Two more days of tracksetting in PLPP

April 16, 2021

Grooming has concluded for the season on the Mt Shark trails.

As long as everything goes according to plan, there will be grooming in Peter Lougheed Park until the night of April 17th.  

Canmore Nordic Centre: The man-made snow on Banff Loop, Banff to the meadow, and Bow trail was trackset overnight. 

Last night’s tracksetting in PLPP included…

  • Pocaterra from Lynx to Lookout
  • Whiskey Jack
  • Packers

The temperature at the Lower Lake at 7:30 a.m. is -8°C with a forecast high of +9. 

“Grooming on Thursday night took place under clear skies, as the icy base was broken up and tilled, with a little fresh snow to mix in, mainly in shady areas at higher elevations.  There are a few places on this recent grooming where the base is down to the ice layer, and the set tracks will be thin in a number of places, mainly at lower elevations. 

Polar bear having a snack. Photo by Jeannie McBroom

The base is very thin and/or down to ice in quite a number of places in the north end, as well as some of the middle trails.  Use extra caution on any trail north of Packers, as there are likely many sections of ice, with expanding bare spots in some areas. Use extra Caution if skiing Lower Lake Group Camp trail, as the snow bridge about 200m west of the KLT has almost fully collapsed (about one meters width left on which to cross on Apr 4th) and the remainder could collapse at any time.  The sun exposed hill above Boulton Bridge parking is also getting very thin and narrow (and other marginal spots are likely on Boulton Trail).”

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