• April 1st Tuesday Mt Shark is a cross country trail system that is usually track set for cross country skiing. Today we set out on the regular trails to do the Mt Shark Spray Lakes Loop XC Skiing. The route was across the lake to miss the small stream ( later found out at this time… [Read More...]

    Mt Shark Spray Lake Loop XC Skiing
  • March 31st Monday It has been sometime since I posted Sunshine on  this post, Sunshine Village in March is to show how conditions have changed in the past two weeks. March has been the month of snow.  I missed the week before when it snowed plenty but I was away taking in some much needed sun and… [Read More...]

    Sunshine Village in March
  •   March 6th Thursday. This week the  ski trip was organized to go from Baker Creek to Castle Mountain Cross Country Skiing. This is a one way route of 15 km so a car  has to left at Castle Mountain Chalet at the junction of Hwy #1 and 1A. The conditions have to be good to… [Read More...]

    Baker Creek to Castle Mountain Cross Country Skiing
  • March 5th Wednesday At last light fluffy powder. Sunshine Village Ski Resort Banff has had a dump of snow worth talking about .The overnight snowfall was 25 cm and 47cm  in the past couple of days. The cold weather in Canmore and Calgary has not effected the the hill, the afternoon temperature was zero. Visability… [Read More...]

    Skiing at Sunshine Village Banff
  • Feb 27th Thursday On short notice we went  on Thursday to Burstall Pass due to the impending cold weather arriving on Friday. The temperature at the parking lot was -5c and warming through out the day. Unfortunately the sun was hiding behind the clouds all day. Burstall Pass trail head is opposite Chester lake  on… [Read More...]

    Burstall Pass Cross Country Skiing
  • February 21 2014 Chester lake is popular for it’s hiking,backcountry skiing and snowshoeing. Today went on light backcountry cross country skis. The trail up to the lake is about 4 km. The weather conditions for skiing were perfect lots of  fresh snow with a temperature of -10 C. The only downfall was that at the lake it… [Read More...]

    Skiing to Chester Lake
  • Fourth annual trip to Big White. This year we went for five days and as the first day is free with your West Jet boarding pass we went up to Silver Star Ski Resort.The weather was overcast with light wet snow that stuck to your goggles. We went to the Back Side after lunch and… [Read More...]

    Big White & Silver Star Ski Resorts
  • January 29/30th 2014 Another first this year staying at Sunshine Village Hotel on hill accomadation. The trip was organised by Donna & Marshall and what  a great job they did. We had six rooms booked and got a great rate with a voucher for breakfast. You certainly feal special from the moment  you arrive at the… [Read More...]

    Sunshine Village Hotel on Hill Accomodation
  •   January 17th Friday Conditions at Sunshine Village Banff are getting better but the huge 90cm of snow the past week is now somewhere in Saskatchewan. The conditions on Bye Bye Bowl are good on the South Divide side but head further to the boundry to exit by the cat track and it is snow… [Read More...]

    Conditions at Sunshine Village Banff
  • January 16th 2014 The warm weather and high winds played havoc with our plans.The plan was to go to Banff Springs Spray River up to the washed out bridge at the Goat Creek junction. This trail was a mess of pine needles and and poor icy tracks. Plan ” B ” go up the the Mt… [Read More...]

    Cross Country Skiing Moraine Lake Road Lake Louise.
  • January 9th  Thursday First time for me to go Skiing at Pipestone Pass Cross Country Trails at Lake Louise. In fact the turn off is the next right after the Louise Ski Hill and Village on Hwy #1. The conditions were perfect not much sun but a few cms of new snow on a well groomed trail.The temperature… [Read More...]

    Cross Country Skiing Pipestone Pass

Cross Country Skiing

It must be Spring the Pussy Willow is out

Mt Shark Spray Lake Loop XC Skiing

April 1st Tuesday Mt Shark is a cross country trail system that is usually track set for cross … [Read More...]

The only small hill the entire route.This must be an old rail line

Baker Creek to Castle Mountain Cross Country Skiing

  March 6th Thursday. This week the  ski trip was organized to go from Baker Creek to … [Read More...]

Robertson Glacier ahead

Burstall Pass Cross Country Skiing

Feb 27th Thursday On short notice we went  on Thursday to Burstall Pass due to the impending cold … [Read More...]

Downhill Skiing

Sunshine Village looking towards Standish

Sunshine Village in March

March 31st Monday It has been sometime since I posted Sunshine on  this post, Sunshine Village in … [Read More...]

Skier comes down from Cleavage in knee deep snow

Skiing at Sunshine Village Banff

March 5th Wednesday At last light fluffy powder. Sunshine Village Ski Resort Banff has had a dump … [Read More...]

The Cliff from the Bullet Lift. Big White

Big White & Silver Star Ski Resorts

Fourth annual trip to Big White. This year we went for five days and as the first day is free with … [Read More...]

Local Hikes

Looking down the Bow valley.Mt Rundle,Cascade and Canmore

Grotto Mt Buttress

October 29th Tuesday Too early to cross county ski, so although the valley had some snow over the … [Read More...]

Loder Mountain from Door Jam Peak

Mt Loder & Door Jam Peak

October 22nd, Tuesday Another sunny late October day. Set off from the parking in the … [Read More...]

Wasootch Ridge to Summit

Wasootch Ridge Kananaskis

October 18th Friday The parking for the trail is about 17 km up Hwy 40 on the left hand side … [Read More...]

Heading to the rocks along Wendell Wall

Mt Wendell & Loggers or CMC Valley

Friday October 11th Set out from Canmore with no snow on the ground but by Exshaw realized we … [Read More...]

Grotto and the Stair Way to Heaven

Grotto Mountain via route #5

Monday October 7th It is nice to be able to walk from your front door to the trail head and that … [Read More...]

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