Update Mar 3 at 1:00 pm
Accumulation on my deck is up to 15 cm and it’s still snowing. At -5°C, it’s the perfect temperature for tracksetting, too. This ski season still has a pulse! If anyone participated in the Lake Louise Loppet, please give us an update on conditions.
Sunday Mar 3 at 8:45 a.m: From my window in Canmore it looks like blizzard conditions right now. Make sure you check the web cams before heading out today. It’s snowing, the highway is snow covered at all locations, and there’s blowing snow. Environment Canada is forecasting 10 – 15 cm for Kananaskis, but lesser amounts for Banff and Lake Louise. So far in Canmore we have an accumulation of about 5 cm, and it’s -6°C. If you decide to venture out, take care and be prepared.
I’d like to give a big thank you to John Addicott for his diligence in keeping my web cam page updated.
Brian McKeever – Vasaloppet update
In a crowd of 9,504 men who started the 90K Vasaloppet today in Sweden, Brian McKeever of Canmore finished in 4:02:53, 12 minutes behind the winner and in 45th place. More Vasaloppet results.
How would it have sounded if this blog was run by SkierSven?
Looking at the names of the top finishers in the Vasaloppet reminded me of my childhood home in Saskatchewan where I grew up in a community(Midale, pop: 560) with many people of Swedish ancestry. We had all of these: Eriksson, Moberg, Andersson, Peterson, Johnsson, Lindblom, Larsson, Karlsson.
Ted Erickson drove the school bus, George Molberg was the mayor, Rita Anderson was a very attractive girl, Clarence Peterson(I always wondered why he drove a half-ton with “Clarence Peterson and son” on the door), Mrs. Johnson was one of my Sunday school teachers at the First Baptist Church, Henry Linblom drove a Hudson Hornet, and Ray Larson was the same age as my brother.
We also had Hultgrens, Swensons, Rosengrens, Jacobsons, Goransons, Englunds, and Gustafsons. Pete Hultgren rolled his truck full of grain on the gravel road that ran past our farm. He was unhurt.
My last name would have been Karlsson but my great grandfather changed it after emigrating from Sweden in 1878. My mom said she originally wanted to name me “Sven.”