Update: Here’s a video from yesterday’s ski trip MLR video
What a terrific day yesterday! Ten trip reports which covered most of the bases, thanks everyone. It’s nice to see people skiing in Calgary again. Lake Louise is a long drive, and the roads haven’t been in the best of shape.
We set a record for unique visits on this blog for the second day in a row with 3727 yesterday. Thanks for logging in.
Caroline and I waited ’til the early afternoon to go to Lake Louise, hoping the temperature would improve. It was -12 when we hit the trail at 2 pm, but the sun was out, there was no wind, so it was quite comfortable. After 15 minutes on the trail, I was down to my base layer and a thin shell. Highly preferable to last weekend when it was around 0°C with icy snow.
It could have been mid-January with the excellent snow and trail conditions we had, and it was one of those easy waxing days. I still had the VR40(-4/-12) from Friday’s ski on the Great Divide and all was working perfectly.
Vehicles were lined up and down the road at both MLR and the Great Divide trailheads. As we speculated on Friday, the entire Tramline was trackset, and bonus, the Bow River and Campground loops are also trackset(you can ski with your dog there).
Ran into Lyle Wilson on the trail. They’re still waiting for snow at Nipika Mountain Resort.
Canmore Nordic Centre
More trails are open at the CNC. I just saw this on Facebook:
World Cup Sprint course now open! 1.5 km of lower Olympic and Centennial has been groomed and track set. Frozen Thunder was also groomed and track set this morning.