Bill Milne

Weekend update

November 12, 2017

This early in the season, I like to keep reminding readers to click on the Trip Reports tab on the main menu to see what’s transpiring. Today, it’s only 7 pm, and we’ve already got reconnaissance

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Kananaskis: Skogan Pass, Terrace, Wedge, PLPP

November 9, 2017
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Thanks to all the rock pickers on Skogan Pass! As more skiers snowplow over the trail, more rocks appear. I was busy digging one of them out of the Screamer when

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Heaven for XC skiers

March 7, 2017
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Fallsalot mentioned playing hooky and “skiing orgy.” Tomorrow would be a perfect day to do it. I wish I had thought of “skiing orgy” because that would have described this wonderful day.

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Great conditions on Bill Milne and Wedge

February 8, 2017
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Today was probably the perfect day to ski. Snow is still cold, but the air temperature was pleasant, with sunny skies and no wind. The conditions on Bill Milne and Wedge Connector are as good as I’ve ever seen them.

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January 11, 2017
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-Bill Milne trail at Ribbon Creek parking lot- The wind was howling and the snow was blowing on the drive out to Kananaskis.

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Where is this?

January 10, 2017

This photo was sent in by Ribbon Creek tracksetter Jeff at 2:55 pm. You can look at the Live Grooming Report and make an educated guess. I would say it’s a specific section of the the Evan-Thomas fire road, perhaps the part that was

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Bill Milne from Wedge Pond

December 27, 2016
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Thanks for all the trip reports today. Nice to see the cougar and wolf tracks in Chuck’s photos. Chuck did an epic 36K yesterday and 29K today.

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Thank you, Bill Milne

January 19, 2016
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-The Bill Milne trail in Kananaskis- With the excellent conditions this winter, the Bill Milne trail in Kananaskis has been discovered by many classic and skate skiers

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Duluth, Edmonton now Winnipeg

November 29, 2015
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-Skiers from Winnipeg at the Ribbon creek parking lot- Every day for the past three days I’ve met skiers on the trail who have been enticed to come here because of the wonderful pictures

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Outstanding conditions on Bill Milne trail

November 26, 2015
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-The Bill Milne trail in Kananaskis is groomed for classic and skating.- “It was sooooo beautiful to be in the sun and on such wonderful snow.

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Ribbon creek trails are fantastic

November 25, 2015
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All the trails in the Ribbon creek and Kananaskis village area are in wonderful condition. Even the snowman at Kovach lookout is in better shape than he was

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Welcome back!

January 16, 2015
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Kananaskis Tracksetter Jeff has returned, and is doing a marathon grooming session today/tonight. He’s already groomed Bill Milne, Wedge Connector,

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Excellent conditions at Kananaskis village and Bill Milne

January 24, 2014

The weather forecast has been very incorrect this week, with today being another example. Environment Canada was predicting a high of +7°C for Canmore and Kananaskis village, but it

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Wedge connector is now groomed

December 19, 2013

This is an updated version to reflect new information: Most of the Bill Milne trail and Wedge connector are now groomed and trackset, but there is still an unskiable gap between the north side of Evan Thomas creek and the

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End of the trail

November 21, 2013
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 – At the end of Terrace trail, skiers stare in anguish at the insurmountable barrier of Ribbon creek –  Hmmm…it could be an appropriate title for the last post

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Bill Milne trail in Kananaskis

January 25, 2013
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Tessa the springer spaniel, my friend Ruth and I headed to Kananaskis to check out the freshly groomed Bill Milne trail today. It was snowing lightly, and the

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Beginners and skate-skiers

January 4, 2013
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Here’s an email I received this morning from Chelsie: Hi, I don’t know if you can help, and if not do you know what websites or resources we might be able to use? We are new to cross country skiing

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Wedge Pond area

February 22, 2011

Beautiful new grooming today on the Wedge Connector, Bill Milne, and Evan-Thomas Fire Road. If you’d like to experience some different trails in the Kananaskis Village area, stop at Wedge Pond sometime and ski these easy and fun trails. There’s been tons of new snow since they were last groomed, so Jeff was out working on them today, making […]

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CNC; Cascade Fire Road; Bill Milne

November 24, 2010

Warmer weather on the way Update Nov 25: Banff Trail and Banff Trail Loop have been trackset  It had warmed up to a balmy -18 this afternoon at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Most of the trails near the biathlon range with man-made snow are in excellent shape, groomed for skating and single trackset. If you skied […]

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Fantastic weekend update

November 20, 2010

Update Nov 21 at 11 a.m: Kananaskis trail report shows some tracksetting in the Kananaskis Village area last night. Trails include Kovach, Aspen, Terrace, Terrace Link. You could do a nice loop starting on Terrace at the village, up to the lookout on Kovach, and back down those delightful S-turns to the village. Wonderful news! It […]

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