It’s one thing to get a good weather forecasts, and here we tell you how to get good ones for K-Country. But what are conditions like RIGHT NOW in K-Country, and elsewhere in the mountains? On this page, we’ll give you links to find out current conditions in and around K-Country.
Live weather links
Kananaskis Mountain Rescue maintains 4 weather stations in K-Country. They are located at the Highwood Pass, Aster Lake, Burstall Pass, and the Burstall Pass parking lot. While they are primarily there to support avalanche reporting, the data is available 24/7/365. You’ll get temperatures, wind speeds, snow depths and more. To find them:
- Head to Avalanche.ca
- Zoom in on the map to get to K-Country;
- Find the little black weather station symbols at the above locations on the map;
- Click on the symbol.
Environment Canada’s Nakiska Ridgetop station no longer has temperatures, but it does have live wind speeds on the summit of Mt. Allen close to the Centennial Trail.
Bragg Creek Trails maintains a weather station in the West Bragg parking lot.
FKC follower Kathy Hunt reminded us that the University of Saskatchewan’s Centre for Hydrology’s live weather is all available on line here. At each of their weather stations, you’ll get temperature, wind, precipitation data and more. Here’s what stations they have in K-Country:
- A different presentation of the same Burstall Pass data noted above;
- 5 stations in the Marmot Basin area, which basically surround Nakiska. This includes one in the Hay Meadows near Troll Falls, and a Centennial Ridge Station close to EnviroCan’s Nakiska Ridgetop;
- 7 stations scattered around the Fortress Ski Area. All are at high elevations, between 2,100m (the “village” elevation there) and 2,565 m.
The UofS has some other stations in Banff National Park (like at Bow Hut and near Peyto Glacier), plus a few in the Yukon, too.
The Calgary Amateur Radio Association maintains webcams in some interesting places. They have two on Pigeon Mountain, one looking east towards Yamnuska, and one looking west towards Canmore. They have one up at Fortress looking north up the Kananaskis Valley with a nice view of Mt. Kidd, but lately, that’s only been available in summer. That Fortress location also happens to be one of the UofS weather stations, too.
Ski Nakiska maintains 5 webcams, and you can see them all here. The view from the top of the Silver chair shows you conditions north up towards Wasooch and Baldy Pass. The Upper Mountain cam can give you conditions on Mt. Allen and Centennial Ridge.
Looking to head up Ha Ling? You can see it on this webcam.
Looking to head to the Canmore Nordic Centre? Check out what it’s like there on this webcam.
Look east down the valley from Canmore to Pigeon Mountain, Skogan Pass and Wind Ridge on a live stream here.
Bragg Creek Trails has a webcam pointed at the start of their trail system.