The Skarland ski tour was a great success! We had a total of 11 participants at the start of the tour and finished with ten. Some folks returned from last year while one individual was revisiting the trails he skied as a child. Our youngest participant was 14. Conditions were about perfect with a temperature around 20 degrees and snow falling on the freshly tracked trails.
A big thanks to Stan Justice for grooming the circuit a couple of days earlier and providing historical commentary along the way.
Total mileage was about 11 miles with moderate elevation gains and no major spills on the downhills. The tour was completed in a total of about 3-and-a-half hours once we hit the trail and all participants, while tired, reported it was well worth the effort.
Looking forward to doing it again next year!
Leader: Joel Young