– Wayne and Donna on the Banff trail loop –
Update Mar 18 @ 9 a.m. The Live Grooming Report indicates that 95% of the trails at the nordic centre were groomed overnight. With the colder temps and fresh snow, conditions should be good.
A sudden, quick storm blew through town this morning, depositing 4 cm of new snow in its wake. The Canmore Nordic Centre trails were in nice shape for a late afternoon ski(after other skiers had skied-in the tracks!).
Air temperature was +2°C at 4 pm. Skiers were using red wax with mixed success. Christine and Francoise said it was giving some icing problems when I met them on the natural snow section of Banff trail.
A couple other skiers reported using VR60 and it was okay as long as you kept moving. If you stepped into the moist snow in the middle of the trail you’d get big clumps of snow stuck to your wax.
Many other skiers I spoke with were on waxless including Wayne and Donna who had their Fischer Superlight fishscale waxless and said they were working great.
I was on my Skintecs and did not have any grip problems. I didn’t even have to herringbone on the steep hills on Meadowview. I broke trail briefly on Silvertip and was pleased to see the moist snow did not stick to my grip zones(which are actually skins).
I skied on Banff trail, Silvertip, Meadowview, and Rundle. There was just enough new snow to cover the previously icy tracks. At the end of Banff trail, where all the deadfall occurred earlier this winter, the new snow had covered all the debris, at least for today.
It was nice meeting and chatting with everyone today. In this mild weather I spend more time talking with other skiers than I do actually skiing.
Check the CNC page for an update on this Saturday’s event at the nordic centre.