An amazing day of skiing everywhere. Quite a contrast in the parking lots, though, with Grizzly only having to contend with 6 cars at Boulton creek, while skiers at West Bragg were parking almost a kilometre down the road.
Canmore Nordic Centre
The trail marker at the Canmore Nordic Centre indicates that Flying Squirrel, Freddie’s Flip, King of Sweden, and Silvertip are “very difficult” trails. It neglects to mention that they are also the “most fun.”
Banff, Bow, and Meadowview trails are the major trails which get lots of use, but now that all the trails have good snow conditions, I like to get off the beaten path and ski some of the lesser-known trails. Most of them have fast descents with roller-coaster hills and tight turns.
The temperature at the nordic centre was -11°C, but the snow was very cold. My VR30 from yesterday was still gripping very well. When I arrived at 2:30 the main trails were still busy with skiers enjoying these fabulous conditions.
Alasdair says, “One couple I spoke to were so pleased that they had ridden the C-train for the first time and came to Shaganappi to go skiing.” I’ve left a comment on the Trip Reports page regarding tracksetting at Shaganappi.
Photos from today at the Canmore Nordic Centre