Kananaskis trails will be groomed this winter

Oct 30, 2020 at 2:55 pm: The provincial government announced this afternoon that cross-country ski trail grooming will continue in Kananaskis for the 2020-2021 season. A user-pay system will be put in place according to the Nordiq Alberta proposal.  The areas included are Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Ribbon Creek/Kananaskis Village,…

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Snow and grooming forecast

Oct 22, 2020: This cold weather which is now upon us should put an end to the slushy spots which skiers have been reporting. That might allow more packing and grooming to occur before the weekend.  We have photos and reports from West Bragg Creek which show that significant snow…

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“Some of the most beautiful in the world”

The above quote is from the CBC interview this morning with Ken Hewitt of Nordic Alberta, referring to the trails in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. For those of you with questions about the proposal to continue grooming the ski trails, give this 8-minute podcast a listen. Ken gives an articulate,…

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Letter to the Alberta Government

This letter was sent to the minister of Environment and Parks by my friend Chip Scialfa. Chip says you can copy and paste any of the information from this letter if you wish to send your own. The email address for Jason Nixon is aep.minister@gov.ab.ca ****** August 21, 2020 Mr….

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Kananaskis Grooming Update

The following update is from Nordiq Alberta:   Aug 2, 2020: Further to previously provided information, we are aware that Fortress Mountain Ski Resorts has now submitted a proposal to the Alberta Government to keep cross country alive and healthy in Kananaskis. This proposal is based on a groomed trail…

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Grooming and trail maintenance in Kananaskis country

“In February of 2020, Albertans were met with surprise when the provincial government announced it would no longer be funding trail maintenance and grooming in three areas in Kananaskis Country: Ribbon Creek, Mt. Shark, and Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.” There is now a website dedicated to this situation. Kananaskis Trail…

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