After finishing up with an appointment I had this afternoon in Canmore, I figured I could still get in an hour of good skiing on the new tracksetting at Mt Shark.
You can see all 18 of Chuck’s photos from his trip to Mt Shark and then into backcountry conditions on the Upper Spray. My sources tell me that tracksetting will continue in PLPP until April 15. I’m not sure if that includes Mt Shark
The skiing at Mt Shark today would qualify as a “Best Day.” What a terrific day, and I’m not just referring to my ski at Mt Shark, but to most of the trip reports which have comments like this: Pipestone: “Could not ask for better day.” Baker Creek: “Not sure…
If Chuck’s report and photos of Mt Shark have enticed you, along with tonight’s tracksetting, to head over there on Friday, be aware that Spray Lakes/Smith Dorrien road south of Canmore will be closed for avalanche control
I searched for a warm place to ski with Tessa today, but where would that be? Most temperatures were hovering around -25°C with one exception.
Mt Shark is normally a location where you can get spectacular photos, but not today. The light was so dull it was impossible to get a vivid photo. On the other hand, the skiing was excellent.
-Watridge Lake road at Mt Shark. Photo from last year- According to the Live Grooming Report for Mt Shark, Watridge Lake road has been trackset. The remainder roll-packed. Here’s the full report:
We may not have all our usual places to ski available to us right now, but we’ve still got some pretty good choices.
Update Thurs Feb 11 @ 7:20 a.m: Grooming occurred overnight at Mt Shark. Check the Live Grooming Report for details. 🙂 🙂
I finished skiing in PLPP very early yesterday, so I stopped at Mt Shark on my way back to Canmore and skied Watridge Lake road to the end of the tracksetting