Baker Creek

Wednesday night update

November 7, 2018
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Thanks to Mary Perrott and Chuck for making my job easier. Check the Trip reports for their updates on Moraine Lake road and the Great Divide.

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Castle to Baker: Dazzling!

February 10, 2018
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You need to ski this trail when there’s no wind, the the sun is shining and the snow is pristine. It’s a bonus if it’s been recently trackset. The scenery is spectacular.

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Brass monkey boxing day

December 26, 2017
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How many of you know the origin of this phrase? I thought it meant something completely different:

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Snowing in Lake Louise

November 13, 2017
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-Skate skiers with snow in their eyes on the Great Divide. Photo by Chuck- The weather forecast was correct, and thanks to Chuck, we have evidence that it was snowing in Lake Louise today.

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Bow Valley Parkway is closed at Morant’s Curve

October 7, 2017

The retaining wall at Morant’s Curve is being repaired and replaced and the work will continue well into the spring of 2018. The steep slope is falling into the river and needs to be shored up.

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Castle Lookout to Baker Creek

January 12, 2017
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This trail is known by a couple other names: “Leg 2 of the Loppet” and  “Double Hump Trail”(courtesy of Helen Read). It was groomed and trackset

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“Red chair” scenery

January 12, 2016
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There are several locations along the Castle Lookout to Baker Creek trail where Banff National Park could install their famous red chairs. Yesterday, Helen Read

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Fantastic conditions from Castle Lookout to Baker Creek

January 5, 2016
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My favourite part of this trail is the initial 5K from Castle Lookout. Soon after starting out, it veers away from the road and meanders through sensational scenery.

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Baker Creek to Castle Lookout

December 7, 2014
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-Spectacular conditions on the Baker Creek to Castle Lookout trail in Banff. Photo by Jo Lunn.- Have you skied this little-known trail?

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We made the right choice

November 28, 2009

Conditions were just about perfect If you stayed home to mail out your Christmas cards instead of joining us for a fabulous XC ski trip to Lake Louise, well, you’ve got your priorities all messed up. LOL (Glenna are you listening?) We couldn’t have asked for better weather or snow conditions. Andrew had just finished […]

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Backcountry update

January 29, 2009

Chip just sent this in: Hi Bob. I know that your site is a wonderful resource for track skiers but, as I occasionally venture to the dark side of backcountry skiing, I thought that I’d give a report on a few recent trips. Baker Creek. Icy up to the meadows at about the 6 km […]

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