This was sent to me today by Greg Foord:
I have Identified a plot of land owned by MD Rockyview on the western boundary of the city on 101 street west that would be most suitable for a XC ski area. Administration from the MD has indicated enthusiasm for this project but approvals are dependent on organizations and individuals taking responsibility for construction and operations.
- Treed protection from warm winds
- Greater snow accumulation due to elevation
- Variable terrain providing 6 to 8 km of pleasant skiing
If this idea is to proceed; considerable help and leadership in the areas of fundraising, construction and operations are necessary. Representatives of local ski clubs toured this area recently and indicated interest that I hope will translate into action.