February 3, 2021 on Abraham Lake
A New Month, A New Look on Abraham Lake
Based on almost daily ice conditions checks and tours, including on February 3, 2021
The beginning of February always means more snow and longer days. As usual, we're starting to see a change in the ice and bubbles this week.
We had some light rain on February 1st, but nothing compared to February 1, 2020 when we had over 5 cm of rainwater on top of the ice.
This kicked off the change of ice, as we go from the clean ice of January to the more textured ice of February. The bubbles start to take on a bluer colour and new cracks form along with interesting ice features we don't get to see earlier in the season.
February also means more snow and true to form, we had a light dusting over the past couple of days. Bring a broom with you and go on a search for ice bubbles, or, make your life easier and head out with a guide who knows where to find them.
Changing ice colours on February 3, 2021
Searching for ice bubbles after the snow on February 3, 2021
Ice conditions have been great, despite the warm January we've had. We have well over 22 cm of clear strong ice in all the areas we use for our tours.
While conditions on the lake have been stable, the shorelines are as usual where most accidents happen. Bring ice cleats, a hiking pole or strong stick and be careful as you walk on the ice that is on the shore.
Check out our latest photos from the Nordegg & Abraham Lake region to get an idea of what we're seeing on our adventures.
The changing of weather on February 1, 2021
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. Pursuit Adventures offers winter tours throughout Central Alberta from November to April. Snowshoes, ice cleats and kicksleds are also available to rent in Nordegg.
HEAD OUT ON YOUR OWN
Sometimes you just want to head out on your own to explore the area. We get it. That's why we share all our adventure guides. You'll find our full guide to the Abraham Lake ice bubbles here, or you can see each of the locations below.
Latest Conditions and Updates
Check out the latest conditions and updates for Abraham Lake.
The ice is getting thicker and there are some great bubbles, cracks and ice features to be found. Finding them is a little harder this year.
White ice around 12 -15 cm on most of the lake making it harder to find ice bubbles. Preacher’s Point it still the best option.
Thin ice (< 7 cm) on most of the lake. The best option for ice bubbles is still Preacher's Point, even if partially snow-covered.
The lake froze over the past couple of days but the ice is still thinner than 5 cm in most areas. Preacher’s Point is snow-covered.
- For your safety and the protection of the area please follow trail signs, stay on the trail and respect all trail closures
- Be respectful of wildlife and familiarize yourself with wildlife safety techniques including keeping your pet on a leash and keeping your group together.
- Always use the bear-proof garbage bin, keep a clean site and store your food in a bear safe fashion.
- Always be prepared when travelling outdoors.
- This area has limited to no cell phone reception. We recommend carrying an InReach on your adventures.
- Information provided here may be inaccurate or outdated. Always make sure to obtain current information before going on your adventure.
There are inherent risks in outdoor activities. Ice conditions may change quickly due to weather conditions and other factors. Using the information provided is entirely at your own risk and Pursuit Adventures is in no way liable for any injuries or other damages that may be sustained by anyone using this information.
Have you been to Abraham Lake recently? Let us know about your adventure in the comments below.