Another 10 cm of fresh snow
We had plans to ski the Great Divide today, but upon arrival it was buried in about 10 cm of fresh snow. That, despite being trackset just yesterday. The tracks had been skied in pretty well on Moraine Lake road(MLR) so we skied there.
The air temperature was around 0, so it was the kind of snow that was almost impossible to wax for. Cheryl had wisely thrown her waxless skis in the car, and they worked well in these conditions.
John had also groomed and trackset MLR yesterday but it was a struggle for the skaters with all the fresh snow. John was packing Fairview, so we checked it out and it was pretty good. I believe he was planning on laying down some tracks later today.
There’s now a new trail which circumvents the steepest part of the Fairview trail. It adds some distance but it levels out the most challenging parts. It will be welcomed by skiers who had trouble navigating the steep downhill. Being a new trail, it’s still quite rough and needs a lot more snow.
John had just put new track on the Upper Tramline, and packed the Lower Tramline, so Cheryl skied from the Chateau parking lot to the train station on her newly waxed skis. It’s all downhill, so no grip wax was required. I had barely got down with the car to meet her when she arrived. I guess that new wax was working well. Good thing we didn’t have a chance to race.