Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Finally stopping that crazy suffering that is ice, climbing to concentrate on great ski tours!, .
Interest: Anything that can drag me to the mountains. Backpacking is #1, followed by climbing, dayhiking and camping with family.
Brewsters has no winter operation at Maligne Lake, so I doubt they'll ask for the road to be open. Yeah, folks I talked to this week said that skiing up the road will be banned, Shangri La permanently close or removed, and even the idea of trying to keep people from using Skyline Trail in winter to access the Maligne Lake area. Given that access to Maligne Lake will mean close to 100km of skiing (have to exit either back via Skyline or out Poboktan Creek) I don't see hordes of people up there.
I wonder if the old Hardisty Creek access might find some users? It was how the Six Pass was accessed from the Parkway before the Maligne Lake Road was built.
Given these events, I'm maximizing m JNP skiing this winter. Booked into Shanrgi La in February, probably Six Pass in March, and perhaps a Skyline ski as well. (The Skyline is last on my list, as I've done it previously)