…can be found on the Trip Reports page.
Hey gang, very informative Trip Reports today, thanks!
I think all the bases have been covered except maybe for Emerald Lake. Warm temperatures are causing a few waxing issues, but it sounds like everyone was doing okay, considering what we have to work with.
I was thrilled to see all the grooming which was completed last night in PLPP, and encouraged by the snowfall, as little as it was. There’s a bit more in the forecast, now if only the temperatures would cool down.
Steve’s report on the Pipestone trails mentioned “Fresh grooming was underway as we wrapped up at 3, with a few light flakes drifting down.”
If anyone finds Patrick Borden’s gloves at Mt Shark, he’d be happy to get them back.
On the way back from Lake Louise yesterday, I stopped at the Healy Creek trailhead and walked out about 300 metres and took the photo at the side. It was solid ice with lots of tree debris. I’d like to know how far up Brewster Creek you’d have to go to find real snow, or if the trail received any of today’s snowfall.
I’ve caught a bad cold and spent the day watching T.V., getting caught up on all the programs which I’ve recorded and didn’t have time to watch this winter. I’d be really choked if we had excellent skiing conditions right now…on second thought, no I wouldn’t.
The answer for Brewster Creek is… pretty far. Friday night it rained for about 30 minutes at Sundance Lodge, followed by about 2-3cm of new snow in the past 24 hours. That’s enough to make it skiable for about the last 5km into the Lodge (and beyond), but lower down it’s pretty dicey. I ended up hiking in and out with cleats from Cave and Basin. (Cave and Basin to the Brewster junction is also mostly ice).
Good to know, thanks! -Bob