Spray River

Goat creek and Spray river

December 2, 2014
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Goat creek was trackset yesterday and was in excellent condition. I can’t blame the woman from Calgary who didn’t want her photo on here because she was playing hookey

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An excellent beginner’s trail

December 1, 2014
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Groomer’s Report from Parks Canada tracksetter Jeff at Lake Louise: Hi Bob, Great Divide trackset to O’Hara and back. Skate lane as well. The Dog Sled operation started today on the 1A. Jeff

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Spray River, backcountry style

November 29, 2014
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-Spray river east side. Photo by Chuck O’Callaghan.- Before I get started, let’s look at some grooming/snowfall updates:

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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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Goat creek/Spray river bridge update

July 24, 2014
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- Chuck is fording the Spray river with the almost-repaired bridge in the background – There is one last obstacle to having the entire

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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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Beware if you’re skiing Goat creek to Banff

February 19, 2014
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The newly trackset Spray river may be tempting you to ski Goat creek and Spray river from Canmore to Banff. You’ll be walking on thin ice.

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Fresh snow

February 12, 2014

I didn’t do any skiing for the past two days, but I did have a look at the Spray River trail in Banff today. It appears to have received about 3 cm of new snow. The tracks were skied-in and conditions looked good. The snow temperature was probably around -1 or -2. The above Iphone […]

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Goat creek to Banff

January 27, 2014
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There’s only one little problem… Overall, the conditions were pretty good. Good tracks on all the trackset portions, and a reasonably good skier-set track on

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Grooves in the snow desired by skiers

January 4, 2014
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This trail was trackset yesterday, but with 6-8 cm of new snow overnight, the tracksetter was back at it again today.

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Spray River is packed

December 13, 2013
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- Spray river between 6 – 10K – Chuck gave a detailed Trip Report but this news is worthy of featuring on the home page. Thanks to Chuck for checking this out: BANFF’S BEST KEPT SECRET… UNTIL NOW!

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Banff National Park’s reply

November 20, 2013

“Thanks for catching this Bob – the Goat Creek information is indeed a bit confusing. We have updated the page that will hopefully clarify some of what you mention. At this point tracksetting is scheduled for the Spray East and West

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What trails will be open in Banff?

November 19, 2013

Update Nov 20: Banff Trail Report indicates that Sundance Canyon and Healy Creek have been trackset. Access only from the Cave and Basin. ****** Just found this from Banff National Park. It’s very confusing.

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Bridges in Banff post-flooding update

October 23, 2013
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 – The bridge over the Spray River is the last obstacle to having the entire Goat Creek – Spray River trail repaired.  Photo by Chuck O’Callaghan – 

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Spring skiing

March 9, 2013
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To repeat something I’ve already heard today on the trip reports, “Fabulous! Awesome!”  Goat creek received more snow and was trackset again

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Bigfoot spotted in Banff

March 7, 2013

Now that was fun!! I skied Goat creek and Spray river east yesterday. Excellent snow and fantastic tracks from the Goat creek trailhead to the Goat creek bridge. Just the absolute best.

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Excellent skiing on Goat creek and Spray river

February 19, 2013

As you’ve already read from Helen, conditions on Goat creek were wonderful. Chuck reported the new tracksetting yesterday and I couldn’t

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Goat creek and Spray river

January 12, 2013
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Greg beat me to it, but I will share some details and photos of my wonderful ski trip on Goat creek and Spray river west, one-way from Canmore to Banff.

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How long can this last?

January 1, 2013
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The conditions we’ve had on Goat creek and Spray river are something to smile about As Jan said in her Trip Report today, it was a spectacular holiday season for x-c skiing.

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We’re zoned in

December 27, 2012
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 – Exceptionally good conditions on Spray river and Goat creek – Can you ski anywhere in the mountains right now where conditions aren’t great? Every day I go to a different trail and they’re all terrific.

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