It’s raining with strong winds at 8 am in Calgary.
The mountains have received some snow, but unfortunately not in West Bragg Creek.
Jan 13 at 7am: West Bragg Creek update from Boomer Groomer…
“Heavy chinook winds will have left debris and possibly trees down on the trails system. Conditions will be variable and skiers can expect glazed tracks, ice/crusty snow, and natural hazards. Caution is advised. Snow would be welcome at this point!”
Update 8:10 am: “Two days ago it was heaps of equestrian damage on all the ski trails. This morning it just started to rain. Skiing is not recommended at WBC.“
Also, a trip report from RichieRich…
“WBC late afternoon skate outing report:
It’s gonna be ice ice BB!!
Had a good skate there from 330-5’ish today. They did an amazing job refurbishing and tracks look great but two days near 10C have them heavily glazed as was the grooming for skate when we finished it was sure crusty and getting slick and fast. Not good for beginners right now. Spiked tires needed for FB I’m sure.
Just under 13km. SUPER windy and gusty and so even on flats going into that wind was tough. However the tailwind back on Mountain was pretty awesome. Will see evidence of the wind by way of more debris. They might get snow tomorrow… hopefully not rain. Will need a major refurbishment IMO before it’ll be worth going again (or just above zero to soften things).”
Peter Lougheed Provincial Park trail report
Jan 13 at 6am: With temperatures hovering around 0°C and snow continuing to fall, 10cm of fresh snow was measured on the ground at Pocaterra hut. Expect all ski-trails in Peter Lougheed park to be covered in at least 10cm new snow with greater depths at higher elevations.
Confederation golf course
Coverage remains good on the trails thanks to the hours of snow farming by volunteers! There are a few spots where grass is coming through but it easily avoided. Snow is highly variable with the warm weather and how exposed the trail is to the sun. Expect hard icy conditions in the morning and evening and softer mid day. We do less grooming during the warm conditions as it accelerate melting during warm weather. Ski with care.
PLPP Pocaterra hut: 10 cm and snowing
Mt Shark: At 5:30am this morning with temperatures hovering around -1c and snow continuing to fall, there was approximately 8cm of fresh snow on the ground.
Nakiska 4 cm
Lake Louise 11 cm
Norquay 10 cm
Golden, BC: 8 a.m. we had 14cm of snow overnight, currently raining and windy