Let me first say that Canmore Park is not in Canmore, it’s in Calgary. It’s right across 19 St NW from Confederation golf course.
These photos were taken this afternoon and the snow was still cold and in good shape. At the west end of Canmore Park, there is a grid of nine excellent tracks and a skating lane.
The gates to the parking lot at Confederation golf course were open but I don’t know if this is going to be for skiers to use or not. There is a sign that says it’s “For Construction Vehicles Only.” Perhaps someone from Foothills can confirm.
Maple Ridge update
Why is it so difficult to get unambiguous answers from the city? We still have no definite answer on whether the city plans to end grooming at Maple Ridge golf course. Erika managed to extract a statement from councillor Druh Farrell’s office that “they are not ceasing cross country skiing at Maple Ridge.”
Of course, that wasn’t the question. We first heard from Sarah on Dec 5 in her comment…
“the groomer was advising those who like skiing there to call the city (311) and let them know you want grooming to continue! Apparently it’s on the list of things to cut money from”
I have posed the specific question to my councillor and am still waiting for a reply.
The first person who can ferret, pry or chisel an unequivocal answer from the city will win the prize.
Alberta Parks is allowing access for fatbikes on many snowshoe trails in K-Country. The only two places in PLPP where you should see fatbikes on a ski trail are the steep Hydroline hill where snowshoers use the hill to access the snowshoe trail under the power line, maybe 300 metres or so, and the south side of the big hill on Elk Pass.