Chinooking like crazy. We started early so managed to beat the major snowpack obliteration and wind.
After some warm weather fortunately it snowed to cover the really hard spots. Mostly skied on good tracks with some fresh snow. Elk Pass was a skier track mostly due to all the new snow.
Super warm, with lots of humidity as the cloud cover came in. Grip and glide were challenging as the snow got warmer as the day went on with above zero temperatures all day. At lest we got in over 30 km.
Low on energy but good skiing, though the snow was grabby. At least is was warmer, around -10 °C
Skied around Emerald Lake and the alluvial fan at the end. Flat and quiet. The track was a bit rough on parts of the lake. From the signs, it seems it was slushy up towards Christmas time. We did have nice lunch at the Truffle Pig in Field afterwards.
Skiing with Marja, too cold for photos! Look here on Skier Bob’s site for some. We saw these two wolves a few kilometres onto the 1A Highway west of Banff. Not the best photos but they were a bit away from the car and didn’t hang out too long!