Clive sent in the following photo and report:
Hi Bob, I skied West Bragg Creek this morning. I did Iron Springs – Elbow Trail – Loggers Loop – Crystal Line. Conditions were generally excellent – a blue wax day with great tracks and soft snow on the downhills. What a great season its been out there!
Richard sent in this photo and report:
With the new snow this week I thought I’d give Sandy McNabb a try this afternoon. There was plenty of fresh snow and sunshine, but no machine track set. No matter, the skiing was great. For grip wax, Swix -7 to -3 worked well. At the highest point on the Sandy McNabb trail network you can see downtown Calgary. I’ve attached a picture but it was a little hazy out today, so it is hard to make out. See more photos here.
Oh, and congratulations on the 1000km and Gold medal!
600 skiers participated in another fabulous Kananaskis Ski Marathon today in Peter Lougheed Prov Park. What started out as a cool and frosty morning turned into a pleasant sunny day for the race. Cheryl and I did the 24K. I had skiers around me all through the race – I would pass a few on the downhills, but then get passed when we were going up hills. The snow and trail conditions were excellent and the Foothills Nordic Ski Club held a well-organized and very enjoyable event. I ended up 7th in my category(m50-59) with a time of 1:49:44. The official results are posted here.
We went out for a moonlight ski at the Canmore Nordic Centre tonight. I skate skied while Cheryl was on her classic skis. The tracks were glazed but Cheryl was still able to get grip with hard wax(VR70). As we reached the natural snow on Banff Trail, it had just been trackset and was much grippier than the man-made snow. Skating conditions were fabulous, although I still had to work hard to keep up with Cheryl. I really need to take some lessons to refine my skating technique!
Did any readers ski in the Lake Louise Loppet today? It looks like the weather and snow/trail conditions must have been excellent.