Ski to Ottertail Viewpoint & picnic table

We met Joe at the Natural Bridge-a few days ago after he just laid down a beautiful track on the Kicking Horse. He then headed up to Field Info to do the same. The skiing is fantastic and we have a newer picnic table to boast–at the viewpoint. Thanks to the Yoho Trail Crew this past fall. It was our first ski of the season–having just returned home from Ontario. We picked a great day! The snow is awesome…come on out and enjoy it.
Joe has just started to work on the Takkakkaw Falls Road. He SkiDoo packed a track to the switchbacks but was only able to lay a track down as far as the Meeting of the Waters—due to the locked gate. He could not get the heavy track setter over it. Hopefully by the next time he works that area the gate will be open.
We have not had any track on that road for a few years now so this will be fun for everyone.
AND—the Takkakkaw Falls Road is a the ONLY —DOG FRIENDLY track set trail in YOHO.
Stay posted…for more info.

Winter greetings !!

It’s late November and Yoho is also blessed with abundant, dry and beautiful snow!. The guys have started packing and grooming! We are lucky to have both Joe and Hans available to set tracks for us this year.

You can now enjoy skiing the the Tally-Ho from the Field Info to the Natural Bridge(3 kms) and then down the Kicking Horse Fire Road (7 kms one way). Use caution as some of the creeks were still running over the trail in spot. A newer picnic table got put in at the viewpoint to the Ottertail valley—and we have the Parks Canada Trail Crew to thank for doing that!

Emerald Lake Alluvial Fan & Horse trail are not ready yet!
However—you can ski set your own trail on the walking trail or Horse trail. The lake is not completely frozen yet!
The main bridge at the top of the Fan will be put in soon. We will also be working on the Tree Hugging trail very close to the lakeshore.
Stay tuned and in the meantime—enjoy the tracks that are groomed. Marilyn

Email from wooden ski enthusiasts!

Hello Marilyn.

So it was my pleasure to meet up with your husband Bruce, one of the coolest guy I encountered so far in the rockies :) I was actually chasing him for a while trying to meet him in Louise at the guide cabin knowing from other locals that he was a true nordic skier that appreciate the wood planks. Being a wooden ski advocate my self and an avid collector this “rencontre” for me was an awesome experience, exchanging with a fellow skier and getting precious knowledge from a true ski master. I actually tried the Landsem skis in Chester Lake K-country yesterday and they were great, tell Bruce he was right that good wooden skis that have big camber give you better response in the trail, lots of pop.

My girl friend and I are honoured by the fact that you want to put our names down on your Trail of Skees program, when Bruce introduced me to the concept I thought this was brilliant, good incentive for a ski club fundraising. So I would like it to be: Cedric and Marianne LeBlanc, Mont-Tremblant QC. Hope this fits in the layout.

Sorry for my english, still a bit shaky even after 10 years of living out here.

I hope we get to meet in a trail some day, “Ski you later”      Cedric and Mari

PS: I’ve attached some pictures, just for your viewing pleasure.       Cedric LeBlanc


It’s Over!!

Rental skis/boot/poles got put away today!  Pretty early but… is life.  We still have snowshoes for a while yet but hard to say if we will be open midweek???

Thank you to all who got through this winter! Enjoy Spring!!!  MT

Bridges are out!!!

Our groomer Joe and his young nephew….took advantage of the day and together pulled out the bridges on the fan and on the Connector where it spans the Emerald River–just 2 kms. down from Emerald Lake. He also hung up the benches at the back of the fan and pulled out all the signs he could find. It’s looking like the end but the snow is still there for the hardy–and we may get fresh stuff yet. Murphy’s Law hey??  I hope we do! I personally did not get enough soft snow skiing this winter!    We will remain open for snowshoe rentals until Easter weekend. Thanks to everyone with all the support for the Ski Club. Marilyn, Denise & Bruce

Great tracks are back

Skied the Kicking Horse Trail  to the end @ 4 pm and it was FANTASTIC after Joe was able to set it again–finally–after our 3 week dry /hard and cold spell!!!  It’s finally warmed and the snow is soft and though you break through off trail–it is great on our trails right now. This may be the final weekend for us so get out there and enjoy.Universal  Klister was working awesome, as the Waxless skis would too. He did the Connector and the Tally Ho also—but the flats at Field are pretty bare.  As far as Emerald—the lake is getting pretty wet! Still passable but you may want to take your chances and carefully slip under the avalanche path to get to the trails.–and we mean  careful !!! The fan & Horse Trail are still in good conditions…..Careful of the one high bridge on the fan too……..Enjoy the last of it. Spring skiing at it’s best     Marilyn