Cascade Valley

Looking forward to the new bridge

April 3, 2014
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 - There used to be a bridge here. I’m hoping it will be back in place for next winter. – I’m happy to say that my last ski trip this winter on Cascade valley was an enjoyable one!

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Upper Bankhead, a new trail in Banff

November 30, 2013
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This new trail is a feast for the eyes. Being completely in the open, you are surrounded by spectacular scenery. As a result

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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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More trails being trackset daily

November 20, 2013
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Update Nov 21: Canmore Nordic Centre The popular natural-snow trails, Bow, Meadowview, and Banff(beyond Mine Meadow) have been

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Moraine Lake and Flint’s Park

March 26, 2013
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If you haven’t checked the photos on Chuck’s trip reports, you’re missing some spectacular sights. MORAINE LAKE Perfectly groomed to the viewpoint and

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Cascade Valley

March 18, 2013
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It was -4°C at Lake Minnewanka at 2:30 pm with about 6 – 8 cm of new snow on the Cascade Valley trail. There were decent skier-set tracks and VR45(-2/-8) was giving excellent grip.

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Cascade Valley

March 5, 2013
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As I started up the big hill at the beginning of the Cascade Valley trail, my wax(VR45) didn’t give much grip in the areas where the trail was sun

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Confused about the location of Cascade Fire road

January 7, 2013

(Click on photos for a larger image) I’m posting this email from Meg because it’s the second occasion where we’ve had someone uncertain about the location of Cascade Fire road. To make things even more confusing,

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This is how to spend Boxing day

December 26, 2012
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It was even easy getting a convenient parking spot, especially now that Parks has opened up the second lot at Lake Minnewanka. Temperature was -9°C, and the snow was -12°C.

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Glorious day at Cascade valley

November 28, 2012
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We used to refer to it as Cascade fire road, but the name has officially changed to Cascade valley. It’s a beautiful 14.5k one-way trail with the trailhead at Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park.

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Choices

November 23, 2012
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Did you also get excited while reading the Trip Reports yesterday? Although I wasn’t out skiing, a lot of readers were, and they found the good snow and grooming.

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Cascade Valley

March 19, 2012
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The tracks are wobbly and beat up, but there’s no shortage of good, cold snow. Like the skiers in the above photo, when descending the big

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Holy cow! Tons of snow in Cascade Valley

March 7, 2012
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Thanks to Chuck for the Trip Report and photos of Cascade Valley

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PLPP: “best conditions we’ve had this year”

January 7, 2012
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Thanks to Tony for this update: We “got our butts out there” today (Jan 7th) and were rewarded with the best

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A great day in PLPP

December 16, 2011
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Update Dec 17: More tracksetting occurred last night in PLPP. Check the trail report. I did a lot of skiing today in PLPP, most of it on excellent conditions. I started

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Cascade Valley…the conclusion

December 13, 2011
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We went back to Cascade Valley to complete the trip which we started yesterday. Perfect weather today with sunny skies, no wind, and a temperature

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Frosty day in Cascade Valley

December 12, 2011
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As you already know from Chuck’s trip report and photos, Cascade Valley was trackset today. We surmised that the new snow would result in some grooming, so we

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What’s in your pack?

December 3, 2011
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“Got any blister tape!?” Jack blurted as he was coming toward me on Cascade Valley today. I could hear the anxiety and pleading in his voice. Maybe some desperation

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Like mid-winter conditions

November 26, 2011
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I’ll let Debbie and Dave tell the story of today’s skiing: What a great Saturday afternoon at Elk Pass ! On top of the at least 40 cm of recent snowfall, the trails were freshly track set on Friday night, and the snow

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Cascade Fire Road

April 19, 2011

Hi Bob, Thought I’d go check out Cascade Fireroad today since it was cold enough for some Swix Blue. I was amazed that it is still in good shape and holding up nicely. The road and meadow is still fine, no asphalt and no grass. I ended up skiing all the way to Stoney Cabin. […]

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