Mt Shark

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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Mt Shark and beyond

March 29, 2018

You can see all 18 of Chuck’s photos from his trip to Mt Shark and then into backcountry conditions on the Upper Spray.  My sources tell me that tracksetting will continue in PLPP until April 15. I’m not sure if that includes Mt Shark

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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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Mt Shark: Perfect conditions and dog-friendly

January 11, 2018
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I searched for a warm place to ski with Tessa today, but where would that be? Most temperatures were hovering around -25°C with one exception.

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Snowing at Mt Shark

February 3, 2017
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Mt Shark is normally a location where you can get spectacular photos, but not today. The light was so dull it was impossible to get a vivid photo. On the other hand, the skiing was excellent.

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Mt Shark grooming update

December 8, 2016
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-Watridge Lake road at Mt Shark. Photo from last year- According to the Live Grooming Report for Mt Shark, Watridge Lake road has been trackset. The remainder roll-packed. Here’s the full report:

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Glorious day at Mt Shark with my dog

February 25, 2016
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We may not have all our usual places to ski available to us right now, but we’ve still got some pretty good choices.

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Poor conditions at Mt Shark

February 10, 2016
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Update Thurs Feb 11 @ 7:20 a.m: Grooming occurred overnight at Mt Shark. Check the Live Grooming Report for details. 🙂 🙂

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Mount Shark

February 3, 2016
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I finished skiing in PLPP very early yesterday, so I stopped at Mt Shark on my way back to Canmore and skied Watridge Lake road to the end of the tracksetting

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Mt Shark

December 3, 2015
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-Mireille and Christiane from Quebec at the Mt Shark trailhead- Trackset yesterday, the snow at Mt Shark was still cold enough at -3°C for me to get good grip

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Skaters, here’s your opportunity

November 25, 2015
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  Most of the Mt Shark skate trails were groomed yesterday. These should be in prime condition

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Mount Shark

December 20, 2014
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-Tara and Melissa were having a good time on Watridge Lake road- Great trip reports coming in from PLPP. It sounds like the fresh snow helped to cover some pine needles.

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Mt Shark was excellent

January 31, 2014
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Mt Shark had cold snow, perfect tracksetting, and beautiful scenery. The two busloads of skiers from Regina will be going home with glowing reports of the

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Making the rounds

January 11, 2013
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 – There wasn’t a cloud in the sky today, but there were huge snow plumes on Mt Baldy – I had my sights set on Mt Shark today, but with Spray Lakes road closed,

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Dog-friendly Mount Shark

November 15, 2012
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Dog lovers are always on the lookout for trails where they can ski with their faithful companion. I have a page where I’ve listed the trails

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Too much to choose from

November 25, 2010

Pocaterra Hut is now open Decisions decisions! What a lucky bunch we XC skiers are. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many trails available to us at this time of year. Now, with Pocaterra hut open, I expect there will be a large contingent of skiers wondering about Pocaterra trail. It’s in surprisingly good […]

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Spring skiing today

March 24, 2010

You can still find some pretty good snow The skiing today at Mt Shark was fantastic. I’ll qualify that by saying “it was fantastic if you had waxless skis or klister, or were skating.” Watridge Lake road had been trackset on Monday night. The tracks were perfect for my waxless skis. I had good grip […]

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Mt Shark

March 8, 2010

Steve Riggs provided the following photo and report on Mt Shark: Hi Bob, I’ve been concentrating on backcountry skiing for the last few  weekends, but for a change of pace, we xc skied at Mt. Shark on Sunday. The recent grooming and tracksetting remain in great shape throughout  the network,  with hardpacked spring conditions. We […]

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Goat Creek

February 18, 2010

Lots of fresh snow and great skiing! There was about 5 cm of new snow on Goat Creek from yesterday’s snowfall. Plenty of skiers have been over it, and there are good skier-set tracks. We only had enough time to go as far as the bridge(approx 7K), but I could see there were tracks leading […]

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