Still skiing at West Bragg Creek and more snow to come

West Bragg Creek on April 19. Photo by Alf Skrastins

The recent snowfall produced a flurry of activity yesterday. Thanks for all the trip reports.  

West Bragg Creek. Photo by Alf Skrastins

Alf Skrastins at West Bragg Creek…

 “Did a short ski around the Crystal Line trails at WBC. The 12-14cm of new snow on the remaining base was enough for an enjoyable tour.  This year saw lots of warm breaks, with marginal conditions… but 7 months after the big October dump, skiing is still possible.  Might be even better at the end of this week.”

Helen Read

Farewell to ski season from Helen Read...

“A final salute to a spectacular season thanks to ALL my ski friends, ALL the groomers for whom I could not bake cookies this year, for the excellent adoption of Nordic Pulse timely grooming reports, to Nordique Alberta and Ken Hewitt and volunteers for making our season even possible, and for skierbob whose website I am going to miss more than you will ever know. I am humbled with gratitude.”

Perhaps a 91st trip is in Helen’s future. As Alf alluded to, there is a lot of snow in the forecast. is predicting 30 cm of snow between Thursday and Sunday in PLPP along with cooler temperatures. West Bragg Creek is expected to get almost as much. 

Canmore Nordic Centre update:  

“Lots of bare/dirt areas appearing on trails along with thin spots.  Conditions vary from icy and hard to soft and slushy.  There is no further grooming occurring on the natural snow ski trails moving forward due to melting/thinning/disappearing snow base. Have fun and please use caution when skiing as trail conditions are changing hourly.”

BC has announced new travel restrictions. This is relevant to anyone who is skiing the Great Divide from Lake Louise to the Lake O’Hara parking lot in BC. See below…

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