Yesterday Chuck met Bridget from California on Spray River West. A few days ago I took the picture of Santa on Redearth Creek. Santa’s real name is Tomo and she’s from Canmore.
If you read Chuck’s trip report, you’ll note that both skiers he met on Spray River were from warmish, far-away places(California and Arizona). They both mentioned this blog as their source of information about skiing.
Chuck skied 24K in yesterday’s -25 temperature on Spray River West and Goat Creek. Spray River West is trackset to the Spray bridge at 9.9K and Goat Creek has been snowmobile packed, and I might add, snowshoe packed.
In Peter Lougheed Provincial Park last night, Blueberry Hill and Elk Pass were trackset. Moraine, Fox Creek, and Boulton Creek were trackset yesterday. PLPP received 25 cm of new snow.
The Kananaskis Village trails along with the Bill Milne and Wedge Connector were groomed yesterday. Bill Milne and Wedge are great for skate-skiing.
Lots of grooming and I presume tracksetting at the Canmore Nordic Centre last night. Check the Live Grooming Report for details.
The Weather Network says it’s -20 in Canmore but don’t believe it. My thermometer reads -29. I would also be skeptical of the reported -21 temperature at Boulton Creek.
The floodgates will finally open tomorrow(Monday) and I expect we’ll see thousands of skiers enjoying the predicted warmer weather in the -7 to -10 range on the first day of 2018.