We took Tessa for one more ski at West Bragg while conditions are still reasonably good. Although I prefer colder snow, Tessa is happy not to have to wear her boots anymore.
The temperature at the West Bragg parking lot at 3:15 pm was +5°C and we didn’t even take waxable skis today. I had perfect grip and glide with my zero skis while Cheryl had good luck using her skin skis.
Other skiers who I spoke with who were using waxable skis were trying to get by with red wax but it was icing up in the shaded areas where the snow was still cold. As Michelle mentioned in her trip report, the temperature this morning was -10, and I’m pretty sure there was still some “blue wax” snow in places.
At this time of year the snow conditions are inconsistent. In areas where the tracks were in shade all day, the snow was cold but there were other places in the sun where it was slush.
Being late in the day, some trails were already starting to get a bit icy, namely the north-south part of Loggers.
The ice flow on Sundog west was still passable with your skis on but I don’t think it will stay that way for long.
If you go early tomorrow, there will be a lot of places throughout the system with icy trails.
Of course, the best part of skiing at West Bragg Creek for me is seeing all the happy dogs and families. iPetCompanion is what you need if you can’t take your dog with you.
It’s been a fantastic ski season at WBC this winter. Thanks to all the volunteers and workers who take care of the trails. If you enjoy skiing at West Bragg, be sure to make a donation.