Please leave a comment if you go skiing over the holidays. Let us know where you skied and what the conditions were like. I know there will hundreds of people looking for information, especially on West Bragg Creek.
Places to SkiBaker Creek Banff Bill Milne Blueberry Hill Brewster Creek Canmore Nordic Centre Cascade Valley Castle Lookout Confederation Park Golf Course Dog-friendly Elk Pass Emerald Lake Evan-Thomas Frozen thunder Goat Creek Golden Great Divide Hawkridge Healy Creek Hydroline Kananaskis Kananaskis Fire Lookout Kananaskis Village Lake Louise Lake O'Hara fire road Moraine Lake road Mt Shark Nipika Pipestone PLPP Pocaterra Races Redearth Creek Ribbon Creek Sandy McNabb Shaganappi Golf Course Skogan Pass Spray River Tyrwhitt Watridge Lake Road Wedge connector West Bragg Creek Wheeler Whiskey Jack Yoho
Skied upper trails at PLLP today.Lots of snow and skier track set only with a very cold start.Did not see you and your Cheryl out there today.Maybe still enjoying turkey and post Christmas shopping. Happy trails.
Rob, thanks for the update. We didn’t ski today, but I can assure you that we weren’t shopping! Not sure where, but I expect we’ll ski somewhere tomorrow. -Bob
Update on Nipika:
Current Trail Conditions:
All 50 kms of trails are packed and trackset. Good conditions on all trails north of the day lodge and a few early season hazards on the South Loops. Kicking Horse Day Lodge, rental shop & ski school operating daily from 9 AM – 5 pm. Don’t forget about the Nipika Loppet Weekend Jan. 23 & 24th.
Alf Skrastins sent this email:
I was at the Ribbon Creek trails on Dec 24 and found the conditions to be ideal on the upper trails. The Ribbon Creek-Nakiska area got 10 cm of fresh, light snow overnight and we arrived to find blue skies and a temperature of -8C. The High Level – Sunburst Lookout Loop was in great shape, with a silky soft layer of new snow on perfectly set tracks from a few days past. The run back down Sunburst was so much fun, we went back up and did it again!
This is the perfect destination for the short days of the holiday break.
It’s a short drive, the trails are well groomed and fun, there’s plenty of snow, the scenery is great and the trails are in the sun for most of the day.”
I have to agree with Rob, great photos and a great website. Holy cow what a great picture of the cougar tracks. As I was looking that the picture I could just picture skiing between a mamma and baby cougar..only in my wildest dreams.Merry Xmas and happy skiing to all.
We skied the 42 km cookie race course today. Sorry no pictures, traveled light. Trail was machine tracked from Pocaterra hut to the base of Whiskyjack. Sadly, from there on it’s only skier tracked with loose snow on top. The last bit of Pocaterra at Lynx back to the hut was machine tracked.
Hi Bob,Merry Christmas to you and your Cheryl.Thanks again for a great informative ski website. May we cross paths on the ski trails soon and for sure in the hot springs (great picture in pool!!!). Going To Peter Lougheed boxing day.Happy New Year and keep those great pictures of skiing and Cheryl coming!!