“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
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.
- 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.
Skiing on Goat creek was surprisingly good, considering how beat up the trail is. This photo shows conditions about 2k from the trailhead. The tracksetting is now nine days old, but the skiing is still fun
I haven’t seen early-season conditions like this on Goat creek for years. That must be why everyone I met today was smiling, happy, and friendly. Before you grab your skis and dash for the trailhead, make sure you read all of this post.
I hope everyone saw Sheila’s trip report. Seeing a wolverine is a very rare and special event which few people experience. Ellie Greenwood saw a lynx run across the trail in front of her during the loppet.
Our goal at this blog is to inform readers of destinations where you’ll have fun, but we also want to hear about the places where conditions are poor so we can make an informed decision. This season, it’s more
Update Dec 23: Goat Creek was trackset today. Spray River east side is also trackset. If skiing from Canmore to Banff, the east side may be a better choice for your final 5K. Chuck has provided the following regarding the grand opening