Contest Page: Guess the date of first tracksetting on Elk Pass

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Elk Pass. Click for larger image

(Entries to this contest are closed. Date of first tracksetting was Dec 9. Herb Kruschke is the winner))

Win a free night at Stoney-Nakoda Resort

Along with hundreds of skiers, Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino, on the doorstep to K-Country, is looking forward to the beginning of cross-country skiing in Kananaskis.

After months of waiting, it’s satisfying and exciting to go skiing on the trackset trails for the first time each winter…but exactly what day will it be?

Usually, but not always, the first trail to be machine trackset in K-Country is Elk pass because of its unique location and high elevation. Going back in my records, its first tracksetting has been as early as Nov 12 and as late as Dec 13.

Guess the day when you think Elk pass will be trackset* for the first time in the comments section below.

The Contest

Entries must be in by Nov 10, 2016, at 11:59 pm.

ribbon-first-prize1st Prize

Guess the date of the first tracksetting on Elk Pass in Kananaskis Country and you could be the lucky winner of a night’s accommodation at Stoney-Nakoda Resort.  Leave a comment below with your guess.

  • If more than one entrant picks the winning date, winner will be drawn from a hat from among the correct entries.

ribbon-second-prize2nd Prize

To show our regard and admiration for an accurate early guess, the person who was first to pick the correct date will win 2nd prize, buffet dinner for 2 at Stoney-Nakoda Resort.

It’s possible, (but not likely), that you could win both prizes!

*Trackset means machine trackset. Packing, grooming, and skier-tracked will not be considered as “trackset.”

Stoney Nakoda Contest Leave a comment below with your guess.

The fine print:

  • one entry per person.
  • If more than one entrant picks the winning date, winner will be drawn from a hat from among the correct entries.
  • 2nd prize will be awarded to the entrant who was first to submit the correct date.
  • Contest closes on Nov 10 at 11:59 pm. All guesses must be in by that date. If tracksetting occurs before Nov 11, the contest will end on that day.
  • First names are okay if you don’t want to leave your full name, but make sure you leave your email address with your comment. I’m the only one who sees it, and that’s how I will contact you if you win.
  • Entrant must be 18 or over.
  • You must be a cross-country skier.
  •  The winner must respond to my contact email within three days of the draw. If no response, a new winner will be chosen.
  • Trackset means machine trackset. Packing, grooming, and skier-tracked will not be considered as “trackset.”
  • If nobody chooses the correct date, closest guess wins.
  • First prize valid for one night stay for 2 adults. Not eligible for use Dec 31.
1 Bob Truman November 11, 2016 at 6:38 am

Entries to this contest are closed.

2 Corinne November 10, 2016 at 9:22 pm

Dec.4

3 Jackie L November 10, 2016 at 8:31 pm

Dec. 8th

4 Ian November 10, 2016 at 7:58 pm

November 26

5 Darlene November 10, 2016 at 7:55 pm

November 19

6 Chris November 10, 2016 at 7:49 pm

Nov. 21

7 Norm November 10, 2016 at 6:30 pm

I will go with December 7

8 Janice Perry November 10, 2016 at 6:29 pm

Nov. 17. I can’t wait to ski at Elk Pass and of course to win my prize.?

9 Niek November 10, 2016 at 2:43 pm

November 26th

10 Hanna November 10, 2016 at 1:10 pm

November 27th.

11 Gerald November 10, 2016 at 12:44 pm

November 21st

12 Jared R November 10, 2016 at 11:44 am

Dec 13th.

13 Dorine Chalifoux November 10, 2016 at 11:17 am

November 27th

14 Christian November 10, 2016 at 11:09 am

November 26

15 Mikhail November 10, 2016 at 10:49 am

Nov. 23

16 Crystal November 10, 2016 at 9:01 am

November 21

17 Paulette McCullough November 9, 2016 at 4:19 pm

November 30th

18 Theresa November 9, 2016 at 12:11 pm

November 22

19 Claire November 7, 2016 at 9:55 pm

Nov. 28 — ready for the weekday skiers!

