Checking out Moraine Lake Highland Trail

Trip date: Tuesday Apr 12, 2022

Submitted by SkierRoger



The temperature dropped so nicely over the past few days (only a skier would say that), so I decided to check out Lake Louise. I investigated the Moraine Lake Highland Trail via Fairview, Moraine Lake Road & Paradise Valley trails. I expected some bushwhacking with uncertain snow conditions so I took my tele skis and skins.

It was a pleasant -10 degrees at the parking lot at 11:00. I found Fairview to be in decent shape with some ice. It probably improves in the afternoon as sun hits it. The MVP (most valuable possession) of the day was my Ascension skins. They allowed me to get full enjoyment out of Paradise Valley and Moraine Lake Highland Trails. These narrow trails are fairly winding with ups and downs and a scattering of ice. The last 300m (just above the parking lot) is sheer ice, careful!

All in all, it was a great day.
Didn’t see a sole though.