Feb 8, 2021:
After 13 years, 2755 updates, and 28,000 comments this will be the final season for my blog.
Last year was supposed to be the final one, and I even told Chip and Peter on Jan 21, 2020 that it would be the end of the trail for this blog, then the government’s policy to end Kananaskis grooming was announced.
I decided it was important to keep it going for one more season to help with the Kananaskis Grooming situation, knowing that this blog is the anchor in a community which plays an essential role in advocating for xc skiing.
It’s a little easier to say good-bye knowing there is already another xc site up and running to fill the gap: Tanya Koob is moderating a very active Facebook site Cross country skiing YYC . It’s more of a complementary site to this one, so I think a blog like this one would still be important to a lot of people. Check it out and let us know what you think.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed trip reports and comments. I am so fortunate and thankful for all the ski friends I’ve made because of this blog.
Come November 2021, I will still see you occasionally on the ski trails(without my camera).
I wanted to announce this well before the season is over so any people who may be interested in starting a new blog will have a chance to consider it while skiing is still top of mind.
When next season rolls around, my site will still be on the ‘net but the home page will redirect readers to any new sites that spring up.
We’ve had huge growth in readership this winter. It bodes well for anyone who wants to start a new blog.
Update Feb 10: The CBC Eyeopener aired an interview with me CBC: SkierBob Retiring