Feb. 28, 2022 Trails/Grooming

The weekend saw a lot of happy skiers on the trails here!  The temperatures held below freezing yesterday, so conditions remain stable.  

As of last night’s grooming: 

Capilano:  No changes or grooming last night.  Classic tracks in place. Watch for some icy patches, but overall good.    

Goldbar:  skate lanes groomed. Most classic tracks re-set as needed where they were washed out/getting thin – we anticipate they will set up nicely for a firm track with the current temperatures.  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 a 2-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:  No change or grooming last night – 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 the creekcrossing area – use caution

Southloop: skier tracked only – no grooming.  Ice on some uphills and downhills, use caution. 

Overall, currently the trails continue to 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