The entire network of trails at Ribbon Creek has been groomed. The ice flow on Lower Skogan(below Ruthie’s) has been covered with 20 cm of snow, but there is also an ice flow right at the trailhead as you head out of the Ribbon Creek parking lot. I took a picture of it yesterday. It looked easily passable when I was there, but that could change. As I mentioned on yesterday’s update, there are three other routes you can take to access the Upper Skogan trails.
Elk Pass, Blueberry Hill, Tyrwhitt, Lookout and Hydroline were all groomed last night in PLPP. The report indicates they had already received 2 – 5 cm of new snow by 7:30 this morning.
The Banff tracksetter did Upper Bankhead yesterday.
The photo of Iron Springs trail at West Bragg Creek looks very inviting.
The snowfall warning is in effect for Banff, Lake Louise, Canmore and Kananaskis(not Calgary).
“The highest amounts are expected to fall along sections of Highway 93 and in mountain passes. Gusty winds causing drifting and blowing snow will impact travel in these areas.”
I’ve received almost 2 cm of snow in Canmore by 11:30 a.m. today.
The Snow Forecast, which was quite accurate for the recent snowfall, is predicting the following amounts for today:
Lake Louise 16 cm
Banff 8 cm
PLPP 4 cm
Ribbon Creek 2 cm