Update: I’ve been informed by Tracksetter Jeff that a reroute has been groomed to bypass the ice flow, same as the one we used in 2019.
We haven’t been inconvenienced this winter with ice floes, but an ice floe-less winter was too much to expect. Thanks to Kazzy for the trip report and the ice floe update.
“We parked (initially) at Kovach and skied south to the ice flow – it must have grown since the groomer’s report as there was no way around it without getting wet feet/boots/skis so we back-tracked. Then we drove to the Golf Course and did another section heading back north to the iceflow. Immaculate grooming everywhere.”
In the photo, it looks like you could ski around it, but I tried, and all that happens is that you sink down into slush and your boots get wet.
Grooming is occurring in the Ribbon Creek area as I write this at 7 pm. So far, Hay Meadow, Ruthie’s and Lower Skogan Pass have been trackset.
Loppets and Races
Golden, BC Dawn Mountain Challenge. The dates are Feb 19-28 and it’s hosted by the Golden Nordic Ski Club.
Don’t forget about the Virtual Yoho Nordic Challenge which is ongoing until Feb 24.
Think Before You Sink: the following was posted by Bragg Creek Trails:
Bragg Creek Trails wrote the following on Facebook:
“While most of us have been curled up in our nice, warm homes, the groomers have been out preparing our trails for an epic Family Day Weekend. The pictures shared came from a user on Strava yesterday.
One shot shows the pristine track set on Telephone Loop, the other two the complete devastation of tracks witnessed ONE HOUR LATER! This is a multi-use trail so this post is not about casting blame or throwing accusations. This is an opportunity to share a message and educate users on something we hope will resonate with all.
THINK BEFORE YOU SINK – for the love of the trails and for the respect for one another. Fresh snow, freeze/thaw cycles, rain…there are many elements from Mother Nature that impact our trails all year long. With a surge in users, let’s all try and be respectful of our groomers’ time, each other, and our trails and THINK BEFORE YOU SINK!”