A tasty appetizer

Our first significant snowfall

This isn’t a restaurant review, but last night’s snowfall was a delicious reminder of what’s to come in a few weeks.

We were immersed in a beautiful snow-covered forest today as Tessa and I hiked the main part of the Highline trail. It had me dreaming about climbing Whiskey Jack when all the spruce and pine trees are laden with freshly fallen snow. The elevation gain is about the same, but somehow I would much rather be on my skis on some of Jody’s excellent grooming on my way to the Pocaterra intersection.

Beautiful snow in my back yard today

Skiing in Canmore on Oct 13

Although we have some warm weather still to come, it’s time to start thinking about digging out the skis, boots, and poles. In ten days, the one-and-only Frozen Thunder  will be open for skiing at the Canmore Nordic Centre. There are a few changes this year, so I suggest you click on the link and read up.

Cypress Hills ski trails

I hear that some new cross-country ski trails have been constructed in Cypress Hills provincial park on the Alberta side. I also heard that Jeff’s old Pisten-Bully from Ribbon Creek will be used to groom the trails there. I will be very tempted to make a trip to Medicine Hat to visit my brother this winter, right after a big snowfall. Speaking of appetizers and delicious, if you ever get as far as Maple Creek, make sure you stop in for dinner at the Star Cafe and Grill. I guess this turned into a restaurant review after all.

We had a nice hike on the Highline trail today

Ribbon Creek

That begs the question, of course, what will Jeff be using this winter to groom the trails at Ribbon Creek and Kananaskis Village? He has a new Pisten-Bully(well, newer) which came from the Olympics at Whistler.  The Kananskis Village trails were the first place I ever skied, and I can’t wait to get back on Kovach and climb to the lookout, just for the sheer fun of coming back down on those delightful S-turns.

Upcoming contests

We’ll have terrific prizes for some lucky readers again this winter. Free Fischer skis and free accommodation at Emerald Lake Lodge are just a couple contests which are already lined up.

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