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January 20: Shaganappi Winter Trail Conditions Update

Driving range track setting with downtown as a backdrop - beauuutiful night for grooming Saturday!!

Snow and skiable temperatures are here!!! Finally, the snow is staying and volunteers have been out multiple days grooming the ski and shared snowshoe/fat bike trails! All ski trails were groomed Saturday daytime and evening, and tracksetting was redone. Now that there's enough snow, ski trails are wider so skate skiers will likely do a happy dance! There are still a few areas of thin snow coverage, but overall the ski trails are awesome, even Condo Alley!!! (Until the next Chinook hits this week, sadly.)

Shared snowshoe and fat bike trails are still soft, they are not recommended for fat biking...yet.

January 20, 10pm:

  • Cross-country ski trail grooming: All trails have been groomed!!!

  • Cross-country ski trail tracksetting: Most ski trails have had the track setting redone. Double track setting in each direction around the driving range, and down Alasdair's Alley (Junction 1 to 7)

  • Fat bike and snowshoe trail grooming: None today

Groomer's Ratings (Underlined and Bolded Apply):

  • Classic Cross-Country Skiing: Not Recommended | Marginal | Average | Good | Excellent

  • Skate Skiing: Not Recommended | Marginal | Average | Good | Excellent

  • Fat Biking:  Not Recommended | Marginal | Average | Good | Excellent

  • Snowshoeing:  Not Recommended | Marginal | Average | Good | Excellent

Trail Condition Descriptors (Underlined Apply):

  • Ski Trail Snow Coverage: <60% | 60% | 70% | 80% | 90% | 100%

  • Fat Bike & Snowshoe Trail Coverage: <60% | 60% | 70% | 80% | 90% | 100%

  • Fat Bike & Snowshoe Trail Rutting/Soft Snow: 5% | 10% | 25% | >50%

  • Low Snow Areas: N NW NE E SE S SW W

  • Snow Type: New Snow | Hard Packed | Snow Over Grooming | Packed ski trails Powder | Powder | Drifting | Wind Crust | Spring Conditions | Glazed | Wet | Corn Snow | Slush

For additional photographs of conditions, go to the SNO Instagram.

Chinook Blast is coming to Shaganappi in February!!!

Join SNO for a celebration of winter sports at Shaganappi Golf Course February 3rd and 4th! Free ski/snowshoe/fat bike skills clinics; free fat bike demos; free coffee and granola tastings; and trail advice and membership info from SNO volunteers. This is going to be our biggest event ever and all trail users are invited! RSVP Now!

Memberships: Thank you to the 70 households that have become paid members for 2023/2024 so far! We are that much closer to reaching our goal of 200 paid members, which will allow SNO to be financially self-sustaining. Thank you for your support and consider becoming a member if you haven't had a chance yet!

Groomer's Ratings Classification: Groomer's ratings are based on "typical" conditions at Shaganappi. Excellent = Best conditions of the season, perfect coverage, awesome traction and grip, Good = Above-average snow pack, traction, etc., Average = Typical conditions, Poor = Thin snow cover and frequent low snow areas for skiing, difficult traction

Track setting in the driving range Saturday evening.

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