Cross-country trails in Calgary

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Did you know Calgary has trails specifically for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing? You may find some trails to do so in the following places: West Confederation Park – Foothills Nordic Ski Club, in partnership with The City is exploring the opportunity to provide cross country skiing. South Glenmore Park – maintained by Calgary Parks. Typically trackset on Wednesdays. Bowness Park – maintained by Calgary …

Snow Clearing Bylaws

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With Winter slowly creeping up on us, it is important to understand some some snow bylaws that the City of Calgary enforces. These are bylaws that everyone should follow when Calgary does start seeing snow. While the City of Calgary does their part in clearing the roads, designated pathways, public sidewalks and other high use public areas, Calgary property owners …

Mount Norquay opens early for 2020-2021 season

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Banff’s Mount Norquay is welcoming skiers already starting October 24! The Oct. 24 kickoff to the season is the earliest in the ski hill’s 95-year history. Mount Norquay will be open seven-days-a-week and all visitors will be required to pre-purchase lift tickets. But, reducing the spread of COVID-19 is still a priority. Once you arrive to the ski area, there …

How to prepare yourself for upcoming snowfall

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A snow squall watch has been issued for Calgary on October 16, 2020. Snow squalls are defined as “a sudden moderately heavy snowfall with blowing snow and strong gusty surface winds”. To prepare yourself better for the upcoming snowfall, here are some tips: Give yourself extra time for your commute! Whether you are taking public transportation or driving, there could …