Grooming and snowfall updates

Nov 26 @ 3:15 pm


The snowfall warning continues to be in effect for Canmore, Kananaskis, Bragg Creek, Sandy McNabb.

Turner Valley golf course. Photo by JeremyN

Update Nov 26 @ 7 pm: I just heard from Alf Skrastins that West Bragg Creek received 25 cm by late afternoon. He remarked “It was tough , slow work just packing the snow today.”

Thanks to JeremyN for the photo at the Turner Valley Golf Course. Turner Valley is about 15K from Sandy McNabb. Jeremy was featured on the CTV 6 pm news plowing through the snow.

West Bragg Creek

There’s already lots of green showing on the WBC Live Grooming Report. I imagine they will be roller-packing as long as the snow continues to fall. This remark was posted on the trail report at 6 pm:

 “Over 65 km of trail have been rollerpacked. Track setting will commence on Wednesday morning. Should be an amazing week of skiing in West Bragg Creek”

According to the Weather Network, the daily high temperature will not be above zero for the next two weeks! Telephone loop, here I come. 

A photo from Chuck’s trip to Boulder Pass. “Hidden Lakes area is gorgeous” Check the trip reports to see more photos.

Canmore Nordic Centre

The CNC trail report indicates that Meadowview and Bow Trail have been roller packed today. 

CNC posted an update this morning:

  • Snowmaking update: With cooler temperatures forecast the team will be able to finish off the upper competition trail snowmaking priorities and move our focus to the recreation trails later this week!
  • Roller packing: Fresh snow is falling today and more predicted for tomorrow so the grooming team will be doing their best to roller pack on our natural trails once regular grooming for the day has finished.

There’s a NorAm/Calforex biathlon event at CNC this weekend. It will be crowded on Saturday and Sunday. They are still looking for volunteers to help with the races. 

The highway from Lac Des Arcs to Stoney-Nakoda Resort is reportedly very slippery. I read on Bow Valley Road Conditions that a semi was stuck going up the icy hill at the rock cut. 

Sandy McNabb

A couple days ago I posted that Sandy McNabb was supposed to receive the largest amount of snow from this storm, about 31 cm. This comment from JeremyN demolishes that prediction:

“Turner Valley GC. A backcountry slog in town around a very picturesque golf course as my little car couldn’t make it to Sandy McNabb. 50cm of fresh snow there!”

Mud Lake(near Chester Lake parking lot)

True to the predictions, this system didn’t reach very far into the mountains. The Mud Lake weather station is reporting only 2 cm of snow so far. 

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