The conditions were excellent yesterday, for both skate-skiing and classical. As of last night:
Capilano: groomed for skating. Existing tracks for classical in place. Teaching grid ready for use.
Goldbar: the Hadhirgaan (50 Str loop), Lake loops/treeline, Woodcutters groomed for skate and trackset for classical. Two teaching grids ready for use. Watch for several extra little connector trails to make smaller loops for training/teaching.
Goldstick: the Switchbacks and Switchback loop, Creekcrossing groomed for skate and classical. A NEW 9 lane teaching grid and warm up area have been packed and groomed in the soccer field.
Southloop: Unfortunately, a vehicle did significant damage to the herringbone hill/steep climb from the first bridge and the flats on top of the hill (deep ruts that went down to ground level bringing up dirt/sand/rocks). The Team was able to repair the damages and fill in the large ruts, but unfortunately, the sand/debris that was brought up by the 4×4 it remains in the snow on the hill. The Southloop is groomed for skate and classical, but be aware of “contaminated” snow as a result.
Have a great day on the trails!
Happy trails from your Edmonton Nordic Grooming Team