Alf Skrastins submitted the above photo. Can you spot the two deer?
Snow on the way
All the weather forecasts are predicting a significant amount of snowfall starting on Thursday night. Windy.com is forecasting 12.6 cm for West Bragg Creek, most of it on Friday and a similar amount for Calgary and Ribbon Creek. The ever-optimistic Snow-Forecast.com is predicting 25 cm for Ribbon Creek.
PLPP: Last night’s tracksetting included Elk Pass, Blueberry Hill, Patterson. Boulton Creek was trackset yesterday by snowmobile.
Lake Louise: Moraine Lake road and Tramline were trackset yesterday.
Shaganappi golf course update from Alasdair Ferguson of the Calgary Ski Club:
Hi fellow frustrated XC Skiers – Your first Snow & Trail Report for a while.
WE actually have some strange white stuff on the ground at Shaganappi – I think it is called snow!
But not enough to set tracks yet – Hopefully if the weather forecasts are correct we may be able to trackset before the long-weekend coming up.
1/ WE packed and preserved the thin snowpack on Saturday. Thanks to 2 CSC volunteers
2/ WE need 15 cm / 6 inches snow depth to set tracks without going all the way through to grass with our tracksetting molds.
This report will be placed on the CSC website as well.
AS I mentioned at the Winter Cities meeting last week
- All these people who prayed for less snow last year got their wish this year!
- And I hope that they are suitably embarrassed and ashamed at their prayers being answered this year with the amazing lack of snow!!
Please pray for more snow but not as cold! – Please!
Just pulled into ribbon creek. Tracksetter just about the do bill Milne. 1inch of fresh in the lot. Sunny, light winds, and frigid.
I am able to see deer number 1 but am unable to find alleged deer number 2. I did see what appeared to be a coyote ambling along the tracks at confederation yesterday though it might have been a space dog. Was unable to get a picture.