Skogan Pass

Winter’s back in Kananaskis

March 22, 2014
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Thank you to everybody who left Trip Reports! It’s nice to see all the activity again. When Tessa and I parked at Stoney trailhead at 1:30 pm it was -6°C. Later in the day,

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Get the green wax ready

February 27, 2014
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 – Bob and Tessa on Hay Meadow. –  The trails in the vicinity of Kananaskis Village, Ribbon creek, and Skogan pass have been exceptionally fine this winter.

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Skogan loop via Nakiska – in nice weather!

February 9, 2014
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I hope you didn’t stay home on account of the weather. It was -10°C with bright sunshine at Ribbon creek

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You can have it all

December 20, 2013
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- The Wedge connector is single trackset and groomed with a skating lane – Do you like it relaxed and easy, or hard and fast? Are you a beginner, maybe even

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Skogan pass summit

November 24, 2013
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What an amazing and demanding ski trail. What a spectacular day. I had to do it to prove to myself after a summer of lethargy that I still

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Finally some news on PLPP

November 23, 2013

The PLPP trail report was updated today and it’s nice to see some trails are starting to be groomed. Most were roller-packed with a snowmobile, but if I’m reading the trail report correctly,  it sounds like Elk pass

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Sundance and Healy creek

November 22, 2013
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Sundance canyon offers unparallelled scenery but the trail can have quite variable conditions. After skiing 2.4K you’ll come to the Healy creek

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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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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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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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The • most • fun • ever

January 26, 2013
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Did you know that Skogan pass is steeper today than it was 10 years ago? At least, that’s what Jane told me on the trail today. Maybe she was telling me that the years

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Grizzly Bear on Skogan Pass

June 15, 2012
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We saw the big grizzly bear about 1.5K from the trailhead at the Deadman’s Flats end of Skogan Pass.(This trailhead is commonly referred to as the

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Hummingbird Plume – Skogan Pass

December 10, 2011
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When skiing here, the goal is to not die! Whether it’s from the sheer exhaustion of the relentless climb, or a catastrophic crash on the way down.

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Where are you skiing this weekend?

December 9, 2011
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Peter’s trip report from PLPP(Dec 9 at 5:31 pm) covered most of the bases. We were there later on, and I’ll fill in a few extra details. Some strong winds have blown tree debris onto Whiskey Jack.

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Skogan Pass, Sunburst, High Level

February 18, 2011

Freshly groomed today with F-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c conditions Update Feb 19: All the trails in this report were trackset on Fri Feb 18. If you’ve always wanted to do Skogan Pass on near-perfect conditions, now is the time. The new corduroy I spotted exerted a powerful pull. There was lots of excellent tracksetting all around the Ribbon […]

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Skogan Pass

January 23, 2011

If you’re looking for fantastic views and want a great workout, Skogan Pass fits the bill. Alf Skrastins sent these photos and report on Saturday(and I apologize for not getting this on here sooner):  Hi Bob, Conditions were very good on Saturday at the Ribbon Creek trails. I skied the Skogan Loop and Highline trails […]

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Merry Christmas

December 23, 2010

Season’s Greetings to all cross-country skiers and all our Ski Here! readers. I won’t be updating the blog for a few days, but if you ski somewhere, let us know about it in the comments section below. Update Dec 24: We skied at Ribbon Creek today – superb conditions. See comments for more info. (For […]

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The fallen tree on Lynx

December 11, 2010

Life is good. Soak it all in while you can! When you see all those categories and tags next to the blog post title, you just know it’s going to be a good one. When you see “rant” included in there, how much better could it get? The recent snowfall has created much better conditions. On […]

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First day on Goat Creek

November 29, 2010

Nice conditions for Nov, but watch for rocks on the Canmore end I usually review this trail starting at the Canmore end, but I started out at the Banff Springs Hotel yesterday. My goal was to ski up to the Goat Creek trail and check out conditions on the new tracksetting. The Spray River west side […]

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Great news for XC skiers!

November 18, 2010

Ski Season is On! It feels great to be skiing in K-Country again I’ve posted some additional photos on Facebook. We headed for K-Country to check out Ribbon Creek this afternoon. Yesterday, I was speculating that we’d see some maintenance on the trails and I was correct, but the packing on Ribbon Creek already had 5-10 cm of new […]

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