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Week of 20-Feb-2020 to 26-Feb-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
20-Feb-2020 Off-Trail skiing Stanley Glacier Valley

Blue bird day with a chilly start, around -16 C with light wind at 9 am.
About a metre of settled snowpack in sheltered areas.
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Week of 13-Feb-2020 to 19-Feb-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
19-Feb-2020 Snowshoeing Eagle Hill snowshoe

The morning crispness hung in the air as we parked and prepared ourselves for the hike. I strapped my snowshoes to my pack as the trail was packed more...

17-Feb-2020 Track skiing Spray River west to upper Spray bridge

A sunny morning made for a nice start to the day and although the snow initially looked a little old and well skied, the kick and glide were great. more...

16-Feb-2020 Off-Trail skiing Birdwood Pass-Smuts Pass-Commonwealth Circuit

Conditions looked promising with about 10 cm of new snow in the Burstall parking lot and a comfortable -12C. After setting up a shuttle vehicle at more...

15-Feb-2020 Track skiing Kan.Lakes Ski: Tyrwhitt, Elk Pass loop

We arrived under cloudy skies which were the order of the day except for the occasional, fleeting sun breakthrough. The snow was on the warmish sid more...

15-Feb-2020 Snowshoeing Blueberry Hill direct: snowshoe The fresh air of the outdoors brings benefits. 2 of us proceeded to towards the top of Blueberry Hill as our 3rd person was feeling under the weather. more...

Week of 6-Feb-2020 to 12-Feb-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
12-Feb-2020 Off-Trail skiing Dolomite circuit (thru trees to Mosquito C)

We were on the trail from the Helen creek drainage trailhead around 10:00 am with the valley fog clearing. Ploughs were working the 93 so Damian more...

9-Feb-2020 Trail hike Jumpingpound loop

We enjoyed a sunny day in the foothills with a layer of soft snow on the trail and making the forest a beautiful sight! There were numerous fresh d more...

9-Feb-2020 Snowshoeing Porcupine Ridge

Due to recent snowfall, we started our adventure from nearby Wasootch trailhead rather than the intended Porcupine Creek bridge which was inaccessi more...

8-Feb-2020 Off-Trail skiing Smuts Pass via Commonwealth -12p

Participants: Philip, Gerald, Ulrike, Evan, Gordon, Jenny, Carol, Gary.

Hi All

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7-Feb-2020 Trail skiing Ribbon Creek Trails

Four of us had a very good ski outing at Ribbon Creek. The first trip was the Coal Mine Road to the end. The road was not groomed nor track set; in more...

6-Feb-2020 Off-Trail skiing Vermilion Peak

This trip, as a ski trip, was new for all the group except me. I had done it with Stan quite a few years ago. I had planned to basically t more...


Week of 30-Jan-2020 to 5-Feb-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
5-Feb-2020 Off-Trail skiing North Black Prince yoyos

Good day with good people and good snow. Warm temps easy access that is if your coordinator doesn't get you lost .What more could you ask for . more...

3-Feb-2020 Off-Trail skiing Black Prince FAN

Black Prince Fan Feb. 3

Fantastic skiing on the fan/hourglass feature west of Black Prince tarns today. Of course, on the trail leading t more...

2-Feb-2020 Art Walk visit Contemporary Calgary, the new art space

Snow conditions were superb on the first ever Ramblers' art walk.

6 Ramblers and 2 former Ramblers visited the new Contemporary C more...

1-Feb-2020 Snowshoeing Mount Dyson

The near constant drizzle did not dampen the spirits of today’s avid trekkers wanting to get out to the mountains regardless of the weather. more...

30-Jan-2020 Off-Trail skiing Hidden L, Little Richardson NE slope

Sometimes the gods want to provide a little test before determining that one is worthy of a fine ski day. Such was the case with Bill Leach at the more...


Week of 23-Jan-2020 to 29-Jan-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
28-Jan-2020 Off-Trail skiing Fisera Ridge

We skinned up Fisera Ridge (about one metre of settled snow in the trees), traversed towards Nakiska (wind hammered snow above treeline), skied d more...

28-Jan-2020 Trail skiing Shark Ski Trails: Green loop

Low cloud,temperature bellow zero-very good snow.Tracksetting was perfect so was group/almost/.

Thanks everyone.

15 km-350 m el.gai more...

26-Jan-2020 Track skiing Upper L.Louise from Tramline PL

Excellent snow, temperatures not too warm or cold and a great group made for a superb ski day on the upper Louise trails. The ascent up Tramline ha more...

26-Jan-2020 Off-Trail skiing Purple Bowl

Before writing this I read the other club trip reports from the weekend reporting quiet trails. Surprisingly, to me, Wolverine valley later in the more...

25-Jan-2020 Trail hike Merlin View loop

Braggin' Rights was very icy when we started our hike at 10 am and traction devices were not optional. It was a lot safer and easier returning in t more...

25-Jan-2020 Snowshoeing SE shoulder of Mt.Indefatigable snowshoe

One of those days: sun, cloud, calm, wind, warm, cold and hill is steeper every year .What can i say-great day.

Thanks everyone for takin more...

25-Jan-2020 Off-Trail skiing Northeast cirque of Whymper / Chickadee Valley

Wow.. what an excellent day with untracked, dry, boot top powder and 12 happy skiers. Temperatures were near -5 and winds were low. Since we were o more...


