Redearth Creek

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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A beautiful ski day in Banff National Park

January 28, 2013
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Redearth creek to Shadow Lake Lodge If the weather stays cool, the trail to Shadow Lake Lodge should be in great shape for their opening in 10 days.  It was fantastic

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Remarkable skiing on Redearth creek

November 26, 2012
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We’re experiencing some wonderful early-season skiing. In the past three days, I’ve skied on good conditions at Ribbon creek, Elk pass, Goat creek, and now, Redearth creek. All that, and I haven’t even been

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Good conditions on Redearth Creek

January 31, 2012
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The snow was cold at -4, the weather was beautiful with air temp around +1, and no freakin’ wind! The tracks were

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Redearth Creek

January 3, 2012
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Redearth Creek was trackset yesterday and was in excellent condition today. Not sure if it will survive the warm weather that’s coming over the next two days. We were already using pretty sticky wax(Swix VR55 and Toko yellow for -2 and warmer), but the snow

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Animal tracks on Redearth Creek

November 30, 2011
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With eating and skiing being two of the top three priorities in my life, it’s been a tough three days having neither. Being ill with the flu, it was nice to be back on my skis again, but my energy level

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Redearth creek by bike

September 7, 2011
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It was a perfect day for a bike ride up Redearth creek yesterday. One of my favourite ski trails in the winter, it’s a strenuous workout with 180 M elevation gain in the first 1.8K, and a total of 350 M net gain, with lots of up and down. All worthwhile for the fun, fast

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Shadow Lake; Redearth Creek

March 8, 2011

We skied on the best conditions ever to Shadow Lake Lodge on Sunday afternoon, returning on Monday in bright sunshine.(Click on any photo to see a larger version) After turning off Redearth Creek, the final 2.5K to the lodge is on a snowmobile-packed trail. A few hundred metres before you reach the lodge, the trees […]

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Redearth Creek and Shadow Lake

February 17, 2011

Hi Bob, At the risk of finding more people on one of our favourite trails near Banff, we highly recommend the Redearth Creek trail. The 11 km along Redearth Creek is single track set, and was in beautiful condition today. For those with more energy to burn, climb the 100 vertical meters at the Shadow Lake turnoff, […]

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A beautiful day in Banff National Park

January 12, 2011

Trackset this morning and stunningly beautiful I trusted my instincts and they were right; Redearth Creek was trackset this morning. I’m guessing that I arrived about an hour after the tracksetter finished. It was snowing and already there was about 1-2 cm of fresh snow in the tracks. I couldn’t see any traces of the new […]

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More from the weekend

December 13, 2010

Spray River in Banff After skiing Redearth Creek yesterday, I went into Banff and did the Spray River loop. I hadn’t yet skied the east side.  I can tell you there are a lot of rocks as you come uphill from the golf course. Going up it’s easy to go around  them, but you’d have a […]

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A winter paradise

December 12, 2010

It was cross-country ski heaven on Redearth Creek today. Update: 13 more photos I couldn’t contain my curiosity any longer and headed out for Redearth Creek today, and boy, did I make the right choice. There’s been a lot of snow here since it was first trackset about 10 days ago, and it was coming […]

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More trails ready

November 30, 2010

Lyle from Nipika has good news: “Trails are ALL OPEN!!! All trails are groomed for classic and skate skiing. This is the earliest opening we have ever had!! With Summer trail work and a great early snowpack we have better skiing already than we had all last winter!” Update: “Dec 1, we’ve had more snow […]

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Redearth Creek/Shadow Lake

March 9, 2010

Trackset this morning and 86% good I headed out for Redearth Creek this afternoon, hoping that yesterday’s snowfall would be groomed and trackset. As luck would have it, the trail had been snowmobile packed this morning, and one set of tracks had been laid down. I went all the way to Shadow Lake Lodge, approx 14K […]

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Moonlight ski on Redearth Creek

December 1, 2009

I couldn’t have timed this any better. As I was returning to the parking lot,  the moon was rising directly above the trail. The setting was awe-inspiring.  Another good thing about getting a late start is that skiers who were out earlier will have skied-in the tracks. That tells you there was some fresh snow on the […]

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Redearth Creek is trackset

November 24, 2009

Picture postcard scenery We had a great ski on Redearth Creek yesterday. Best part of the ski was what I believe to be wolverine tracks along the trail. I’m not an expert tracker, but these did not look like cougar tracks. The snow was a bit thin on the first 2K with the odd rock […]

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