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I skied at Lake Louise on the Moraine Lake road today. It was snowmobile packed with a couple centimetres of new snow over the packing. It was snowing lightly when I left at 5 pm. Conditions were a bit better than on Saturday – there’s not so much pavement showing! There were intermittent skier-set tracks which were pretty decent and the snow was fast. Every time you plant your poles, however, you will hit pavement. If your pole tips aren’t sharp, they’ll slip and it will get frustrating.
I used rock skis, but if you were very careful for the first kilometre, you may get away with using your better skis, especially if there’s any new snow.
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