Since Oct 1, 2020 we’ve received 1.48 million visits.
Estimated number of visits to Kananaskis Country
- 2015: 3,597,678
- 2016: 3,706,633
- 2017: 3,733,772
- 2018: 3,793,782
- 2019: 4,103,965
- 2020: 5,394,168
“The 2020 season saw a jump of more than 1.2 million visitors to 5,394,168 compared to 2019. It also shatters the five-year average of 3,787,166 by more than 1.5 million estimated visitors.”
Read more in the Rocky Mountain Outlook
Comment from Greg regarding the Kananaskis Parking Pass:
“$50 is good value. I have used my Pass over 30 times. Hoping to hit 40. In the fall, I thought I’d have to take up snowshoeing. Instead I’ve skied more than ever. Thank you to all who saved the season.”
Tracksetting Feb 28/Mar 1
If you’re looking for cold snow today, Lake Louise is your best bet. The Pipestone trails were trackset yesterday.
Chuck was at Castle Lookout/Baker Creek yesterday where the snow was still cold.
Peter Lougheed Provincial Park tracksetting: Elk Pass(partial), Hydroline, Lookout, and Tyrwhitt.
“Grooming under mostly clear skies on Sunday night, with light intermittent flurries, totalling <1cm of fresh snow by the time grooming was completed at 02:00. Expect 1- 2 cm’s of snow on top of Friday night’s grooming, and all other trails will have from almost 5cm’s to possibly 10cm’s, depending on location and when they were last groomed.”
The temperature at the Lower Lake this morning at 9 a.m. is zero. The predicted high is +3 with wet flurries.
West Bragg Creek:
Update from Boomer Groomer:
“Chinook winds, above zero temps, snow fleas and equestrian damage are all factors contributing to suboptimal ski conditions. Avoidance of Mountain road is advised if you want to avoid isolated slush/ice flows, snow fleas and soft skate lanes (due to a deep renovation to try to eliminate 6” postholing by a horse.)
There will be a mixed bag of conditions including glazed tracks in sun exposed areas. Best to stay on shaded core trails if you are classic skiing. Might be time to start applying sunscreen!”
Some of the core trails were trackset early today. Check Nordic Pulse for details.
The temperature at the WBC trailhead this morning is +5 with a predicted high of +9.
Banff: Cascade Valley and UpperBankhead were trackset yesterday.