Ski season – only six weeks away!

Last winter’s skiing came to an unceremonious and abrupt finish near the end of March with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Access to the ski areas was shut down on March 28. I skied in PLPP for the final time on the evening of March 27 on beautiful conditions. …

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Volunteers required for Shaganappi Nordic

Shaganappi Nordic Operations Club (SNO) is recruiting volunteers for the upcoming winter Nordic skiing season at the Shaganappi Point golf course in Calgary, AB. If you are interested in volunteering this fall and winter you can click on this link: Shaganappi Nordic Volunteers  Scroll down to “Current volunteer opportunities.”

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Still skiing

May 6, 2020 Thank you to Alf Skrastins for the following report(click on the link to see 46 amazing photos): It was a fine day for a loop tour from the Burstall valley, around Mt. Birdwood and out via the Commonwealth Creek valley. There was even some powder skiing! https://photos.app.goo.gl/DpCEr8BQ3yvHbjy19…

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Chuck’s latest adventure

Thanks for the trip reports over the past two days now that access to the provincial parks has returned. Chuck was lucky enough to spot the Harlequin ducks pictured above on his Mt Shark/Bryant Creek trip yesterday. You can read about his excursion on the Trip Reports and see all…

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Beautiful conditions for April 4

The trails were trackset this morning. This is not in a provincial park or provincial recreation area. I wish I could tell you where it is, but I don’t want them to be overwhelmed during the pandemic.  For now, I will refer to them as the “Hayfield Trails.” I covered 7K…

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Thanks for the tracks

April 1, 2020 Where would we be without the guys and gals who spend hours on their snowmobiles and snowcats, grooming the trails for us, at ungodly hours, sometimes exposed to extreme cold? We’d be plowing through some pretty deep snow. It never fails to get me excited when I arrive…

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A picture postcard winter

The above painting was made from the photo below. I originally attributed the photo to Groomer Dave at West Bragg Creek, but I was subsequently informed it was actually taken by artist Anne Brown, Groomer Dave’s wife.

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Don’t ski here!

Mar 28, 2020 Thanks for all the “pandemic” comments. We have a lot of thoughtful people following this blog.  My final ski trip of the season last evening was wonderful, but sad at the same time knowing it would be the last one of the season, and possibly forever.

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