April 24, 2021
Thanks to Alf Skrastins for this report from West Bragg Creek: “5-7cm of new snow did fall at WBC. The base has melted out a bit more over this past week, but enough remains to allow for a nice ski on the core trails.”
GMJ had this to say about yesterday’s skiing in PLPP(Whiskey Jack, Lookout, Upper Pocaterra, Packers): “Still remarkable good conditions for late April.”
A snowfall warning has been issued for Canmore and Kananaskis….
“A long duration snowfall event is expected to continue along the eastern slopes of the Rockies until Sunday evening. Snowfall accumulation of 20 to 30 cm is expected by the end of the weekend, with the highest amounts anticipated over communities at higher elevations.”
Grooming has ended in PLPP but the Canmore Nordic Centre is still tracksettting the man-made snow on Banff trail, Banff Loop, and Bow Teardrop until the end of this month.
It’s -6°C at the Lower Lake this morning. Predicted high temperatures for today and Sunday in PLPP are -1°C and zero respectively, so the snow should be fairly cold. Things warm up on Monday and that will be the beginning of the end.