-Breaking trail at Sunshine on Sep 16, 2018. Photo by Chuck- I was expecting to hear something from Chuck, and he didn’t disappoint…
Yesterday I said I was finished skiing for the season, but I really mean it this time. I’ve never seen Banff tracksetting in April, so I wanted to verify it with my own eyes.
-Now complete with Radio Collars, the bison are awaiting release this summer. Photo by Chuck- Chuck has made some epic ski trips but this one surpasses all in distance, tough conditions, and the ultimate
I was surmising that Goat Creek might have new tracksetting today and I was correct. 10 cm of new snow has completely refreshed the hard-packed conditions of last
That missile speeding down Goat Creek today was me. If you want to go breakneck fast, Goat Creek is your trail.
Judging from all the skiers on the Cascade Valley trail, I think people took the advice and left PLPP to the racers. Many of our popular ski trails start
I have some photos of Goat Creek to go along with Nikolai’s trip report. He probably was long gone by the time I arrived at 1:40 pm. Thanks for breaking trail in the fresh snow!
It’s rare to experience such exceptionally good conditions on Goat Creek. New tracksetting, cold, clean snow, bluebird skies and nobody walking in the tracks. A day of skiing to be savoured!
I don’t know how many of you remember the 2015-16 ski season, but we had very late and sporadic grooming from Banff National
You need to ski this trail when there’s no wind, the the sun is shining and the snow is pristine. It’s a bonus if it’s been recently trackset. The scenery is spectacular.