It never bothers me to get out of the tracks and go around when I see parents teaching their very young kids to ski. Quite often I’ll stop and say something encouraging to both kids and parents.
For how chilly it was today, I encountered a lot of young children having fun on the trails at Lake Louise. It always brings a smile to my face and I let them know I enjoy seeing the kids out on the snow.
I skied on six different trails today, a few which I haven’t been on yet this winter:
- Moraine Lake road
- Fairview(the entire length)
Fairview, on both sides of the hill, is in good condition, especially for this early in the season. I went south to north, so I don’t know what the short, steep downhill is like near Moraine Lake road, but the rest of it is fine. What a beautiful trail!
The Heritage Guides have somehow managed to get a pretty decent trail on the ice to the end of the lake, as well as a trail across the lake from Telemark to the boathouse.
The tracks on Moraine Lake road are in remarkably good condition for not having seen any new snow or tracksetting for a week. The cold weather preserves what’s there.
Peyto and Upper Telemark were trackset today.
At 12:15 pm, the air temperature was -12°C and the snow was -11. VR40(-4/-12) worked well. It was a cool ride home as I finished the day with a run down Upper Tramline.
Here are the instructions for accessing Upper Peyto trailhead behind Deer Lodge:
Do Not park at Deer Lodge. Park in the big Parks Canada parking lot(aka Chateau parking lot) as if you were going to ski on Tramline. At most, it’s a 100-metre walk to get to the Peyto trailhead. Cross the road at which time you’ll see the trailhead kiosk for the Peyto trail. See photo at the side.