You know people are chomping at the bit when they’re calling and asking in the first half of February when the range will be open. That’s also a sign that it’s been a relatively mild winter in the Calgary area.
We’ve had warm temperatures the past five days and I looked at the long rang and they’re predicting temperatures between six and 10 C into the middle of next week.
Here at the club, we still have great snow cover, which is great for us.
We’re a bit of microclimate down where Cottonwood is located. I don’t live far away and there’s no snow there. At higher elevations, temperatures have been anywhere between eight and 15, while down where we are, it’s reached about eight.
We just had some members out here and they said, `Wow, you do have a lot of snow.’ We don’t get a lot of pop-ins during the winter and if you’re in the city, it’s warm there and a lot of people don’t have snow in their yards, so it’s easy to see why they would think it’s the same out here.
Yet, I’m sitting in my office and looking out at a couple of feet of snow on the range, so I’ll have to include a photo of it in the next newsletter that goes out to members.
My biggest fear is that we have a nice February and March and then we get going and a snowstorm hits in May like it did here a few years ago during a demo day.
However, the warm weather is allowing us to get some jobs done outside, even if we can’t get the range open.