These two deer strolled onto the Silvertip trail right in front of me today
Went for a late afternoon ski at the Nordic Centre. Despite the warm temperatures today(my car said it was -1), the snow is still cold enough for wax to work well. Good tracks on all trails but you’ll encounter a bit of tree debris from time-to-time. There were no pine needles stuck in my wax when I finished, so it’s not really an issue.
I skied portions of these trails: Banff, Meadowview, Coyote, King of Sweden, Silvertip, Grey Wolf, and Bow. If you’re looking for a nice downhill run on a wide and safe trail, try Grey Wolf as it descends from Banff trail to Bow Trail. If you turn right at Bow Trail, you’ll continue the fun for a little while longer.
LL to Banff Loppet trails
Earlier today, I took a drive along the Bow Valley Parkway to do some scouting of the LL to Banff Loppet trails. From Muleshoe to Castle Junction, the trail was snowmobile packed only. It’s just as well if they wait to trackset it because it was starting to snow.
The trail from Castle Junction to Castle Lookout appeared to be in superb condition.
I ran into Heather who had just skied it and she said it was all good. No problem through the trees, but there is a small creek approx 500M from Castle lookout(so you’ll encounter it soon after you begin Leg 3) which is “dished” and the crossing is very narrow. Be careful here. See photo below:
It was snowing pretty heavily around 3 pm. Let’s hope we still have some tracks by Sunday morning. It looks like the weather will be quite mild so we most likely won’t require a face mask for that 8 a.m. trip down Tramline!
Come race day, I wonder if anyone will encounter this 2-headed deer which I saw today near Muleshoe:
For any back country skiers reading this, I heard numerous avalanches today. The risk is rated HIGH for the weekend. Check the avalanche bulletins on my sidebar.
Shaganappi Golf Course
Shaganappi was trackset on Jan 20 Shaganappi trail report
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