Kananaskis Banff Canmore

Snowfall Warning in Effect

The weather forecast is calling for another 15 – 20 cm by Sat morning. We’ve had at least 10 cm in the past 24 hours. I’m shovelling my deck at least 6 times a day, trying to keep a path cleared for Tessa.

Bob's back yard in Canmore. Jan 14, 2011

It’s -23 here this morning, but tomorrow is supposed to warm up considerably, about -5. It’s going to be difficult for the ski grooming crews in Kananaskis and Banff to keep up with this. Bodes well, though, for next week and thereafter.

You can always count on the Nordic Centre to groom immediately after a snowfall, so trails in Canmore should all be in top shape tomorrow. If you look at the Pisten-Bully grooming status map, you can see that almost all trails were groomed and trackset early this morning.

Upcoming Loppets(citizen’s races)

How about having some fun at a race? Conditions for these loppets should be fantastic this year.

Sat Jan 22 Nipika classic

Sun Jan 23 Toby Creek skate loppet(at Nipika)

Sun Jan 23  Lake Louise to Banff.  This race is full. An update has been posted below.

Sun Jan 30 Canmore: Rocky Mountain Ski Challenge

Sun Jan 30 Golden, BC: Huckleberry Loppet

Sat Feb 12 Edmonton: Birkebeiner

Lake Louise to Banff update:

“We have the makings of a wonderful loppet! Trail crews have built the snow ramps on and off the river at Muleshoe (leg 5) and report above average snow coverage there and on the Healy Creek trail (leg 6). Beautifully set trails were skied on Sunday at Baker Creek (leg 2). With our special track setting permit expected in the next day or two, packing will begin on the other sections.”

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