5 cm in PLPP

Hydroline was trackset on Monday night. File photo

Update: West Bragg Creek received 5-8 cm. For a report on WBC, see Alf Skrastins’ comment below. 

Peter Lougheed Provincial Park tracksetting on Monday night: Elk Pass(partial), Hydroline, Tyrwhitt, Lookout.  

“Light flurries on Monday night that cleared up around the time grooming finished at midnight. In total, approximately 5 cm’s accumulated in the south end of the park, with slightly less total in the North end. The temperature stayed between -2 to -5 degrees all night.”

The temperature at the Lower Lake in PLPP is -14°C at 8:30 a.m.

8 cm at West Bragg Creek. Photo by Alf Skrastins

From what I’m reading on Bow Valley Road Conditions, the highways appear to be in decent shape this morning. People are saying that not much snow fell in Banff or points west. “Driving lane Canmore to Seebe pretty clear, a few icy patches. Fog at Scott Lake Hill. Road bare & dry after that except for on & off fog.”

It looks like the Canmore Nordic Centre received enough new snow to trackset most of the natural snow trails including Banff trail, Bow, Meadowview, Grey Wolf, and Rundle. 

Nakiska is reporting 10 cm of overnight snow, so the trails around Ribbon Creek may be skiable but there will be no grooming. 

Mud Lake in Kananaskis received 3.7 cm so the trails at Mt Shark will have some new snow. The Mud Lake weather station reports a chilly -19°C this morning. 

Lake Louise Ski Resort did not receive any snow overnight. 

There’s more snow in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday in Kananaskis, Banff, and Lake Louise. 


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  1. West Bragg Creek
    5-8 cm of new snow at WBC, with a morning low of -13C. It’s warming up quickly under a sunny sky.
    Many of the sun exposed ski trails were down to bare ground and puddles yesterday. So, Mountain Road, Moose Loop, Moose Connector, Mountain View, Iron Springs, etc are not a good idea.
    The main core Crystal Line trails still had a pretty good base of hard, icy snow, with only small bare patches. Set tracks were still present on the shady side of those trails. I’d recommend rock skis. It is forecast to get above 0C by late morning, so the snow will soften and compact by afternoon.
    The parking lot has been cleared.

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