Banff

The little house in Cascade Valley

March 1, 2015
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At one time, people lived in a little house on the banks of the Cascade river. It’s a stunningly beautiful location

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Redearth Creek and Shadow Lake

February 27, 2015
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-This couple were on their way to Shadow Lake Lodge for the weekend- The Redearth creek trail has not had a lot of snowfall

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Shirtsleeve skiing in January

January 25, 2015
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-It’s odd to see skiers in shirtsleeves in January- Thanks for all the trip reports today. Good to see there is still some skiing to be enjoyed in this freaky weather.

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Breaking trail on Brewster Creek

January 21, 2015
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-Superb scenery along Brewster creek- From the Cave and Basin in Banff, it’s 13.9K to the end of the groomed trail at Sundance Lodge. It was an enjoyable day with stunning

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Lake Louise to Banff Loppet

January 18, 2015
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-A happy Chuck O’Callaghan at the finish line after skiing 50K in the Lake Louise to Banff Loppet- It was another fun-filled ski race

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Sensational skiing on Redearth creek

January 13, 2015
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When conditions are as superb as they were today, Redearth creek in Banff National Park offers up an outstanding day

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Goat creek and Spray river east

January 10, 2015
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-Happy skiers at the Goat creek bridge- I don’t know about you, but I had a difficult time deciding where to ski today because of so many excellent choices.

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Many great choices for the weekend

January 9, 2015
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-Hahn and Aly were enjoying the beautiful day and good snow conditions on Cascade valley- For cross-country skiers, this is

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Party animals on Goat creek

January 7, 2015
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-This peak on Rundle mountain is visible from many angles as you ski along Goat creek and Spray river. I took this photo from the Goat creek bridge-

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Last chance

December 30, 2014

If you haven’t skied in December, you’ve only got two more days. You’ll have some freshly trackset trails on which to do it, and it’s going to warm up today. If you’re a beginner skier who just received new skis for Christmas, you may benefit from

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Redearth creek

December 27, 2014
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-Stewart and Tyler were at the Lost Horse creek bridge- I met up with two young men from Florida who were on foot,

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Lake Louise update

December 12, 2014

Lake Louise will be one of the only skiable places on Saturday. It appears that everything else has turned to ice. There’s 2-4 cm of snow in the forecast for Kananaskis, Canmore, and Banff. That might help rejuvenate some trails. We’ve had

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Baker Creek to Castle Lookout

December 7, 2014
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-Spectacular conditions on the Baker Creek to Castle Lookout trail in Banff. Photo by Jo Lunn.- Have you skied this little-known trail?

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One of those perfect days for xc skiing

December 6, 2014
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What more could I add to Chuck’s report from yesterday? How about wonderful, terrific, fantastic, and wolves! Banff National Park has some beautiful ski trails

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“Better than I have ever seen on Redearth creek”

December 5, 2014
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-Warden’s cabin at the end of Redearth creek. Photo by Chuck O’Callaghan.- I’m happy to say the number of trails which are trackset and in good condition is too long to list

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Goat creek and Spray river

December 2, 2014
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Goat creek was trackset yesterday and was in excellent condition. I can’t blame the woman from Calgary who didn’t want her photo on here because she was playing hookey

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An excellent beginner’s trail

December 1, 2014
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Groomer’s Report from Parks Canada tracksetter Jeff at Lake Louise: Hi Bob, Great Divide trackset to O’Hara and back. Skate lane as well. The Dog Sled operation started today on the 1A. Jeff

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Spray River, backcountry style

November 29, 2014
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-Spray river east side. Photo by Chuck O’Callaghan.- Before I get started, let’s look at some grooming/snowfall updates:

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Snowfall and trail grooming update

November 27, 2014
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I’m thrilled to get our first Groomer’s Report from Tracksetter Jeff at Kananaskis Village/Ribbon Creek/Skogan pass:

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Larch season: it can only mean ski season starts soon

September 22, 2014
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- Thanks to regular commenter Henry who sent this photo from a hiking trip in 2012 -

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