Considering there’s been no new snow or tracksetting for 10 days, conditions are holding up well at Lake Louise.
The one thing which has changed since I was there on Saturday is the amount of tree debris on the trails. Narrower trails such as Fairview where there are a lot of trees close to the trail have a few thick patches of pine needles.
With the snow still cold, however, the tree debris doesn’t make much impact on the skiing. It would become a problem if the weather warmed up and we had to use sticky wax.
The tracks are ultra-fast on all the trails I skied which included Moraine Lake road, Fairview, Tramline, and Bow River loop. Going down Tramline, all you had to do is step into the tracks and you were gone.
I see the forecast is still predicting 2 – 4 cm of snow on Friday. It would be nice if the trails received enough snow to enable them to be groomed and trackset and to cover the debris.
If you read the comment by fat biker Jake, you’ll notice he links to a blog with a story which has numerous references to the illegal fat biking episode on Blueberry Hill. The post contains numerous inaccuracies, distortions and falsehoods and delusions such as this: “It’s not hard to imagine a future when it’s the cross-cross country skiers pleading with fat bikers to use their trails.” Feel free to click over and read it and leave a comment Riding with the fat bike liberation front.
Update: The author of the above fat bike article, Phil Tomlinson, has deleted the comments which were posted, and disallowed any new comments. He’s obviously only interested in a discussion if he can control the narrative. When people disagree with him, he calls it hate. It’s cowardly to post an opinion piece and not expect other people to have an opinion. Through all the fat bike controversy on here, I never deleted one comment, and there have been dozens.