Contest Page: Guess the date of first tracksetting on Elk Pass 2019

Elk Pass

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Win a free night and dinner at Stoney-Nakoda Resort

Along with hundreds of skiers, Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino, on the doorstep to K-Country, is looking forward to the beginning of cross-country skiing in Kananaskis.

After months of waiting, it’s satisfying and exciting to go skiing on the trackset trails for the first time each winter…but exactly what day will it be?

Usually, but not always, the first trail to be machine trackset in K-Country is Elk pass because of its unique location and high elevation. Going back in my records, its first tracksetting has been as early as Nov 12 and as late as Dec 13.

Guess the day when you think Elk pass will be trackset* for the first time in the comments section below.

The Contest

Entries must be in by Nov 17, 2019, at 11:59 pm.

ribbon-first-prize1st Prize

Guess the date of the first tracksetting on Elk Pass in Kananaskis Country and you could be the lucky winner of a night’s accommodation and a buffet dinner for 2 at Stoney-Nakoda Resort.  Leave a comment below with your guess.

  • If more than one entrant picks the winning date, winner will be the first person to have guessed the correct date. 

ribbon-second-prize2nd Prize

Everyone else who guessed the correct date will be entered in the draw for 2nd prize, one night’s accommodation and a buffet dinner for 2 at Stoney-Nakoda Resort.

*Trackset means machine trackset. Packing, grooming, and skier-tracked will not be considered as “trackset.”

Leave a comment below with your guess.

The fine print:

  • one entry per person.
  • To avoid any confusion, write your date in long form; eg Dec 20. Do not use all numbers. 
  • If more than one entrant picks the winning date, winner will be the first person to have guessed the correct date. If no one guesses the correct date, closest guess wins.
  • Everyone else who guessed the correct date will be entered in the draw for 2nd prize. If no others guessed the correct date, closest guess wins. 
  • Contest closes on Nov 17 at 11:59 pm. All guesses must be in by that date. If tracksetting occurs before Nov 17, the contest will end on that day.
  • First names are okay if you don’t want to leave your full name, but make sure you leave your email address with your comment. I’m the only one who sees it, and that’s how I will contact you if you win.
  • Entrant must be 18 or over.
  • You must be a cross-country skier.
  • Trackset means machine trackset. Packing, rolling, grooming, and skier-tracked will not be considered as “trackset.”

139 Comments:

  1. I think it will be on November 30, 2019! A great way to start December.

  2. December 3rd.

  3. Nov 26, 2019 Tracksetting on Elk Pass

  4. November 25, 2019 Tracksetting on Elk Pass

  5. December 13 2019

  6. December 16 2019

  7. Dec 12 (Hopefully)

  8. December 6

  9. November 26

  10. November 22

  11. Hi Bob. My guess is that Elk Pass will be first machine track set on Thursday, Nov. 28.

    A little late for my fellow Bow corridor skiers, I know… But that will allow me time to first get our new Lakeland Cross Country Ski Club (LCCSC) in St. Paul trail network going. I’ve ordered 30 to 40 cm of snow for you but I think it may only be delivered in 2 weeks from today on Nov. 25. By the time your intrepid groomers pack or roll they will be track setting on Thursday, Nov. 28 in time for the weekend!

    Keep up the great work Bob!

    Pierre Lamoureux
    President, Lakeland Cross Country Ski Club (LCCSC)
    St. Paul AB

  12. November 24, 2019

  13. NOVEMBER 17th

  14. Nov 28

  15. Nov 21

  16. November 18

  17. November 20, 2019

  18. November 14th at 11.30 pm

  19. November 14

  20. I’m thinking Nov 27, 2019

  21. November 13, 2019

  22. November 22!

  23. Dec 12 🙂

  24. November 15

  25. November 24th 2019

  26. December 2 2019

  27. December 4th

  28. November 24th

  29. My prediction is for Friday Dec 13, because we have a tentative trip planned for Dec 7 and as Albert said “if it wasn’t for bad luck”.

  30. December 7th 2019

  31. November 27.

  32. November 21st 2019
    See you out on the trails!

  33. November 27th 2019

  34. November 29th

  35. Nov 29

  36. December 4

  37. November 30

  38. November 15

  39. November 11th

  40. December 1st 2019

  41. November 25th, 2019

  42. November 22

  43. November 29, 2019.

  44. Nov 25

  45. Dec 6th (….unfortunately).

  46. My guess is Nov. 16th, 2019

  47. November 29

  48. November 21

  49. Elk Pass track setting
    November 4

  50. December 5, 2019

  51. December 9th is my guess.

  52. Nov 14, 2019

  53. November 26/19

  54. November 26

  55. Jenn Stanlake-Cammer

    November 21

  56. Elk Pass Nov 22

  57. Nov 11

  58. Friday, November 22, 2019

  59. November 28, 2019

  60. November 29th.

  61. Elk Pass first track setting – November 19, 2019

  62. December 8

  63. November 13

  64. NOVEMBER 24
    LOOKING FORWARD TO A NEW SEASON

  65. November 22

  66. November 20

  67. November 29

  68. Dec. 1 my birthday

  69. December 5th. But I’m secretly hoping sooner!

  70. November 13th

  71. December 3rd

  72. December 3rd

  73. NOV 25, early winter!

  74. November 16

  75. November 25th!

  76. November 24th

  77. December 11

  78. December 5th

  79. November 19

  80. November 21

  81. November 21

  82. Hi Bob,
    My guess for track setting at Elk Pass is Nov 7. Cheers.

  83. November 24

  84. Dec 1

  85. Nov 29

  86. December 4, 2019

  87. November 27, 2019

  88. Lucky November 16th!

  89. November 26

  90. November 18, 2019

  91. November 18th

  92. November 1st

  93. November 27th 2019

  94. Nov. 22

  95. November 30

  96. December 5

  97. I’m going with November 21st this year.

  98. Nov 23

  99. November 17th

  100. November 15, 2019

  101. LuckyNov 28th

  102. December 6

  103. December 1

  104. December 13

  105. November 22nd

  106. November 20, 2019

  107. November 15 because my friend is back briefly from Nova Scotia and we promised her snow!

  108. I’m going to guess it will be a bit earlier this year–November 13.

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