The recent warm weather, high winds, and the rain have taken their toll on the trails. The team is on the trails is renovating where we can.
Note: the north shore trail has several spots melted through to the grass and pavement – not recommended.
Goldstick/creek crossing/south loop and woodcutters icy and not recommended.
The team is focused on the Goldbar Lake-stadium/treeline/Hadhirgaan areas as a priority for skiing today and these are the recommended trails at this time. Stay tuned regularly for updates. Otherwise our work is focused on preparing the rest of the trails to make the best base for the forecasted snowfall.
Expect hard base/fast conditions overall. Time your ski for the sweet-spot in the freeze-thaw cycle (air temperature approximately just above freezing) when the trails are no longer icy/glazed, but not slushy. Likely late morning.
Caution advised: thin areas in some spots (grass coming through in select areas and some areas with gravel underneath have some gravel present) including: Esso hill, south loop east side and the steep climb at 101 ave, and the entrance climb into woodcutters, and the steep downhill/uphill at the creek crossing.
Rock skis recommended.
Please note, we are waiting for some increased snow pack depth before setting classical tracks. So at the present time, no classic tracks. Classical skiing is skier tracked only on the packed base.
Happy trails from your Edmonton Nordic Grooming Team