We have so many wonderful choices for skiing this weekend. Temperatures have stayed cool, so the snow on most trails should have remained in pretty good shape. The forecast is calling for perfect skiing weather.
I received an email from Tracksetter John saying the trails in Lake Louise are in great shape. I see the Pipestone trails are now trackset. Helen Read’s trip report was a good reminder about some trails which are a lot of fun but not highly utilized. The Peyto trail behind Deer Lodge will take you all the way to the Great Divide and let you access the Telemark as well.
At Emerald Lake, “Horse Trail and Alluvial Fan trackset, and the east side of Emerald Lake and Tally-Ho to Natural Bridge were machine packed.”
Redearth creek, Cascade valley, and Goat creek should all be good options in Banff National Park.
Ribbon creek/Kananaskis Village have recently been groomed and trackset. Skogan pass is an option for those who like to punish themselves.
I haven’t seen an update today from Kananaskis yet, so I’m wondering if they groomed Mt Shark yesterday.
PLPP south trails are in excellent condition, but Pocaterra is also good starting from the hut. Yesterday’s trail report indicated that Tyrwhitt is closed due to an aggressive Moose.
The recreational trails are still open, but there’s no public parking at the Canmore Nordic Centre this weekend. If you’re planning to attend the World Cup races, you’ll have to catch the bus from downtown Canmore. Read more CNC World Cup weekend.
Today is the last day to enter the Win Fischer skis contest.