Sat Nov 29 @ 8:55 a.m.
Every April we get a big dump of snow(which melts right away), and I always say, “Why couldn’t this come in November?” This was an epic November snowfall.
The Live Grooming report from the Canmore Nordic Centre is back online and it indicates that Banff trail has been packed all the way to the end(5.5K). I surmise that it’s packed(not trackset) because the CNC’s trail report mentions that some natural snow trails have been “rough packed.”
The snow has almost stopped and I can see a ghostly outline of Lady MacDonald across the valley. The predicted high for today is -18°C. It’s -22 right now. I’ll be spending most of the day digging my way out(I have the longest driveway in Canmore), and creating some room for Tessa to run in the back yard.
From Jeff’s(both of them) report yesterday, I am speculating that the trails at Lake Louise and Kananaskis village will be worked on through the weekend. It’s possible the Banff tracksetter will also be out. I can’t wait to ski Goat creek! Highway #742 Spray Lakes Road is currently closed from Grassi Lakes to Goat Pond for avalanche control.
I read on Twitter that West Bragg Creek received 18 cm of snow.
Someone who drove into Peter Lougheed Prov Park yesterday sent me a report this morning: “I have not checked anything this morn but the roads were brutal last night and I hope no one will be on the roads unless they have to until at least this afternoon (if this snow has mostly abated).”
The webcams are a good place to observe road conditions. Conditions around Lake Louise still look a bit sketchy, but at least the blowing snow has abated.
I’ve thought about it since the first day I created this blog, but Jason’s prompting finally pushed me over the edge, and I’ve added a weather tab onto the Main Menu. There are so many options when it comes to weather forecasts that I always thought it best to let everyone choose their own poison.
A few days ago Alf brought the SnowForecast.com to my attention and I couldn’t hold back any longer. The SnowForecast.com was fairly accurate with their predictions for this recent snowfall and the locations/elevations are quite relevant to cross-country skiers. My life’s work is now finished 🙂
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