Ski Day 16 Emerald Lake

Skied around Emerald Lake and the alluvial fan at the end. Flat and quiet. The track was a bit rough on parts of the lake. From the signs, it seems it was slushy up towards Christmas time.

We did have nice lunch at the Truffle Pig in Field afterwards.

Total distance: 9.48 km
Max elevation: 1333 m
Min elevation: 1289 m
Total climbing: 167 m
Total descent: -178 m

Ski Day 15 Castle Lookout towards Baker Creek

Skiing with Marja, too cold for photos! Look here on Skier Bob’s site for some.

We saw these two wolves a few kilometres onto the 1A Highway west of Banff. Not the best photos but they were a bit away from the car and didn’t hang out too long!




Total distance: 14.81 km
Max elevation: 1492 m
Min elevation: 1449 m
Total climbing: 304 m
Total descent: -307 m

Ski Day 14 Canmore Nordic Centre

A short and fast day on the trails. A bit chilly but sunny.

Total distance: 23.35 km
Max elevation: 1529 m
Min elevation: 1423 m
Total climbing: 527 m
Total descent: -524 m

Ski Day 13 Elk Pass

First day of 2016. Cool, with great tracks and lots of sunshine in Kananaskis.

Total distance: 25.22 km
Max elevation: 2001 m
Min elevation: 1691 m
Total climbing: 627 m
Total descent: -627 m

Ski Day 12 Canmore Nordic Centre

On the twelfth ski day of the season …

Total distance: 26.6 km
Max elevation: 1503 m
Min elevation: 1398 m
Total climbing: 683 m
Total descent: -684 m

Ski Day 11 Canmore Nordic Centre

I woke up very early so packed the gear and drove to Canmore. It was dark when I arrived and the moon was setting behind Mount Rundle.

Total distance: 25.47 km
Max elevation: 1560 m
Min elevation: 1400 m
Total climbing: 648 m
Total descent: -648 m

Ski Day 10 Canmore Nordic Centre

Snowing in Calgary in the morning for a White Christmas. About 3 cm at Canmore and -13 °C. Snowing lightly. Like it’s winter! We did a short ski to get home for Christmas preparations.

But please do drive carefully for the road conditions including black ice or just generally slipperiness!


Total distance: 15.73 km
Max elevation: 1503 m
Min elevation: 1390 m
Total climbing: 408 m
Total descent: -411 m