Today, my thermometer didn’t get above -32. I’m bunkered down and just staying inside, except for a lot of snow shovelling. The weather forecast is predicting good skiing weather for Saturday and Sunday. For Banff, Environment Canada is forecasting a high of zero on Sat and -3 on Sunday, with lows of -15 and and -7.
If the amount of snow on my driveway is any indication, there should be a few trails revitalized from this snow and bitter cold. I’m thinking especially of Healy Creek(because of the loppet), but I’m looking forward to getting back out on Goat Creek, too. I would expect the natural snow trails at the Canmore Nordic Centre will be vastly improved as well.
I imagine, and hope, all the tracksetting crews are waiting for some decent weather to get back on the trails. I see from the Kananaskis report that PLPP did some grooming yesterday. I don’t know if there are any implications of trying to groom and trackset such cold snow. Maybe Jeff or Jody can comment if they are reading.
After today’s -32, the predicted high of -22(and sunny) tomorrow will seem pretty nice!