April 21, 2021
A few days ago, Alf Skrastins made a good case for resurrecting Lionel as a groomed ski trail The easiest, longest, most scenic beginner trail in Kananaskis.
The sky was overcast that day and his photos weren’t optimal for displaying the remarkable scenery along the trail. Yesterday, Alf returned to the scene and I’ve posted a few of the beautiful blue-sky photos. You can see more on Alf’s report. For those who are late to the game, Lionel is the closed portion of Hwy #40 from the winter gate to the Back Door, about 9K.
Will Ski Mania continue?
“We don’t know whether the introduction of XC skiing to many first-time XC skiers encouraged enough of them to become regular XC skiers”
As the Shirelles put it in their #1 hit song “Is this a lasting treasure, or just a moment’s pleasure?”
If things are back to normal by November, will the first-time skiers still be keen, or will there be lots of used gear for sale? Perhaps it begs the question, “Will Covid ever be conquered?” 12 months ago, I never dreamed the pandemic would still be raging.