–SkierBob and Nona on Moraine Lake road. Photo by Don Crowe.-
Moraine Lake road has received 1-2 cm of new snow since Monday’s tracksetting but the forecast is for lots more tonight and tomorrow.
Today, conditions on MLR were still excellent with well-defined tracks and cold snow. This new snow should allow some fresh tracksetting on MLR and the Great Divide, and hopefully a few more trails will have enough snow to allow grooming.
For Kananaskis Country, the most optimistic forecast is from Ventusky predicting 16 cm for Mt Shark and 7 cm for Elk Pass. The Weather Network predicts 5 cm for Boulton Creek. The Snow Forecast predicts 6 cm.
I arrived at MLR around 12:30 pm and couldn’t even get a spot in the parking lot. The air temperature was -1°C and the snow was -3. Good old VR45(-2/-8) worked well again, but I noticed the tracks were a lot faster today than they were on Tuesday.
It was a gray, overcast day. When I reached the top of the hill, I could sense the storm front moving in. The wind started blowing and some very light snow started falling.
For those of you interested in Fairview trail, it is still very rough but has plenty of skier tracks on it. This new snow might be just what it needs to get some packing started.
Thank you to Nona and her friends for supplying the best photo of the day, and to Chuck for the next best when he caught me in action.
For those who are interested in skiing all the way to the lake, check the Trip Report and photos from Chuck who went there today.