Update Mar 13, 2015: I received this further explanation from K-Contry… “The cat was off for repairs when we got that 20 cm dump at the end of Feb. KC had groomers from CNC and PLPP ready to pinch hit for Jeff on an as needed basis.”
We’ve had a few inquiries about the lack of grooming at Kananaskis Village and Ribbon Creek, and I was wondering about it myself. I just received this email from tracksetter Jeff with an explanation:
“I hope all is well in Alberta. I have been in the Trent Hills of Ontario for the last few weeks, my dad took seriously ill and a week ago today he passed away at the wonderful age of 90. My father was a very avid outdoorsman and he has instilled the love of nature in me so much that I chose to make my living in the outdoors.
When I first came here I said to him I should make a ski trail around the farm, he asked me to take pictures of the finished trail to show him in the hospital. He passed away very suddenly and I never got the chance to finish the trail. Using only snowshoes , a toboggan shovel and a pair of his 1970’s wooden skis I have been trying to get something that resembles a trail. The snow here is over 2 feet deep and it takes a lot of sweat equity to make a trail using only human power, but it is very rewarding and healing.
Attached are a few photos of the trail, I would appreciate it if you could post a couple in memory of my dad as he loved to get outside and enjoy our natural world.”
I guess K-Country will be able to sell the Pisten-Bully if Jeff can trackset this well without a snowcat.
Update: I’ve added two new photos. Jeff says, “Eric’s trail is now trackset and conditions are pretty good.”