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Updated: November 22, 2017

Peter Lougheed Trail Report

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Updated: November 22, 2017 | Print Report

Up to 25 cm of snow fell on the night of November 20th at valley bottom. After a few days, warmer temperatures persisted in the area, causing snow in the valley bottom to deteriorate.  During this time, it is important to avoid wind loaded features and avoid all terrain near ridge crests. North and east facing aspects are currently holding more snow. As we are starting to see evidence of avalanche activity, it's important to make conservative decisions and be aware of all overhead hazard. Bring all the appropriate gear and equipment and know how to use it if heading into avalanche terrain. Additional information on the Avalanche Terrain Exposure scale can be found on our Backcountry Safety Page. If you are unaware of what trails have avalanche risk, please call the Kananaskis Information Line at 403-678-0760. Daily avalanche forecasts can be found on the Avalanche Canada.

The list below provides updates on trail status while the Live Grooming Report shows the most recent grooming and tracksetting information.

Notes:

  1. Bears and cougars are active - Carry bear spray, keep dogs on leash, remain observant and observe wildlife safety techniques
  2. Caution is advised for natural hazards such as downed trees and other natural hazards.

Snow Plots:

  1. Aster Lake (2350m) - 106 cm
  2. Mud Lake (1900m) - 69 cm
  3. Burstall Pass (2300m) - 98 cm
  4. Highwood Pass (2250m) - 79 cm
  5. Black Prince (2300m) - 72 cm

Annual Road Closures:

  1. Highway #40: Peter Lougheed Provincial Park to Highwood House Junction closed from December 1 - June 14.

Closures:

  1. Construction Closure - Canyon Interpretive Trail
  2. Bear Closure - Valleyview Trail

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Elk Pass Snowshoe
Note The Elk Pass Snowshoe Trail starts at the north end of the Elk Pass Day Use area and parking lot.

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Upper Lake Connector
Note This trail connects Elk Pass Day Use area to Upper Lake Day Use area, providing an alternative access to Elk Pass when the parking area is busy.

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