…but here’s the calm before the storm…
Thanks to the West Bragg Creek grooming team for the photo.
Last night in PLPP, the south end trails were trackset and the trail report indicates no fresh snow over the new grooming. According to the Weather Network, the temperature in PLPP this morning is -18 with an expected high of -5. Should be an excellent day for skiing.
World Cup races at Canmore Nordic Centre have been cancelled. The parking situation is back to normal.
With a few hours free at mid-day, the timing was right to get out and enjoy the sun and excellent skiing conditions of the core trails at WBC. Sundog W-Crystal E-Sundog E-Loggers-Crystal W-Mountain View-Mountain Road-Moose Connector-etc-finishing off with the seemingly overlooked by many, fun curvy downhill of Middle W Crystal. It occurred to me when encountering the fresh grooming on MV that ironically- could it be that this amazingly long and consistent season (the best that I can remember in 30 years) at WBC has put more demands than usual on the financial and volunteer grooming resources there? Other than the skiing, a highlight was encountering a busload of happy teenagers on xc skis- kudos to their teachers!
And the season should continue more. Sounds like this system will swing back and have an upslope wallop!