An Avalanche Forecast for McBride

January 14, 2020 The Goat
By Andru McCracken For the first time ever, the North Rockies has an avalanche forecast to help backcountry users make good decisions in the winter time. For the last 5 years, the North Rockies (which […]

Irishmen camp for VIA

January 13, 2020 The Goat
By Andru McCracken A couple of Irishmen who were in town visiting the area founded themselves waiting for the VIA train out of doors. Luckily, the men were well prepared and had brought a tent. […]

Jasper campground bookings set new record

January 8, 2020 The Goat
By Goat Staff Campground reservations got underway for the 2020 season at Jasper National Park on Jan. 7th, 2020. Parks Canada says there were 11,431 bookings on the first day of reservations breaking the previous […]

Valemount’s forgotten ski hill

December 23, 2019 The Goat
By Andru McCracken In the mid-1960s Valemount had a ski hill. Although few traces of the hill are left, at least one of the men who helped build the facility still lives in town and […]

Protecting the POW

December 22, 2019 The Goat
How a diesel truck owning sledder is working to ensure great winters continue By Andru McCracken Reuben Krabbe, a snowmobile-owning diesel-truck-driving snow chaser, could be considered an unlikely poster child for a new organization called […]

Beaver Lakes trail on the horizon

December 7, 2019 The Goat
By Andru McCracken   McBride’s Ozalenka Club is creating a trail up to the Beaver Lakes. Club president Jeff Corbett hadn’t been to the area until a few years ago. His sons had seen photos […]

Glacier Resort: 5-year extension possible

December 4, 2019 The Goat
By Andru McCracken Even though Valemount Glacier Destinations Resort has not started construction, the project isn’t necessarily dead in the water if they fail to begin operating by March 2022. In fact, the “default provision,” […]

Blue River gives out local trail passes

November 6, 2019 The Goat
By Andru McCracken Providing free trail passes to local business owners, locals and private property owners in Blue River is paying off in spades for the Blue River Powder Packers, despite the loss of revenue […]
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