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Monthly archives for November 2016

Lets Talk Cross Country Skiing

     It’s that time of year again folks: time to dust off your skis and dig out your wooly base layers and socks. But life in the mountains isn’t all about downhill skiing…Now don’t get me wrong, everyone loves a powder day at a resort or in the backcountry, but what about the rest of the time? Cross-country skiing is a great way to enjoy a wintery day outside without wasting time waiting in lines. Cross country, or Nordic, skiing is a form of

Fat Tire Revolution – Calgary Guardian

In November of 2016, we invited Calgary Guardian writer Tyler Dixon to join us on a fatbike adventure. This is what he had to say about it. Here in the Canadian Rockies the seasons have traditionally dictated our outdoor activities. The warmer months were the realm of hiking, camping, rock climbing, mountain biking, and paddling while the coldest parts of the year were reserved for skiing, snowboarding, ice climbing, and snowshoeing. But with recent advances in technology and gear development some of our favourite outdoor pursuits are no

Bananaskis

Now you are probably thinking, “Wow the team over at Kananaskis Outfitters must have fallen off their rocker this time.” But what can I say, our team likes to have fun! Years ago when I started Kananaskis Outfitters, I was speaking with a friend about how people have a hard time spelling Kananaskis. Being a long time local to the area, she gave me a hint: “it’s just banana skis with a K.” I let this percolate for years and years until the other day when

Photographing the Aurora Borealis

Our winter tours kicked off last week with our first Stargazing hike of the season, timed to coincide with the Orionid meteor shower. The evening went flawlessly, with completely clear skies and everyone getting the chance to see multiple meteors and the Milky Way overhead. It was the perfect way to start the season of stargazing.  We like to time our tours to correspond with space events, things like meteor showers or peak nights for the Northern Lights. We always welcome cameras on our hikes