Late shift on Wedge Connector, Evan-Thomas, Bill Milne

March 15, 2019
Thumbnail image for Late shift on Wedge Connector, Evan-Thomas, Bill Milne

Sabrina and MaSid have submitted reports, now I’ll give my two cents.  It was a nice day of skiing

4 comments […Read more]

Troll Falls

March 6, 2019
Thumbnail image for Troll Falls

Yesterday we took Tessa on the scenic Hay Meadow trail and did the extra 300 metres to Troll Falls. It’s worth seeing the frozen waterfall at least once every winter.

0 comments […Read more]

Snowing in K-Country

February 20, 2019
Thumbnail image for Snowing in K-Country

“This is my view out my snowcat window at 6:20. Expect some snow in all the tracksetting.” -Tracksetter Jeff

0 comments […Read more]

Wedge, Bill Milne, and Terrace

February 19, 2019
Thumbnail image for Wedge, Bill Milne, and Terrace

It’s the first day in weeks where it’s been mild enough to take Tessa for a ski. Her favourite trail is Wedge Connector so we went there for a pleasant ski on nice conditions. 

1 comment […Read more]

Skiing at its best!

February 14, 2019
Thumbnail image for Skiing at its best!

What a phenomenal day of skiing on Wedge, Evan-Thomas, and Bill Milne trails. There have been some very positive trip reports(thanks, everyone!) but I think we found the best place

1 comment […Read more]

Bill Milne trail

February 8, 2019
Thumbnail image for Bill Milne trail

Skiers are enjoying the excellent conditions on the Bill Milne trail, but the monstrous ice flow has presented some challenges.  The tracksetting crew is working

3 comments […Read more]

Connecting Evan-Thomas to the Wedge Connector

February 7, 2019
Thumbnail image for Connecting Evan-Thomas to the Wedge Connector

If only I had worked for Esso, I could join this fun group of retirees who I met on the trail today. I was happy to briefly join the fun, long enough for me to lead them

1 comment […Read more]

Skogan Loop Viewpoint

February 7, 2019
Thumbnail image for Skogan Loop Viewpoint

With so many wonderful trails in the Ribbon Creek system in excellent condition, it’s difficult to decide which one to ski next.  Yesterday, it was a sensual delight to ski Hay Meadow

0 comments […Read more]

Hay Meadow

February 6, 2019
Thumbnail image for Hay Meadow

If you want to give your senses a treat, ski Hay Meadow. Try to do it  before it gets trashed by hikers. I did a lot more than Hay Meadow today, but the pictures from HM are the best.

0 comments […Read more]

Excellent conditions…and not that cold

February 5, 2019
Thumbnail image for Excellent conditions…and not that cold

The Kananaskis Village, Ribbon Creek, Skogan Pass, Bill Milne trails are in prime condition right now, but If you plan on skiing the Bill Milne trail, make sure

1 comment […Read more]

Tyrwhitt Loop

January 22, 2019
Thumbnail image for Tyrwhitt Loop

This ski trip didn’t meet my expectations. When I’m doing my all-time favourite loop, I want everything to be perfect!

0 comments […Read more]

Skogan Pass and Hummingbird Plume

January 17, 2019
Thumbnail image for Skogan Pass and Hummingbird Plume

I had only planned to ski up a little ways on Skogan Pass so I could tell my anxious readers how far you had to walk to reach skiable snow.

0 comments […Read more]

As Irene says…”Wheeee!”

January 13, 2019
Thumbnail image for As Irene says…”Wheeee!”

There’s nothing more enjoyable than 6K of downhill fun on excellent tracksetting and good, fast snow on Pocaterra.  Upper Pocaterra was trackset last night

1 comment […Read more]

That was fun!

December 27, 2018
Thumbnail image for That was fun!

I refer to it as the Tyrwhitt loop, and today reminded me why I consider it my favourite ski trip. Lots of variety including great scenery, vigorous climbs, pleasant downhills,

3 comments […Read more]

Sunday update: An early Christmas present

December 23, 2018

The loop is complete. Last night in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Whiskey Jack and Tyrwhitt were trackset. Take note, Tyrwhitt is “partially” trackset. It is still rough

3 comments […Read more]

Peter Lougheed Provincial Park(PLPP)

December 22, 2018
Thumbnail image for Peter Lougheed Provincial Park(PLPP)

Nick and Ray have most of it covered with their reports on Elk Pass and Blueberry Hill. Nick also included a fantastic photo of the excellent tracks we were skiing on

9 comments […Read more]

Skiing ’til sunset on the shortest day: A Maiden Voyage

December 21, 2018
Thumbnail image for Skiing ’til sunset on the shortest day: A Maiden Voyage

After finishing up with an appointment I had this afternoon in Canmore, I figured I could still get in an hour of good skiing on the new tracksetting at Mt Shark.

0 comments […Read more]

Pocaterra hut to Packers

December 20, 2018
Thumbnail image for Pocaterra hut to Packers

Update Fri Dec 21:Yesterday,  Mt Shark was groomed and partially trackset. The Alluvial Fan at Emerald Lake was trackset. It’s always a treat to be skiing

0 comments […Read more]

Snowmageddon in PLPP

December 18, 2018

Chuckley: “25cm new snow. Up to our knees at times!” Mary Perrott: “We and another couple traded off trail breaking in about 25 cms. of snow.   It was fun to ski and not be able to see your skis in front of you, not even a ripple

1 comment […Read more]

Elk Pass, Tyrwhitt, and other trails in PLPP

December 14, 2018
Thumbnail image for Elk Pass, Tyrwhitt, and other trails in PLPP

Jody was just finished tracksetting Elk Pass when I arrived around 1:30 pm. Starting at 5 a.m, he also worked on Blueberry Hill, Tyrwhitt, Hydroline and Patterson. Check the PLPP Live Grooming

5 comments […Read more]