Moraine Lake Rd & Lake Louise Resort X-Country & Downhill

Bill enjoying his first day winter nov 12 2015

Bill enjoying his first day out. Winter Nov 12 2015

Doing the double. Cross Country skiing and Downhill in one day. Starting out at Moraine Lake Road in the morning and finishing with a few runs at lake Louise Ski resort. How lucky we were they had just track set the road the day before and every piece of road was in perfect condition. No pole plans through to tarmac and the sun was shining with no wind. About -7 C at the parking lot but a lot colder and windy by the time we reached the end of track. It was a long run out for the first time on the skinny skis and the 8.5 km went on for ever. Lots of Nordic Center and Canadian National team athletes out whizzing by. We were back to change our gear by 2:00pm and drove over to the Ski Hill. The first thing we hear as we got ready was ” you came to late it is real icy now ” Oh well we had to give it a go. The snow looks great as you fly up on the Grizzly Chair. The run looks a bit narrower than normal. Off the lift and down we went. I was snow boarding and hit ice after about 100m and was on my bum. This happened two more times on the way down. Greg said a third of the way down ” if your happy with one run so am I. ” So one run was all we did and saved our bodies for another day. Thank goodness we had such a good time at Moraine Lake.

Starting up Moraine Lake Rd

Starting up Moraine Lake Rd

 

Lots of skiers out enjoying a perfect day

                                                     Lots of skiers out enjoying a perfect day

Paradise Creek

Paradise Creek

Nice track setting

Nice track setting

Greg enjoying his first vay Nov12 2015

Greg enjoying his first day out. Nov 12 2015

At the terminus Moraine lake Rd

At the terminus  of track setting Moraine lake Rd. Greg, Helen and friends

 

First visit to Lake Louise Nov 12

First visit to Lake Louise Nov 12

First lift of season L.L

First lift of season at Lake Louise

Bottom run down Easy Street

Bottom run down Easy Street

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