Most of you will recognize Kananaskis tracksetter Jeff. He’s at Lake Louise, grooming trails for the race on the 15th. Now there are three Jeffs doing tracksetting at Lake Louise! Thanks to Druh Farrell for the tweet. You can see her original
I’m pretty sure I know where I’ll be tomorrow. The Banff trail report indicates that Goat creek was trackset today. If memory serves me, we had about a one-week window where conditions were good in early December, then the meltdown / needlemania / ice storm came.
Paul Moore tweeted this today: “A frigid day on the ski trails is better than a warm session indoors on the bike or treadmill. Any day. Get bundled up and get outside.” For me, the most difficult exercise at a gym is opening the front door.
For those who can’t access it, the temperature on the PLPP webcam says -19, which probably means -23. My thermometer in Canmore says -23. I don’t see any movement from the towering spruce trees around here, so hopefully
Here in Canmore, it doesn’t look very pleasant outside. Temperature is -20°C but there’s also a wind to make it even colder. Environment Canada lists the wind chill at -28. We received 3 cm of snow overnight. Last night in PLPP, the entire
-Fiona and Charlotte had already skied 2.5K on Banff trail- Significant temperature drops were occurring this afternoon. Martin J reports a drop from -1 to -10 at Ribbon creek. The storm blew in while I was skiing
I thought we should remind skiers about the flood damaged Boulton creek trail which is reported to be inaccessible. I have talked to many skiers this winter who have skied on Boulton creek trail, starting at Boulton creek parking lot or Boulton Bridge day use and they all say the same thing: Nightmarish, horrible conditions.
If you haven’t skied in December, you’ve only got two more days. You’ll have some freshly trackset trails on which to do it, and it’s going to warm up today. If you’re a beginner skier who just received new skis for Christmas, you may benefit from
Update Dec 26 @ 9:45 a.m.: Kananaskis Public Safety advised me this morning the carcass was moved and Terrace trail remains open to skiers. I learned from my experiences many years ago with the Central Rockies Wolf Project that when you
I was surprised to see that Pocaterra from the hut to Lynx was trackset last night. Two cm of snow must have been enough for the crews to work with. The base, previous to the snow, was bullet-proof. Check the Live Grooming Report for PLPP