40 cm of new snow in PLPP

Sat Mar 17 at 11:00 a.m. The trail report for Peter Lougheed Park has been updated and it looks like anyone sking there today will be breaking trail. There was some grooming completed last night, but it sounds as if it’s already covered with fresh snow:

“There was major snowfall in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park last night. Approximately 40 cm of fresh snow has been reported at the junction of Pocaterra and Whiskey Jack Trails and 10 cm at the visitor centre. This is in addition to the over 20 cm of snow that has fallen at lower elevations since March 11th, with more at higher elevations.

If joining us in our winter wonderland, skiers can expect to break trail on the entire Peter Lougheed Park Ski Trail System today. At 9:30 am at the visitor centre it was – 6 C and snowing heavily. Today’s forecast calls for a 40% chance of flurries, with a high of plus 1 C.

All this new snow definitely bodes well for grooming and tracksetting over the next couple of weeks. Tomorrow’s predicted high is 2 C with a low of – 6 C. These are good skiing temperatures; the forecast through the middle of the week is similar and then warmer spring-like temperatures are expected.”


Almost everything at the Canmore Nordic Centre was groomed and/or trackset this morning including the natural-snow trails. You can see exactly where the Pisten-Bully has been on this GPS map http://www.canmorenordiccentre.org/

I’ve been in Calgary for the past two days, so I haven’t had a chance to check anything out.

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  1. Yesterday I skied Pocaterra upto Lookout and back down Elk, only Pocaterra was set to Whiskey Jack, several feet new snow over Lookout, very few tracks, really hard going, a demanding trip. Just a single set of tracks continued over Tyrwhitt so I gave that a miss, fun but exhausting.

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