Snow and cold weather on the way

Backcountry skiing at Healy Pass. Photo by Chuck

Backcountry skiing at Healy Pass. Photo by Chuck

Update Nov 19: Shaganappi Golf Course has been groomed. See Trip Reports for details. 

It’s snowing heavily tonight in Canmore. It’s the cold, fluffy, dry, powdery variety, 5 cm so far(@11 pm). It appears from the forecast that the mountains are going to be getting the most snow this time, and not Calgary. Chuck’s trip report, and Tracksetter John’s update indicates that Lake Louise is being blessed with daily snowfalls lately. It sounds like the Pipestone trails will be skiable soon.

Do you ever look at the weather forecast for individual mountains? Mt Burgess in Yoho is supposed to receive 24 cm at 2000 m elevation in the next 24 hours. At the top of the mountain, 31 cm. I hope some of that makes it’s way down to Emerald Lake.

The Backcountry Trip Reports are worth looking at to see Chuck’s photos of Healy Pass, especially the new bridge.

If you’re new to this blog, check the Trip Reports for frequent updates on snow conditions as experienced by readers. If you’re actually out skiing, please consider leaving a Trip Report. It’s the most viewed page on this blog, and readers have voracious appetites for information on trail conditions.

I’ve added a link to the Ribbon Creek Live Grooming Report on the Main Menu under the Kananaskis heading. I’m hoping that later in the winter I’ll be adding one for PLPP.

A reminder, the deadline to enter the Win Fischer skis contest is this Friday. As I write this, we have 91 entries so your chances of winning are a lot better than winning the lottery.

Volunteers are still needed for the IPC World Cup at Canmore

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