We were back on Goat Creek today but starting from the Banff end. It was about as nice a day for skiing as possible with a temperature of -7 and sunny skies.
We encountered cougar tracks about 7K from the trailhead, and they appeared off and on for the next 5K.
The trail was in good condition. The 2-4 cm of snow that was in yesterday’s forecast did not materialize; rather, there was just a dusting of fresh snow. Quite a few skiers were out enjoying the day. With all the traffic, a few rocks had become exposed on some of the downhill sections. I managed to dig two of them out, but there is still one frozen into the track on the downhill to the widowmaker bridge over Goat Creek. That’s the twisting downhill which always gets glazed from all the snowplowing skiers trying to slow themselves down so they can navigate the right turn onto the bridge.
Just a reminder, if you ski somewhere, let us know how the conditions were. Click on the comments below to leave your report.
There’s been considerable new snowfall in Peter Lougheed Prov Park(10-15 cm), so check the trail report links for the latest grooming reports.
Happy new year everyone!