Spray River

Goat Creek and Spray River West

February 28, 2018
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That missile speeding down Goat Creek today was me. If you want to go breakneck fast, Goat Creek is your trail.

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Goat Creek at its best!

February 15, 2018
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It’s rare to experience such exceptionally good conditions on Goat Creek. New tracksetting, cold, clean snow, bluebird skies and nobody walking in the tracks. A day of skiing to be savoured!

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Spray River Loop and beyond

February 9, 2018
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I remember too many ski seasons where we didn’t have very good conditions on Spray River East and West so I’m getting my fill this winter.

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Spray River Loop was interesting

January 31, 2018
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Today’s skiing was a lot of fun. Baby Pippa in the chariot would normally have been the feature photo but I also had the good fortune to encounter

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Goat Creek and Spray River West

January 27, 2018
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The air temperature at the Goat Creek trailhead was -12°C at 1:15 pm and a light, gentle snowfall was beginning.  There was not a breath of wind and it seemed a lot

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Goat Creek and Spray River

January 13, 2018
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I don’t know about you, but I eagerly anticipate reading all the trip reports every day. Chuck did the epic ski to the elk trap today. Not sure how many Ks he did

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Goat Creek and Spray River

January 9, 2018
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The weather forecast was correct: “Snow beginning in the afternoon.” To be precise it started at 12:15 pm as I reached the Spray bridge at 9K.

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Spray River and Goat Creek

January 1, 2018
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There can be no doubt that I did my longest ski of of the year today. 🙂 It was a wonderful day of skiing to start 2018. I know the Banff trail report shows the Banff tracksetter was working on Cascade Valley today,

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Spray River West in Banff National Park

November 20, 2017
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Grooming on Spray River West is 36 days ahead of last year. This early season is unusual in that we have so many places to ski already.

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The consequences of not carrying bear spray

June 6, 2017
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I was out 4K on the Spray River West trail in Banff when I met Pedro. He’s from Spain, and is enjoying a vacation in Banff.

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“Edelweiss” conditions on Goat Creek & Spray River

March 12, 2017
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I’ve never seen Goat Creek and Spray River West so clean, bright, and sparkling white! It was smooth, silky, immaculate and flawless with no debris or thin spots.

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This was a ten!

March 6, 2017
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My tenth trip down Goat Creek was definitely the most beautiful, if slow. It was like skiing in a picture postcard. Trees laden with snow, occasionally producing clouds of mist

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The winning streak continues

March 1, 2017
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It’s looking more and more like I may be able to attain my goal of skiing this trail a dozen times this winter. Peter joined the fun today on Goat Creek and Spray River to Banff on my ninth trip.

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Silky smooth conditions as I finally reached 1000K

February 26, 2017
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To celebrate my modest achievement(it would be a stretch to consider 1000K a “Heroic deed”), we enjoyed a delicious meal at Buffalo Mountain Lodge up on Tunnel Mountain.

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SkierMatch.com

February 25, 2017
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For single guys looking for an available lady who likes to ski, the place to be today was Goat Creek/Spray River. Sarah, Lindsay, Kate, Nicole and Tanys were wondering where all the guys were.

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Good news for Nancy and other Goat Creek enthusiasts

February 23, 2017
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I was pleasantly surprised when I scouted Goat Creek to check the conditions for Nancy. Not only that, but Spray River was groomed and trackset on the Banff end today.

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Goat Creek, Spray River to Banff: 17/19

February 1, 2017
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  I’ve got to give the wolves credit, they seem to have better trail etiquette than some people. In the photo above, I believe there were three wolves

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Goat Creek: Fast, fun, safe, and in time for lunch

January 16, 2017
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-Everyone can smile and be happy on Goat Creek with the new configuration. Lots of room for snowshoers, and good tracks for skiers.-

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Goat Creek to Banff showing some improvement

January 2, 2017
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I had it pretty easy compared to Chuck(not THE Chuck) who had skied from Banff to Goat Creek trailhead and was turning

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Goat Creek/Spray River to Banff

December 28, 2016
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–Spray River West at 11K.- I encountered Doreen and Laura about five minutes into today’s ski down Goat Creek/Spray River. They weren’t getting any grip so had stopped to wax their skis.

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