Snow and cooler temps needed
If any of the wax technicians from the National Ski Team are reading this, we need your help:)
Trails in Peter Lougheed Prov Park are icy. Slushy if they’re in the sun. It was very difficult getting any kind of grip wax to work properly, and it’s the same on all trails in the park. Waxless skis didn’t perform very well either.
Klister might be the only thing that would work right now. I’ve rarely used Klister, and there are many different kinds, so I don’t know what to suggest.(Update: see comment below for suggestion)
We checked out Elk Pass, Whiskey Jack, and Pocaterra. Same conditions all over. Talked to a skier who was on Tyrwhitt who reported it to be very soft. The thermometer at Pocaterra said +8, the one in my car said +12. It’s not bad if you like double-poling most of the time.
The Weather Network is calling for 2-4 cm of snow on Thursday…let’s hope it materializes. Environment Canada’s forecast isn’t quite so promising, calling for no snow and a high of +5.
Mt Shark was groomed and trackset last night, but getting there is not much fun right now with the muddy conditions on the Smith-Dorrien.
Geez… this is a depressing report. Would everyone please put their summer tires back on their vehicles…that’s a sure way to make it snow!
I am only guessing, but I would imagine it’s colder at Lake Louise and the conditions are probably a lot better. Anyone been there lately?