My thermometer in the back didn’t budge from -28 all day. I’m not expecting a whole lot of trip reports today, and I didn’t ski today. 🙁 Helen’s snowshoe trip on Healy Creek was interesting for the fact that it’s the final leg of the Lake Louise to Banff loppet. That leg obviously still needs more snow.
You may have seen the comment from Lyle Wilson at Nipika on the Trip Reports. They received an additional 10 cm overnight. Groomers are working non-stop, and they aren’t getting this cold weather. The temperature at Radium at 9 pm is -8.
If you want to read something interesting, check out the Sasseville Report. Jack Sasseville is a well-known ski commentator who weighs in on all things to do with World Cup xc skiing, and in this column he talks about the success the Canadians and American skiers are having this winter. Sasseville Report – Milan sprints and other things. There’s a good comment at the end from a Calgary reader.
For all the bike riders, he has a question: “do you think that the Tour de Ski with 8 races over 11 days is as hard as a professional cycling tour that would be the same number of races? Do you think that it is as hard as the Tour de France or the Giro d’Italia? And finally what makes it harder or easier?”