Goat Creek

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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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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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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Stormy day update; New contest

January 6, 2015

I’m pretty sure I know where I’ll be tomorrow. The Banff trail report indicates that Goat creek was trackset today. If memory serves me, we had about a one-week window where conditions were good in early December, then the meltdown / needlemania / ice storm came.

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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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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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Goat creek/Spray river bridge update

July 24, 2014
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- Chuck is fording the Spray river with the almost-repaired bridge in the background – There is one last obstacle to having the entire

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Brutal weather

March 1, 2014
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It was sunny and bright. The snow and trail conditions were excellent. Parking spots were easy to find. Those are the only good things I have to say about skiing in this windy deep freeze.

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Beware if you’re skiing Goat creek to Banff

February 19, 2014
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The newly trackset Spray river may be tempting you to ski Goat creek and Spray river from Canmore to Banff. You’ll be walking on thin ice.

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Goat creek to Banff

January 27, 2014
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There’s only one little problem… Overall, the conditions were pretty good. Good tracks on all the trackset portions, and a reasonably good skier-set track on

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Goat creek

December 21, 2013
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Welcome to the shortest day of the year. I made sure I started early today and was on the trail by 2 pm! The conditions on Goat creek are very good. It was rare to see any pine needles

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Splendid conditions on Goat creek

December 9, 2013
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The snow was a lot faster today than on Saturday, and I made it to the Goat creek bridge in 28 minutes, a distance of 7K but mostly downhill. Net elevation loss is 180 metres.

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Goat creek was awesome

December 7, 2013
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Until today, we’ve never had tracksetting on the first 900 metres of the Goat creek trail. The initial section of the trail is in Kananaskis country, the remaining portion

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Banff National Park’s reply

November 20, 2013

“Thanks for catching this Bob – the Goat Creek information is indeed a bit confusing. We have updated the page that will hopefully clarify some of what you mention. At this point tracksetting is scheduled for the Spray East and West

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What trails will be open in Banff?

November 19, 2013

Update Nov 20: Banff Trail Report indicates that Sundance Canyon and Healy Creek have been trackset. Access only from the Cave and Basin. ****** Just found this from Banff National Park. It’s very confusing.

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Bridges in Banff post-flooding update

October 23, 2013
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 – The bridge over the Spray River is the last obstacle to having the entire Goat Creek – Spray River trail repaired.  Photo by Chuck O’Callaghan – 

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Goat creek is hazardous for biking

July 10, 2013
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 – The small bridge at 4.4K on the Goat creek trail has been seriously damaged – Update Jul 11, 2013: “Parks Canada also plans to repair several trails and bridges, including

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Spring skiing

March 9, 2013
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To repeat something I’ve already heard today on the trip reports, “Fabulous! Awesome!”  Goat creek received more snow and was trackset again

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Bigfoot spotted in Banff

March 7, 2013

Now that was fun!! I skied Goat creek and Spray river east yesterday. Excellent snow and fantastic tracks from the Goat creek trailhead to the Goat creek bridge. Just the absolute best.

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