March 30 Update: At the Canmore Nordic Centre, the man-made snow was trackset overnight. “The emergence of the ground showing through the snow has made grooming on natural trails challenging. We risk doing some gardening and digging up more dirt, so there will be limited grooming on the natural trails…
Dec 28, 2020: My ski trip to Hummingbird Plume checked all the boxes. Recently, I’ve been hitting the trails when they are in prime condition, and the lucky streak continued today. For me, prime condition is recent tracksetting with no fresh snow in the tracks, fast but not icy. The…
Dec 31, 2019 Happy New Year to all my readers! There are some nice comments on the trip reports today. I enjoyed reading about RichieRich helping the two new skiers at West Bragg. Also Martin and Jip politely explaining to the hikers that they would get more enjoyment on a…
You’ve got one last chance to ski this year. Last night, Tracksetter Jeff groomed the Skogan Pass trails including Skogan Loop, Sunburst, High Level, and Hummingbird Plume. (Click on the map for a larger image) There are three possible ways to start up Skogan Pass.
Peter and I couldn’t have asked for a nicer day or better conditions for skiing Skogan Pass to the summit.
With so many wonderful trails in the Ribbon Creek system in excellent condition, it’s difficult to decide which one to ski next. Yesterday, it was a sensual delight to ski Hay Meadow
I had only planned to ski up a little ways on Skogan Pass so I could tell my anxious readers how far you had to walk to reach skiable snow.
Snowfall warnings are in effect for the mountains and from the sounds of the trip reports, it has already started in most of the places where we ski, but nothing yet in Canmore as I write this at 7:30 pm. It appears that Calgary and West Bragg
-Kenneth on Lower Kovach- Lots of happy skiers were out enjoying the great conditions on the Kananaskis Village trails today, attempting to beat the warm weather which is predicted to start tomorrow.
Thanks to all the rock pickers on Skogan Pass! As more skiers snowplow over the trail, more rocks appear. I was busy digging one of them out of the Screamer when