Lots of fresh snow and great skiing!
There was about 5 cm of new snow on Goat Creek from yesterday’s snowfall. Plenty of skiers have been over it, and there are good skier-set tracks. We only had enough time to go as far as the bridge(approx 7K), but I could see there were tracks leading up the opposite side as well.
With the fresh snow, the tracks were silky smooth and surprisingly fast. It was all fun going down from the Canmore end to the bridge(approx elevation drop of 180 metres). On the return trip, I pretended I was a Norwegian and double-poled up some of those long, gentle hills. Can anyone tell us what the conditions are like at the Banff end(Spray River west side)?
This trail is one of my all-time favourites. I wish we could have had better snow conditions this winter, especially at the Banff end.
Although it’s in great shape for skiing right now, I will be surprised if they don’t get this trackset soon.
Marg Fedyna sent this in: Birkie Video It stars Olympian Joan Groothuysen (1976 and 1980 Olympics in nordic skiing)