UPDATE – Not withstanding the letter below, Bob Truman reports that Ribbon Creek was groomed and trackset on Dec 19. A recent trail report explains: Kananaskis Country staff have been working to realign resources to find ways to groom ski trails in the Ribbon Creek area. As a result, some grooming and tracksetting will take place here as staff and resources permit. Thank you Kananaskis Country!
The letter below is self-explanatory.
From: TPR Communications <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: December 7, 2009 12:05:41 PM MST (CA)
Subject: RE: Ribbon Creek ski trails
Thank you for contacting Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation. The cross-country ski trails at Evan Thomas, Ribbon Creek, Skogan Pass and Sawmill in Kananaskis Country will not be groomed this winter.
Cross-country skiers who prefer skier-tracked trails instead of groomed will still be able to enjoy these trails this season. We understand this may affect some skiers’ enjoyment this ski season and we apologize for that. The decisions were necessary, as we have had to prioritize our winter trail program based on available resources.
Before arriving at the decisions, our staff also assessed which nearby locations can provide similar experiences. Nearby groomed trails include the Mt. Shark and West Bragg Creek cross-country trail systems, and trails at the Canmore Nordic Centre and Peter Lougheed Provincial Parks.
For the full list of groomed and non-groomed cross-country trails, visit Kananaskis Country trail reports at http://tpr.alberta.ca/parks/kananaskis/trailreport.aspx