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The view west from the old highway with the Elbow River Below. Peaks are l-r Banded, Outlaw, Cornwall and Glasgow.

Mustang Hills after logging

We hiked the Mustang Hills to see how the logging has affected the trails. The good news—very little. The summit trail where it leaves the old highway has a cutblock on the right and you cross a logging road halfway up the steep bit, but after this it’s the same as it ever was to east hill. It is only on the summit of this hill that one sees the logging in the shallow valley below.

There’s now a well thought out network of snowshoe/winter walking trails in lower Peter Lougheed Provincial Park that  enables snowshoers to create their own short and long loops starting from parking lots at Elk Pass, Boulton Bridge, Boulton Creek, Elkwood, William Watson Lodge, Canyon, the Discovery Centre and Pocaterra.

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Photo: Thomas Heath – Managing Director FMH

Fortress Mountain Ski Resort

Fortress Mountain Ski Resort hopes to be back in business by December 2020. A new owner, Fortress Mountain Holdings, is taking another kick at the can. The company has been operating KPOW!, a Cat Skiing operation since 2011 and has some ambitious plans for the area.

The new snowshoe trail on the terraces above Kananaskis Village is a welcome addition to the original short loops. It makes a 4.4 km loop and allows for a 6 km snowshoe if combined with the original loops.  It loops around Terrace and Terrace Link trails, briefly criss-crossing Aspen.

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