Update Sat Jan 9: Trails at Ribbon Creek were groomed and trackset on Friday night. See comment below from RK.
Saturday will be a terrific day to go skiing in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta
Conditions should be fabulous for our ski club trip
The warm weather did not move in the way it was supposed to. The snow temperature at Ribbon Creek was -10 and the air temp at 5 pm was -8. That means the snow has not deteriorated at all, and the conditions are great. It’s a guessing game as far as the weather for tomorrow, but depending which forecast you believe, it could be anywhere from -4 to +3. Not warm enough to cause any concern.
I hope everyone on our trip will get to see the spectacular frozen Troll Falls. It’s about a 2K ski from the Ribbon Creek parking lot, and the trail’s in decent condition.
The Evan-Thomas trail is now known as the Bill Milne trail and it’s also trackset the entire 8K from Ribbon Creek to Wedge Pond. Super easy as it’s mostly flat and in the open so you get some wonderful scenery.
The tracksetting is about a week old, with a few cm of new snow over top but still in very good shape. More photos
It’s an embarrassment of riches right now when it comes to ski trails. PLPP trail report shows everything in great shape with lots of recent tracksetting. Cascade Fire road has been trackset again. I’m not sure if the warm weather has hit west Bragg Creek, but it sounded like it was in good condition yesterday. Does anyone drive all the way to Lake Louise anymore? I imagine it’s better than excellent around there.