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February 12th Update: Trail Conditions and Chinook Blast Wrap Up

Ski Trails

  • Yesterday morning all skate lanes were 'scarified' so they weren't icy. This morning a volunteer will go out to do the same.

  • The tracks have degraded quite a bit due to the prolonged warm weather and are shallow in many places. Expect icy, poor conditions for classic skiers. We will need a significant snowfall for the tracks to be reset.

Shared Fat Bike & Snowshoe Trail Conditions

  • Trails are running fast and are quite fun right now. Try to go earlier in the day when temperatures are cooler.

  • If you are in between the pink or brown flags, you are on-trail and please make sure to stay on-trail.

  • Volunteers worked hard this past week to get these trails back into shape, spending 6+ hours digging out the snow drifts, and re-routing the pink pin flagged system away from the icy sketchy sections using tree branches.

  • Studded tires are highly recommended.

Free Fat Bike Lessons: The Cycling Co. is hosting free fat bike lessons at Shaganappi next Saturday, February 18th for SNO members. Please RSVP if you plan on attending. Learn more

Memberships and Donations: if you haven't already, please consider becoming a SNO paid member to SNO to help this non profit become more financially self sustaining by reaching our goal of 200 paid memberships. It costs approximately $5k to $7k to run winter operations at Shaganappi each year. Thank you to the 49 households who have become paid members in 2023.

Alternatively, one can choose a one time donation if that works better, and corporate donations will be very happily accepted too, of course!

Chinook Blast Was a Success!

Many thanks to the following sponsors that helped SNO make the three Chinook Blast events a success:

  • The Cycling Co for organizing the three events, providing free fat bike skills sessions, 150 Big Buns cinnamon buns, and swag for the silent auction

  • Bow Cycle for the Norco bike demos and fat bike liability insurance

  • Salsa Bikes for the fat bike demos and silent auction swag

  • 88 Brewing for tastings all 3 weekends, even in -20C!

  • Crickle Creek Coffee - Coffee tastings for all 3 weekends

Bike commuting for a ski

The Cycling Co. fat bike lessons

Bow Cycle, Norco, and Salsa fat bike demos

The Cycling Co. skills sesson

Having fun with 88 Brewing and Crickle Creek Coffee

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