Sunday morning update

by Bob Truman on December 30, 2018

in XC

We learned from Louise’s trip report that Lake Louise received a lot of snow yesterday. 8.5 cm was predicted and it looks like they received all of that and more. Moraine Lake road, the Great Divide, Tramline, Telemark, Fairview, Lake Louise Loop, and Pipestone trails were groomed and trackset. It remains to be seen how much snow fell after the grooming was completed. 

Nipika Mountain Resort posted on Facebook they received 10 – 12 cm of snow and the trails have been groomed and trackset. 

Remember when

Ribbon Creek in Feb 2013 before the floods destroyed it.

It’s going on six years since the floods wiped out some of our favourite ski trails.

Ribbon Creek March 2012

These photos bring back fond memories of skiing on the old Ribbon Creek trail in Kananaskis Country. In fact, it’s where I did most of my learning the first year I skied. 

This is a sight we’ll never see again. Marmot Basin to the left, Skogan Pass to the right.

The “old” Ribbon Creek was probably the best beginner trail in all of Kananaskis. It was a big loss to the skiing community. 

The Marmot Basin trail wasn’t as popular, being at higher elevation and quite steep, but it was also wiped out in 2013. I’m glad I had the opportunity to make a blog report about it, and it was the one and only time. Marmot Basin Trail in Kananaskis.

 

 

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