Snowmageddon!

Tue Dec 22 at noon: The moniker “Snowmageddon” is reserved for the biggest monster snow events of the winter. It’s nice when it comes relatively early in the season because we can expect good conditions for most of the winter.  There have been a few winters where I was never…

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Snowfall progress report

Dec 21 at 8:30 pm: It looks like this one is living up to the hype. I have exactly 10 cm of new snow on  my deck and barbecue. It’s only been snowing for four hours, so it’s coming down at the rate of 2.5/cm per hour. How long would…

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Monday morning update

There’s not much in the way of new grooming to talk about. From David Percy’s trip report, we know the Parks Canada groomers were working on the Pipestone trails yesterday.  “West Elk Pass meadows: fantastic!!! Tons of fresh fluffy snow. Easy traveling.” – Tanya It sounds like the Elk Pass…

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Snow on the way

Nov 5 @ 12 noon: I’ve checked the various forecasts throughout the SkierBob empire, and the predictions are wildly variable. As the storm gets closer, the forecasts should get more accurate.  Coming from the south, there’s an initial blast on Thursday night into Friday starting with rain(hopefully snow at higher…

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Forecast: A cold and snowy winter

Update Oct 12: Overnight snow. The photo below is from a West Bragg Creek resident: Update Oct 12: The photo below is from the West Bragg Creek web cam: Oct 11, 2020: I don’t put much faith in the long-term forecasts of the Farmer’s Almanac, but for this winter I…

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Rain, wind and snow

Jan 31, 2020 A snowfall warning has been issued for Lake Louise and Banff… Snow is expected to intensify in the Lake Louise area this evening. 15 to 20 cm is forecast to fall by Saturday evening. The townsite of Banff will receive rain tonight, but change over to snow…

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Welcome to the deep freeze

Jan 13, 2020 It’s -26°C in Calgary this morning with a wind chill of  -36. This is the type of weather where we can expect to see rainbows beside the sun(that is, if it’s a sunny day).  As we learned yesterday, the temperatures you see on the weather forecasts can’t…

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Snowfall updates

Dec 20, 2019 It’s snowing heavily in the mountains. So far only a sprinkle of rain in Calgary. Cross-country skiers are jumping for joy at the promise of many new trackset trails! Look for further snowfall updates as tonight’s Trip Reports come in.  Avalanche awareness…thanks to MaSid for this reminder…

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Snowmageddon Day 2

Update from Groomer Jeff at West Bragg Creek Nov 27 @ 5:15 pm: “48 hrs of snow and counting…Groomers have been literally going the extra mile over the last two days trying to keep up with the white stuff. All 65 km of ski trail have been roller packed and…

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