As the empire goes through its first extreme cold snap of the winter, congrats to Chip and Alf for braving the elements and submitting trip reports.
Banff Tracksetting Update
A number of skiers have been wondering why there’s been no tracksetting in Banff for the past week. I asked Eric Baron, Product Development Officer, Visitor Experience, Banff National Park, Banff Field Unit. I received this reply to my inquiry…
“(Tracksetter) Don has been away and will be back tomorrow.
For the Tunnel Mountain Campground ski offer, all of the approvals are in place but the volunteer tracksetters are working on the Loppett course.
Please continue to check the Banff Trail Conditions web page to see when grooming is completed on the various trails.”
If BNP would let us know about these absences, it would save us checking the Banff trail report numerous times a day.
Also in Banff, there should be some grooming on the Brewster Creek trail later this week. Sundance Lodge opens this weekend, so the snowmobiles will be going back and forth along the trail.
Loppet season is just around the corner
The temperatures will moderate just in time for the Lake Louise to Banff Loppet this Sunday. It’s a good opportunity for non-racers to ski some trails which will only be groomed once this winter.
Check my Loppets page for a list of upcoming loppets.
The Kicking Horse Ski Club posted some information today about their Feb 15 event, the Nordic Yoho Challenge