Ribbon Creek

More trails for next winter

April 2, 2015

By my count, there were at least 122 bridges in Banff National Park and K-Country which were damaged by the 2013 floods. The Healy Creek Bridge, referred to in this Crag and Canyon article will be a very welcome sight next winter

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Snowfall and trail grooming update

November 27, 2014
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I’m thrilled to get our first Groomer’s Report from Tracksetter Jeff at Kananaskis Village/Ribbon Creek/Skogan pass:

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Wedge connector is now groomed

December 19, 2013

This is an updated version to reflect new information: Most of the Bill Milne trail and Wedge connector are now groomed and trackset, but there is still an unskiable gap between the north side of Evan Thomas creek and the

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Ribbon creek bridge underway

November 25, 2013
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More flood-related construction. It looks like we’ll be able to cross to the other side soon. Right now, if you park at Ribbon creek parking lot, you’re unable to access

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End of the trail

November 21, 2013
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 – At the end of Terrace trail, skiers stare in anguish at the insurmountable barrier of Ribbon creek –  Hmmm…it could be an appropriate title for the last post

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West Bragg snow update; Pocaterra

November 16, 2013
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 – Pocaterra Hut in PLPP is now open daily –  Not as much snow materialized as was in the forecast. In Canmore, I’d guess we received about 3 cm.

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A few trails in Kananaskis have been groomed

November 8, 2013

Just in! Fantastic news! Some grooming has occurred, and the new trail reporting system is in place for this winter. It’s similar to the “Live

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$60 million for K-Country repairs

October 23, 2013
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 – Pre-flood Ribbon creek. It’s sad to know we’ll never see this sight ever again –  On  Twitter from the Rocky Mountain Outlook…

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Kananaskis village and Ribbon creek

March 15, 2013
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 – Skiers on Terrace link trail – New tracksetting from yesterday was in fine condition for waxless skis. I was using my zero skis and climbed the steep hill

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Utopia for xc skiers

February 28, 2013
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I think every trail in PLPP must be in great condition right now. I didn’t ski them all, but the ones I did ski were excellent, and the others which I observed looked good.

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Skogan pass: hard and fast

February 26, 2013
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It’s getting close to the end of February and I still hadn’t skied to Hummingbird Plume so today was the day. We don’t

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Cougar in Ribbon creek area

February 22, 2013
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Thank you, trip reporters, for the prompt updates today. Lots of excitement which everyone has probably read about by now, but if you haven’t seen the previous updates

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Ribbon creek just gets better

February 20, 2013
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Update Feb 22: Due to a cougar kill, there are some closures in effect for Ribbon creek west of Link junction, and Link. Check the Trip Reports

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Great snow, wonderful weather, and lots of happy dogs

February 18, 2013
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 – Everyone and their dog were having fun today at Ribbon creek – It was the perfect day

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Surprised again

February 8, 2013
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For two days in a row I’ve been pleasantly surprised by conditions at trails where I thought it would be too icy. Today it was Ribbon creek

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Marmot Basin trail in Kananaskis

February 1, 2013
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If you like fast downhills, here’s a trail for you. The brochure describes Marmot basin trail thus…“provides a good run down from the top.” That’s quite 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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Beginners and skate-skiers

January 4, 2013
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Here’s an email I received this morning from Chelsie: Hi, I don’t know if you can help, and if not do you know what websites or resources we might be able to use? We are new to cross country skiing

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-4 in PLPP today

December 21, 2012
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 – Colin and Kalina on Wheeler – It was a tale of two climates today. While Calgary was in the deep freeze at -18°C, a number of skiers

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Waxing problems are behind us

December 6, 2012
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 – Ribbon creek was trackset yesterday and has nice, cold snow –  The roving ski reporter(Ann, as in Ann-onimous) was having a wonderful time on the Ribbon creek trails today.  She reports a blue wax

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