I’ve barely had a moment to catch my breath, but I know the “End of Grooming” in Kananaskis is foremost in everyone’s minds.
My own opinion is that a strong case can be made for the continuation of grooming just from the tourism aspect. I hope the out-of-province clubs who come to Kananaskis every winter will write to Jason Nixon, our minister in charge of parks(contact info below).
From feedback on this blog and talking with skiers, it appears that a user fee of some sort would be acceptable to most, and would cover the costs of grooming. Administering a user fee can be cumbersome, but with the internet, it can be managed efficiently and inexpensively. For example, you can buy your season pass online for the Canmore Nordic Centre which is managed by Alberta Parks.
What are your suggestions? Please keep it respectful. You can disagree with policy, but personal insults will not help our cause.
As always, a hand-written letter makes the most impact but an email is better than nothing.
Minister of Environment and Parks
323 Legislature Building
10800 – 97 Avenue
Phone: 780 427-2391
Fax: 780 422-6259