-41…but there’s no wind!

by Bob Truman on March 2, 2019

in XC


Temperatures in the SkierBob realm are extremely cold this morning. The warmest places today will be Golden, BC with a predicted high of -8 and Nipika at -11.

Let’s take solace in the knowledge that the pine beetle is being killed off. 

The Pocaterra hut sounds like a nice, warm place to use as your base if you’re heading to PLPP. You’ll have excellent trail conditions because Pocaterra, Come-Along, Rolly Road, and Lynx were trackset last night. 

All trails at West Bragg Creek(with the exception of Mountain View West) were groomed and trackset yesterday. All are in excellent condition. 

Hostel loop at West Bragg Creek on Mar 1. Photo by Alf Skrastins.

The Alberta Youth Championships are being hosted in West Bragg Creek this weekend. Racing will be on West Crystal Lines and Chickadee Meadow. Elbow South has recently been groomed and trackset, so you could access the WBC trail system from Allen Bill Pond. 

Bill Milne/Wedge/Evan-Thomas were trackset yesterday. The entire Ribbon Creek system has had recent grooming and is in excellent shape. 

Canada Winter Games Women’s Mass Start. Photo by Chuck

Canada Winter Games

Chuck was in Red Deer to watch the cross country skiing where a BC brother and sister won gold. 

Canmore’s own amazing brother and sister team, Sam & Izzy Hendry, also did well. Congratulations to Sam for his bronze medal. I had the pleasure of meeting Sam at Cascade Valley a few weeks ago. 

See more of Chuck’s photos

Read more in the Red Deer Advocate: Brother and sister win gold in cross country skiing

If it isn’t too cold, the final cross country race, a mixed relay, goes today at 1 pm and would be fun to watch. Alberta is in third place in the medal count but is punching way above its weight. 

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