Chateau Lake Louise-Fairview-Moraine Lake Road-Upper Tramline-Peyto-Great Divide-Tramline-Village.

Trip date: Friday Nov 25, 2022

Submitted by Frances Dances


Skrastins Outdoor Club.


Fairview has been skier tracked. Two trees have fallen, the creek is open in places and various bridges have minimal coverage, including one bridge near the MLR start, that has slats that have been laid longitudinally and is basically wide open. Lack of grooming has made descents uneven and undulating. I was on the trail around 10:00 am and stickiness had not begun but it increased as the day wore on. I tried to do Peyto but like first attempts on Peyto in previous years it was difficult to find the trail and snow was sparse. I then tried the Great Divide. The groomer was just finishing rolling the trail . The snow was really sticking and after about 50 yards I turned around and I saw the groomer heading out again presumably to set the track. The trip down the Tramline to the Village had the advantage of gravity but I still had to scrape my skis at the end of each segment. My sweater, hat and gloves were sopping wet at the end of the trip. Despite the difficulties, the weather was very mild and this made for a nice day out.