Good news from Lake Louise

-Moraine Lake road was trackset and groomed for skating this morning. Photo by Tracksetters Jeff and Andrew.-

Here’s a summary of today’s events and reports:

Tracksetter Jeff at Lake Louise: “Andrew and I trackset MLR this morn. Single track up and down and skate lanes done. Turned out well.”

2nd update from Jeff: “Andrew and I just packed and rolled the Great Divide /(1A Hwy ) to O’Hara. No track set. Need more snow. Hopefully over the next few days.”

Chris Bryant on Twitter: “Great ski on Moraine Lake Road today. The tracks were just set.”

Hugh Burton, trip report: “MLR was groomed over the new snow. Tracks and skate lane were excellent up to Paradise Creek (as far as we skied) Occasional pavement strikes with skinny pole baskets,especially when double poling. Gravel and bare spots are gone. Rode Super Blue worked as did VR45. -6C Parking lot was full.”

Frank Howard, trip report: “Four of us enjoyed MLR as well. Two of us got to the end of the tracked road and the other two almost made it. Everybody on the trail were enjoying themselves and the snow itself was superb. There is no reason NOT to get out to this area and enjoy a great day of skiing.”

Marion Owen on Facebook: “was there today – well worth the drive. Poles broke through to the road on occasion, but not a problem. Parking area could do with plowing out…”

Winter storm watch


A moisture-laden Pacific frontal system will likely bring very heavy snowfall to portions of Alberta from Wednesday night until the end of the week. Snow will fall intermittently over the mountain parks over the next 24 hours, but heavier snowfall will begin on Wednesday night. Storm total snowfall amounts by the time Friday evening rolls around will likely be in the 25 to 40 cm range. Winter storm watches are issued when 25 cm or more of snow is expected to fall in 24 hours or less.


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