The following comment was submitted by Jamie Carpenter:
If the effort to preserve trail grooming in Kananaskis is successful I certainly hope it will not be limited to PLPP. This summer and fall’s huge spike in trail use would suggest that grooming at Ribbon Creek and Mt. Shark – in addition to PLPP – will be vital to meeting demand.
More than any previous year, access to abundant, reliable and safe winter trails will be essential to the health and well being of Albertans.
The tourism aspect of these trails is evidenced by the two tour buses of skiers from Regina, SK at the Mt Shark parking lot.
The importance of these trails to youngsters is shown by the two school buses full of kids.
From the 40 photos below, it should be self-evident that the Ribbon Creek/Kananaskis Village/Bill Milne/Skogan Pass trails, as well as Mt Shark are well-used by thousands of skiers every winter.