– Chantal and Jayne were enjoying the new snow at Canmore Nordic Centre –
I waited for the snow to start falling before venturing over to the nordic centre. There was 2 cm of new snow at low elevations and double that higher up at 6 pm. The snow has stopped for now, but the forecast is calling for an additional 5 cm in the next 24 hours. It looks like it will stay cold for at least 3 days.
The air temperature was -2°C and the snow appeared to be of a texture that would clump if using wax. The tracks would have been icy pre-snowfall, but with the new snow I had excellent grip with my traditional fish-scale waxless skis. I skied mostly on the higher elevation trails such as Meadowview, Bruin, Wolverine, Wapiti, Rundle. Those trails have some steep sections which are a lot of fun when you have fresh snow. The old ice underneath the new snow was a non-issue.
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Photos from today at Canmore Nordic Centre: