Due to the recent Chinook weather pattern wreaking havoc on snow conditions at Crystal Ridge, be advised that TRAILS are CLOSED until further notice. This will allow us to perserve the packed base until we get more snow.
The Trail crew has been working hard the last couple of days and through the blizzard to pack and prep the trails for track-setting this [Saturday] afternoon. Notice NEW SIGNAGE, MAPS and markers directing parking, registration and trails. AIR RANCH & CRYSTAL GREEN LOOPS OPEN SUNDAY. Dress warm and don’t forget the sunglasses!
A big thanks to the Bragg Creek Ski Club for their generous donation of this snow mobile! It has dual tracks which is really good for packing down the trail. Can you guess what model year it is?
It’s been a great season and now it’s time to shut down for the Summer ahead. Club Membership hit an all time high with 154 registered members. We were just short of 4 months of skiable snow, which is quite amazing if you think about it. Here are the first tracks put down Nov 17, 2013:
In the coming weeks we’ll take down the tent and put everything into storage for the summer. In September we’ll start to become active again and we welcome the skiing community to join us again at that time as we prepare for the 2014-15 Ski Season.
The JackRabbit season drew to a close today with a group ski and pizza party. It was really a pleasant afternoon as we sat on the patio, ate pizza, drank hot chocolate, munched on cookies, and chatted about the ups and downs of the ski season. We all agreed how much we enjoy getting out with the kids and skiing the winter away. Very soon it will be time to put the skis away and pull out the Mountain Bikes (I can hardly wait!).
A special Thanks to all the parents and Rabbits! We hope to see you again next year :)
All three loops have fresh tracks as of Feb 24. The skiing is excellent!
The new dusting of snow filled the tracks nicely and conditions were good. Watch the ice in the parking lot, it is very slippery.
Just came back from a sunset ski and it was great. After the big winds sifted in the tracks the groomers pulled around the track setter making for some great skiing. The tracks are fast and there are a couple of icy spots, but all in all things are very good. There was still enough light at 6:30pm for skiing.
And just like that, winter is over. Warm weather and sunshine means a soft course in the afternoon and hard conditions in the morning. The base is still thick and intact so no problems there.
The golf course is taking down trees along the ski playground in preparation for the upcoming clubhouse renovation, so the playground is closed. To get to trail 1-2 and 3-4-5 you need to start on trail 8-9, then hang a left and go south around the pond.