Mt Shark Grooming Report

Trail Last
15 km loop 12-Apr 12-Apr
Biathlon Area 18-Apr 15-Mar
Blue 2km Loop 19-Apr 19-Apr
Mt Shark Helipad Access 11-Apr 11-Apr
Red 5km Loop 19-Apr 19-Apr
Red/Black 5km Loop 18-Apr 18-Apr
Red/Purple 5km Loop 18-Apr 18-Apr
Watridge Lake Trail 18-Apr 18-Apr
Watridge to Spray River 18-Apr 18-Apr
Yellow 10km Loop 19-Apr 19-Apr

Report at 26-Apr, 12:11AM MDT

April 22nd: After a period of extended rain, the trails at Mt Shark are left with thin and icy spots on all trails, with many bare spots scattered throughout the system. Grooming has concluded for the season.

With the recent intense heat, and long hours of sunlight, and some rain, the snowpack is shrinking quickly at Mt Shark. The snow base is still skiable on some of the trail system but it is getting pretty thin and/or icy in many sun exposed locations, with some bare edges encroaching on to the trail in quite a few spots as well, There is some bare ground and rocks right at the end of the spur to Watridge Lake, on the Lake shore, and the first 50m of Watridge Lake Trail from the parking lot is bare as well. Thin and icy spots exist in the vicinity of the junction to the lake and a few spots beyond towards the river. There is one spot on the decent to the river that is bare. The top of the 2nd hill on the Yellow 10 (and Red 5) is bare (and there are other bare and/or very icy spots on the first 2km's of trail), and on the extra 5k of the 15k loop the problem sharp corner at a high point is now bare, with the rough detour made just below it also mostly bare, and there are other bare spots on this loop as well With melt/freeze conditions existing throughout the Mt Shark system, expect icy/glazed over trails during the morning hours with trails become soft in the afternoon if and when temperatures rise above the freezing mark. Be Bear Aware- though no tracks have yet been seen on the Mt Shark trails, bears are now active.- Comment last updated: Apr-22 1AM

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