The conditions yesterday were very good for classical and skating. The snow and trails held well yesterday and overnight. We are looking forward to a week where the forecast is fairly stable and remains below freezing!
As of last night’s grooming:
Capilano: skate lanes groomed. Classic tracks in place. Watch for some icy patches, but overall good.
Goldbar: all skate lanes groomed. Classic tracks in place. Watch for a new detour on the northshore trail (to by-pass the significant ice flow on the northern part of the trail heading east, the south part of the trail has been made into a2-way with classic tracks set on both sides of the skate lanes for east and west traffic. Some icy spots on the northshore on the sun exposed trails near the detour.
Goldstick: skate lanes groomed with existing classic tracks in place. Shallower tracks and ice bottomed tracks in places. Watch for icy areas on downhill corners and areas that get more snowploughing (downhills/corners), including thecreekcrossing area – use caution.
Southloop: skier tracked only – no grooming. Ice on some uphills and downhills, use caution.
Overall, currently the trails ski well. Expect hard-track conditions with a solid base-layer of ice under the groomed snow, with areas of shallow classic tracks with ice/glazed bottoms. Icy patches.
Happy trails from your Edmonton Nordic Grooming Team