-Nola and Geoff on Tyrwhitt. –
I was on the trail at 10:30 this morning and had lovely cold snow as I started up Whiskey Jack. I enjoyed 22K on excellent tracks and cold, clean snow. I skied a further 4K(after 2 pm) on wet snow, better known as armstrong skiing.
The air temperature at Boulton creek was -3°C and the snow was -5. I waxed with VR45(-2/-8) and had good grip for most of the day. Whiskey Jack had 5 cm of fresh snow over the recent grooming as did Pocaterra.
Upon reaching the Tyrwhitt – Lookout junction, I was thrilled to see the new tracksetting. I’m happy I had such perfect conditions on Tyrwhitt for what will probably be my last ski on this beautiful trail for this season.
New tracksetting also greeted me on Hydroline, Patterson, Elk Pass, and Blueberry Hill. Nearing the end of my ski, I didn’t have much grip on the sunny south side of the Elk pass hill so I walked up. The snow on Boulton Creek was also very wet. I didn’t want to add any sticky wax because the fresh snow on Boulton would have given me clumping problems.
The sun is a lot higher in the sky now, so it doesn’t take long for the snow to get wet. Most of the trails will be icy in the morning.
Easter Bridge Hunt
TSJ(Ribbon Creek tracksetter Jeff) sent me the photo at the right with the following note:
“Here is Tracksetter Alex under the new bridge we just built. At least we get a head start on summer if winter won’t cooperate.”
Jeff added, “The trail to it is almost done.” Does anyone know where the bridge is?
It’s a distant memory now, but we did have about two months of fabulous skiing on the Ribbon Creek – Bill Milne – Kananaskis Village trails early in the winter. I hope we get more than that next winter because I sure feel like something has been missing.
More photos from today in PLPP: