great trails!  I had an awesome time on Egypt road this weekend and can’t wait to try some of the other areas.



 Thank you!  We are lucky to have such great snow to work with this week!

Lost wallet – Sunday Dec 30

Monday, December 31st, 2012

A wallet was lost by a skier late Sunday afternoon. If you find it, please call BREIA at (315)942-2299 or contact the owner directly.Thank you.

Friday – Dec. 28

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Our second visit to Breia…thank you for this little gem.  The conditions were especially great on 12/28!!  While I enjoyed the trail system, I did get a little ‘turned” around and while trying to find my way back to the warming hut (Egypt rd), instead I kept finding my way back to the only map on the trail.  Might I suggest that at some of the intersections you post a very simple  system directing the skier to trails or to warming hut?  Maybe some arrows pointing the way out, or toward other trails.  Also, The only map  on the trails does not say “you are here” so if unfamiliar with the system, it was rather confusing.  I know all of you know the trails like the back of your hand but  newbies might be a little confused!  Obviously, I found my way out!!  Enjoyed the day, overall.  BTW, 3 other couples skiing (on 3 separate encounters)  also asked us “which way to the warming hut?” so I think everyone is a little lost! 


 Response from BREIA:  
Thank you for your comments and concerns. For those of us familiar with the trails, sometimes we don’t “see” some of these missing directional signs. We will do an inventory Sunday (today) and try to get some better markings soon for the “way out”.  Thanks again for letting us know of your confusion. That’s not a good thing!

Great conditions – Friday Dec 28

Friday, December 28th, 2012
Thank you for the great conditions today.  I skied the complete loop at Jackson Hill, and except for a few spots where the water crossed the trail and a little ice was on the surface, the conditions and grooming are excellent.
Get out and enjoy!

Trails are open!

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

New Snow on Saturday Dec. 22.  Check the Conditions page for specifics.

Will the trails be closed during school visits this winter?

Friday, December 21st, 2012

On 12/20/2012 7:05 PM, Jim P wrote:

I’m starting to plan my winter trips, and I love your trails.  (Thank you!!!  It’s a great system!)


But I wanted to know if the Egypt and Jackson trail systems will be closed this year on weekdays for the various school’s use.  (That’s a great program for the kids, I just don’t want to reserve lodging in Boonville if the trails are off-limits). 


Many thanks,

 We will not be closing the trails this winter during our program hours.  You will be able to use the entire trail system every day.
Thanks for asking!

Dec. 11, 2012 – Trail conditions?

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

What are conditions for x-country skying?   how do we check online?



Hi Ken,
Our trail conditions are posted regularly on the BREIA website.  Click on the tab “Trail Conditions”.
Unfortunately, we still have no lasting snow yet.  You can also see what’s on the ground and in the air by clicking on the “Live Webcam” link. 
We may have a little snow over the next few days, but the forecast for the next week continues to have above freezing temps, so check back periodically.
Thanks for asking!