Kananaskis

Evan-Thomas, Wedge Connector, Bill Milne

February 17, 2018
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Friday skiing part 2: Here are the photos from what I have started calling the Evan-Thomas loop which is 7K in distance.

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Hay Meadow and Troll Falls

February 16, 2018
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I did most of today’s skiing on Bill Milne, Wedge, and Evan-Thomas but I first took a short trip on the newly trackset for the first time this season, Hay Meadow trail.

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Calm and beautiful in K-Country

February 13, 2018
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With strong winds and warm temperatures in the forecast, Peter and I went early, hoping to ski the Bill Milne trail before the weather took its toll.

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Grooming re-commences in K-Country

February 11, 2018

The Ribbon Creek snowcat is back in business this morning and is grooming the Bill Milne trail as I write this at 10:50 a.m. Wedge Connector and Evan-Thomas fire road are also being done.

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Fantastic day on Bill Milne trail

February 5, 2018
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Next to the inkpots photo from Chuck, you won’t see more spectacular scenery than on the Bill Milne trail on a beautiful blue-sky day like it was today. Being able to ski

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Snow on the way

February 2, 2018

Snowfall warnings are in effect for the mountains and from the sounds of the trip reports, it has already started in most of the places where we ski, but nothing yet in Canmore as I write this at 7:30 pm.  It appears that Calgary and West Bragg

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PLPP south trails

February 1, 2018
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Thanks to Jean-Francois Richy(pictured above) for this report regarding trails in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park:

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18K of cross-country ski heaven

January 21, 2018
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I started climbing Whiskey Jack on perfect new tracksetting at 11:15 a.m. The air temperature at Boulton Creek was -2°C and the snow was -6.

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Smiling skiers, happy dogs at Mt Shark

January 20, 2018
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The skiing at Mt Shark today would qualify as a “Best Day.” What a terrific day, and I’m not just referring to my ski at Mt Shark, but to most of the trip reports

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Heads up on Elk Pass/Hydroline and Mt Shark

January 18, 2018

If Chuck’s report and photos of Mt Shark have enticed you, along with tonight’s tracksetting, to head over there on Friday, be aware that Spray Lakes/Smith Dorrien road south of Canmore will be closed for avalanche control

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A nice day of aimless wandering

January 6, 2018
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I was talking with some skiers at the Lynx / Amos junction when I spotted the biggest smile up on the hill. I saw Kaitlyn’s happy grin all the way down the hill as she

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Packers is safe to descend

January 5, 2018
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The four skiers in the above photo had just descended Packers and were still smiling.  I skied Packers and a few other trails in the middle of Peter Lougheed

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Tyrwhitt snow elves

December 27, 2017
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Your imagination can conjure up all sorts of things for the odd shapes which line the trail as you ski up Tyrwhitt from the Pocaterra/Lookout junction.

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The best Christmas present…

December 24, 2017
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… is new tracksetting on Pocaterra! Excellent conditions on last night’s tracksetting between Lynx and Packers, good conditions between the hut and Lynx.

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The SkierBob Special

December 21, 2017
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I always referred to this, my all-time favourite, as the Tyrwhitt Loop but Helen renamed it the “SkierBob Special” a few years ago. I see from Helen’s report

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A Blueberry best day

December 8, 2017
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For skiers willing to brave the first 1.3K of nasty, cold wind on Elk Pass, you were rewarded with new tracksetting and fantastic conditions on Elk Pass and Blueberry

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Magic carpet ride

December 6, 2017
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Today’s snow would qualify as “Steppenwolf” quality.  Wow! I don’t think I’ve ever experienced tracks so fast on Elk Pass. Even coming back on Tyrwhitt,

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South trails in PLPP

December 1, 2017
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I checked out Elk Pass, Tyrwhitt, Hydroline and Patterson in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park today. I didn’t go on the Kananaskis Fire Lookout trail, but if

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Hugs, everybody!

November 27, 2017
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-The hugging tree on Elk Pass- Elk Pass was in great shape today, and I made a point of getting a photo of Georgina’s hugging tree.

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Fat bikers causing mayhem on Blueberry Hill

November 25, 2017
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-How many rules are being broken in this photo of Blueberry Hill?- Considering I often ski alone, late in the day, and in extremely cold weather, I’ve always

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