Last year when I wrote my final update, it was “What a great ski season!” Unfortunately I can’t say that this year. The snow was late in coming, and when it did arrive, we had that incredibly cold weather. So this winter will be remembered as one of those sports teams who win it all and end up in last place the next year, commonly known as “First to Worst.”
Six months ago, on Oct 20, 2018, Frozen Thunder opened at the Canmore Nordic Centre. I’m not sure if the nordic centre will continue grooming this month, but we know that grooming is finished in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.
On the bright side, I don’t recall having to ski on a lot of tree debris or icy conditions, and we enjoyed many days of skiing under sunny skies which made for great photos.
I also enjoyed sking in some locations which I haven’t visited very often in past years including West Bragg Creek, Sandy McNabb, and Confederation golf course. Speaking of golf courses, I was thrilled to discover that Strathmore golf course was dog-friendly.
Thanks for reading my blog, and a special thanks to everyone who submitted a trip report.
I’m attaching some of my favourite pictures in the gallery below. Sprinkled among them are some photos from Chuck, Steve Riggs, and Gord Ferguson. If you’re reading here Gord, let me know where that photo was taken because I can’t remember. I’m guessing it was Burstall pass, but I’m not certain.