-Stuart, Sally and kids were enjoying the good conditions at the Canmore Nordic Centre-
3 cm of fresh snow motivated families and individuals alike to ski at the nordic centre today. The fresh snow was exactly what was needed to mitigate some of the icy and/or debris covered trails.
At 1:00 pm, the air temperature was +1 and I was fully expecting to use waxless skis today, but when I arrived at the nordic centre, I walked out and took a look at the snow and was pleasantly surprised at the texture and dryness of it.
I waxed with VR55(0/-3) and it worked well, despite variable conditions from trail to trail. There were places on the man-made snow where the tracks were still a bit icy and I had to step in the middle to get grip.
Meadowview was in great shape and seemed to have colder snow, and more of it, and my wax gripped a little too well. Returning on the natural snow on Banff trail there was still some occasional tree debris, and the tracks were somewhat glazed, but nothing that I’d consider to be problematic.
The fresh snow made for some very pleasant skiing today but the trails could still use a few more cm. The forecast is calling for snow flurries tonight so let’s hope they materialize.
I can’t wait to read all the Trip Reports to see how much new snow fell around the countryside.