Weather conditions

Snowing west of Banff

December 13, 2018

Windy.com 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.  Windy.com, if I have figured it correctly, is the most optimistic. Most of this

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Windy.com

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 Windy.com. 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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How much snow?

December 20, 2017

I’m still in Calgary, and this morning at 9 a.m. there’s an accumulation of 10 – 12 cm. How much did you get? The first grooming of the season occurred at Mount Shark yesterday:

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Snow on the way

December 18, 2017

I was happy to see Adam’s trip report indicating 7 cm of new snow already in the north end of PLPP, and Gord F’s 15 cm at Boulton Creek.  I’m in Calgary for a few days so I won’t be able to report any snowfall amounts from my deck in

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It’s been a while…

December 15, 2017

Finally we are seeing some snow in the forecast. Small amounts are predicted for today, but the “long ranger” shows much more for next week. The Ventusky interactive map predicts 32 cm in Yoho by Wednesday.  It’s not just Yoho

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A lull in the action

November 24, 2017

The wonderful early-season skiing came to a sudden halt with this warm weather and rain. I believe it has affected all areas, and the earliest turnaround on the horizon appears to be

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Snowfall warning

November 19, 2017

 With strong winds blowing debris on the trails, we’ll welcome some fresh snow. Perhaps more trails in Lake Louise will be groomed, maybe even Banff. PLPP will hopefully receive some of this and Elk Pass can get a refresher grooming. 

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