Where to ski with all this snow?

by Bob Truman on March 4, 2013

in XC

Canmore nordic centre

Canmore nordic centre

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.

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1 Anna-Lisa March 4, 2013 at 6:40 pm

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!

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