A surprising grooming update

by Bob Truman on April 8, 2018

in XC

Sunday April 8 @ 12: 20 pm:

Something compelled me to check the Banff trail report around noon today and this is what I found:

Could Spray River be next?

The Great Divide at Lake Louise was groomed and trackset yesterday. 

The usual Saturday night trails were trackset in PLPP last night including Whiskey Jack, Packers, Upper Pocaterra, and Tyrwhitt. 

90% of the trails at Canmore Nordic Centre were groomed overnight. 

Shaganappi Golf Course

Alasdair Fergusson relayed this update from the Superintendent of Shaganappi:

“Hi everyone,

It appears winter just doesn’t want to leave and that being said Sunday April 8 will be the last day for cross country skiing at Shaganappi. There is so much preparations for the golf season to  begin and having the public working around the golf course crews will slow those preparations. The front gate will now be locked starting Monday April 9. It was a great ski season at Shaganappi. See everyone next year. 

Carey Bradley
Superintendent Shaganappi Point Golf Course”

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1 Chuck April 8, 2018 at 4:56 pm

UPPER BANKHEAD – April 8

Seeing is believing… but thanks for the heads-up Bob!
I just took my old Combi skis and boots and that worked beautifully… no sticking. Classic on the flats and downhill, and a little skating on the uphill when my arms got tired.
Lots of people enjoying today’s grooming, and they were mostly classic skiers.
Bob… you need a few photos:
https://1drv.ms/f/s!ApWd3WZ3ra9Nhh6T9-NTWrID-Q5n
Guess I’ll have to check out the Cascade tomorrow, early.

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2 Art&molly April 8, 2018 at 4:10 pm

PLPP, whiskey Jack to Lookout 10-12:30. Warm at summit. Loose snow trail on Lookout. On trip back to Boulton Bridge, water dripping from trees onto trail. Awesome day.
Thanks SkierBob.

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