Hope you got out to enjoy a great weekend of spring skiing here at Goldbar. The team took last night to rest up and we did not groom last night. We received a small amount of snow overnight here at the park, and the forecast calls for more throughout the day. We plan to groom tonight to make the most of the new snow – stay tuned.
We continue in spring skiing mode now – expect icy/hard/fast mornings, look for a possible sweet spot of the trails softening to ideal spring conditions as the temperatures bridge onto the plus side, then slushy/wet conditions once temperatures are above about 5C, especially in sun exposed areas, with ice forming in melted areas, particularly in the shade and when temperatures start to cool in the late afternoon and evening. Most low spots on the trails have had water accumulation that are either ice or puddles/small lakes depending on time of day and temperature.
Overall, faster/harder trails with areas of ice and glazing under the fresh layer of snow. Downhills and uphills icy. Also, expect ice patches, slush, and water patches under the fresh snow and areas where the snow is getting carved out by little streams of melt water. Use caution.
Goldstick: Significant ice flows and icy trails. Not Groomable and Not Skiable – Not recommended.
Southloop:Significant ice flows and icy trails. Not Groomable and Not Skiable – Not recommended.
Happy trails from your Edmonton Nordic Grooming Team