Kananaskis Village and Ribbon Creek

Recently trackset trails at Kananaskis Village. Feb 21, 2010

Lynn Bowers sent in the above photo and gives this report:

“Skied Kananaskis village trails on Sunday. They had hardly been used since grooming and tracksetting on Saturday. Although snow was sometimes thin despite the 20 cm dump that Nakiska was said to have received, Terrace, Link, Ribbon Creek, Kovach and Aspen trails were in very good shape.”

Kananaskis Outfitters

The trails leading out from Kananaskis Village are where I first tried cross-country skiing. I rented some waxless skis from the rental shop in the Village Centre. The rest is history…I’ve logged over 10,000 K in the intervening 12 years. If you are ready to give it a try, you can rent skis from Kananaskis Outfitters in the Village Centre.   The owner, Michelle, has sent the following info about her business:

“We pride ourselves in offering high quality rental gear at competitive prices. In 2009 we started offering guided tours (hiking, snowshoeing) and lessons (Nordic skiing, mtn biking and canoeing) to families and large groups.”

For rental rates, and more info Kananaskis Outfitters winter

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  1. After having a breakfast and an “Illy” Latte and leaving our home in Camore for a few days in Calgary I decided to make a stop to ski at Ribbon Creek. The trails are all in fabulous condition. The track setting of a few days ago is standng up very well with the warm wind and temperatures that greeted me today.The tracks were hard and fast. My loop included Ribbon Creek, Link, up to Lookout, down Kovach, to Aspen, back on Kovach and down Terrace to the Parking lot.The conditions were great, the snow wonderful, and perfect sunny warm weather.The only thing missing?? Was not skiing with Bob today!!

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