Wedge connector

Heaven for XC skiers

March 7, 2017
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Fallsalot mentioned playing hooky and “skiing orgy.” Tomorrow would be a perfect day to do it. I wish I had thought of “skiing orgy” because that would have described this wonderful day.

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Great conditions on Bill Milne and Wedge

February 8, 2017
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Today was probably the perfect day to ski. Snow is still cold, but the air temperature was pleasant, with sunny skies and no wind. The conditions on Bill Milne and Wedge Connector are as good as I’ve ever seen them.

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January 11, 2017
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-Bill Milne trail at Ribbon Creek parking lot- The wind was howling and the snow was blowing on the drive out to Kananaskis.

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Bill Milne from Wedge Pond

December 27, 2016
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Thanks for all the trip reports today. Nice to see the cougar and wolf tracks in Chuck’s photos. Chuck did an epic 36K yesterday and 29K today.

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Duluth, Edmonton now Winnipeg

November 29, 2015
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-Skiers from Winnipeg at the Ribbon creek parking lot- Every day for the past three days I’ve met skiers on the trail who have been enticed to come here because of the wonderful pictures

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Ribbon creek trails are fantastic

November 25, 2015
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All the trails in the Ribbon creek and Kananaskis village area are in wonderful condition. Even the snowman at Kovach lookout is in better shape than he was

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Tessa’s favourite trail

January 20, 2015
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-Tessa, Bob, and Christine at Wedge Connector in Kananaskis- After all the excellent ski trips I’ve enjoyed over the past three weeks,

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Where are the easy trails for beginners?

January 16, 2015

Question from a reader: “Can you recommend some beginner trails, that is, ones that don’t have really steep runs and perhaps maybe would only appeal to other beginners?”

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Welcome back!

January 16, 2015
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Kananaskis Tracksetter Jeff has returned, and is doing a marathon grooming session today/tonight. He’s already groomed Bill Milne, Wedge Connector,

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Dog days of winter

December 8, 2014
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We’ve had a couple cute dog pictures submitted as entries in the Emerald Lake Lodge contest. I believe Jimmy is a Springer Spaniel and Sara’s dog

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Excellent skiing on recent grooming

March 10, 2014
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– Meadow was groomed and trackset today. – If you can get out to the trails in PLPP soon after they’ve been groomed you’ll have some excellent spring skiing

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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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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 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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Bill Milne trail in Kananaskis

January 25, 2013
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Tessa the springer spaniel, my friend Ruth and I headed to Kananaskis to check out the freshly groomed Bill Milne trail today. It was snowing lightly, and the

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The winning streak continues

January 6, 2013
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 – Blog readers Noreen and Mike were skiing the Tyrwhitt loop in PLPP –  I don’t remember a winter where I’ve been able to ski 23 consecutive times in such good conditions. Since Dec 1, we’ve had a stretch

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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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PLPP, Ribbon creek, Wedge connector

November 30, 2012
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 – Look at those beautiful tracks on Elk pass! –  The photos below show nine different trails and the conditions on each. Elk pass, Tyrwhitt, Lookout, Hydroline, Fox creek, Upper lake, Pocaterra, Wedge connector, and Ribbon creek.

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Fall colours in the mountains – more possibilities

September 22, 2012
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Update Sep 24: “For the second year in a row, RCMP and Parks Canada officials were forced to temporarily close the road to a popular Banff National Park hiking area because of traffic and parking chaos

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The perfect beginner’s trail

December 14, 2011
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  If you’re a beginner or novice skier, chances are you’ve never heard of it. It’s easier than Ribbon Creek, it’s an hour closer to Calgary than those fabulous, easy

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