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Old 11-13-2015, 07:48 PM   #1
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Southern Rockies to Banff

Will be heading up from Albuquerque into Colorado end of April and gradually heading north towards Yellowstone, then Glacier, and if time permits, to Banff and Jasper, then over to Washington. What would be the latest to get into Banff before worrying about serious snow? We have been in temps down to 10F with no problems since we have extra insulation, dual lane windows and heated tanks. Thinking about early Sep for Yellowstone, and end of Sep for Banff. Any routes to avoid, or closes? 39ft Landmark 5er, 3500 GMC.
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In a normal fall for weather , late Sept to the 15th of Oct. should not be an issue for snow on the highways in and around Banff. I was through Jasper on Oct. 12th this year , and there was fresh snow above the tree line , about 3,000 feet above the road, temperatures at 10 in the morning were 3c, (39f) after overnight frost, first snows on the road were 2 days later.
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There was a early snow event this year where 6" of snow (in the campground) just north of Jasper Labor Day weekend. Sis-n-Law in North Pole Alaska said they had snow flakes Labor Day weekend this year which is not normal for them. If you follow Chris & G Travels on Youtube, they returned from Alaska in Late Oct. Yes, going thru the Yukon and BC. there were sections of snow on the ground, but the road was just wet.


I plan to return next Sept. from AK. about the middle of the month.
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Thanks for the replies! Not too worried about an early snowfall that will (hopefully) melt off the road in a day, just worried about when it stays on the road till May. Do not want to drive on slick roads with the 5er, but don't have a problem staying at a campground an extra day or two till the roads clear. Actually would make for some get pictures with snow on the ground. Hmm, maybe cutting it to close...
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Keep these web sites in you computer for travel info , in and around the Canadian Rockies.

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