Get out there early–it’s worth it! Most of the crust on Emerald is supportive for classic for sure…..for skating you should come earlier! This should keep up all week with the weather reports. It’s warm and sunny by 9am and done by noon. Tracks are icy & can be dangerous but crust is forgiving. go where no man(or woman) has gone before in winter!! It’s so special. Likely along the Kicking Horse River is great too–though the hill down can be very scary!! Enjoy spring skiing and sunshine.