I see that Coal Mine was trackset today. It’s been a few years since I’ve skied up there. I had to dig deep to find a couple photos. A few other trails were also trackset in the Ribbon Creek area.
Near as I can tell, my last trip up Coal Mine was in 2011. At the time, I wrote about it on the blog…
“Coal Mine is a trail on which you want to have excellent conditions to get the full enjoyment. It’s a 240M elevation gain over 2.6K. I have to say this is the best I’ve ever seen it. To make a long story short, it took 33 minutes up, and four screaming minutes down. The climb is relentless. The trail doesn’t flatten out until you’re almost at the top.”
I imagine conditions are at their best right now. Tomorrow(Tuesday) looks reasonably nice with temperatures around -10 to -14 with sunshine. Wednesday and Thursday should be excellent ski days with temperatures in the low single minus digits. Not that I’m advocating that you play hookey or anything. 🙂
The south trails at Sandy McNabb were trackset today.
The warmest place in the SkierBob empire for the next week is Golden, BC. The temperatures range from -2 to -8.
This Sunday is the Lake Louise Loppet. The Weather Network is predicting a high of -12°C on race day.
The Alberta Youth Championships are being hosted in West Bragg Creek this weekend. Racing will be on West Crystal Lines and Chickadee Meadow.