Received this email today…
Subject: It Ain’t Over Yet!
“Hi Bob, just wanted to let folks know that we skied the Fairview Loop at Lake Louise today (i.e. Upper Tramline, Fairview Trail, Lower Moraine Lake Road) – all single track set on April 9 after the new snow and tracks in good shape! Swix Purple worked just fine, temperature approx. zero when we left around 1.30 pm. Some icy/glazed sections of track that must have been in the sun yesterday, and occasional excessive traction provided by pine needles etc. but otherwise good (especially for April!) for classic, but would not be good for skating, even on the MLR section (too soft/deep/lumpy). If it doesn’t snow again, it should hold up for a few more days given the cool temps forecast.”