Monday @ 8:00 a.m:
I’ve received more snow overnight in Canmore, about 3 cm, and the grand total since this started on Friday is 19 cm. Now the sun is shining and the temperature is -15°C.
The weather forecast shows a solid 7 days of sub-zero temperatures, so this snow should be well-preserved and skiing conditions will be wonderful when it has all been groomed.
Lots of grooming has occurred this morning at the Canmore Nordic Centre. They started at 2 a.m. and it looks like almost every trail has been groomed. It might be the perfect opportunity to try out some of those charming lesser-known trails like Flying Squirrel or Cold Shoulder.
We’ll see what Chuck’s Live Grooming Report for Banff has to say later today, but I’m placing my bets on Sundance Canyon and Healy Creek being trackset today.
The Banff trail report indicates that Lake Louise received another 5 cm of snow overnight.
The Spray Lakes road will be closed above Canmore for avalanche control today from 1 – 5 pm.
Taking advantage of the snowfall, we drove to PLPP today and skied Wheeler-Braille-Lodgepole-Pocaatterra-Come Along-Lynx-Amos and back on Wheeler. Although none of these trails had been groomed yet, all trails had had skier traffic over them before we got there. Wonderful natural snow skiing! Can’t beat it.