Saturday night update

by Bob Truman on February 23, 2019

in XC

Helen Read retrieves her scarf from a tree along the Bill Milne trail

Be sure to read Sheila’s trip report. Incredible! We should always have a camera handy for occasions like this. A video of that guy stomping in the ski tracks would have been wonderful to see and may have acted as a deterrent to the next miscreant. 

With most of the PLPP trails being groomed for today’s Cookie Race, there’s a lot of green showing on the PLPP Live Grooming Report. 

The same goes for Canmore Nordic Centre and West Bragg Creek(minus the Cookie Race). Check the Live Grooming Reports for details. 

Goat Creek, Spray River East and West were trackset today. See Chuck’s trip report for pictures and details. Conditions must have been pretty good if Chuck was able to do it in 1:35. Heck, that would even be fast for me! 🙂

Moraine Lake road, Great Divide, and Fairview were trackset at Lake Louise today.

Speaking of cookies, I was thrilled to hear that Helen has her scarf back. George, who found the scarf, and tied it to a tree, will be the lucky recipient of Helen’s tasty cookies. 

For anyone who participated in today’s Cookie Race, we’d like to get a race/conditions report. I’m assuming there was some fresh snow in the tracks to slow everyone down. Cookie Race Results


City golf course update

February 23, 2019

West Bragg Creek Update Sat Feb 23 @12 noon:  “It feels like groundhog day, as we woke up to another 5cm of snow in west bragg. Grooming is slow going as the trails are very busy and the snow is not getting a chance to set up. Expect very soft conditions today.”

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Sandy McNabb

February 22, 2019
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After 11 years of doing this blog, I am thrilled to finally do a first-hand report on Sandy McNabb.  Conditions were pretty good with occasional hazards

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The road less travelled

February 21, 2019
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West Bragg Creek received 5-7 cm from that brief but powerful storm which whipped through last night. Most of the trails at WBC were groomed and trackset before noon

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Thursday morning update

February 21, 2019

The Kananaskis Village and Ribbon Creek trails were trackset last night. There will be a bit of fresh snow on top of the tracksetting. Almost the entire system has been groomed since Feb 19. The Ribbon Creek snowcat is going to PLPP

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Snowing in K-Country

February 20, 2019
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“This is my view out my snowcat window at 6:20. Expect some snow in all the tracksetting.” -Tracksetter Jeff

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Wedge, Bill Milne, and Terrace

February 19, 2019
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It’s the first day in weeks where it’s been mild enough to take Tessa for a ski. Her favourite trail is Wedge Connector so we went there for a pleasant ski on nice conditions. 

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Strathmore update

February 19, 2019

They have been battling strong winds and drifting snow at Strathmore. Ed Meyer sent this update and the photos yesterday… “We had a lot of wind out here. Things are in a bit of disarray.  We have great snow coverage

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Family day fun

February 18, 2019
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With the bright sun shining down and temperatures of -8°C, it was nice enough to sit outside and drink tea alongside the ski trails at West Bragg Creek today.

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Good news update

February 17, 2019

There comes a time each winter when you can go just about anywhere and expect good conditions, and it’s a double bonus when the weather is pleasant.  It looks like the perfect combination of circumstances and events will create a week

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Sunday morning update

February 17, 2019

This is from yesterday’s Live Grooming Report from West Bragg Creek: “5cm of new snow has fallen in the last 24 hrs and the crew of Dan, Bill, Dave and Jeff were able to double track set and groom all trails with the exception of Telephone and Iron Springs. Iron Springs did get one set […]

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Saturday morning update

February 16, 2019
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-Loggers loop at West Bragg Creek. Photo by Groomer Jeff.- Thanks to West Bragg Creek Groomer Jeff for the photo and the following report

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Interesting experiment

February 15, 2019

Yesterday, Peter and I noticed something different about the grooming on the Bill Milne trail. You can see the flat part about 2 feet wide in the middle of the corduroy. I speculated that it was for fat bikes. Tracksetter Jeff gives the

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Skiing at its best!

February 14, 2019
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What a phenomenal day of skiing on Wedge, Evan-Thomas, and Bill Milne trails. There have been some very positive trip reports(thanks, everyone!) but I think we found the best place

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Beautiful day at West Bragg Creek

February 13, 2019
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-Ruth and Debbie on Moose Loop at West Bragg Creek- The snow at West Bragg qualifies as “Edelweiss” snow. Soft and white, clean and bright.

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Strathmore golf course

February 13, 2019

West Bragg Creek was in great shape today, and I’ll have a report later. I’ve been wondering about Strathmore golf course, so was happy to get the above video from Ed Meyer who does the grooming. In addition to sending the video,

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Wednesday morning update

February 13, 2019

Alf Skrastins submitted the above photo. Can you spot the two deer? Snow on the way All the weather forecasts are predicting a significant amount of snowfall starting on Thursday night. is forecasting 12.6 cm

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Confederation golf course

February 12, 2019
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-Confederation golf course on Tues Feb 12, 2019. Photo by Dasha Atkins.- Thank you to Dasha from Space Dogs Ski Club for submitting the above photo

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More snow at West Bragg Creek

February 11, 2019
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I had a lovely ski at West Bragg Creek today. There was 2-3 cm of new snow overnight but a few skiers had been out ahead of me to break trail. Groomer Dave had started

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Monday morning update

February 11, 2019

I was surprised to wake up to 2-3 cm of new snow on my driveway in Calgary this morning. I hope the golf courses and West Bragg Creek received it also.  The only grooming I have to report from yesterday is Upper Telemark and

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