March 22, 2020
Chuck took the above photo at the Cascade Valley trailhead today, better known as the Lake Minnewanka parking lot. Chuck remarked, “NB Line Ups at the trailhead outhouses, but they are open and hand sanitizer available.” See all Chuck’s photos.
Confederation golf course is now closed
Have we ever experienced better conditions throughout the winter at the city golf courses? Thanks to all the volunteers who worked diligently to groom the trails and farm the snow at Confed and Shaganappi. Carol sums it up with this comment…
“I went for a lovely, final skate ski at Confederation Golf Course today, the last day of operations. I’m sad to see it come to an end, but I am so grateful for having had this in-the-city, close-to-home ski oasis all season long. A huge thank you to the Calgary Nordic Alliance, and many volunteers for an amazing job, and keeping it skiable even during Chinooks. I know from seeing the many people of all ages and abilities using the trails that you have provided a valuable service to thousands of Calgarians!”
Update from Golden Nordic Ski Club
“While everything else is shutting down, we will be grooming daily until March 30, and when we can after that. We have a great snowpack so let’s keep skiing as long as we can!
The Dawn Mt. Chalet is closed completely, with no staff, no programs, lessons, or phone service. After today, no washroom facilities, but the outhouse at Owl’s Roost Cabin is available for emergencies. Please don’t pee right beside the Chalet!”
Below is another photo from Chuck from March 19, also at Cascade Valley, demonstrating social distancing.