“Hold the phone is right Bob! Alex did a beautiful job grooming the Bill Milne trail to Wedge pond early this morning. I was there at 10am and the trail had a wider, gorgeous skate lane. We were classic skiing today.
I wish I’d taken a pic on the way back because starting at the Mt Kidd campground people were walking all over the skate lane and Alex’s beautiful work was trashed. I saw one skate skier speak to one group so I didn’t bother. More education needed.”
Chuck skied from Baker Creek to Morant’s Curve and the photos look fabulous. He even saw wolf tracks. He also skied Baker to Protection Mountain. The tracksetting looks very recent.
Tracksetter Jeff is doing the late shift on Skogan Pass as I write this. You can follow his progress on the Ribbon Creek Live Grooming Report.
More grooming occurred today at West Bragg Creek. Check the Live Grooming Report for details.
Lake Louise tracksetting today: Great Divide; Tramline; Lower Telemark; Townsite.
PLPP: Fox Creek and Moraine were trackset, however there is still quite a bit of tree debris on the trail and in the tracks in some areas.
We had a trip report yesterday which was somewhat disconcerting. It can serve as a reminder that you can get cold really quickly if you’re disabled and laying on the snow. I’m happy to hear the injured person was safely evacuated.
This was the report from “Just Another Skier…”
Went out for a little ski at WBC in the afternoon and probably halfway between the WBC parking area and Allen Bill, we came across a person who had broken their ankle from wiping out on one of the downhill sections on the Iron Springs trail. One person contacted 9-1-1 while others went back for extra clothing and other helpful stuff. All told, we were probably there for almost 90 minutes before everything wrapped up. Despite it being relatively mild, the injured person was quite cold by the time he was loaded into the chopper. So…I guess it’s a good idea to have some extra clothing in the ‘ol backpack, just in case. Also keep in mind that cell service is very spotty in that area so it took a bit of time to ski around a find a spot with good enough reception. Don’t assume you’re going to be able to phone someone if you get into trouble. And, there weren’t very many people on the trail at that time of day…
Also of note was the lovely woman who gave us crap as she skied by because we were blocking the trail…Merry Christmas! In any case, the conservation officers and the rescue folks were all great and the injured person got safely evacuated.