I haven't got in a lot of snowshoeing this year, so this morning I checked out the snowshoe trails near Camp Fortune. What was going to be a quick trip of a few short loops turned into a Snowshoe/Ski adventure around the entire Camp Fortune ski area. I was using snowshoe skis. Short fat skis with telemark bindings and a built skin under the foot for climbing.
First the crude trail map:
I started with the loop that that goes up and round the Alexander and McDonald.
The start of the trail just behind the Ski Club building.
After going through the woods I skinned up the ski hill. The snow was crusty out of the woods.
An old skin trail
Nice view of the valley
Now to ski down through the crust!
The crust sucked so I went back in the woods.
Near the bottom a jump is being created, plus an air bag.
I got on the Clifford quad lift.
Skied through the woods left of Marshall
and crusty snow
Took the lift back up and skied across, past Slalom and down a skidoo trail
The trail links up with Sparks on the Skyline side
The start of Sparks
I took a mountain bike trail down
And came out on Bud Clark
Then went back into the woods between Clark and Sparks. It was a little steep for light snowshoe ski gear but I got to the bottom.
I took the Skyline lift up then skied down the Meech Crossing.
After going up the Meech lift I checked out Au-Naturel a couple times.
Then back to the Valley
The quad is still down.
Back to Marshall
The aerial park. The snow was really nice and soft in this area.
This was the best area and the only spot with snowshoe trail signs. No one had made any tracks.
Alone in the woods, go explore.