Update 11:45 a.m. Message from Groomer Bill at West Bragg Creek:
“Groomers Dave, Dan and Bill were out roller packing West Bragg Creek this morning. It looks like we got about 10cm fresh snow. We will start to lay tracks later this morning and tomorrow. Pretty chilly out there, dress warmly!”
Update @11:25 a.m. I received this email from Ray Perrott in Canmore:
“When I got up this morning, there was just a disappointing 3cm now snow on my deck table. However, from 8:30am to 10:30am it snowed vigorously, and now I have 9cm snow there. That may be it – starting to see some breaks in the clouds.
I noticed that Lk Louise ski resort (mid mountain) reported 20cm snow overnight. Nakiska is reporting 14cm.”
Today’s update has much better news than yesterday’s. That is, better news for skiers, not so good for football players and their fans.
Let’s start with Charles’ timely update from Lake Louise:
“Just arrived at great divide at 8 am. 15+ cm of snow. Groomers are just about to start down trail. Parking lot not plowed.”
When finished on the Great Divide, I would imagine the tracksetters will move to Moraine Lake road and trackset there for the first time this winter.
I’ve received 9 cm of snow in Calgary. A snowfall warning continues to be in effect throughout the SkierBob empire. The snowfall appears to taper off this afternoon.
The Mud Lake weather station indicates 9 cm of new snow since yesterday.
I hope we’ll get reports from other locations such as Canmore, Banff, and Kananaskis throughout the day.
Did West Bragg Creek receive enough snow to enable more grooming and to mitigate the icy conditions? The 10K road from Bragg Creek townsite to the trailhead is reportedly very icy. See my previous blog post and trip reports. Many accidents on there yesterday.