– Ribbon creek is in excellent condition –
I’ll be posting two reports from today. My other trip was to the Skogan pass summit and I’ll post it tomorrow. It was fantastic.
I know that most readers won’t be going to the Skogan pass summit, so when I finished there, despite being tired and having little wax remaining, I skied out to the first bridge on Ribbon creek, which is exactly 1K, to find superb conditions. Excellent tracks, snow was cold, and no pine needles. There’s about 1 cm of fresh snow on the trail.
I drove up to the village and checked Terrace trail, going north. Again, about 1 cm of fresh snow, but excellent tracks and no pine needles. The air temperature was -7°C and the snow was -5.
When I started out today, I began skiing from Ribbon creek and headed up the Hidden trail which goes right through the base of the Nakiska downhill area.
On the return, I came down the entire length of the Skogan pass trail and with 1 cm of new snow, it’s in pretty good condition on the Lower Skogan pass trail. Steve Riggs had mentioned on his Sunday report that it was getting a bit slick at the bottom. The new snow has helped to hide a few wayward pine needles too.
After skiing to the top of the Skogan loop on Saturday my appetite was whetted to see what lay beyond, then Steve left his report on Sunday about going to the summit and I couldn’t resist. I’ll have lots of wonderful photos to post as well. I’ve skied in this area four times in the past eight days and enjoyed it immensely. It is so nice to have good snow conditions and wonderful grooming on these trails.
Just a reminder, it looks like weather and trail conditions will be at their best for the Nipika loppet this weekend. Jan 31 is the last day you can register.