Just in! Fantastic news! Some grooming has occurred, and the new trail reporting system is in place for this winter. It’s similar to the “Live grooming report” which you have seen from the Canmore Nordic Centre.
In the grey box below, I’ve copied directly from the Kananaskis Trail Report for “Ribbon Creek and Wedge Pond Cross-Country Ski Trails:”
Ribbon creek trail was washed away in the June floods, so I’m pretty sure it was not groomed, although it is indicated as such on the list(but not on the map itself). Take note, there are still some hazards on the trails. Also, this was grooming only, not tracksetting. Please check the Ribbon creek trail report for more details. This link lists every trail in the system and its status: http://www.albertaparks.ca/kananaskis-country/advisories-public-safety/trail-report.aspx
I like the fact they are still referring to these as the “Ribbon Creek” trails. It makes me think that we will see a trail again some day.
Terrace is groomed almost to the Ribbon creek parking lot. There’s still no bridge across the creek, but I have confidence that we’ll see one soon, or if the creek freezes, problem solved. To access these trails, you’ll have to park at Kananaskis Village for now.
50 cm on Skogan Pass! If only we could get up there.
This reporting system is a great stride forward in giving us current, up-to-the-minute information. Congratulations, K-country!
Frozen Thunder continues to grow
I took a spin over to the nordic centre to see if Frozen Thunder had grown any larger, and it has. There’s a new loop of about 600 metres on the Nagano trail. In all, there must be close to 3K of trails now. The snow was in fantastic shape. We had about 3-4 cm of new snow this morning in Canmore, and it really made the skiing fun.
There’s a lot of freshly-made snow laying around waiting to be groomed. Should have more distance soon.
Photos from today at the Canmore Nordic Centre