(See comments below for more updates including Hawkridge photos)
It doesn’t get any better than this
We really hit it lucky again today. New tracks had just been set on Elk Pass, Hydroline, and the steepest, most gruelling trail in the park, Kananaskis Fire Lookout. The weather was beautiful, about -2 and no wind. The snow was still cold and easy to wax for. I’ve never seen better snow and trail conditions on the Fire Lookout trail. We climbed from the south and descended on the north end. 40 minutes of climbing, 3 minutes down. I said it was steep.
Elk Pass had old tracksetting with a lot of new snow and pine needle debris between the Hydroline and Tyrwhitt junctions. We also skied on Tyrwhitt which was freshly trackset and in excellent condition. We enjoyed it so much, we did it three times! Click here to see more photos. For a list of trails which have been recently trackset, click the link on my “All Trail Reports” sidebar for Kananaskis.
If you’ve been out skiing, leave us a comment, describing the conditions. For an update on West Bragg Creek, see the comments on my previous post.
I’ve added a category on the sidebar entitled “Fun Races & Loppets.” Click on the links for details of upcoming citizen’s fun races.
Statistics: This blog has been running for two months now. We’ve had a total of 7537 views since inception, and we’re averaging 144 views per day since Jan 1.
I get a report from WordPress on the terms which people are using to search for cross country skiing information. The most popular term that is used to find my blog is “West Bragg Creek.” There are a lot of folks looking for information on the West Bragg trails. Let’s keep them informed.
A sincere note of thanks to everyone who has left comments. I probably won’t be posting as many updates because I’m getting busier with work, so I hope all readers will send in comments on conditions, wherever you may ski.