We took advantage of yesterday’s tracksetting on Wedge and Evan Thomas and had a great day of skiing. You may have read on the Ribbon Creek trail report that grooming has finished for the season on the Kananaskis Village, Ribbon Creek, Bill Milne, Wedge, Skogan Pass trails.
Back on Dec 27, I took a beginner skier, Ricky, for his first ever ski trip. He got hooked and skied a number of times this winter. We went back(in separate vehicles) to Wedge pond today along with Christine and enjoyed a beautiful day of skiing on cold snow and excellent tracks.
The wind was howling and snow was drifting along highway #40 all the way to the Wedge pond trailhead. Wedge and Evan-Thomas are well protected for the most part by heavy forest, so the wind was not a problem. The trees also help protect the snow from the sun, although that’s becoming an issue with the sun so high in the sky now.
The temperature at 1 pm was +1°C with four well-spaced vehicles in the parking lot. I waxed with VR50(0/-4) and had good grip. The tracks were fast but not icy.
I’ll be overcome with sadness if these trails aren’t groomed next winter.