See Comments below for updates on West Bragg Creek, Upper Ribbon Creek trails(Skogan Pass, etc.), Sawmill(backcountry).
This must be what heaven is like
Acting on Steve’s comment from yesterday, we skied in Peter Lougheed Prov Park today and it was fabulous. We skied the following trails and all were in good condition: Whiskey Jack, Tyrwhitt, Elk Pass, Blueberry Hill, Fox Creek(good snow and lots of fun dodging around the trees), Boulton Creek, Packers, Pocaterra.
The air temp was around -4 and there were no signs of snow deterioration due to warm weather. The only inconveniences were some pine needles on the north end of Tyrwhitt and some minor ice flows on Packers. If you were coming down Packers you’d want to be cautious, but climbing was no problem. All downhills were fast but you could stay in control.
Toko blue wax rated for -2/-6 worked like a charm(that’s the cheap stuff – no carbon in it). Cheryl used VR45, rated for -2/-8 and also had no difficulties. I use Toko -2/-6 a lot. It is the mainstay of my wax bag, and it’s about the cheapest wax you can buy.
I’d be interested in knowing what the situation is at West Bragg Creek. We get tons of people searching for info on that area. Did anyone ski at Ribbon Creek?