Kananaskis Village Area

Kananaskis Village trails

January 18, 2019
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The phrase “thin but skiable” is one we’ll remember from this low-snow winter. I was losing hope that we’d ever see any tracksetting on these trails,

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Exciting news! Trails are being groomed

November 2, 2017

Remarks to go with the above map: “A nice early season snowfall has blanketed most of the area. 10-20cm so far with more on the way. Recent grooming is groomed and packed only. Packed base averages between 2 to 4 cm with lots of exposed needles and some dirt. Skiing is possible on gentle trails […]

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Heaven for XC skiers

March 7, 2017
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Fallsalot mentioned playing hooky and “skiing orgy.” Tomorrow would be a perfect day to do it. I wish I had thought of “skiing orgy” because that would have described this wonderful day.

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Kananaskis Village/Ribbon Creek update

March 4, 2017

Tracksetter Jeff is out working tonight and sent me another photo of the Kovach picnic table. He remarked…

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Best ski day of the year coming up

January 13, 2017
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-Members of the Norseman Ski Club on Aspen trail in Kananaskis- Tomorrow(Saturday) may offer the most choices for skiing ever. Trails in the

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First trip reports of 2017

January 1, 2017

“We then broke trail through perhaps 15cm of fluffy fresh powder on Mountain View, until snowmobiles appeared coming towards us. They stopped, and cheerfully explained that there was too much snow for one machine to handle” -Diana

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Update from Kananaskis Village trails

January 1, 2017

Tracksetter Jeff sent this photo and note: “10 cm at the Village. Still dirt showing through in places but getting better.” You can watch Jeff’s progress in real time on the Ribbon Creek Live Grooming Report. 

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Thin but skiable

December 5, 2016
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Update Dec 6 @ 8: 30 a.m: I’ve added 14 new photos to the Emerald lake Lodge contest page. The deep freeze has settled in; it’s -21°C in Canmore this morning.

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Ribbon creek & Kananaskis village

December 23, 2015
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-Trinity, Terry, and Dominic on Terrace trail near Kananaskis village- I waited for the temperature to warm up and arrived at Ribbon creek

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The best skiing on planet earth

December 12, 2015
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-Kim and Emily at the Pocaterra – Whiskey jack junction- You know it’s going to be a good day when: »You take pictures of the scenery while driving out

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Name the Ribbon creek hill

December 11, 2015

Email received from TSJ(Tracksetter Jeff) today at 1:13 pm: “Hi Bob, I was thinking we need a little help naming the big hill on Ribbon. We have the Skogan Screamer and the Skogan Slash but right now all we have is the Ribbon Hill. “

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Ribbon creek and Kananaskis village

November 19, 2015
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Where are you skiing tomorrow? Talk about first-world problems. As you can see from the Trip Reports, the choices abound.

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Fall colours in K-Country

September 22, 2015
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This must be the best year ever to see spectacular fall colours in Kananaskis – without going near a larch tree. These photos were taken while hiking on Terrace trail,

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Kananaskis Village and Ribbon Creek grooming

March 6, 2015

Update Mar 13, 2015: I received this further explanation from K-Contry… “The cat was off for repairs

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Welcome back!

January 16, 2015
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Kananaskis Tracksetter Jeff has returned, and is doing a marathon grooming session today/tonight. He’s already groomed Bill Milne, Wedge Connector,

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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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Christmas dinner on Terrace trail

December 25, 2014

Update Dec 26 @ 9:45 a.m.: Kananaskis Public Safety advised me this morning the carcass was moved and Terrace trail remains open to skiers.  I learned from my experiences many years ago with the Central Rockies Wolf Project that when you

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Tracksetting update including Pipestone

December 23, 2014

We had a lot of information regarding the Canmore Nordic Centre yesterday, so let’s see what else is transpiring. Andrew has been busy at Lake Louise:

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Kananaskis village trails

December 4, 2014
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-Terrace trail near Kananaskis village.- I skied the perimeter loop of the Kananaskis Village trails yesterday(Wed Dec 3) in the late afternoon. Air and snow temperature were -10°C.

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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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