Ribbon Creek

Lillian and Galatea Lakes

September 10, 2015
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Galatea creek, reclaimed bridge #1 (Photo by Alf Skrastins) More bridges have been finished! Alf Skrastins sent me this email:

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More trails for next winter

April 2, 2015

By my count, there were at least 122 bridges in Banff National Park and K-Country which were damaged by the 2013 floods. The Healy Creek Bridge, referred to in this Crag and Canyon article will be a very welcome sight next winter

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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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Ribbon Creek – yet again more news

August 24, 2014
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After all the comments and speculation, I’m pleased to post this update from Tracksetter Jeff himself:

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The new face of Ribbon Creek

August 23, 2014
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 “The new ribbon trail begins with a stump with an old man’s face carved into it.” – Pete Thanks to Pete’s comments, we have some clarification

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Fantastic news re: Ribbon creek

July 18, 2014
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– A newly completed section of Ribbon creek. –  One of my favourite trails, Ribbon creek, is reborn after being destroyed by the 2013 floods. Thanks to Alf for this

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Fantastic weekend ahead

March 21, 2014

The new snow combined with cool temperatures will give xc skiers some great conditions wherever grooming has occurred. Jeff is presently tracksetting the Kananaskis village, Ribbon creek, and Skogan pass trails as I write this at 6:15 pm.

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Returning to the scene…

February 8, 2014
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– Simone and Mike on Kovach. – Do you ever look back and recall a day, an occasion, an experience, or a situation which was truly a life-changing event?

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Wedge connector is now groomed

December 19, 2013

This is an updated version to reflect new information: Most of the Bill Milne trail and Wedge connector are now groomed and trackset, but there is still an unskiable gap between the north side of Evan Thomas creek and the

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Watching the Kananaskis village trails being groomed

December 6, 2013
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Fri 3 pm: Jeff is almost finished grooming and tracksetting the Kananaskis village and Ribbon creek trails. It was fun watching

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Ribbon creek bridge underway

November 25, 2013
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More flood-related construction. It looks like we’ll be able to cross to the other side soon. Right now, if you park at Ribbon creek parking lot, you’re unable to access

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Finally some news on PLPP

November 23, 2013

The PLPP trail report was updated today and it’s nice to see some trails are starting to be groomed. Most were roller-packed with a snowmobile, but if I’m reading the trail report correctly,  it sounds like Elk pass

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End of the trail

November 21, 2013
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 – At the end of Terrace trail, skiers stare in anguish at the insurmountable barrier of Ribbon creek –  Hmmm…it could be an appropriate title for the last post

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West Bragg snow update; Pocaterra

November 16, 2013
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 – Pocaterra Hut in PLPP is now open daily –  Not as much snow materialized as was in the forecast. In Canmore, I’d guess we received about 3 cm.

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A few trails in Kananaskis have been groomed

November 8, 2013

Just in! Fantastic news! Some grooming has occurred, and the new trail reporting system is in place for this winter. It’s similar to the “Live

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Ski trail update – Kananaskis village, Skogan pass

September 22, 2013
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It’s the first day of fall, and while most recreationists are preoccupied with larch trees,  I have important news to share regarding some of the cross-country ski trails in Kananaskis.

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Ribbon creek trail: Now only a memory

July 11, 2013
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 – Ribbon creek trail has been obliterated – When I heard there was 400 mm of rain in Marmot creek, I didn’t hold out much hope for Ribbon creek, but I wasn’t prepared

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Kananaskis village and Ribbon creek

March 15, 2013
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 – Skiers on Terrace link trail – New tracksetting from yesterday was in fine condition for waxless skis. I was using my zero skis and climbed the steep hill

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Utopia for xc skiers

February 28, 2013
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I think every trail in PLPP must be in great condition right now. I didn’t ski them all, but the ones I did ski were excellent, and the others which I observed looked good.

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