Snow making

Guaranteed slide and glide close to home!
Everyone welcome at this presentation!

Wednesday  September 28 at 7:30 pm
Rosedale Community Hall, 901 – 11 Ave. NW

Shaganappi Golf course (click for larger image)

Shaganappi Golf course (click for larger image)

A comprehensive Power Point presentation on the Calgary Ski Club’s Shaganappi Project detailing plans and progress for winter 2016-2017 and future years will be presented by Alasdair Fergusson, project coordinator.

Alasdair also mentioned in his email…

  • Skier at Shaganappi golf course

    Skier at Shaganappi golf course

    This is a project to guarantee snow from mid-December to early March each year on a City-Centre golf course with excellent expressway and LRT access.

  • We plan A Winter Wonderland – A Playground on Snow! Not just a place to go skiing and snowshoeing or a training facility.
  • Shaganappi is an easy LRT lunchtime ride from downtown office
  • We need to make XC skiing fun, especially for children, and create skiers who will ski for life.

We want all Calgarians to come out to Shaganappi and learn how to enjoy winter!

Check out the video:

A proposal for snowmaking at Shaganappi Golf Course.


Autumn in K Country

September 21, 2016
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We took a drive along highway 40 and observed some gorgeous fall colours between the Stoney-Nakoda casino and Galatea. The

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Elk Pass: Winter or Summer?

September 9, 2016
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Is anyone else getting excited for winter? The days are noticeably shorter, the nights are cooler, and the leaves are changing.

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Win a season’s pass to Canmore Nordic Centre

September 6, 2016

Winter Photo Contest There’s still time to win a Season Pass by entering the Canmore Nordic Centre’s Photo Contest. Submit a maximum of 5

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The “boss” has kids!

August 23, 2016
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-Spruce grouse hen on Pocaterra trail- If you’re a regular winter time reader of this blog, you’ll be familiar with the “Boss.”

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High Rockies trail: Goat Pond to Spurling Creek

August 19, 2016
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Spectacular views along the High Rockies trail between the dam and Driftwood I hit one high point on this trip at 1740 metres as I neared Spurling creek, but the real high

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Eventful bike trip on Goat Creek

August 16, 2016
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-The Spray River bridge at 9K. Apparently a grizzly bear was in the area.- When we arrived at the Goat Creek parking lot at 11:45 a.m, it was sunny and already +24ºC.

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Summer Pot Pourri

August 15, 2016

I’ve been taking pictures with the intention of writing a blog post but am getting behind. I’ll use this posting to get caught up. This just came to my attention today and is urgent: Support snowmaking at Confederation Golf Course. 

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Tessa Falls in Banff National Park

August 12, 2016
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On a hot day like today, this is one of my favourite places to go with my dog.  It’s a lovely waterfall and spectacular landscape feature which is unknown to most people.

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Cascade Valley: Comparing Winter and summer

August 11, 2016
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Cascade Valley was one of the first trails I biked when I moved to the mountains several years ago, and it convinced me that I needed a dual suspension bike.

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What is it?

July 31, 2016
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What is this? (Photo by Chris Waldmann) I was sent this photo by hiker Chris who was wondering what it could be. It looks like a 45-gal drum covered in concrete with a door.

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The first 9K of the new High Rockies trail

July 28, 2016
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A couple days ago I had a very enjoyable bike ride on the first 8.9K of the High Rockies trail. To access the trail, you first have to travel for 900 metres on the Goat creek trail,

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Trail marker missing on Highline Trail(and bear warning)

July 22, 2016

The Highline trail at Canmore has become very popular with bikers and hikers. For those who are familiar with it, this won’t be a problem, but if you’re doing it for the first time, it could be an issue. The trail marker at the top of the east

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Nature’s beautiful sounds

July 19, 2016
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I was returning from Ross Lake along the Great Divide on my bike yesterday when I stopped to take a picture of a thick patch of paintbrush. As I was getting my camera out, I was startled

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An explosion of flavour along Three Sisters creek

July 17, 2016
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Wild strawberries are ripe and I had a small feast of them today along Three Sisters creek. Nothing compares to the intense

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Redearth Creek: Summer or winter?

July 8, 2016

I enjoyed a bike trip on Redearth Creek yesterday, all the way to the warden’s cabin. I thought it would be interesting to compare photos for identical locations summer vs winter.

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Hanging Valley

July 6, 2016
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When I did the Centennial Ridge hike a few years ago, I looked down from the top of Mt Allan into the valley below and thought that some day I’d like to come back and

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Happy Canada Day!

July 1, 2016

You can see all 28 of Alf’s photos here Rae glacier June 30, 2016

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Bear sighting in Banff

June 29, 2016
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We were thrilled to observe this black bear for about 20 minutes while it munched its way through the Sawback burn along the Bow Valley parkway yesterday(Monday).

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Nipika says good-bye to Rufus

June 27, 2016

This was posted today on Facebook: If you’ve visited Nipika Mountain Resort anytime during the past 15 years, you will have undoubtedly met Rufus and possibly skied or hiked with him.

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