Snow farmers wanted tonight

Jan 2, 2020

Posted today by Foothills Nordic Ski Club:

“We are looking for more volunteers for snow farming tonight Jan 2 from 6:30 to 8pm at Confed. Coverage is still pretty good Confed even with the warm weather due in large part to great work done by the snow farmed. The work involves pushing snow from the side of the trail onto the ski trails.”

Volunteer sign up

Nakiska is reporting 5 cm of new snow overnight. 

Ski Louise is reporting 7 cm overnight at mid-mountain. 

Dawn Mountain at Golden, BC is reporting 4 cm overnight. Skies are clear this morning.

The Canmore Nordic Centre has trackset the natural snow on Banff trail and Meadowview early this morning.

The fresh snow is affecting the roads. This was posted on Facebook at 8 a.m: “Highway 40 got snowy and sketchy in a hurry today south of barrier lake towards kanansksis village. Snowy, windy and dark. Take your time!”

Banff and Lake Louise trails update

In Banff, there is some hope that the Tunnel Mountain trails will be trackset yet this winter. Parks Canada has supplied this information: “the project has been submitted for long term approval which is going through a mandatory public consultation process.”

The public consultation is scheduled to be complete by the first week in January. Not sure what the next step is.

Pipestone trails are scheduled to be available mid-January. 

Sundance Canyon will not be trackset this winter. 

Redearth Creek beyond the 7K campground still hasn’t been trackset. 

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