Weather conditions

Snowfall warning for Kananaskis

March 27, 2019

Update Mar 28: PLPP grooming last night included Fox Creek, Boulton Creek, and Moraine. As reported by Ian and Darlene, Moraine Lake road at Lake Louise was trackset yesterday. Last night in PLPP, Elk Pass and

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Snow on the way

March 12, 2019

We’ve had some spectacular photos attached to the trip reports over the past few days, so I’m showcasing a few of them in this update.  After studying all the weather forecasts, it appears that Ribbon Creek, PLPP, and Canmore are going to

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How cold is it?

February 24, 2019

Blog statistician Ray Perrott suggests that Banff may be experiencing the coldest ever February, at least since we’ve been keeping records. 

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Courageous and undaunted

February 3, 2019

Fearless and brave, Jessica, Normand, and Darcy went skiing in today’s extreme cold and submitted trip reports. Thanks! From Jessica’s report, we learned that the Banff tracksetter was also out in the -28°C on his open snowmobile

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Winter finally arrives!!

February 2, 2019

Update Sat Feb 2 @ 2:45 pm: “The return of Bill Milne. It may be the best conditions on this trail ever.”-Tracksetter Jeff Update Sat Feb 2 @ 11:30 a.m: Ribbon Creek tracksetter Jeff just sent the photo and exclaimed…

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Snowing west of Banff

December 13, 2018 is predicting the following snowfall amounts over the next 24 hours: Banff townsite: 5 cm Redearth Creek trailhead: 9 cm Goat Creek trailhead: 6 cm Lake Louise: 12 cm Yoho: 12 cm Elk Pass: 6 cm Pocaterra: 6 cm Mt Shark: 9 cm

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Snow predictions

December 10, 2018

This next system which is coming through is predicted to dump most of its snow along the continental divide and not in Calgary or West Bragg Creek. Predictions from the “Big Four” weather forecasts show snowfall amounts for

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Wishin’ and Hopin’

December 9, 2018

Some very interesting and enjoyable trip reports today, thanks everyone. I imagine this old Dusty Springfield song from 1964 would be banned in today’s politically correct world akin to “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”  I would bet that

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Snowfall update

December 2, 2018

Update: Sunday at 12 noon. This photo was sent in a few minutes ago from the Kicking Horse Ski Club: Now that the snow has pretty well ended, I received exactly what the forecast predicted for Calgary, 9 cm. To see which trails have been

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Which forecast will be correct?

October 29, 2018

The predictions from the various sources are all over the map. The Snow Forecast which is usually the most optimistic is showing the least amount right now., if I have figured it correctly, is the most optimistic. Most of this

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October 27, 2018

I’ve added a new link under the Weather tab on the main menu, thanks to Alf Skrastins who sent in this information about The link is for West Bragg Creek, but the map is interactive and you can get the weather forecast for

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How much snow?

October 2, 2018

Update 12:45 pm: Tracksetter Jeff(Ribbon Creek) sent in this photo from Bow Valley Provincial Park where they received 40 cm and it’s still coming down…   Let’s start off with a report and photos from Ray Perrott in Canmore:

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Snow and web cam update

September 14, 2018

With all this snow, readers are starting to check the web cams page, and so am I. When I clicked on the cameras provided by 511 Alberta yesterday, none of the links were working. I’m happy to say I’ve updated the links and all are

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Snow updates

March 15, 2018

6 pm update from Tracksetter Jeff at Kananaskis Village: From the looks of the picnic tables above, I would estimate there is about 25+ cm of new snow.  Mud Lake(Chester, Burstall) at 4 pm was up to 27 cm which is probably close to the

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Prepare for snow

March 14, 2018
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Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Calgary, Canmore, Kananaskis, Banff and Lake Louise at 15:43 Wednesday 14 March 2018:

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Saturday morning update

March 3, 2018

The Kananaskis Village and Ribbon Creek trails have already been groomed this morning. The Pisten-Bully is presently going up Ruthie’s. The trails have received 10 cm of new snow.  Lots of grooming occurred

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Calm and beautiful in K-Country

February 13, 2018
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With strong winds and warm temperatures in the forecast, Peter and I went early, hoping to ski the Bill Milne trail before the weather took its toll.

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Snowfall updates

February 8, 2018

Thursday Feb 8 @ 12:07 pm It’s been snowing heavily in Canmore all morning, but just now it is clearing up enough for me to see a faint outline of Grotto mountain across the valley. I have an accumulation of 12 cm so far. Temperature is -15°C.

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It’s a wonderful xc ski season and more snow is on the way

February 7, 2018

  “Significant amounts of snow, with total amounts of 25 to 35 cm is expected. An area of heavy snow, currently from Grande Cache to Medicine Hat, including the mountain parks,

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Snow and cold for one more day

December 30, 2017

Update Sat Dec 30 @ 11:30 a.m: It’s clearing up. I can clearly see Grotto mountain across the valley and it looks like the sun is peeking out. The temperature is -25°C.  Saturday Dec 30 @ 9:15 a.m:  The following road conditions report

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