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2022-01-10 at 10:18 - comment by Kris
Unfortunately GH we got to Telephone CCW later in the day Sunday. Some mountain bikers had managed to ruin the ski tracks all the way to the North intersection of Demi-Tel. They were struggling in the soft snow and also put many bootprints on the upslopes. A few kilometers further on we met walkers coming clockwise :(. Always great to ski the Telephone Loop but I fear conditions won't be great until we get another dump.
WBC Telephone CCW and outer west trails
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(trip) Date: Sunday Jan 09, 2022
Submitted: Sunday Jan 09, 2022 at 17:26
I skied Telephone (CCW) and then outer Moose Loop / Mountain Views / Loggers / East Crystal Line
Telephone was groomed a few days ago. This trail is multi-use and about 2 km from each end is pretty beaten up with walker and fat bike traffic. The set track where there was one has been pretty much obliterated. There has been enough skier traffic since the grooming that the curvy downhills on the east side are getting pretty gouged up if one is traveling CCW making them somewhat more challenging than usual. Right now I would say that CW is the slightly easier way to do the loop (less gouging on the downhills in that direction). Someone has driven a vehicle in from the Homestead Road area all the way to its junction with Telephone at the northwest corner. I did not ski off that way but the track has certainly been set...
The rest of my route from today sees more frequent grooming / track setting and was in pretty good shape. As usual, there were some walkers and fat bikers about on the ski trail only sections but there has not been a lot of damage yet.