Banff

The little house in Cascade Valley

March 1, 2015
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At one time, people lived in a little house on the banks of the Cascade river. It’s a stunningly beautiful location

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Redearth Creek and Shadow Lake

February 27, 2015
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-This couple were on their way to Shadow Lake Lodge for the weekend- The Redearth creek trail has not had a lot of snowfall

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Shirtsleeve skiing in January

January 25, 2015
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-It’s odd to see skiers in shirtsleeves in January- Thanks for all the trip reports today. Good to see there is still some skiing to be enjoyed in this freaky weather.

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Breaking trail on Brewster Creek

January 21, 2015
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-Superb scenery along Brewster creek- From the Cave and Basin in Banff, it’s 13.9K to the end of the groomed trail at Sundance Lodge. It was an enjoyable day with stunning

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Lake Louise to Banff Loppet

January 18, 2015
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-A happy Chuck O’Callaghan at the finish line after skiing 50K in the Lake Louise to Banff Loppet- It was another fun-filled ski race

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Sensational skiing on Redearth creek

January 13, 2015
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When conditions are as superb as they were today, Redearth creek in Banff National Park offers up an outstanding day

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Monday morning update

January 12, 2015
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I became aware yesterday that you can no longer obtain a dedicated ski trails map for Peter Lougheed Provincial Park(PLPP). The new map, entitled Explore,

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Goat creek and Spray river east

January 10, 2015
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-Happy skiers at the Goat creek bridge- I don’t know about you, but I had a difficult time deciding where to ski today because of so many excellent choices.

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Many great choices for the weekend

January 9, 2015
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-Hahn and Aly were enjoying the beautiful day and good snow conditions on Cascade valley- For cross-country skiers, this is

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Party animals on Goat creek

January 7, 2015
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-This peak on Rundle mountain is visible from many angles as you ski along Goat creek and Spray river. I took this photo from the Goat creek bridge-

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Redearth creek

December 27, 2014
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-Stewart and Tyler were at the Lost Horse creek bridge- I met up with two young men from Florida who were on foot,

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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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One of those perfect days for xc skiing

December 6, 2014
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What more could I add to Chuck’s report from yesterday? How about wonderful, terrific, fantastic, and wolves! Banff National Park has some beautiful ski trails

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“Better than I have ever seen on Redearth creek”

December 5, 2014
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-Warden’s cabin at the end of Redearth creek. Photo by Chuck O’Callaghan.- I’m happy to say the number of trails which are trackset and in good condition is too long to list

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Goat creek and Spray river

December 2, 2014
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Goat creek was trackset yesterday and was in excellent condition. I can’t blame the woman from Calgary who didn’t want her photo on here because she was playing hookey

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Spray River, backcountry style

November 29, 2014
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-Spray river east side. Photo by Chuck O’Callaghan.- Before I get started, let’s look at some grooming/snowfall updates:

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Snowfall and trail grooming update

November 27, 2014
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I’m thrilled to get our first Groomer’s Report from Tracksetter Jeff at Kananaskis Village/Ribbon Creek/Skogan pass:

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Goat creek/Spray river bridge update

July 24, 2014
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- Chuck is fording the Spray river with the almost-repaired bridge in the background – There is one last obstacle to having the entire

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Update on Banff trails

March 15, 2014

Get prepared for a big dump of snow in Banff tonight and Sunday. In the mean time, Leona and Carl have sent this update: Hello Skier Bob; We have been visiting Banff this week and have used your website to figure out where to ski. I wasn’t sure how to add a trip report, so […]

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Beware if you’re skiing Goat creek to Banff

February 19, 2014
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The newly trackset Spray river may be tempting you to ski Goat creek and Spray river from Canmore to Banff. You’ll be walking on thin ice.

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