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Best time for ice in Banff?

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I'm starting to plan my winter/spring trips and was curious when the best time to go to Banff is. I'm guessing mid February - the end of March, but that's just a guess.

 

Any particular websites dedicated to Canada ice or great guidebooks for that area?

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Any particular websites dedicated to Canada ice or great guidebooks for that area?

 

jezus keerist cawlis is your Google broke or sumthin bye?

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my favorite time is late feb early march. statistically warmer temps but not too warm. Most south facing ice still good. cold enough that sloppy avi less likely. More daylight for longer days without headlamps.

 

it is all a crap shoot though. you take your chances and play with what you are dealt. plenty of options if less than perfect conditions.

 

AFAIK, there is no compreshensive guidebook out there. Didn't all the Joshpheson guidebooks go out of print? Maybe someone took up the job but there is a select version out there that gets the good stuff.

 

 

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