Job Opportunity

by Bob Truman on October 21, 2018

in XC

Operations Coordinator – Cross Country Ski Trails at Confederation Park Golf Course

The Calgary Nordic Alliance is looking for someone to fill a part-time contract position to coordinate the efforts of the volunteers who make skiing happen at Confederation Park Golf Course. If you are passionate about cross-country skiing right here in Calgary, enjoy working with volunteers, have excellent problem-solving skills and like working outside in the winter, consider applying. Click here for more info.


Frozen Thunder is open for skiing

October 20, 2018
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Arriving at 11 a.m, I couldn’t find a parking spot. Lucklily, someone had already finished their two hours of skiing and created a space for me. 

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Grizzly tracks on Whiskey Jack

October 19, 2018
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Thanks to Keith for sending in these photos and the report:

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Something to look forward to…

October 18, 2018
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-Simona and Cheeky on Pocaterra. Photo from Dec 2015- I was sorting through some photos and the one above jumped out at me.

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Frozen Thunder making progress

October 18, 2018

Thanks to Biathlon Alberta for this video: Frozen Thunder will be open for public skiing on Sat Oct 20 at 9 a.m. Read more 

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What % of xc skiers use cannabis?

October 16, 2018
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Probably the only thing on which I agree with Trudeau is the legalization of marijuana, but I hope I don’t have to

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Skiing starts this weekend in Canmore

October 16, 2018

Frozen Thunder has faithfully returned to the Canmore Nordic Centre for the tenth consecutive year. It will be open for public skiing on Sat Oct 20 at 9 a.m.

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Upper Pocaterra

October 14, 2018
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My friend Chip encountered some packed ski trails in Kananaskis while he was accessing a scramble to Mt Roberta today.  The higher elevations in PLPP near the top of Pocaterra and Whiskey Jack

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Early-season reminders

October 13, 2018

If you had any thoughts of skiing at West Bragg Creek, read Tanya’s trip report to disabuse yourself of that notion. Warm weather will return this week and put an end to any more early-season skiing, so  I’ll take this opportunity to

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Guess the Trail; final edition

October 11, 2018
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-What trail is this?- You’ve got one last opportunity to join the fun. There’s always one difficult picture with which to puzzle you. In this edition, I think it will be #10.

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Spectacular scenery, but where is it?

October 10, 2018
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All the scenes in the photos below can be enjoyed from a ski trail,

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Skiers having fun; Guess where?

October 10, 2018
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-What trail is this?- This is “Guess the Trail” with skiers in every picture. Can you figure out where they are?  The previous game was fun, and I expected at least one picture to bedevil you, which it did.

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Guess the Trail 2018

October 9, 2018
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-What trail is this?- Every autumn while we’re waiting for ski season to begin, we play Guess the Trail. I’ve made it particularly difficult this year because you were guessing them too quickly last year. 

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Burstall Pass

October 5, 2018

Thanks to Gord for the photos and report: Burstall Pass Oct 4-18. I usually make Burstall Pass my first ski of the season but usually I encounter numerous rocks and some hiking. Not this year; conditions were stellar, probably the best ever for early season skiing. 45 cm at the trailhead, (Burstall Pass parking lot […]

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Skiing before thanksgiving

October 4, 2018

Thanks to Ribbon Creek tracksetter Jeff for the following photo and report: “Skiers on Terrace link this morning a little Thanksgiving treat. Check out the leaves falling on the trail worse than needles.” Thanks to Tanya Koob for the following photo and report:

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Getting an early start. Skiing in October

October 3, 2018

Update 3:40 pm: Alf Skrastins reports 58 cm of snow at West Bragg Creek. Alf has submitted a detailed report on the Trip Reports page, but you have to see his 38 phenomenal photos.

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How much snow?

October 2, 2018

Update 12:45 pm: Tracksetter Jeff(Ribbon Creek) sent in this photo from Bow Valley Provincial Park where they received 40 cm and it’s still coming down…   Let’s start off with a report and photos from Ray Perrott in Canmore:

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October 1, 2018
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-Elk Pass was already trackset on Nov 17 last year- It might be too much to hope for, but I’d sure like to see a repeat of the fantastic ski season we had last winter.

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Suggestions for Jenn?

September 28, 2018

Hello Looking for a great recommendation on ski groups. I’m a 40 something recreational intermediate skier based in Calgary. I’m not fast nor am I competitive but I love getting out for a good 15km ish (longer is fun too) classic ski

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Maybe just drive on by

September 21, 2018

If you stop to view wildlife, all sorts of things can happen. This Park employee had to stop for a red light and paid the price. The photo and the following information was posted on Facebook by Jasper National park:

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