Sadly, I must announce the cancellation of the 2015 Kananaskis Ski Marathon – the Cookie Race. The unseasonably warm temperatures, thin snowpack, and recent rainfall have left many of the trails in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in very poor condition, and the forecast shows little chance of recovery in time for the race.
With the Cookie Race we aim to provide a ski experience that is enjoyable, safe, and delicious, but right now safety and enjoyment are in serious doubt. As a result, we have decided to cancel this year’s event. Within the next few days we will issue all registrants a refund equal to 75% of their race fee, direct to their credit cards. The remaining 25% covers race costs incurred to date.
Thank you so much for your support of this race, through your registration and/or your volunteering, and for your understanding of this difficult decision. We encourage you to consider the Lake Louise Loppet, scheduled for Sunday March 1 and hosted by the Calgary Ski Club.
See you on February 27, 2016.
Chief of Race, KSM 2015
February 19, 2015