Update Jan 15 at 7:27 a.m: No new snow overnight, and not snowing now. If you look at the Canmore Nordic Centre Grooming status map, you can see both Pisten-Bullys are out working the trails. The map is covered with green dots, which means those trails have been groomed overnight. It’s -20 in Canmore now, but the high for today is -8(WN) or -13(EC). Milder weather is moving in. It’s -3 in Lake Louise.
If you discover any new tracksetting today, please leave a comment and let us know.
The mountains are covered in deep snow
It snowed heavily all day in Canmore but has finally let up. I can see the moon, and the lights across the valley. The forecast, however, is calling for further snow, ending by Saturday afternoon. There’s a nice accumulation of snow here already, I’m guessing about 15 – 20 cm.
The PLPP trail report shows that some tracksetting was completed today on Elk Pass, Hydroline, Lookout, and Tyrwhitt. The first skiers tomorrow will likely be breaking trail in at least 10 cm of fresh snow.
The photo above is the trail where Tessa and I walked this afternoon, about 30M from our back door. As I mentioned previously, I expect the trails at the Canmore Nordic Centre will be groomed tonight. Their ultimate condition will depend on how much new snow falls on them.
Everyone will be interested in whatever conditions you find tomorrow, wherever you may ski. Leave a comment and let us know.
It’s been a long time since we’ve had a wide-spread heavy snowfall like this one. Conditions are going to be fantastic.