Monday morning update

Lake O'Hara fire road

Lake O’Hara fire road

I’m happy to welcome Bruce Millar’s Grooming Reports for Lake O’Hara Fire Road to this blog.

Bruce just sent this email: “Just back right now from grooming and tracksetting Lake O-Hara fire road. It is in excellent shape right now, twin track all the way to the Day Shelter and Wardens cabin.”


6 more weeks of winter!!

CBC News reports: Groundhog Day’s furry forecasters have reached a consensus on how long winter will last, with three of five seeing their shadows — indicating another six weeks of cold-weather misery. Read more Groundhog Day. Let’s change misery to happiness.

Feb 2015We’ve booked our annual stay at Emerald Lake Lodge at their special rate for ski club members, and it looks like conditions are improving in Yoho and Emerald Lake. This is the latest update from the Kicking Horse Ski Club:

“Got 6 cms. of fresh beautiful powder to cover up our icy trails!! And Joe track set everything yesterday.”

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Skiing at Cypress Hills

When it was first developed and they started grooming the trails with a snowcat(Jeff’s old Pisten-Bully), I wanted to see the Spring Creek xc trail system in Cypress Hills. I enjoyed participating in their first annual loppet two years ago.

I posted two updates about the area Cypress Hills XC ski trails and More photos 

I received this email today from Chris Dodds:

I know the sign says finish, but this is actually the start of the 17.5K. There was a classic category and skating category.

I know the sign says finish, but this is actually the start of the Frozen Fescue loppet in Cypress Hills.

Hi Folks,

We have snow again and more in the forecast! The 3rd annual Frozen Fescue loppet is approaching quick and is sure to be the biggest and best one yet.  The date this year is February 28th and registration is open. If you know of anyone interested in participating in this fun cross country ski event please forward on this email.

Chris Dodds

Interpretive and Education Coordinator
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park (Alberta)
Phone: 403 893-3833
Cell: 403 878-0172
Fax: 403 893-8900

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