Great spring skiing conditions are present at the moment. Temperatures are regularly above freezing in the afternoons creating freeze thaw events. Please check the grooming report below to see what has been touched up over night as trails that did not get a refresh may be icy in the morning.
Please keep off of snow piles on site as snowmaking and grooming operations are stockpiling snow for next season's Frozen Thunder
take care when leaving the Nordic Centre as a pot hole has formed on the exit road close to the junction with highway 742 (see picture)
Now that March has arrived, we like to mention the unique trail conditions that can be present this time of year. Best skiing will be found on freshly groomed trails (from the late afternoon/evening/overnight grooming shift). Remember to check the timestamps for each trail on the report below.
Expect faster trails in the morning and early afternoon with slowing conditions and stickier snow in mid-afternoon. Even if temperatures remain cold ish, if the sun is out, it has enough heat to slightly melt the top surface layer of snow starting in mid-afternoon. Upon freezing overnight, this does NOT cause the trails to turn to ice but does create a surface layer of crusty snow for the following day which can be abrasive to kick wax, though it also creates a very fast skate deck. This crusty snow will soften by late afternoon and glide will diminish. Rinse and repeat the next day. Watch for transition between areas in the shade and areas exposed to the sun.
Over several days, this will eventually ice the trails, but our plan is to groom again before we get to that point, as long as conditions allow.
Cross Country Stadium
Night Skiing Loop
Bow - Tear Drop
Biathlon Stadium Loop
Salt Lake - Biathlon Comp
|1-3 Days Ago||Distance||Open||Last Groomed||Trackset|
Banff Loop JCT 2-17
Warming Hut Bypass
Banff Loop JCT 17-5
Rundle - North
Banff Beyond Meadow
Bow - Connector
Grey Wolf - Lower
Bow - Natural
Salt Lake 3km Cut-off
Coyote Meadow Cutoff
King of Sweden
|4-6 Days Ago||Distance||Open||Last Groomed||Trackset|
Grey Wolf - Upper
Rundle - South
|7-10 Days Ago||Distance||Open||Last Groomed||Trackset|