20 Karen November 5, 2016 at 10:03 am

December 1, 2016

21 Kris November 5, 2016 at 10:02 am

November 24th!

22 Henry November 5, 2016 at 7:48 am

The 14 day forecast is showing some snow around the 17th, so I’ll guess that they’ll track set the next day, on the Nov. 18th.

23 Simon November 5, 2016 at 12:24 am

November 26 – 10:15 am 🙂

24 Carol November 5, 2016 at 12:07 am

December 2.

25 Ev W November 4, 2016 at 2:51 pm

December 8th, 2016. It’s 18 degrees out there now. It’s hard to think about snow!

26 Roger G November 4, 2016 at 2:32 pm

December 1

27 Caren D November 4, 2016 at 2:07 pm

Nov 25

28 Walter November 4, 2016 at 1:10 pm

November 25 would be my guess.

29 Masten November 4, 2016 at 12:20 pm

Hopefully sooner as opposed to later as the Frozen Thunder hamster wheel is already becoming tiresome…. November 23. Let it snow!!

30 Alf Skrastins November 4, 2016 at 11:58 am

November 17

31 Grace Brouwer November 4, 2016 at 9:48 am

November 22, 2016

32 Helen Read November 4, 2016 at 8:21 am

Been looking at past records of when I skied there in November and will go with Monday, November 21.

33 darcy November 4, 2016 at 6:49 am

Kinak, god of the north wind, whispererd to me, “November, 20”

-darcy

34 Dennis November 4, 2016 at 12:43 am

Nov 25

35 Bernard November 3, 2016 at 7:29 am

December 2

36 Tanya November 2, 2016 at 12:41 pm

Going with November 10th in time for the long weekend.

37 Brent November 2, 2016 at 7:00 am

Nov 29

38 JAD November 1, 2016 at 2:17 pm

December 1

39 Melissa F October 31, 2016 at 2:22 pm

Nov. 27

40 Carman October 31, 2016 at 11:45 am

19 nov. – optimism reigns

41 Wendy October 31, 2016 at 11:08 am

November 25, 2016

42 Bryan October 31, 2016 at 9:16 am

Nov 30

43 Catherine B October 31, 2016 at 8:25 am

November 29th.

44 George October 31, 2016 at 5:59 am

Nov 23

45 Rhonda October 30, 2016 at 8:42 pm

Nov 24

46 Adrienne October 30, 2016 at 4:23 pm

Nov 26th

47 Raymond October 30, 2016 at 3:23 pm

Nov 20

48 Nancy Ulrich October 30, 2016 at 6:44 am

Nov 26

49 Sharron O October 29, 2016 at 9:49 pm

Nov 25

50 Mel H October 28, 2016 at 10:55 am

November 14th…

51 Clark October 28, 2016 at 10:49 am

lucky number november 18th!

52 JeremyN October 28, 2016 at 7:02 am

November 9! Yup. Might as while guess early given recent precipitation.

53 Jennifer Cribb October 27, 2016 at 11:32 pm

I’m guessing November 17 – can’t wait!!

54 conrad h October 27, 2016 at 8:40 pm

November 16

55 margs October 27, 2016 at 8:37 pm

November 15 !

56 James October 27, 2016 at 5:11 pm

November 4

57 Anita October 27, 2016 at 5:09 pm

November 21st.

58 Willie October 27, 2016 at 3:43 pm

November 21

59 Rene October 27, 2016 at 8:15 am

Dec 1

60 Jeff Hughes October 27, 2016 at 7:52 am

Nov. 29th

61 Bev October 26, 2016 at 8:34 pm

December 6

62 Terry October 26, 2016 at 7:35 pm

First track set for Elk Pass Nov. 27, 2016

63 Danusia October 26, 2016 at 6:26 pm

November 16th, 2016.

64 Adam October 26, 2016 at 6:23 pm

November 18th, 2016.

65 Finn Pedersen October 26, 2016 at 10:16 am

November 18

66 Peter N October 26, 2016 at 9:57 am

December 3

67 Barb Grant October 26, 2016 at 9:40 am

November 24

68 Nikolai October 26, 2016 at 9:26 am

November 28, 2016

69 Jan October 26, 2016 at 7:22 am

Nov 24

70 Tom October 26, 2016 at 2:28 am

Nov. 25

71 Maureen October 25, 2016 at 10:20 pm

November 27!! ?????

