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MORAINE LAKE ROAD - Skate Skiing in May!
Report Submitted by Chuck
(trip) Date: Sunday May 01, 2022
Submitted: Sunday May 01, 2022 at 14:41
Starting at minus 3 provided good conditions for skate skiing. Surprisingly, no hikers or bikers out today.
Why wait until October, when you can ski in May!
Far enough for today!
Parks has not started ploughing yet
Base is hard packed
Skies did not really clear, even for the viewpoint!
4 comment(s) posted
2022-05-01 at 18:59 - comment by aqua toque
Love the avalanche warning sign! By the size of that pole basket looks like an oldtimer. Wonder if it's the same guy the tree fell on.
2022-05-01 at 21:34 - comment by Diana Piggott
Enticing! Any idea when they will start plowing?
2022-05-02 at 09:03 - comment by Chuck
I don't know when they will start ploughing, but they always get it done for the May long weekend.
Skiing while they work has never been an issue, as they push the snow down to the left and leave the higher right side untouched. The main issue is to pick a day after a good deep freeze, so that everything is solid.
Pick a clear blue sky day and ENJOY!
2022-05-02 at 22:00 - comment by ulrikeski
Hi Chuck: I'd imagine it would be beneficial to have metal edged light touring skis for the downhill on Moraine Lake Road when its total crust? You could be going quite fast without edges. I enjoy crust skiing with skate skis on more flat terrain like Mud Lake, Engadine Meadows and Bow Lake. Very scenic. Agree, you need a sunny warm day, then a good freeze overnight. See crust skiing on Bow Lake on April 30.
great scenery on Bow Lake
a close look at Crowfoot Glacier