The other Baker Creek

Don’t get this confused with the trackset trail which runs from Baker Creek to Protection Mountain campground along the Bow Valley Parkway. Chuck says this backcountry trail, which actually parallels Baker creek, is a secret and skied only by locals, so after reading this, forget that you ever saw it…

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Cascade Valley at its best

After finishing with an appointment in Canmore around noon, I had a multitude of choices for skiing this afternoon. Canmore Nordic Centre? Goat Creek? Mt Shark? Redearth Creek? The new tracksetting in PLPP was tempting, but I didn’t want to drive that far.  All would have been excellent choices, as…

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Redearth Creek: Unusual tracksetting

Caution: If you are a novice skier, don’t go here. It’s also not suitable for skinny skis with the present conditions.  Dec 31, 2020: Thanks for all the trip reports. I’m glad that everyone else was having a good time.  When I heard that Redearth Creek was trackset, I was…

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The “Death Bridge”

Polly, who is an avid reader of this blog, knew what to expect for her first time confronting the Goat Creek bridge at 7k along the Goat Creek trail on Christmas day. She managed to get across safely, but nevertheless, she has aptly nicknamed it the “Death Bridge.” I can’t…

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Cascade Valley

I realize this report will be irrelevant by tomorrow if the big snowfall materializes. It’s a good thing the snow is coming because the first 2K of Cascade Valley is extremely thin. All in all, however, it was still a fun ski trip especially considering I didn’t hit any rocks…

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Redearth Creek improvements

Did you ever try to ski over the Lost Horse Creek bridge on Redearth Creek? You’ll know it was very difficult because of the steep ramp on the north side. A new bridge has been installed with a much longer ramp which should make it a lot easier to cross…

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Mountain Madness

The Mountain Madness relay race happened yesterday in Banff. It is a fun, multi-sport race with teams of five competing in a five-leg relay from the top of Mount Norquay to the finish line in town. It starts with a downhill ski leg from the top of Mt. Norquay, then the…

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