You can always count on having freshly groomed trails at the Canmore Nordic Centre immediately after a snowfall. All the main trails were already trackset by 9 a.m. today.
If the usual pattern of this winter continues, I would guess the Banff tracksetter will start at Cascade Valley, followed by Spray River and Goat creek. Last I heard, the Spray Lakes road was closed south of the nordic centre.
I imagine the grooming in PLPP will resume tonight, and Jeff will probably leave a comment when he’s completed some trails at Ribbon creek.
Let us know what you discover today while you’re out on the trails. I would estimate that we received about 20 cm of snow in Canmore, and the weather forecast shows we’ll have cool weather at least until Friday.
I see I’ve struck a chord with the new blog header. If you don’t see the new photo, hit the refresh button on your computer. I took that photo on April 6, 2012 on Hydroline.
Checked out the Spray West around 5:00 pm tonight. I brought both waxless classic and skate skis because when I checked the Park’s Canada Trail Report earlier, it only showed that Cascade had been groomed (it’s been updated since). Overall really good condition – much improved! It’s great to have snow back on the Spray again, especially for us locals. I saw 7 skiers enjoying the conditions and extended daylight hours. I ended up skate skiing – skate lane was a bit soft, and not a lot of skate skier activity evident, but it was still fantastic. We had light toured the Spray West after Sunday’s snowfall and saw a moose and her calf along the trail, just past the first big downhill from the Banff trailhead. I looked for them again today, but they had moved on. Enjoy!