The recently signed and groomed Mine Meadow is a pleasant snowshoe, walking and fat bike trail from Ribbon Creek parking to the reclaimed Mine Scar above Ribbon Creek with extensive views across the Kananaskis Valley. It is also a short-day hike in summer.
A new snowshoe loop has been created starting from Ribbon Creek parking lot that allows snowshoers, winter walkers and fat tire bikers to make a 5.3 km loop that only shares the trail with skiers for two short sections.
Right now, snow conditions are perfect for a short trip to Sinnot Hill off Hwy. 549. Threepoint Creek is frozen, 9999 trail is hard-packed having been well trodden to the low pass and up onto the hill tops to the southeast where the views are.
This is an update of my 2016 article. Since then Friends of Kananaskis Country volunteers have brushed-out more kilometres of trail and even created a completely new one. This allows me to suggest more loops for snowshoers to enjoy from the easy 3.8 km South Sawmill Loop to a demanding 10.8 km Sawmill North Tour.
Friends of Kananaskis Country has completed a record season of construction, improvements and maintenance of trails. Volunteers worked a total of 2,414 hours during 51 trail days under 19 trained crew leaders. Of note were improvements to the High Rockies Trail, the brushing out of 5 km of new winter trails in the Chester Sawmill [...]