- Brewster creek trail has been trackset -
With the world coming to an end tomorrow, I hope everyone spent this last day skiing?
I spent the day in Calgary, so unfortunately I didn’t get to check out
any of these freshly groomed trails. The Banff trail report indicates that Brewster creek has been trackset for the first time this winter.
Also a number of trails in the north end of PLPP were trackset yesterday including Pocaterra, Lynx, Amos, Woolley, Wheeler, Stroil, Meadow, Sinclair, and Braille. Come-Along and Packers were groomed only. If you are a novice or beginner skier looking for a very easy trail to practice on, Spruce road has been trackset. It’s accessed from the Elkwood Amphitheatre parking lot. At the same trailhead is Wheeler which is also an easy trail.
Most of the trails around Ribbon creek and Kananaskis village were trackset this week, along with the Skogan pass trails. The cold weather we’ll be seeing for the next five days should preserve the good conditions.
When I was in Lifesport today buying boots(obviously I’m confident we’ll be here tomorrow), one of the employees mentioned that when a beginner skier comes in the store, they always suggest to the new skier to check out this blog. If you are a beginner, what information is important to you? How could I and the more experienced skiers help you?
I noted the comment a few days ago from Alan S, mentioning that he didn’t know where a lot of the trailheads were that we talk about on here. It’s vital to any cross-country skier to arm yourselves with all the maps and guide books which are available, many of them for free. Go to the Visitor Centres and ask for them. Most outdoor stores sell the Gem-trek maps which are also helpful.
There’s a drop-down menu under Resources – maps on the main menu which would be helpful, including a map which shows many of the trailheads.