Backcountry

Healy pass. Does anyone have info?

January 13, 2010

“Hello Bob, Have you heard anything regarding the Healy Creek trail leading to Healy Pass? Parks Canada rates it as “poor” but skiable. I was wondering if the trail improves with distance and elevation away from the Sunshine parking lot. Chris” Has anyone been out there recently? If so, please leave a comment.

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West Bragg; Hawkridge; Skogan Pass

December 10, 2009

Richard sent in the following photos and updates:    Hi Bob, A lot of West Bragg is snowmobile packed, but no grooming or trackset. Someone took a 4×4 on Sundog Loop and East Crystal line so there are tire ruts on those trails. Elbow Trail has good coverage and is snowmobile  packed (see picture). Iron Springs Trail also has good […]

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Bryant Creek and Backcountry etiquette

February 24, 2009

Cindy sent in the following photo and report: Hi Bob, I skied into the Bryant Creek Shelter last weekend with some friends. All in all we had a wonderful time. The only discouraging aspect was numerous yellow stains just outside the shelter – including along the trail to the creek! Although perhaps attributable to animals […]

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Backcountry – Citadel Pass

February 5, 2009

Chip sent in the following report and photos: On February 4th, Leslie,  Dan  and I skied to Citadel Pass. Being lazy slugs, we opted to take the gondola up to Sunshine Meadows, avoiding the 2 hrs of dull trudging up from the parking area. We had what may be the best snow of the year. […]

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Request for info re: Elk Lakes cabin. Paradise Valley. Hawkridge update

February 1, 2009

Can anyone provide some information on the Elk Lakes cabin? Rod sent in this email: Bob, Very interesting blog + great photos. I am planning a ski trip to Elk Lake Hut with my young son (8). He’s a good enough skier although i think we’ll be slow. Any photos of this ski into the […]

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