Some new snow

The pilot of a downed sight-seeing helicopter is carried via sling, with conservation officer Nick Dykshoorn, underneath a rescue helicopter after a crash near Exshaw Friday afternoon (March 30). The pilot died from injuries sustained in the crash, but the four passengers on board walked away from the scene. Photo by Craig Douce, Rocky Mountain Outlook

We had a raging blizzard for about a half-hour around noon today in Canmore. When all was said and done, only about 2 cm of accumulation. It’s getting cold enough tonight for tracksetting, so the nordic centre should have some good skiing tomorrow. I don’t know if the weather was responsible for the helicopter crash near Canmore in the Jura Creek area. Pilot dead in helicopter crash

The Lake Louise trail report says they had about 20 cm today. I hope the tracksetters are getting a few trails ready for tomorrow. It’s going down to -8 with a high of 0, so LL may have some good skiing.

I’m guessing that the usual weekend tracksetting in PLPP will not happen because the tracksetter will probably be working on the Mt Shark trails for Sharkfest. I see the trails in PLPP which are usually trackset on Saturday a.m. were done last night.

I’m going for an early ski at the nordic centre. I’m anxious to hear what everyone encounters at the various locations tomorrow.

I’m already getting pretty busy with work, so haven’t skied since Tuesday.

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