Did anything materialize from yesterday’s snowfall?
This is now third-hand information, but I received an email from a reader who talked with someone who had been at Lake Louise today. He reported “just got back from skiing on Moraine Lake Road and they had a foot of fresh snow.” The skier said he made first tracks.
Parks Canada at Lake Louise sent me an email today, saying that tracksetting will begin Nov 2, snow permitting.
Goat Creek and Banff trails
There’s a good, informative article in today’s Rocky Mountain Outlook by Justin Brisbane entitled “Banff winter trails get multi-use makeover.”
This pertains to the blog post I wrote on Oct 13 Great News re: Goat Creek and Banff Trails.
I only have one misgiving about the information provided by Parks Canada. I don’t think Goat Creek is wide enough for skate skiing without chewing up the classic track. Oh, well, it will still be an improvement over that hazardous ridge in the middle.
Banff National Park welcomes feedback on the new configuration: “Danchuk said Banff National Park wants to work with organizations such as Bow Valley Trail Alliance and the blog SkierBob.ca to get feedback from specific user groups.”
Banff Visitor Experience Manager, Greg Danchuk will be reading this blog throughout the winter to get your feedback. Now all we need is some snow.
Frozen Thunder Race
The first race of the season goes tomorrow(Friday) at 9 a.m. on Frozen Thunder, a distance time trial.
It was the second hand report of a foot of snow higher up the road that got me. I think what was also involved is that there was warming at lake level during the day, so the snow there must be a lot less than up Moraine Lake road a bit.
I’m glad someone finally gave us a report on Sunshine Meadows. It was going to be you or Alf! The snow looks gorgeous on the webcams, as do the loads of skis and boots in Bob’s photos of the sale items this weekend. I’m green with envy!
It’s interesting that the Lake Louise Chateau web cam shows no new snow since I looked yesterday. Where did all the Moraine Lake Road snow come from? -)
Henry, I think you might not have noticed Bob’s fine print… he dug up that photo from November 1, last year… obviously a teaser!