Mt Shark

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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Comments on the weekend’s skiing

February 14, 2010

We’d all like to hear about your skiing adventures from this weekend. The following comment and photos are from Gail Haines: “Skied Terrace & Terrace link at Kananaskis Village on Thursday.  Surprised at the good conditions on the trails based on trail report and lack of new snow recently.”

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Comments on the weekend’s skiing

January 31, 2010

We received about 3 cm of new snow overnight and it sure freshened up the natural-snow trails at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Banff  Trail and Meadowview both in good shape; even Bow Trail is a lot better with just a few thin patches and a few places where there are twigs sticking up through the tracks. […]

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Mt Shark was excellent today

January 29, 2010

We took Tessa to Mt Shark today and found wonderful conditions. The weather was warm enough that she didn’t need her coat or boots. Every trail had been groomed and trackset on Wednesday. There’s been no new snow, so the tracks were fast. We skied for a while on the 10K yellow trail and encountered Jasper […]

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Cascade Fire Road – fabulous conditions!

December 28, 2009

30K of XC skiing bliss in a magnificent and beautiful place  Talk about a trail with great scenery, this is it! Arlene and I couldn’t have asked for a nicer day or better conditions for an incredible afternoon of skiing on Cascade Fire Road in Banff National Park. The trail was trackset five days ago, and there […]

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CNC; Lake Louise; Mt Shark

December 17, 2009

  The natural-snow trails are skiable at Canmore Are you an optimist, or are you someone who enters a situation with low expectations, hoping for a pleasant surprise? After reading on the trail report that the natural snow trails had been rolled, I set out for the Nordic Centre today with my rock skis and […]

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Where are you skiing this weekend?

October 30, 2009

groomed snow at Mount Shark

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Canmore & Mt Shark in excellent condition; Dogs on the trail

March 11, 2009

Tessa – ready to ski at Mt Shark Mar 11, 2009 Tessa and I had a great time out at Mt Shark today. The trails had all been trackset and groomed yesterday. The air temp was -12 with sunny skies. In a few places there was some wind-blown snow in the tracks, but nothing more than a minor inconvenience(more below). […]

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Skiable snow at Mt. Shark

November 25, 2008

The snow was a bit thin but the scenery was outstanding Watridge Lake Road/Mt. Shark Nov 24, 2008 The weather was beautiful with a clear blue sky when we skied at Mt Shark on Monday. The trail had been snowmobile packed a few days ago and looks like it had been well-used over the weekend by both […]

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