Grooming continues at West Bragg Creek

March 30, 2018

Thanks to Alf Skrastins for this report: It looked like mid-winter conditions at West Bragg Creek today. -10C, with 10cm of fresh snow… and light snow falling. Volunteer groomers Bill and Dan were out roller-packing and grooming the new snow on on the trails mentioned by GH. New snow was covering the fresh corduroy as […]

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Mt Shark and beyond

March 29, 2018

You can see all 18 of Chuck’s photos from his trip to Mt Shark and then into backcountry conditions on the Upper Spray.  My sources tell me that tracksetting will continue in PLPP until April 15. I’m not sure if that includes Mt Shark

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Season-end “meet and greet”

March 29, 2018

I’d like to meet all my readers this Saturday Mar 31 at Pocaterra Hut after skiing. I’ll break with tradition and ski early so I can be at the hut starting at 2 pm and I’ll be there ’til 4 pm.  Everyone is welcome!

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Winter returning?

March 26, 2018

Update Mar 28 at 8 a.m: The PLPP Live Grooming Report indicates that Moraine, Fox Creek, and Boulton Creek were trackset early this morning. It also says “Use caution when skiing Moraine trail due to grooming equipment

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Ski Heaven in PLPP

March 25, 2018
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Conditions on the new tracksetting were spectacular. Today’s skiing was as close to perfection as you’ll ever find, and everyone I met was echoing those

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Bonus kilometres – on wax!

March 24, 2018
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It’s been a pleasure reading all the trip reports today with such good conditions for this time of year. 

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Should be some good skiing this weekend

March 23, 2018

In addition to to all the trip reports, here is an update from West Bragg Creek Groomer Jeff: “The early bird get’s the worm! 2-5 cm of new snow dusted the trails Thursday night

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Winter’s end

March 19, 2018
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Spring officially starts tomorrow(Tues Mar 20) at  10:15 a.m. but you wouldn’t know it if you were in PLPP today.  There was 5-10 cm of new snow

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One million readers!

March 18, 2018

This blog has reached the milestone of one million visitors since Frozen Thunder opened way back on Oct 21.  I am a statistics freak and enjoy studying the data in order to see what my readers are interested in.  With reference to the

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Sunday morning update

March 18, 2018

I’ve received 3 cm of overnight snow in Canmore and it is still snowing. The forecast is calling for light snow throughout the day. The temperature is -3°C so the snow is powdery rather than wet.

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Canmore Nordic Centre

March 17, 2018
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This is a good time of year to re-visit the pros and cons of waxless skis so I’ve added a section at the end of this post which gives my thoughts but I welcome

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The amazing 80K bison trip

March 17, 2018
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-Now complete with Radio Collars, the bison are awaiting release this summer. Photo by Chuck- Chuck has made some epic ski trips but this one surpasses all in distance, tough conditions, and the ultimate

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Spring skiing in PLPP

March 16, 2018
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The advice from Heather to go early is appropriate at this time of year. The high angle of the sun wreaks havoc on the trails by early afternoon.

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After 30+ cm of new snow…grooming updates

March 16, 2018

Canmore Nordic Centre: Banff trail, Bow, Meadowview and some other trails have been groomed and trackset. Don’t go by the Live Grooming Report. Check the trail report to see

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Snow updates

March 15, 2018

6 pm update from Tracksetter Jeff at Kananaskis Village: From the looks of the picnic tables above, I would estimate there is about 25+ cm of new snow.  Mud Lake(Chester, Burstall) at 4 pm was up to 27 cm which is probably close to the

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Prepare for snow

March 14, 2018
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Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Calgary, Canmore, Kananaskis, Banff and Lake Louise at 15:43 Wednesday 14 March 2018:

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Avalanche danger on Elk Pass

March 13, 2018

With this section of Elk Pass closed, you can still access Blueberry Hill by going up Hydroline and down Patterson. The trail report indicates Elk Pass is closed for avalanche control. I don’t know if that means it will be open again soon.

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Blast from the past

March 12, 2018

How did we survive before the internet? When I was the Calgary Ski Club’s nordic director in 2003-2004, we planned our entire schedule in October! Email was just starting to become popular. Tracksetting updates were posted by

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Dog-friendly West Bragg Creek

March 10, 2018
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We took Tessa for one more ski at West Bragg while conditions are still reasonably good. Although I prefer colder snow, Tessa is happy not to have to wear her boots

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West Bragg Creek

March 8, 2018

Report from Steve Riggs: “Other than the skiing- a highlight was getting back at dusk to find a fox hanging around the south parking. After stepping out of the boards to get the camera from my truck, it co-operated by strolling over to check out my skis. …and for the skiing: 

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