Much colder temperatures were evident today, and are in store for Lake Louise. The forecast predicts a low of -16°C on Tuesday night.
Today, as Helen has already pointed out, the snow was cold. At the end of Moraine Lake road it was -8°C. The air temperature when I finished skiing around 4:45 pm was -6. Easy waxing with VR40(-4/-12).
I was pleasantly surprised at how well the tracks are holding up after a busy weekend of skiing. There’s been a bit of new snow, but you couldn’t ask for better conditions. The return trip was fast and fun. Of course, on the fastest part of the downhill, it’s suicide to try stay in the tracks as they are always mangled on the fastest corners. The skating lane is the safest place to be.
There were only three spots available in the parking lot when I arrived at 2:30 pm. I noticed the Great Divide Parking lot was also very crowded when driving by.