Airdrie's brand-new cross-country ski trail thriving so far.

With it being the first season of the new Airdrie Cross Country ski trail around the ball diamonds at Chinook Winds Park, things are looking good.

SkiPhoto of somebody using the track.

Jeff Hughes, Park's Operations Coordinator with the city of Airdrie, mentioned everything has been good so far since it first opened.

"It's been good overall, we've heard lots of inquiries from residents just wondering where the track is but everything's been really positive so far."

The trail that opened in mid-January is only a starting point, explained Hughes.

"Right now, it's just a one-kilometre loop around the north end at Chinook Winds. But we hope to hope to expand that and maybe down the road, maybe even have it at a different location."

While they haven't heard any harsh comments about it yet, Hughes did mention the chinooks do cause some problems when trying to maintain the trail and the snow melting.

Just before the family long weekend there wasn't enough snow for people to use it

"With the snow after that [family long weekend, we were able to, set the track again and have it all set up ready for use."

When maintaining the track, the city has a groomer that they tow behind a snow machine.

With that being said, the season for cross-country skiing is winding down, according to the city, the last track has been set for the season so this weekend will more than likely be the last chance for Airdronians to get out there and enjoy it.

Hughes finished off by saying it is great seeing Airdronians out there using the trail when they can.

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