Thanks for all the trip reports and photos today. I’ve added a “Groomer’s Report” from the Heritage Guides at Lake Louise. It sounds like Fairview is on the verge of being trackset. One more snowfall required.
I would have enjoyed watching Ray attempting to keep up with the dogsleds. Chuck and Jeannette were cheering on the racers at the Noram World Jr/U23 trials in Canmore and have some photos to share. You can see the full results on Zone 4.
I’ll mention once again that a Facebook group has been created by Louise for anyone who wants to organize car pooling. Cross Country Skiing YYC. I see she has already added 37 members to the group today.
If you missed it, Nipika Mountain Resort has been trackset but with early-season conditions.
Steve Riggs was biking at West Bragg Creek today and sent this remark “Surprisingly- I saw people skiing near the trailhead, despite the bulletproof conditions! The same bulletproof conditions made for great biking on studded 2.3 tires, with at least as much dry dirt as ice or snow.”
Sad to see the snow disappearing at WBC, and there’s not much in the forecast. I’m posting the latest snowfall predictions from Windy.com for a number of trails. If it materializes, the trails in Yoho and Emerald Lake will be getting 30 cm.
Did you notice anything interesting about this photo where Jody was coming into the Elk Pass trailhead with the snowcat? Yes, those are my skis and poles sitting there, waiting to get munched by the tiller. When I saw the snowcat arriving, I thought I’d be helpful and move the “No Parking” sign off to the side so he didn’t have to get out of the cab. I totally forgot about my skis, so thankfully Jody noticed them and stopped to let me rescue them.