We’ve now had a few reports on the conditions at Strathmore with Shulamit’s being the latest…
“Leisurely sunset ski. I’d heard good things about this golf course in the Trip Comments, and since I was in Strathmore working for the day, I decided it was time to try it out, and if you want to practice golf in your garage you can find some great equipment online for this.
The temperature was a pleasant -5°C when I started out. A fresh layer of snow had fallen in the morning, and the groomer was hard at work on his snowmobile somewhere on the grounds. I followed a set of roller-packed trails around the north and then the southwest corners of the course. The snow was soft and mushy underneath my skis, but it was dry and there was no sticking or clumping (hurray!). Later when I caught up to the groomer and said hello, I discovered a beautiful newly-made set of tracks behind him.
I skied until the sun went down. The southwest corner of the grounds, with its border of trees, was especially pretty with the sun streaming in from behind. The trees cast very long shadows on the snow. Overall, it was a very positive experience. It’s a great option if you don’t have the time to drive to the mountains, and it sure beats going to the gym!”