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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West Bragg Creek

February 8, 2019
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West Bragg Creek update from Groomer Jeff: “Your intrepid grooming team has not let the cold get the best of them!

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Bill Milne trail

February 8, 2019
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Skiers are enjoying the excellent conditions on the Bill Milne trail, but the monstrous ice flow has presented some challenges.  The tracksetting crew is working

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Connecting Evan-Thomas to the Wedge Connector

February 7, 2019
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If only I had worked for Esso, I could join this fun group of retirees who I met on the trail today. I was happy to briefly join the fun, long enough for me to lead them

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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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Hay Meadow

February 6, 2019
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If you want to give your senses a treat, ski Hay Meadow. Try to do it  before it gets trashed by hikers. I did a lot more than Hay Meadow today, but the pictures from HM are the best.

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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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Excellent conditions…and not that cold

February 5, 2019
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The Kananaskis Village, Ribbon Creek, Skogan Pass, Bill Milne trails are in prime condition right now, but If you plan on skiing the Bill Milne trail, make sure

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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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Nordic Yoho Challenge – Feb 17

February 4, 2019

If you plan on participating, please contact Jessica jstichelbout@gmail.com so they can have enough treats on hand for everyone. This would be a good time to remind skiers that your KHSC membership supports grooming of the trails

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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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Courageous and undaunted

February 3, 2019

Fearless and brave, Jessica, Normand, and Darcy went skiing in today’s extreme cold and submitted trip reports. Thanks! From Jessica’s report, we learned that the Banff tracksetter was also out in the -28°C on his open snowmobile

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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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Redearth Creek

January 31, 2019
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Redearth Creek was in nice shape and very enjoyable…to the 7K mark. Beyond the campground there was no grooming, just a wobbly skier-set track. 

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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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