Sunday morning update

by Bob Truman on March 1, 2015

in XC

Cascade Fire Road

Cascade Valley(file photo)

If you’re not heading to Lake Louise for the loppet, there are some great choices for skiing today.

I seldom ever check the Banff trail report anymore, but I took a look this morning and lo and behold, it indicates that Cascade Valley was trackset yesterday.

From all reports, it sounds like we have some of the best skiing conditions of the past 30 days in Kananaskis. I noticed that Pocaterra from the hut to Lynx was even groomed on Friday night. From Nancy’s report, Mount Shark must be the best it’s been all winter.

Nice to hear remarks like the following from yesterday’s trip reports…

“Mount Shark yesterday was magnificent.” -Nancy

“I believe my best ski conditions of the winter were in PLPP today!” -Keith Bagnall

“a perfect ski at PLPP” -Sam.

It’s -15°C in PLPP this morning at 8:30 a.m. with a forecast high of -4. All forecasts are predicting snow on Monday.


Redearth Creek and Shadow Lake

February 27, 2015
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-This couple were on their way to Shadow Lake Lodge for the weekend- The Redearth creek trail has not had a lot of snowfall this season.

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The weekend ahead

February 27, 2015
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-A remote camera image shows a cougar using the Bow Valley Parkway during an overnight closure last spring- It snowed about 1 cm in Canmore last night.

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Lake Louise Loppet snow and trail report

February 26, 2015

This comes from Alasdair Fergusson: Feb 25, 2015 Here is your final snow and trail report before we head to Louise with all our equipment and supplies for the Loppet

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Lake O’Hara fire road

February 25, 2015
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Lake O’Hara fire road is one of the most scenic trails known to humankind, and today, Ray, Mary, Keith and I had the pleasure of being able to use our waxable skis.

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The showdown at Pocaterra

February 24, 2015

I wonder if anyone reading this blog knows anything about this incident. I was told a tale about the formation of Peter Lougheed Provincial Park(PLPP) which has made me curious about a dispute which I know nothing about. Does anyone

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Three weeks late

February 23, 2015
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-The Upper Lake Connector. If Elk Pass parking lot is full, park at the Upper Lake and take this trail- I usually reach 1000K during the first week in February. This winter,

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Lake Louise Loppet update

February 23, 2015
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With the cancellation of the Cookie race, more skiers than ever are anxious to participate in the LL Loppet on Sunday March 1.  Here’s a report from Alasdair Fergusson:

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The good times have returned

February 22, 2015
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-It was nice to see so many skiers enjoying themselves today- When we finished skiing around 3 pm, Boulton Creek parking lot was crowded

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A gift from the heavens

February 21, 2015
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-Ray, Dan and Elisabeth on Woolley which was trackset last night- This is how I remember February skiing in PLPP. Great tracks, cold snow, waxable skis. Even when

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Winter’s back

February 20, 2015

Update Sat Feb 21 @ 7:15 a.m: Some of the “middle” trails in PLPP were groomed last night. They must have received enough snow to make it possible. Check the Live Grooming Report for details.

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A rare sighting: falling snow!

February 20, 2015
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-My back yard this morning. This was bare ground yesterday.- Fri Feb 20 @ 12:50 pm We’ve received about 3 cm of high-density snow

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Hard and Fast

February 19, 2015

On Paul Karchut’s Real Ski Report on CBC this morning, he had a clip from PLPP tracksetter James. “The worst conditions in my 30 years here.” He mentioned they were trucking snow onto Wheeler to cover the bare and icy spots.

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Only for the truly desperate

February 18, 2015
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-Nice conditions on Patterson. The challenge lies in getting here.- I could have easily broken my record for going fast today. Trouble is, I probably wouldn’t be here

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You know conditions are bad when…

February 18, 2015

…Your skis would rather go down the snowshoe trail …you use words like “terrifying” and “manageable” to describe trail conditions …You’d rather stay in the city and go shopping …it’s a challenge to stay upright – in the parking lot

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Truth and justice prevail – eventually

February 17, 2015
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  This has nothing to do with skiing, but it has everything to do with blogging, my real estate blog in particular. I can’t ski all year around, so in the summer, I work in

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A Birkie tale of error and repentance

February 17, 2015

I’d like to thank everyone who gave reports about this year’s Birkie. As someone who has participated in the event a half-dozen times, I can relate. This amazing occurrence

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Beautiful skiing in Lake Louise

February 15, 2015
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In the photo above: Fiona in the one piece purple snow suit. Charlotte in the purple jacket and patterned pants. Juliette in the dark purple with pink gloves outfit with rainbow

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One killed in Black Prince avalanche

February 14, 2015

“A man in his 30’s was killed as a result of trauma that happened going through the trees. He was pronounced dead at the scene.”

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A faint glimmer of hope

February 13, 2015
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Update Sat Feb 14 @8:45 am: Last night, grooming occurred on the man-made snow at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Also on PLPP trails

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