Lost dog at Elbow Valley/West Bragg Creek

“HELP! Rio is lost! She got attacked and chased by a big dog, she bolted and is missing in the Elbow Valley. Last seen heading north on Elbow Trail at the North Snagmore Trail intersection (area roughly between Fullerton Loop parking and West Bragg. She is wearing the harness seen…

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How many skiers are there?

I’ve always been curious about this, and now that we have a few statistics, how many cross-country skiers do you think there are in the greater Calgary area? 5200 Kananaskis season passes were purchased.  2500 day passes were purchased.  Based on this information, what would be your estimate of the…

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Friday update

Thanks for all the comments on the Kananaskis Grooming issue. SkierDoug’s suggestion gets my vote although rejuvenating the Chester-Sawmill trails is a long shot and not likely to see the light of day. Nordiq Alberta gets an A+ for their handling of the entire process so far.  Take heed of…

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Success! Kananaskis Grooming Update

March 4, 2021: Nordiq Alberta sent out this news release today and it shows that $60,000 was raised in excess of the required amount. An additional $22,000 in donations was also raised.  In the comments, tell us what you would do with the excess funds. Keep in mind the Ribbon Creek snowcat…

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Sun-screen update

Winter is scheduled to return next week, so I hope some snow will survive.  Not even the high elevations are safe from the heat wave. The predicted high in PLPP tomorrow(Thursday) is a blistering +7°C and sunny according to the Weather Network.   It was nice to see the Ribbon Creek…

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Ski Mania update

March 1, 2021: Ski mania continued unabated in February. The daily average of 10,054 unique visits to this blog is up 116% over last year.  Since Oct 1, 2020 we’ve received 1.48 million visits.  ****** Kananaskis sees record visitors for 2020 Estimated number of visits to Kananaskis Country 2015: 3,597,678 2016: 3,706,633…

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Waxless ski weather is here

Feb 28, 2021: West Bragg  Creek Grooming Report from Boomer Groomer: “A big shout out to volunteer groomers Bill, David, Peter and Jeremy. These fellas spent their Saturday night track setting close to 70km of trail for everyone’s enjoyment. Thankyou Gentlemen! Get it while you can as temps are shooting…

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