Many families love skiing but confess to feeling a little overwhelmed at the thought of having to wake up early on a Saturday morning to go skiing after working all week. They dread having to coax the kids out of bed (also tired from a full week of school) and fear the preparation required to get everyone on the ski hill for the day. Fortunately, there are ways to plan an awesome ski day that could even be considered ‘stress-free’ and fun!
As a family, I have taken many ski getaways, and have learned over the years how to plan a trip that will really stand out as our winter highlight. My suggestions below are the consistent top three factors for my family’s ski weekends success.
The High Rockies Trail is a newly-completed 80-kilometre long multi-use trail outside of Canmore. The trail starts at the popular Goat Creek Parking Lot on the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Lakes Trail and ends on the Alberta/BC border at Elk Pass in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, paralleling the Spray Lakes Road until you reach the Lower Kananaskis Lake.
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