“Going outside and being active should be encouraged.” – Dr Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health. “As long as they take proper precautions while around others, Albertans can go outside for some fresh air, even while self-isolating.”
If you go skiing, remember the social distancing protocol of staying 2 metres away from others. It’s easy to do in the great outdoors. I wish people at the grocery stores were as responsible as the skiers I’ve encountered lately.
The natural snow trails at Canmore Nordic Centre were groomed early this morning including Bow, Banff, and Meadowview. The man-made snow on Banff Loop was groomed as well as the competition trails and the biathlon trails.
The Bill Milne, Wedge Connector, and Evan-Thomas trails are being groomed this morning for the final time this season.
Kicking Horse Ski Club final update: “We’ve had a great snow season and we hope you have had lot’s of time to enjoy it! The parking lots & trail heads in Yoho are shutting down —as well as many others in all the mountain parks — and so will the Kicking Horse Ski Club. Thank you so much for your continued support and volunteer efforts. Special thanks to Joe Nexipi–the backbone of our wonderful x-c trails in Yoho.”
“The goal is to reduce risk of transmitting COVID-19 rather than cut off all social contact, says U of A infectious disease expert who provides tips on what to do and what to avoid.” Social distancing: what it means and what you should do about it.
The purpose of this blog is to let skiers know about skiing conditions, and to be a purveyor of news affecting the cross country skiing community. I don’t make the news and I don’t groom the trails. The trail reports/Live grooming reports are available for everyone to see. People are going to go skiing regardless of anything posted on here, so let’s encourage everyone to be responsible. If you feel that grooming the trails and the Live Grooming Reports are irresponsible, take it up with the Alberta government.