What a difference a year makes! While weather appears to be finally breaking for Feb 2018 - on Feb 21 2017 we (Whiteshell Cottagers Association) had two posts. One that Geese had arrived earlier than ever, the other that Manitoba government had advised us that all Snowmobile trails were suddenly closed (see below)
Interestingly the post on the arrival of the Geese had a reach of about a 1,000, the closure of Whiteshell snowmobile trails had a reach of 12 times that.
Feb 21, 2017 post on trails
"Manitoba Parks Twitter announcement 30 minutes ago. All snowmobile trails in Whiteshell #MBParks are now CLOSED due to recent mild weather. Recent weather has resulted in open water, deep slush conditions & insufficient ice on lakes & swamps throughout the trail system... Snowmobile travel is not advised anywhere in the Whiteshell. Check for updates here: bit.ly/mbparkstrail"... See MoreSee Less