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Saturday night update

February 23, 2019

Be sure to read Sheila’s trip report. Incredible! We should always have a camera handy for occasions like this. A video of that guy stomping in the ski tracks would have been wonderful to see and may have acted as a deterrent to the next miscreant.  With most of the PLPP trails being groomed for […]

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Thursday morning update

February 21, 2019

The Kananaskis Village and Ribbon Creek trails were trackset last night. There will be a bit of fresh snow on top of the tracksetting. Almost the entire system has been groomed since Feb 19. The Ribbon Creek snowcat is going to PLPP

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Good news update

February 17, 2019

There comes a time each winter when you can go just about anywhere and expect good conditions, and it’s a double bonus when the weather is pleasant.  It looks like the perfect combination of circumstances and events will create a week

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Sunday morning update

February 17, 2019

This is from yesterday’s Live Grooming Report from West Bragg Creek: “5cm of new snow has fallen in the last 24 hrs and the crew of Dan, Bill, Dave and Jeff were able to double track set and groom all trails with the exception of Telephone and Iron Springs. Iron Springs did get one set […]

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Saturday morning update

February 16, 2019
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-Loggers loop at West Bragg Creek. Photo by Groomer Jeff.- Thanks to West Bragg Creek Groomer Jeff for the photo and the following report

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Interesting experiment

February 15, 2019

Yesterday, Peter and I noticed something different about the grooming on the Bill Milne trail. You can see the flat part about 2 feet wide in the middle of the corduroy. I speculated that it was for fat bikes. Tracksetter Jeff gives the

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Skiing at its best!

February 14, 2019
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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

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Monday morning update

February 11, 2019

I was surprised to wake up to 2-3 cm of new snow on my driveway in Calgary this morning. I hope the golf courses and West Bragg Creek received it also.  The only grooming I have to report from yesterday is Upper Telemark and

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What trails would you recommend to visitors?

February 10, 2019

Last night in PLPP, Tyrwhitt, Elk Pass, Hydroline, and Kananaskis Fire Lookout were trackset. The Tyrwhitt Loop in PLPP should be in great shape with recent grooming on all the trails

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In the beginning…..

February 9, 2019

I found it interesting that both Steve Riggs and Alf Skrastins submitted trip reports yesterday from West Bragg Creek. Steve and Alf are two of this blog’s “originals” and have been submitting reports since the beginning in 2008.

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Saturday morning update

February 9, 2019

The World Cup Biathlon races scheduled for today in Canmore have been postponed. They will attempt to run them tomorrow. If you wish to ski at the nordic centre, check this page for access information.  It’s bitterly cold

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Skogan Loop Viewpoint

February 7, 2019
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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

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Wednesday morning update

February 6, 2019

The World Cup Biathlon races get underway tomorrow(Thursday) in Canmore. Some starting times have been changed due to cold weather early in the day. Click on the link to go to the website where you can access the schedule. The Birkebeiner, scheduled for this Saturday, has

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Monday night update

February 4, 2019

I wasn’t expecting any trip reports today. It didn’t get above -25 in Calgary and I don’t think the mountains were much better. Thanks to Jeffrey Hickaway for sending the above photo.

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Monday memories

February 4, 2019

Before I get started, and with these bitterly cold temperatures, it might be prudent to review the 26 helpful comments on this old post Cold Weather Gear.  Running into Steve Shymoniak on Terrace trail a couple weeks ago had me

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Green wax weather

February 2, 2019

Lost and Found: One of Kimberly Archibald’s party lost a wallet on Pipestone today. Keep an eye out for it if you ski there.  Lots of grooming today on Ribbon Creek/Bill Milne/Kananaskis Village trails…

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Winter finally arrives!!

February 2, 2019

Update Sat Feb 2 @ 2:45 pm: “The return of Bill Milne. It may be the best conditions on this trail ever.”-Tracksetter Jeff Update Sat Feb 2 @ 11:30 a.m: Ribbon Creek tracksetter Jeff just sent the photo and exclaimed…

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Cascade Valley

February 1, 2019
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I was debating whether to ski Cascade Valley or the new grooming in PLPP. After reading Sylvia’s trip report, I knew I made the right choice. Crazy weather

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Snow in the Forecast

January 30, 2019

Jan 30 @ 8 pm: This blog experienced a technical problem due to WordPress doing a major upgrade. I lost the last two day’s material. Sorry for the inconvenience. We should be able to go forward from here.  The Hardy Boys from

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Website problem

January 30, 2019

WordPress is in the midst of doing an upgrade. I lost the last two days of postings. We can go forward from here. Sorry for the inconvenience.  For anyone who has already left a trip report, if you can re-post, it would be appreciated. 

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