Update Mar 24 from Parks Canada:
“The Agency is temporarily suspending all motor vehicle access by visitors at all national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas effective 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, until further notice. All visitor services remain suspended and all visitor facilities remain closed.
This means that all parking lots, vehicle services, trails, washrooms, day use facilities, showers, visitor centres, and all camping facilities, including oTENTiks, yurts and backcountry camping, are closed until further notice.
Highways and roadways which pass through Parks Canada places will remain open.”
West Bragg Creek
Grooming has been suspended in West Bragg Creek. The statement from Boomer Groomer…
“In the interest of the health and safety of trail users and our local population, the GBCTA has elected to cease grooming operations as of yesterday. We have followed the lead of other ski and bike areas and are recommending that people recreate without travelling out of their own neighbourhoods, maintain social distancing, and stay home if they are symptomatic. A formal statement should be available from the GBCTA shortly, Thanks for a wonderful season and stay well.”
Lots of grooming has occurred in PLPP in the past 48 hours. Tyrwhitt, Whiskey Jack, Upper Pocaterra, Packers were the last ones groomed last night. The latest report…
“During the first of 2 grooming shifts, ending at midnight, heavy snow began falling just before dark, lasting for about 2 hours, and depositing about 5cm’s of new snow in the Boulton parking lot, less further north, and more at higher elevations. Much of the new Monday night grooming will have at least a few cm’s of new snow on top the trackset. Grooming shifts /schedules will be altered in the coming days as PLPP is using a borrowed snowcat until Tuesday morning (as long as everything goes according to plan), while the PLPP cat awaits parts and repair. Use extra caution on all tracksetting from Friday night on as the borrowed snowcat has some hydraulic idiosyncrasies, causing the tiller to stick, both up and down, or side to side; there are occasionally places where the track disappears for a few feet, as well as some sharp spots on turns.”
“No new grooming due to our snow cat working at Peter Lougheed. Conditions continue to be spring like icy in the morning softening up in sun exposed areas in the afternoon.”