April 9, 2021
Jeannie’s caption for the above photo: “Corduroy is back in style”
Anna(Thursday April 8): “Elk Pass parking to Blueberry Hill Kananaskis is a winter wonderland! It snowed for a good portion of the day with the temperature around minus 3 or 4. Very enjoyable skiing, but slow.”
Lake Louise and PLPP received a significant snowfall yesterday. As Anna reported, Wednesday night’s grooming in PLPP will have lots of new snow on top. There was no grooming on Thursday night. The north end of PLPP has received about 7 cm.
Canmore Nordic Centre received enough snow to trackset the main natural snow trails including Banff, Meadowview, and Bow.
At Lake Louise, MaSid started out in 7 cm of fresh snow, and it snowed more while he was skiing.
Nakiska is reporting 10 cm of overnight snow.
Mt Shark tracksetting
“From almost 10 to over 15cm’s of fresh, dry snow was groomed and trackset at Mt Shark overnight on Thursday. No new snow fell during the grooming, but intermittent strong wind gusts were moving around some loose snow and dropping countless very small tree bombs. Though there is a possibility of one more night of grooming next week, this may be the last grooming at Mt Shark for the season.”
The temperature at 8:30 a.m. at the Kananaskis Lower Lake in PLPP is -6°C with an expected high of +3.
The Smith-Dorrien(Spray Lakes road, Hwy #742) is reported to be in poor spring driving condition with lots of potholes.