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About Formula500

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  • Birthday 10/11/1963

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    Barrie, Muskoka
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  • Sled
    1997 Ski-doo Formula 500
  • Previous and/or Other Sleds
    2000 Arctic Cat Panther 440
    1981 Blizzard 9500+
    1976 Moto-ski Nuvik 340
    1974 Moto-ski Cadet 250
    1968 Ski-doo Super Olympic
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  1. Formula500

    How much snow actually fell?

    Up-to-date Snow Depth Maps NOAA - https://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/nsa/
  2. Since The Weather Network seems to have given up on tracking snow depth levels, here is a link to US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center maps that shows Ontario as well https://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/nsa/ . Looks like lots of snow to the east of Georgian Bay. There is time series animation as well.
  3. Formula500

    How bad did the weather hurt your area ??

    Port Carling to Bala area just turned yellow, afternoon of January 16, 2018. Use to ride there, now Barrie area...hoping they turn yellow too.
  4. I haven't been out this year and spent $320 plus on 2 permits (one classic and the other before Nov 1). Family weekend is usually one of the weekends the trails are finally decent and I can get out. I usually only get out 3 weekends a year...maybe I should start doing the free weekend and then using 3 day passes rather than committing up front?
  5. As of February 10, trails are still showing as Yellow on OFSC trail guide around Port Carling, Bala and Bass Lake, so I assume the groomers are still down.
  6. I've been up to Port Carling twice this winter (2014) and have yet to see a freshly groomed trail. Was up this past weekend Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2014 and the trails were pretty rough. Tons of snow but saw the groomer at Port Carling Foodland with a broken track. I contacted the local club and they are waiting for parts and were shipped the wrong part once. The spare groomer is also down apparently. They should be doing something, even bed spring drags would help!