The above photo was taken by Chuck as he started out on another epic ski trip today.
With Chuck providing most of the photos and reports for this blog, I’m considering changing the name…
I am puzzled at the Banff trail report. On the top under recent grooming, it mentions “Jan 7 Goat Creek.” Further down, where it gives more details, it reports that Goat Creek condition is “Good,” but only indicates that it’s packed. There was plenty of snow to enable tracksetting so I wonder if it is just an omission in their report. Update: Thanks to Craig’s report, we now know that Goat Creek is trackset.
“Bill Milne south of the Kananaskis Golf Course and the Wedge Connector to Evan Thomas creek were rolled and are suitable for ski skating.
Some of the trails around the Kananaskis Village were refreshed with sporadic grooming and tracksetting. Kovach trail south of the Aspen junction is old grooming and very thin. Kovach North, Aspen, Kovach Lookout were all groomed and tracked where possible. Terrace and Terrace Link are re-groomed for ski skating.”
I would estimate about 4.5K would be rolled on Bill Milne and Wedge.
In Yoho, Joe has started work on the Emerald Connector. From the Kicking Horse Ski Club update, it sounds like the Tally Ho trail was trackset today.
Regarding the lack of grooming in PLPP, they have been short staffed. Jody has been preoccupied with some other important duties which has cut into his time on the ‘cat. A new person is being trained and things should be back to normal very soon.