Week of 16-Jan-2020 to 22-Jan-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
19-Jan-2020 Off-Trail skiing Discovery Hut in Wells Gray

We had a good week skiing in Wells Gray Park from Discovery Cabin. There was some turbulence on the flight in, but we all got in in two loads Sunda more...


Week of 23-Jan-2020 to 29-Jan-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
23-Jan-2020 Trail hike Snowy Owl hike/snowshoe - W.Bragg

It was -7 degrees on the car thermometer when we started at 10:30 am and +6 on the thermometer on Yoko's pack when we arrived back at the cars. more...

23-Jan-2020 Off-Trail skiing Healy C to Bourgeau meadows - trip full

The days skiing was notable for the warm temperatures. When we left the Sunshine parking lot it was -3 deg C, and when we returned it was +2 deg C. more...


Week of 16-Jan-2020 to 22-Jan-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
22-Jan-2020 Downhill skiing Sunshine Downhill Skiing

Great snow conditions at Sunshine Village. Light was a bit flat in the morning but improved considerably in the afternoon over on Goat"s Eye. more...

22-Jan-2020 Trail skiing Nakiska Lodge: Skogan Pass

Six of us had a very enjoyabe day skiiing up to Skogan Pass. We took advantage of the very good conditions to add Skogan Pass Loop and Sunburst Tra more...

19-Jan-2020 Track skiing Ribbon C Trackset Ski Trails

Great day of skiing after cold snap.Temperature 17 degrees bellow at meeting place but zero at Petro-Can Cochrane junction.Very good snow, little w more...

19-Jan-2020 Off-Trail skiing NE Panorama Ridge via Taylor L

What a wonderful way to break out of the January 2020 Big Freeze! Seven Ramblers and 3 guests set out at 7:30 for the mountains. Yours truly wonder more...

19-Jan-2020 Snowshoeing James Walker Creek snowshoe

As sure as the the sun rises and sets, the warm weather returned, where as upon reaching the parking area it was about minus 5-8 degrees. Low cloud more...


Week of 9-Jan-2020 to 15-Jan-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
12-Jan-2020 Trail hike Confederation Park

Since this was forecast to be the hottest day for the next 7 days or so, five brave Ramblers decided to undertake a long 1.5 hour city walk followe more...


Week of 2-Jan-2020 to 8-Jan-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
8-Jan-2020 Off-Trail skiing Gypsum Mine

The snow was fantastic. Untracked ego powder Classic tree skiing . Left the cars just before 10 am snowing lightly no wind -2c. 13.5 km 2700 ft. 3 more...

7-Jan-2020 Off-Trail skiing NE Panorama Ridge via Taylor L(below tree line)

Four Ramblers met at Taylor Lake trail head and discussed planned outing in lieu of "High" avalanche warning above treeline. Trail to Pan more...

5-Jan-2020 Snowshoeing Wasootch Ridge to 2nd cairn snowshoe

Every time I go to Wasootch Ridge the views never cease to amaze me. Today was no exception. The blue skies with moving clouds, in contrast with th more...

3-Jan-2020 Off-Trail skiing Death's Head 695249

Thanks to the late addition of Sim, our ski adventure to Death's Head became an official Ramblers trip. The first 4.5 km was along sno more...


Week of 26-Dec-2019 to 1-Jan-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
27-Dec-2019 Off-Trail skiing Rossland-Salmo Ski Extravaganza TRIP FULL

Rossland Salmo 2019-2020

I know that most folks don’t like to read endless descriptions of near-perfect conditions that they d more...


Week of 2-Jan-2020 to 8-Jan-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
2-Jan-2020 Trail skiing Skogan Pass from Lodge Trip Full

Seven of us enjoyed a very nice ski up to Skogan Pass. Conditions were very good and a light snow covering made for excellent skiing. It was not as more...


Week of 26-Dec-2019 to 1-Jan-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
1-Jan-2020 Off-Trail skiing Hero Knob south valley

Good start to the year.
Four laps at the head of the valley in variable snow (no whumpfs).
About 9 km and 700m cumulative.
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1-Jan-2020 Trail hike Calgary Zoo walk

We started our visit with the penguins, some of whom were having leisurely swims. Things sped up considerably when a zookeeper appeared with a buck more...

30-Dec-2019 Trail hike Nosehill

The hike started with a breeze from the west, but did not last. As we walked the sun came out, three coyotes appeared on the upper postion, staying more...

29-Dec-2019 Track skiing Ribbon C Ski Trails: Kovach, Ribbon, Terrace loop

Yet another fine day to ski in Kananaskis. We started from the Village and headed up Kovach under clearing skies. Conditions were good, the views w more...

27-Dec-2019 Off-Trail skiing Gypsum Mine trip full at 9 Great day in the mountains,snow was good, we were safe. Cool start at -13c with wind crossing the lake. Nancy had an issue with her skins. A broken ta more...
27-Dec-2019 Track skiing Bill Milne - Ribbon Creek A Winter Wonder land, excellent snow conditions and good company. We started from the Ribbon Creek parking lot.

Four of us skied all the w more...

27-Dec-2019 Snowshoeing South End of Lawson snowshoe

My Journalism professor always said, when in doubt then leave it out. When we arrived at the base of the first bump, that’s exactl more...


Week of 19-Dec-2019 to 25-Dec-2019
Date Activity Destination Report
24-Dec-2019 Trail skiing Elk Pass, Hydroline

A major storm had dumped 50-100cms of snow on the Rockies in about 2 days. The avalanche hazard was HIGH everywhere with natural activity in the tr more...