– Skiers on Moraine Lake road –
Have you started preparing for our favourite time of year? When I look across the valley, I already see snow on Lady MacDonald and Grotto.
I absolutely love this autumn weather. The days are getting noticeably shorter and the nights are considerably cooler. The aspen and poplar leaves are turning yellow. It is with eager anticipation that I await the beginning of ski season.
When does it start, anyway? Around here, we’re lucky enough to have guaranteed snow on Canmore’s Frozen Thunder on Oct 19. If you want to wait for the snow which falls from the sky, we are usually skiing on Moraine lake road at Lake Louise by the first week in November.
Last winter, Elk pass was trackset for the first time on Nov 16. The previous year it was Nov 26.
The Kicking Horse Ski Club in Yoho has just taken delivery of their new snowmobile and grooming implement. It arrived yesterday! The club will be in charge of tracksetting the Emerald Lake and Yoho trails this winter. Thank you to everyone who bought a membership or contributed. Read more We’re lucky to have skiing at Emerald Lake this winter.
I’m anxious to hear from Alf Skrastins. I’m curious to know if his record of skiing every month of the year is still intact. He was at 132 consecutive months last year.
To get everyone even more excited, next month I’ll be posting some photos for “Guess the trail.”