Get out your waxless skis(or the dreaded klister). For Banff, the weather network is predicting a high of +5 for Saturday and +8 on Sunday. Environment Canada’s forecasts are for +3 and +9. To add insult to injury, the nightly lows will not even go below zero. We can expect much the same for Kananaskis.
If you’re willing to drive further, it looks like Lake Louise and Yoho will escape the worst of this meltdown. The warmest day in Lake Louise is Sunday at +1.
We haven’t had much news from Emerald Lake and Yoho lately, so I was glad to receive this report today from Marilyn at the Kicking Horse Ski Club regarding Emerald Lake:
“New Tracks! Joe did it ALL today! There is still slush and icy sections on the lake but all trails are good as can be!
Both our Track Setting Machine hydraulics are stuck with the track DOWN so please be very careful on the downhills — walk or snowplough very hard–do not get your skis stuck in those tracks on the downhills.(or sit) It’s quite mild and beautiful soft snow….come on down this weekend.
It’s also “YOHO BLOW DAZE” this weekend in Field–and–Rick Mercer will be here in town!!! Come have some fun! I skied just 2 kms on the Connector after work and saw moose tracks, lynx tracks and pine marten tracks….Nice.! And we put out the bench at the Emerald Creek–can someone help pack that area out if you are skiing by??”
A $40 membership in the Kicking Horse Ski Club(KHSC) will assist the club with maintaining their equipment and fixing the tracksetter. Don’t forget about Emerald Lake Lodge’s midweek special rate which is available to all members of the KHSC.