I was thrilled to get Chuck’s report this morning at 9:10 a.m. about the Banff tracksetter working on Spray River and was hoping he’d also be doing Goat Creek.
Barbara had excellent conditions for her first ever ski on Goat Creek and she thoroughly enjoyed it. Peter and I both agreed that it was one of the best trips
-Spray River West near the junction with Spray River East- After a big dump of snow over yesterday’s tracksetting on Goat Creek and Spray River, the Banff tracksetter
Update Jan 3 @ 10 pm: Some tracksetting has been completed on the south trails in PLPP. Elk Pass, Hydroline, Tyrwhitt, and Whiskey Jack. Check the Live Grooming Report for details.
Chuckley: “25cm new snow. Up to our knees at times!” Mary Perrott: “We and another couple traded off trail breaking in about 25 cms. of snow. It was fun to ski and not be able to see your skis in front of you, not even a ripple
I was surmising that Goat Creek might have new tracksetting today and I was correct. 10 cm of new snow has completely refreshed the hard-packed conditions of last
That missile speeding down Goat Creek today was me. If you want to go breakneck fast, Goat Creek is your trail.
I have some photos of Goat Creek to go along with Nikolai’s trip report. He probably was long gone by the time I arrived at 1:40 pm. Thanks for breaking trail in the fresh snow!
It’s rare to experience such exceptionally good conditions on Goat Creek. New tracksetting, cold, clean snow, bluebird skies and nobody walking in the tracks. A day of skiing to be savoured!
The air temperature at the Goat Creek trailhead was -12°C at 1:15 pm and a light, gentle snowfall was beginning. There was not a breath of wind and it seemed a lot