Kananaskis

Wedge, Bill Milne, and Terrace

February 19, 2019
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It’s the first day in weeks where it’s been mild enough to take Tessa for a ski. Her favourite trail is Wedge Connector so we went there for a pleasant ski on nice conditions. 

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Skiing at its best!

February 14, 2019
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What a phenomenal day of skiing on Wedge, Evan-Thomas, and Bill Milne trails. There have been some very positive trip reports(thanks, everyone!) but I think we found the best place

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Bill Milne trail

February 8, 2019
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Skiers are enjoying the excellent conditions on the Bill Milne trail, but the monstrous ice flow has presented some challenges.  The tracksetting crew is working

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Connecting Evan-Thomas to the Wedge Connector

February 7, 2019
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If only I had worked for Esso, I could join this fun group of retirees who I met on the trail today. I was happy to briefly join the fun, long enough for me to lead them

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Skogan Loop Viewpoint

February 7, 2019
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With so many wonderful trails in the Ribbon Creek system in excellent condition, it’s difficult to decide which one to ski next.  Yesterday, it was a sensual delight to ski Hay Meadow

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Hay Meadow

February 6, 2019
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If you want to give your senses a treat, ski Hay Meadow. Try to do it  before it gets trashed by hikers. I did a lot more than Hay Meadow today, but the pictures from HM are the best.

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Excellent conditions…and not that cold

February 5, 2019
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The Kananaskis Village, Ribbon Creek, Skogan Pass, Bill Milne trails are in prime condition right now, but If you plan on skiing the Bill Milne trail, make sure

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Tyrwhitt Loop

January 22, 2019
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This ski trip didn’t meet my expectations. When I’m doing my all-time favourite loop, I want everything to be perfect!

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Skogan Pass and Hummingbird Plume

January 17, 2019
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I had only planned to ski up a little ways on Skogan Pass so I could tell my anxious readers how far you had to walk to reach skiable snow.

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As Irene says…”Wheeee!”

January 13, 2019
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There’s nothing more enjoyable than 6K of downhill fun on excellent tracksetting and good, fast snow on Pocaterra.  Upper Pocaterra was trackset last night

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That was fun!

December 27, 2018
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I refer to it as the Tyrwhitt loop, and today reminded me why I consider it my favourite ski trip. Lots of variety including great scenery, vigorous climbs, pleasant downhills,

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Peter Lougheed Provincial Park(PLPP)

December 22, 2018
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Nick and Ray have most of it covered with their reports on Elk Pass and Blueberry Hill. Nick also included a fantastic photo of the excellent tracks we were skiing on

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Skiing ’til sunset on the shortest day: A Maiden Voyage

December 21, 2018
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After finishing up with an appointment I had this afternoon in Canmore, I figured I could still get in an hour of good skiing on the new tracksetting at Mt Shark.

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Pocaterra hut to Packers

December 20, 2018
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Update Fri Dec 21:Yesterday,  Mt Shark was groomed and partially trackset. The Alluvial Fan at Emerald Lake was trackset. It’s always a treat to be skiing

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Snowmageddon in PLPP

December 18, 2018

Chuckley: “25cm new snow. Up to our knees at times!” Mary Perrott: “We and another couple traded off trail breaking in about 25 cms. of snow.   It was fun to ski and not be able to see your skis in front of you, not even a ripple

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Elk Pass, Tyrwhitt, and other trails in PLPP

December 14, 2018
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Jody was just finished tracksetting Elk Pass when I arrived around 1:30 pm. Starting at 5 a.m, he also worked on Blueberry Hill, Tyrwhitt, Hydroline and Patterson. Check the PLPP Live Grooming

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Fresh snow in PLPP!

December 12, 2018
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We arrived at the Elk Pass trailhead to 5 cm of new snow, and closer to 10 cm as we gained elevation. Windy.com was reasonably correct with their prediction

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Elk Pass and Blueberry Hill

December 6, 2018
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It was cold in PLPP today which means the snow is still in excellent condition. It was -10 at the Elk Pass parking lot at 2 pm with a bitterly cold wind so I didn’t linger.

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Trail Love

November 23, 2018

Some of our best adventures and memories happen in Kananaskis Country – exploring the trails, deep forests, towering peaks and clear mountain streams. It is a place where we can all connect with the natural world. 

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Pocaterra and PLPP

November 18, 2018
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-Tom and Wendy heading south on Pocaterra from the Packers junction- I took advantage of the Upper Pocaterra access trail and skied on some very nice grooming

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