I am looking at housing in these two areas and I am wondering what the commute to downtown is like. I've been riding year round from Parkdale and I would like to continue riding as much as possible. I have gone up both the trail adjacent to Crowchild and the Douglas Fir (at least I think that is what it is called). The Douglas Fir has grades that will work, but the trail next to Crowchild just isn't much fun -- too steep at the end of the day. I am not sure if the Douglas Fir can be ridden year round. Any thoughts on seasonal issues on this trail and alternative winter routes would be very helpful. Thanks.