Knowing that Sundance Lodge is scheduled to open on Thursday, I contacted Discover Banff Tours(the owners) regarding grooming on Healy and Brewster Creeks. This is their reply…
“It is packed and/or track set from Healy to the Brewster creek bridges as of last week by Parks Canada.
Tracksetting from the bridges to the lodge will be done by Friday, but is currently packed.”
Parks Canada’s trail report for Banff indicates no grooming on Brewster Creek. It says “skier tracked.” Healy Creek trail= “not yet maintained.”
It seems the only way to know for sure what transpires is to go there in person and submit a report to this blog. Who volunteers?
It’s about 2K from the bridges(pictured) to the end of the trail at Sundance Lodge. The entire trail is 11.3K.
PLPP grooming last night included Amos, Meadow, Woolley, and Wheeler.
I hope anyone thinking of going to PLPP is skeptical of the Weather Network’s temperatures. They are indicating it’s -20°C at Boulton Creek however the Mud Lake thermometer, which I do believe, is at -31.