The PLPP trail report contains these remarks: “Feb 26th: Tyrwhitt and Elk Pass have now been trackset for the Cookie Race on Saturday; use extra caution on these trails as there is more trackset than normal and the tracks favour the race direction. Please more than ever do not snowshoe or skate ski on these trails.”
You know where this is going, don’t you?
Someone skated Elk Pass in the soft snow.
The chunks of snow which the skater left in the tracks have all been skied over but you can feel the bumps when going downhill.
It’s a bit like at Frozen Thunder this fall, where right in the middle of the biggest hill there were deeply-gouged mountain bike tracks crossing the trail.
Yet another Anti-social Skate Skier … you figure out the acronym!
That really makes me angry! I see first hand the amount of time and energy put into the trails by Alberta parks staff especially during the snow drought we’ve been having. These guys have been working 10 hour shifts 24 hrs a day just getting trails as perfect as possible so the race can go ahead. Unfortunately there’s always one &@#!hole that pulls a stunt like this! Shameful!