Sandy McNabb

Sandy McNabb Recreation Area

January 16, 2017
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Thanks to Manfred Kintop, we have some nice photos of the Sandy McNabb ski trails. I recognize most of the locations

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More snow on the way

November 9, 2015
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This map from the Weather network indicates that most of the snow is going to fall south of Calgary. It would be nice to see the Sandy McNabb ski area get at least 10 cm.

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Sandy McNabb, West Bragg, Lake Louise

October 25, 2012
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Welcome to ski season! I’m thrilled to see all the old stalwarts are back posting trip reports. Finally, we can give Frozen Thunder a break and see what else is out

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Horses at Sandy McNabb

February 21, 2011

Joe Lenham writes… Agree with the comment re. horses at Sandy McNabb ruining the experience. We went there today to ski and saw two equestrians out on the trails, plus a load of fresh manure and deep-punched horse tracks on the route we were skiing. We abandoned after less than a km and went elsewhere, […]

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Lake Louise, Emerald Lake, Goat Creek

January 7, 2011

Nicholas Roeder just spent 4 days in the Lake Louise/Emerald Lake area and sends some photos and this report: “Lots of new snow near Emerald Lake and Baker Creek. Trails should be in great shape for the weekend. I skied the following trails and can recommend them all: Pipestone (new map signs are great!), Fairview/Moraine […]

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A winter paradise

December 12, 2010

It was cross-country ski heaven on Redearth Creek today. Update: 13 more photos I couldn’t contain my curiosity any longer and headed out for Redearth Creek today, and boy, did I make the right choice. There’s been a lot of snow here since it was first trackset about 10 days ago, and it was coming […]

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Updates: West Bragg; Sandy McNabb; Bus trip to LL

January 30, 2010

Steve is back on skis! I was wondering where Steve Riggs had disappeared to, and with this recent comment, we now know the story. Steve, I’m sorry to hear that you had to miss three weeks of ski season but it’s nice to see you’re back: “We headed south on Saturday to the Sandy McNabb […]

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Watching our Olympic XC ski racers today

December 22, 2009

 We watched Brian McKeever win the 50K classic at the Canmore Nordic Centre and come a step closer to making the  Olympic team. He’s already on the Paralympic team, being legally blind. There’s been lots of media coverage, here’s a few of the stories: SkiTrax: McKeever bound for history books.      CBC :Paralympic champ closer to Olympic […]

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Sandy McNabb, West Bragg, Cookie Race

February 28, 2009

Clive sent in the following photo and report: Hi Bob, I skied West Bragg Creek this morning. I did Iron Springs – Elbow Trail – Loggers Loop – Crystal Line. Conditions were generally excellent – a blue wax day with great tracks and soft snow on the downhills. What a great season its been out there! […]

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Mt Engadine Lodge

January 8, 2009

One of the pleasures of navigating the Smith-Dorrien is this terrific spot near Mt. Shark ski area. Chris gave us a report on the recent snow conditions there.  I’ve also inquired about tea and tracksetting: Hello Bob, “We are open for afternoon tea on Saturdays and Sundays from 3-5 – cost including unlimited tea/coffee and snacks is […]

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Lots of trails are now ready for skiing

December 11, 2008

A winter wonderland on Elk Pass A number of new trails in Banff, Lake Louise, Kananaskis and Canmore have now been trackset. Today we were at Elk Pass on excellent snow that had been trackset on Dec 9. Click here to see more photos Refer to the specific trail report links on my sidebar for more details […]

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