Beginning of the end… and it’ll end quickly. Was out early today (9am) at WBC and Thursdays sunshine had really taken a toll on the trails. Lots of glaze, hardpack, and slipping (Crystal, Iron Springs). Downhills didn’t allow for much snowplow braking. Rewaxed several times without a lot of impact, but lost the wax quickly. From being 3rd car in parking lot to a packed parking lot 2hrs later (11am) it was looking to be a super busy trail day (XC ski, hiking, and sshoeing). Hope things softened up for the later skiers.
Lots of dogs on the trails too which combined w/ the icy/sketchy downhills didn’t make one confident of stopping in time. Fortunately, most dogs/owners knew to stay to one side and so it was a non-issue.
Was thinking Canmore or Kananaskis village would have been better today.