It really surprises and discourages me when I see a cross-country skier being a jerk. Thankfully, they’re few and far between. It’s unbelievable to think anyone could get upset while skiing in the best place on earth, but I was a witness to an encounter on Moraine Lake road today.
Before I tell you about the altercation, I’d like some feedback. Please leave a comment and tell everyone what you would do in a situation like this:
You’re skiing along Moraine Lake road in the tracks and come upon a slower skier. Do you
- Yell ” track” and expect the skier to step out of the tracks and let you ski through
- You’re faster, and the trail is wide(there’s plenty of room even if a skater is coming in the opposite direction), so you simply step out of the tracks and pass
What should the etiquette be in this situation? See below for the sign at the trailhead which outlines the recommended actions, but I find it somewhat ambiguous.
If you care to comment on Part 2 of this question, what would you do if you were skiing a fast downhill and came upon a slower skier in your track who looked a bit wobbly and unsteady?
Parks Canada is doing a fantastic job of grooming this trail. It’s never been better at this time of year. The new ginsu made a deep, firm track and conditions were fast today.
Let’s hear your opinion, I’ll tell you mine later, and after we get some feedback, I will tell you how it all transpired.
How do you interpret this? Is it asking the skier to step out of the track, or not?
An update to this post can be seen here.
A fantastic promo video has been posted Alberta World Cup 2012
Some photos from today