Banff

Redearth creek to Shadow Lake Lodge

February 4, 2016
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Thanks for all the Trip Reports. It sounds like the wind has caused debris problems on some trails, but I had a wonderful day on Redearth creek.

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Farm truck or sleek race car?

January 31, 2016
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-Redearth creek at 6K- My being raised on a farm means you will be subjected to analogies that only a farmer would invoke, sorry.

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A rare opportunity

January 24, 2016
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-Wonderful conditions between Castle Junction and Johnston Canyon- This is your chance to ski the Lake Louise to Banff Loppet trails while they’re in top-notch condition,

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Dog-lover’s delight

January 20, 2016
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I’ve never skied in such pristine, clean snow on Healy creek. Usually, there’s more than a few pine needles and spruce cones. The 3 cm of new snow today really

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Still enjoying Goat creek

January 18, 2016
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Lovely weather and 3 cm of fresh snow made for a nice 19K trip along Goat creek and Spray river west yesterday(Sunday), with the usual “conditions.”

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Lots of snow in Cascade valley

January 16, 2016
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-Rosalie, Haley, Rebecca, Ali at the Cascade river bridge(6K)- It was snowing lightly at 1:45 pm, and the temperature was -10°C. I can hardly be bothered to take a snow

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Brewster creek to Sundance Lodge

January 13, 2016
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After waiting two years for the Healy creek bridge to be replaced, you can now access Brewster creek from the Healy creek trailhead on the Sunshine road.

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Brewster creek was fun now that I have the right skis

January 13, 2016

I’ll do a separate update about the ski trip on Brewster creek but I first wanted to elucidate about these skis. I’m learning that it’s important to have the right tools for the job.

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“Red chair” scenery

January 12, 2016
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There are several locations along the Castle Lookout to Baker Creek trail where Banff National Park could install their famous red chairs. Yesterday, Helen Read

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Spray river loop and connector

January 11, 2016
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-The bridge at 5.5K which connects Spray river east and west- Yesterday, the Banff trail report indicated that Spray river east and west had been groomed and trackset,

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The magic number on Goat creek is 3.8

January 8, 2016
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I’ve come to expect a lot of multi-users on the initial section of Goat creek. Today, all the snowshoers turned around at 3.8K, at which time a nice set of tracks

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Fantastic conditions from Castle Lookout to Baker Creek

January 5, 2016
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My favourite part of this trail is the initial 5K from Castle Lookout. Soon after starting out, it veers away from the road and meanders through sensational scenery.

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A dog-friendly trail in Banff: Healy creek

January 5, 2016
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Now that the temperatures in Banff are a little warmer, and the holiday crowds have dissipated, I felt it was time to check out Healy creek with my dog Tessa.

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“Got any duct tape?”

December 30, 2015
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This is the second time I’ve heard that desperate plea from a stranded skier, and luckily I had duct tape with me again today.

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The Goat creek social club

December 27, 2015
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Between talking with numerous people on Goat creek/Spray river I managed to fit in 20.4K of skiing.

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Redearth creek: In dire need of grooming

December 26, 2015
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Don’t get me wrong. If you have a masochistic streak, or enjoy high-risk behavior, or have honkin’-wide metal-edged skis, this could be the trail for you.

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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2015

Everybody’s happy ‘cuz it snowed last night!  Have you heard the song by Canadian singer Meaghan Smith entitled “It Snowed Last Night?” Have you ever seen the downhill section of Goat creek that takes you to the Spray river?

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Goat creek and Spray river

December 24, 2015
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I went five days without skiing this trail! Goat creek and Spray river west were simply spectacular today. The 2-3 cm of cold snow we received in the past 24 hours has improved conditions.

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Goat creek; Just in time for lunch

December 18, 2015
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  The challenge today was to get to Banff in time to have the lunch special at the Silver Dragon. I was dropped off at the Goat creek trailhead above Canmore at 12 noon

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Goat Creek; a race against the clock

December 16, 2015
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-Skiers getting ready at the Goat creek trailhead- Another great ski on Goat Creek again today.

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