Banff

Good day for a grooming

March 13, 2019
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I was thrilled to get Chuck’s report this morning at 9:10 a.m. about the Banff tracksetter working on Spray River and was hoping he’d also be doing Goat Creek.

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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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Castle Lookout to Baker Creek

January 10, 2019
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It’s a lot nicer to ski this on a sunny day, but even on an overcast day like yesterday, the scenery is spectacular.  I skied from Castle Lookout to the CPR access

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Goat Creek to Banff- fantastic!

January 8, 2019
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Barbara had excellent conditions for her first ever ski on Goat Creek and she thoroughly enjoyed it. Peter and I both agreed that it was one of the best trips

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Goat Creek and Spray River West

January 4, 2019
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-Spray River West near the junction with Spray River East- After a big dump of snow over yesterday’s tracksetting on Goat Creek and Spray River, the Banff tracksetter

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Goat Creek and Spray River are trackset

January 3, 2019

Update Jan 3 @ 10 pm: Some tracksetting has been completed on the south trails in PLPP. Elk Pass, Hydroline, Tyrwhitt, and Whiskey Jack. Check the Live Grooming Report for details.

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Redearth Creek

December 24, 2018
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I had the pleasure of meeting Chuck on Redearth Creek and wishing him Merry Christmas in person. Lucky for me, he was already on the return and was able to give me the

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Baker Creek to Castle Lookout

December 24, 2018
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-Baker Creek to Castle Lookout. Photo by Chuck.- I was very happy to see the report from Chuck regarding this wonderful trail between Castle Lookout and Baker Creek.

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Cascade Valley

April 8, 2018
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Yesterday I said I was finished skiing for the season, but I really mean it this time. I’ve never seen Banff tracksetting in April, so I wanted to verify it with my own eyes.

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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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My lucky day

March 4, 2018
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I was surmising that Goat Creek might have new tracksetting today and I was correct. 10 cm of new snow has completely refreshed the hard-packed conditions of last

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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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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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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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Goat Creek at its best!

February 15, 2018
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It’s rare to experience such exceptionally good conditions on Goat Creek. New tracksetting, cold, clean snow, bluebird skies and nobody walking in the tracks. A day of skiing to be savoured!

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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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Spray River Loop and beyond

February 9, 2018
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I remember too many ski seasons where we didn’t have very good conditions on Spray River East and West so I’m getting my fill this winter.

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Spray River Loop was interesting

January 31, 2018
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Today’s skiing was a lot of fun. Baby Pippa in the chariot would normally have been the feature photo but I also had the good fortune to encounter

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A fairy trail

January 29, 2018
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(I’m confident that some of our eloquent and articulate trip reporters could take these photos and make a nice bedtime story.) It’s tempting to poke the gnomes and

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