Goat Creek

Goat Creek, Spray River to Banff: 17/19

February 1, 2017
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  I’ve got to give the wolves credit, they seem to have better trail etiquette than some people. In the photo above, I believe there were three wolves

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Goat Creek surprise

January 27, 2017
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I’m sure that Aldona and her group from Regina aren’t the only ones wondering what the conditions are like on Goat Creek, so I made a

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Goat Creek: Fast, fun, safe, and in time for lunch

January 16, 2017
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-Everyone can smile and be happy on Goat Creek with the new configuration. Lots of room for snowshoers, and good tracks for skiers.-

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Frosty day on Goat Creek

January 7, 2017
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Just like Pete and his family, I only went as far as the bridge. I felt fine, but I knew my toes would only take another hour or so. If I had really wanted to

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Goat Creek to Banff showing some improvement

January 2, 2017
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I had it pretty easy compared to Chuck(not THE Chuck) who had skied from Banff to Goat Creek trailhead and was turning

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Goat Creek/Spray River to Banff

December 28, 2016
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–Spray River West at 11K.- I encountered Doreen and Laura about five minutes into today’s ski down Goat Creek/Spray River. They weren’t getting any grip so had stopped to wax their skis.

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Goat Creek – no more ridge!

December 26, 2016
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-Goat Creek at 4.2K. With a dedicated lane, the multi-users are staying out of the ski tracks.- I’ll admit it was a rockfest but I’d do it again. There are at least 70 fewer rocks on the first 7K than when I started out this

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Goat Creek and Spray River West are trackset

December 25, 2016

The Banff tracksetter has given skiers a great Christmas present. Tracksetter Don obviously spent his Christmas working in -24 weather on an open snowmobile to groom and trackset Goat Creek and Spray River West.

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Lake Louise and Banff update

October 27, 2016

Did anything materialize from yesterday’s snowfall? This is now third-hand information, but I received an email from a reader who talked with someone who had been at Lake Louise today.

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Goat Creek and Spray River recon

February 16, 2016
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-Goat Creek with some fresh snow which has been well packed- I’m sure some of you were wondering why I was skiing Goat Creek so often

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Still enjoying Goat creek

January 18, 2016
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Lovely weather and 3 cm of fresh snow made for a nice 19K trip along Goat creek and Spray river west yesterday(Sunday), with the usual “conditions.”

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The magic number on Goat creek is 3.8

January 8, 2016
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I’ve come to expect a lot of multi-users on the initial section of Goat creek. Today, all the snowshoers turned around at 3.8K, at which time a nice set of tracks

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“Got any duct tape?”

December 30, 2015
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This is the second time I’ve heard that desperate plea from a stranded skier, and luckily I had duct tape with me again today.

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Tuesday morning update

December 29, 2015

The above photo by Ezzy McBroom is the latest entry in the Emerald Lake Lodge contest. You have until Dec 30 at midnight to get your entries in. I follow Ezzy on Facebook, and she posts some of the most spectacular photos you’ll ever see. By the way, Ezzy is a very adventurous

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The Goat creek social club

December 27, 2015
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Between talking with numerous people on Goat creek/Spray river I managed to fit in 20.4K of skiing.

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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2015

Everybody’s happy ‘cuz it snowed last night!  Have you heard the song by Canadian singer Meaghan Smith entitled “It Snowed Last Night?” Have you ever seen the downhill section of Goat creek that takes you to the Spray river?

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Goat creek and Spray river

December 24, 2015
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I went five days without skiing this trail! Goat creek and Spray river west were simply spectacular today. The 2-3 cm of cold snow we received in the past 24 hours has improved conditions.

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Goat creek; Just in time for lunch

December 18, 2015
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The challenge today was to get to Banff in time to have the lunch special at the Silver Dragon. I was dropped off at the Goat creek trailhead above Canmore at 12 noon

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Goat Creek; a race against the clock

December 16, 2015
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-Skiers getting ready at the Goat creek trailhead- Another great ski on Goat Creek again today.

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Goat creek 1 of 2

December 14, 2015
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Another two-post. This update will be about my ski on Goat creek which was lovely except for a couple of serious problems for which I am going

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