Grooming after the storm

March 4, 2018

Sunday 9:15 a.m: When all was said and done I ended up with 10 cm of new snow since Friday. The sky in Canmore is showing lots of blue, there’s no wind, and the temperature is -13°C. Most of the trails at the

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Saturday morning update

March 3, 2018

The Kananaskis Village and Ribbon Creek trails have already been groomed this morning. The Pisten-Bully is presently going up Ruthie’s. The trails have received 10 cm of new snow.  Lots of grooming occurred

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Let’s put this campaign over the top!

March 2, 2018

I’ve heard anecdotal reports of a mega-snowfall in West Bragg Creek today. This should extend the ski season considerably. Check the Groomer’s Reports for an update on today’s tracksetting in West Bragg Creek.

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Redearth Creek and Shadow Lake

March 1, 2018

I was fascinated with the alternative route which Chuck discovered to Shadow Lake today. Rather than going up the steep hill, it follows the Redearth Creek canyon. Click over to see all 15 of Chuck’s photos. 

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Snowfall warning, right on cue

March 1, 2018

Welcome to March and the winter of our dreams. We’ve had very little rain or warm weather during this wonderful ski season, but anytime we get a warm day, or a windy day where debris gets blown onto the trails, it’s immediately followed

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Goat Creek and Spray River West

February 28, 2018
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That missile speeding down Goat Creek today was me. If you want to go breakneck fast, Goat Creek is your trail.

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This weekend at West Bragg Creek

February 28, 2018

I received this notice from XC Bragg Creek: “This weekend is the annual Alberta Youth Championships in West Bragg Creek.

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Ribbon Creek, Kananaskis Village

February 27, 2018
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I can finally add Ribbon Creek to the list for this winter. I went the non-recommended direction but the steep hills were easy to descend on the excellent conditions.

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Tuesday morning update

February 27, 2018

The trails around Kananaskis Village and Ribbon Creek were groomed yesterday and reported to be in great shape. If you are a skate skier, “Terrace Link trail now has a skate lane making a nice skate loop with Terrace trail.” In Lake Louise, a few trails are being prepared for

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What do you make of this?

February 26, 2018

(Update: Thanks for all the feedback. I have disabled further comments.) Warning: The following post contains profanity. I received this email yesterday from Corey Kruchkowski. You may remember, he was leading the fat-bikers on Blueberry Hill back in November. Click for a larger image.  That email

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Cheering for Alan

February 25, 2018
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I need to ski the north end trails in PLPP more often because I enjoy seeing all the kids and parents. After avoiding PLPP yesterday, all ages were out in full force today.

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Cascade Valley

February 24, 2018
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Judging from all the skiers on the Cascade Valley trail, I think people took the advice and left PLPP to the racers.  Many of our popular ski trails start

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Fabulous conditions at Canmore Nordic Centre

February 23, 2018
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As I was driving back to Canmore from Calgary this afternoon, the wind was fierce on the Trans Canada with lots of drifting snow. A wind warning was issued

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PLPP and the Cookie Race

February 22, 2018

It will be very crowded on Saturday around Pocaterra Hut. This update is from Tom Lambert of the Foothills Nordic Ski Club: “For those making weekend plans, please note that the entire PLPP trail system remains open on Saturday during the race. But Pocaterra Hut will be a hive of activity, so you’ll find the […]

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1000 and 2000

February 21, 2018

Yesterday as I was on the homestretch on Mountain Road at West Bragg Creek I reached 1000 kilometres of skiing for this winter.  Today, with this update, I have written 2000 posts on this blog since it’s inception in 2008.  Helen Read is at 1100K, and Alf Skrastins total

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Telephone loop at West Bragg Creek

February 20, 2018
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It’s been 15 years since I skied the Telephone loop at West Bragg Creek and I only had a few vague memories of what to expect.

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Great day for photos

February 19, 2018

I thought my pictures from the Canmore Nordic Centre were good, but we have spectacular photos from MaSid and Nikolai. Click on the photos for a larger image. For more details surrounding these photos, check the trip reports from MaSid and Nikolai.

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Beautiful conditions for family day

February 19, 2018
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It’s a great ski season when you can go to any of 15 different locations and have excellent conditions. I chose to take the eight-minute drive to Canmore Nordic Centre and enjoyed fantastic skiing.

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Goat Creek Olympics

February 18, 2018
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I have some photos of Goat Creek to go along with Nikolai’s trip report. He probably was long gone by the time I arrived at 1:40 pm. Thanks for breaking trail in the fresh snow!

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Evan-Thomas, Wedge Connector, Bill Milne

February 17, 2018
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Friday skiing part 2: Here are the photos from what I have started calling the Evan-Thomas loop which is 7K in distance.

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