Update Sat Feb 2 @ 2:45 pm:
“The return of Bill Milne. It may be the best conditions on this trail ever.”-Tracksetter Jeff
Update Sat Feb 2 @ 11:30 a.m: Ribbon Creek tracksetter Jeff just sent the photo and exclaimed…
“30+Cm on Kovach pond road. Winter has arrived at Ribbon Creek.”
You can follow Jeff’s progress in the snowcat as he grooms the trails Live Grooming Report
Two days ago, SnowForecast.com predicted 27 cm for Ribbon Creek.
Update – Lake Louise: 25 cm of new snow. Moraine Lake road and the Great Divide were trackset this morning.
Saturday 11 a.m:
We might still salvage some good skiing this winter. I’ve received about 4 cm of overnight snow in Calgary. The temperature is -18 but the worst is yet to come with a predicted high tomorrow of -24.
The snow should stick around for quite a while with the cooler temperatures which are forecast for the near future. The Weather Network predicts sub-zero temps for the next 14 days.
At high elevations it’s still quite warm this morning. Mud Lake is showing -3 but starting to drop. It also indicates an increase in snow depth of 34 cm! Could that actually be accurate?
The Canmore Nordic Centre reported 10+ cm of new snow and it’s the only place with a grooming update. Lots of tracksetting on the natural snow trails including Banff, Bow, Meadowview and Rundle.
The Weather Network shows Boulton Creek at -3 but dropping to -29 by tonight. This new snow will hopefully mitigate any damage caused by yesterday’s rain. The north end trails in PLPP may finally see some tracksetting.