Deadhorse trail by Christina Russell ©

Breaking trail xc skiing Deadhorse trail by Christina Russell

The Deadhorse loop is now clear of trees and in good shape overall! Ski it before the next Wind event! Warm temperatures have stiffened and added some weight to the powder, as well as having created some crust on south-facing, exposed aspects, but the good news is that there is still buttery powder in all but the most exposed slopes. The long side-hill on the mid to lower part of the Spruce trail is rather crusted by the intense sun of Monday and Tuesday, and will remain so except when the temperatures are high enough to soften it, or if we get any accumulation from the 2 storms headed this way over the next few days. Be forewarned, these are expected to come with some wind.