True to his word, Chuck skied on Moraine Lake Road today:
“Conditions were not bad for the first possible day of the season. Extra Blue wax worked perfectly. There was 5 to 10 cm of fresh cold snow to enjoy upon arrival. Thanks to Ian (Lifesport Coach) for breaking trail before we got there. It might be busy on the weekend as several teams plan to train here. It might help pack the road as Parks may not groom it until there is more snow. Ian had even skated a part of it, and was pleased to find that he was not breaking through. Ski pole tips do hit the pavement. By the end of the day, with temperarures of +3, our skis did start to expose pavement.”
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Thanks, Chuck, for the detailed report. When I hear “exposed pavement,” I take it as a signal to use rock skis unless we get a another 5 cm of snow. The Weather Network is forecasting 1 – 3 cm on Thursday, and a further 10 cm on Sunday.
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