Did you know there is a grip wax even colder than green? It worked perfectly today.
By late afternoon the air temperature had warmed up to -15 at Kananaskis Village when we started skiing up Kovach. My grip wax of the day was Swix Polar, rated for -15/-30. That stuff is usually only used as a base layer.
The trails around the village had been trackset on Saturday night. There was a couple cm of fresh snow over the tracksetting, but they were in excellent condition. We climbed up to the Lookout through the S-turns.
Turned around and came right back down. It’s rare to not see those turns scraped bare, so it was a lot of worry-free fun today.
On a cold day such as this, I usually put toe-warmers in my boots, but the ones I used today were duds. They didn’t work. In the future, if I’m setting out for a long ski on a cold day, I’ll make sure they’re giving off some heat first.