Jan 11, 2021: Alf’s photos from the north end of PLPP illustrate the incredible trail conditions and grooming. $50 for an entire season of skiing on this? What a fantastic deal if it was just PLPP, but it also includes Ribbon Creek, Mt Shark, and Sandy McNabb.
The wind is powerful and howling this morning in Calgary. A wind warning has been issued for Canmore and Kananaskis, so we’ll certainly need some snow to cover the tree debris. Fortunately, we are expecting snow on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The wind at Nakiska ridgetop this morning: WSW 94 gust 118 km/h.
The imminent snowfall is going to be a more traditional winter storm where the higher elevations receive the most. As always, the various weather forecasts differ widely with their predictions, so I’ve done the averaging and here is what we can expect:
- West Bragg Creek 11 cm
- Sandy McNabb 12 cm
- Ribbon Creek 14 cm
- Canmore 14 cm
- PLPP 20 cm
- Banff 16 cm
- Lake Louise 19 cm
- Yoho 32 cm
- Calgary 5 cm
Last night in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, the following trails were trackset:
The temperature at the PLPP maintenance compound is -4°C. At Hay Meadow it is +1.