- Mark and his girlfriend Eamier who recently moved here from Ireland -
With the cold temperatures and new snow, my expectations for Frozen thunder today were pretty lofty. I wasn’t disappointed.
It was 6 pm when I hit the snow, but after a day of heavy use it was still in great shape. Excellent tracks, wonderful skating conditions, and for the first time this season, I was using hard wax. Swix VR50 worked well, but I spoke to someone who was doing okay on Swix blue extra.
The air temperature was -6°C with very little wind. We did not get much snow from this recent storm, maybe 3 cm, but they’re making lots of snow and distributing it over the track.
Regarding snow at West Bragg Creek, I received this Facebook message from Barbara:
Hi Bob -
First of all, thanks for getting the early season updates going on your website! Totally itching to get to Moraine Lake Road and PLPP now.
You asked about West Bragg, and while I don’t have any trail reports, I do have a coworker who lives in Bragg Creek and was unable to make it into Calgary due to the dump of snow they got. So, maybe some earlier-than-usual skiing is in order?
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If you read the previous post, you’ll know why I’m posting this photo(click on it for a larger image):
How full is your cup?
Staying on the topic of my previous post, I was talking with a skier who was critical of Frozen thunder and didn’t think it was a good place to ski. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing! If he had been skiing last week on the slushy snow, he may have had reason to complain. This is Oct 23, and conditions are unbelievably good. I would make an educated guess that conditions are the best we’ve had in the history of FT. You just can’t please some people.