Redearth Creek

Backcountry lodges tracksetting notifications

February 10, 2017
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Before I get started on my update, I wanted to let everyone know that we probably won’t get timely updates on three specific trails for the rest of the winter.

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The Lynx photos

January 29, 2017

(All the photos can be made much larger by clicking on them.) You know you’ve stumbled upon something pretty special when people ask if it’s for real.

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Snowing at Redearth Creek

December 29, 2016
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-Redearth Creek at 8K has 10-12 cm of new snow- It was a good omen meeting Andrea on the trail because the snow started falling exactly the moment I took her picture. Environment Canada is predicting 5 cm

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Enjoyable skiing on Redearth Creek

December 19, 2016
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All the rock picking on Redearth Creek has finally paid off. I had a wonderful, rock-free ski today and was finally able

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Redearth Creek

December 6, 2016
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-Helen Read and Bill McKeever were almost back when I met them- The Banff trail report this morning indicated that Redearth Creek was trackset yesterday.

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Picking rocks on Redearth Creek

November 26, 2016
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By my count, I cleared the trail of 52 rocks, mostly on the first kilometre. Al and Bernadette who were ahead of me, also did their share. Childhood experiences never go to waste.

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Redearth Creek; poor beginning but gets better

March 1, 2016
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The report from Terry on Saturday gave me some hope about conditions on Redearth Creek. I was also hoping the trail received some of yesterday’s snow.

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Redearth creek to Shadow Lake Lodge

February 4, 2016
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Thanks for all the Trip Reports. It sounds like the wind has caused debris problems on some trails, but I had a wonderful day on Redearth creek.

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Farm truck or sleek race car?

January 31, 2016
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-Redearth creek at 6K- My being raised on a farm means you will be subjected to analogies that only a farmer would invoke, sorry.

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Redearth creek: In dire need of grooming

December 26, 2015
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Don’t get me wrong. If you have a masochistic streak, or enjoy high-risk behavior, or have honkin’-wide metal-edged skis, this could be the trail for you.

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Redearth Creek and Shadow Lake

February 27, 2015
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-This couple were on their way to Shadow Lake Lodge for the weekend- The Redearth creek trail has not had a lot of snowfall

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Sensational skiing on Redearth creek

January 13, 2015
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When conditions are as superb as they were today, Redearth creek in Banff National Park offers up an outstanding day

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Redearth creek

December 27, 2014
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-Stewart and Tyler were at the Lost Horse creek bridge- I met up with two young men from Florida who were on foot,

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One of those perfect days for xc skiing

December 6, 2014
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What more could I add to Chuck’s report from yesterday? How about wonderful, terrific, fantastic, and wolves! Banff National Park has some beautiful ski trails

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“Better than I have ever seen on Redearth creek”

December 5, 2014
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-Warden’s cabin at the end of Redearth creek. Photo by Chuck O’Callaghan.- I’m happy to say the number of trails which are trackset and in good condition is too long to list

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Update on Banff trails

March 15, 2014

Get prepared for a big dump of snow in Banff tonight and Sunday. In the mean time, Leona and Carl have sent this update: Hello Skier Bob; We have been visiting Banff this week and have used your website to figure out where to ski. I wasn’t sure how to add a trip report, so […]

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An excellent ski with a few “conditions”

January 21, 2014
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We climbed the hill from the Redearth creek parking lot on nice cold snow. My VR45 was gripping well and I didn’t even have to herringbone.

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Everyone on Redearth creek reads this blog

December 22, 2013
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 – John and Susan were enjoying the great conditions on Redearth creek – I met five groups of skiers on Redearth creek today and every one of them was a reader of this blog.

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Redearth creek

December 11, 2013
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Nothing could be as exciting as crossing the ice on the Cascade river as Chuck did today(see trip reports), but coming back down Redearth creek might be a close second. Conditions are

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Gourmet dining in the backcountry

February 10, 2013
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Did you hear the one about the backcountry skier who stowed a case of 24 beer(in bottles, no less) in his backpack? I heard all about it this weekend while

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