Dec. 3, 2022 Trails/Grooming

The new snow continues to set up well with the repeated packing. The team has packed the Capilano Trails, the two-way/tree-line and Hadhirgaan trails in Goldbar. The Northshore trail has some twigs and debris. The switchbacks are still thinner in the windswept areas.

A Huge Thank You!!! to the volunteers who helped the team yesterday snow-farming to build up some of the thinner areas. Every bit of trail work helps to make everyone’s skiing better through the whole season.

Expect a hard/icy base underneath overall – in some areas the new snow has bonded well to the old base, and in some areas there is an icy area underneath the fresh snow that can be felt with your skis and slips.

Caution advised: likely some thin spots in wind and sun exposed areas (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.

Please note,  we will be assessing 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