Early season conditions
Preacher's Point is now frozen but we need some wind to clear the snow off the ice.
Based on ice conditions checks on November 14, 2022
Winter came in fast after a warm fall. The Preacher's Point area froze on November 2nd and we're now finding 18+ cm thick ice throughout that area.
As usual, shore access and the section near the point downstream from the parking lot are the riskiest at this time of the year.
The ice is currently snow-covered with some ice bubbles visible as you venture out a little further. There's still too much snow for skating however.
When will the rest of the lake freeze? It depends on temperatures but we usually see ice form on the entire lake in the second half of December.
As always, the highest risks on Abraham Lake are on the rocky shoreline as you approach the lake and while standing on the ice near the shore. Make sure to brush off on your ice safety skills before you head out.
Where to Go
The only section of the lake with ice is Preacher's Point.
We share this information to help visitors to the area plan their trip. This represents the conditions we have observed at a specific point in time. Ice safety depends on many more factors than just ice conditions and anybody going on the ice should have the knowledge and experience required to assess the risks, or should consider going with a guide.
Head Out With A Guide
Make the most of your adventure and head out with a guide. Nordegg Adventures offers guided tours on Abraham Lake from November to April. Snowshoes, ice cleats and kicksleds are also available to rent in Nordegg.