72 Lawrence October 25, 2016 at 7:51 pm

November 18th

73 Gail October 25, 2016 at 7:31 pm

November 30, 2016

74 Dorothy October 25, 2016 at 6:55 pm

Nov 26

75 Alisse October 25, 2016 at 6:32 pm

November 21

76 Jim October 25, 2016 at 6:16 pm

Dec. 2

77 Steve October 25, 2016 at 6:02 pm

Nov 18

78 Kirsten October 25, 2016 at 5:54 pm

November 16!

79 Ty October 25, 2016 at 5:38 pm

Nov 19. (Wishful thinking probably but dare to dream!)

80 Alison MacPhee October 25, 2016 at 3:47 pm

Dec 2nd

81 Emry October 25, 2016 at 3:42 pm

Nov 22,

thanks for this……………E

82 Mairi October 25, 2016 at 3:16 pm

December 7th 2016

83 Shulamit October 25, 2016 at 3:05 pm

November 17

84 Kerry October 25, 2016 at 3:02 pm

November 22

85 Erin October 25, 2016 at 2:35 pm

December 1

86 Liz D October 25, 2016 at 2:02 pm

Elk Pass first tracksuit on December 5, 2017

87 Liz D October 25, 2016 at 2:03 pm

Whoops trackset…

…and did you mean 2016? -Bob

88 Colin October 28, 2016 at 7:33 am

Nov 9, so that I can ski Nov 10!

89 Casey October 25, 2016 at 1:40 pm

November 25

90 Clyde Pawluk October 25, 2016 at 1:39 pm

Nov 21

91 Warren October 25, 2016 at 12:57 pm

November 15

92 Mackenzie Walsh October 25, 2016 at 12:48 pm

Nov 23

93 Martin J October 25, 2016 at 12:48 pm

November 23rd for sure!

94 Manfred Kintop October 25, 2016 at 12:40 pm

“Lucky” November 13th

95 Xavier October 25, 2016 at 12:37 pm

Dec 1st

Sorry, only one entry per person. I’ll use your first entry which was Nov 24. -Bob

96 Xavier October 25, 2016 at 12:36 pm

Nov 24th

97 Larissa October 25, 2016 at 12:35 pm

November 12

98 Roberta Hyland October 25, 2016 at 12:29 pm

First track set Nov 9, 2016

99 Letailleur October 25, 2016 at 12:10 pm

Nov 02

100 brent October 25, 2016 at 11:59 am

First track set nov 6,2016, for elk pass

101 stephen vermeulen October 25, 2016 at 11:52 am

Nov. 27

102 Scott Berry October 25, 2016 at 11:29 am

November 16

103 Dan October 25, 2016 at 11:27 am

November 20th

104 Jim October 25, 2016 at 10:35 am

Nov 15, thanks for the contest bob. Also liked the “Prince” post.

105 Barbara B. October 25, 2016 at 10:20 am

My guess for this year is November 10, 2016 and I cannot wait to sky the full Tyrwhitt/Elk Pass loop.

106 Sylvia Angelini October 25, 2016 at 10:04 am

My guess is November 19, 2016.

107 Herb Kruschke October 25, 2016 at 10:02 am

Dec. 9th

108 Laura October 25, 2016 at 9:52 am

Nov 22!

109 Diana Piggott October 25, 2016 at 9:50 am

November 18th

110 Bruce October 25, 2016 at 9:36 am

Nov. 17

111 Scott Thompson October 25, 2016 at 9:28 am

Nov 25

112 Christina October 25, 2016 at 9:27 am

Nov 26

113 Paul and Nancy October 25, 2016 at 9:24 am

Nov 26, 2016

114 Matt Sakowsky October 25, 2016 at 9:21 am

Nov 25

115 Cori October 25, 2016 at 9:06 am

I am guessing November 24, 2016

116 ross murphy October 25, 2016 at 8:57 am

Dec. 10

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