Warm days mean working a little harder to find great bubbles
Based on ice conditions checks on January 15, 2022
The warm weather is creating some challenges but there are lots of great bubbles to be found if you're willing to spend some time exploring.
The cold temperatures are over for now but we seem to have gone to the other extreme with temperatures above 10C.
This means that we've seen some melt, leaving pools of water on top of the ice. As the temperature drops it leaves a cloudy layer on top of the clear ice. This layer is also likely to break as you walk on it, creating some interesting pictures but also some challenges if you are not familiar with the area or testing the ice underneath.
We're expecting strong winds early next week which should help clear the ice back up.
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
Preacher's Point has been snow-covered and the ice isn't great there this year. Cline Landing had some bubbles for those willing to explore a little further but the bay itself was snow-covered.
Belly of Abraham + Abraham Slabs and the new Ice Bubbles parking lot are the best options right now.
Pictures from this Week
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.