Top 10 places to ski this weekend in the “Empire”

Skogan Pass. Photo taken today, Dec 13, by Steve Riggs

How did Steve get the above photo without the power lines being visible? Read Steve’s trip report to discover how he avoided the Screamer’s thin snow while descending.

Dec 13, 2019 

Hello, all you lucky skiers within the SkierBob realm.

Fox Creek and Moraine in PLPP were groomed today. The loop known as the “SkierBob Special” should be a popular choice. The 18K loop consists of Whiskey Jack, Tyrwhitt, Elk Pass, Fox Creek and Moraine. 

Elk Pass

We have over 300K of groomed trails to choose from. Going from East to West:

  1. Strathmore Golf Course  
  2. Confederation golf course in Calgary
  3. Shaganappi golf course in Calgary
  4. Priddis golf course
  5. West Bragg Creek
  6. Sandy McNabb
  7. Kananaskis: Bill Milne, Wedge Connector; Skogan Pass
  8. Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
  9. Mt Shark
  10. Canmore Nordic Centre
  11. Cascade Valley
  12. Redearth Creek
  13. Nipika Mountain Resort
  14. Lake Louise
  15. Kicking Horse river in Yoho
  16. Dawn Mountain in Golden, BC

Well, that makes it a “Top 16,” so much the better, but stay tuned, there may be more by Saturday morning. 

17. Update Dec 14: Emerald Lake trails have been trackset

Let’s all be thankful it isn’t Dec 15, 2018 when I posted this: “With a lack of other venues available for skiing, the Canmore Nordic Centre was incredibly busy today.”

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