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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Chuck deserves our support

This pandemic is bringing out the worst in a few people who are willing to throw around insults when they don’t have a clue. Decisions are made with the information that’s available at the time. It’s disengenuous to criticize anyone for breaking rules which are actually not in effect. I…

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Alberta Parks update

March 27 @ 10 pm I know this is already old news, but below is what was posted on the Live Grooming Reports and goes into effect at midnight tonight. “Vehicle access is temporarily suspended at access points to Alberta’s provincial parks and recreation areas for recreation purposes until further…

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