Contest winner: 2 free nights at Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge

As we were enjoying a beautiful ski trip along the banks of the Kicking Horse River in Yoho National Park yesterday, we picked the lucky name.  The winner of 2 free nights at Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge is


Congratulations to Leanna and thanks to Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge for donating the prize. We had the most entries ever for a contest with over a hundred. I enjoyed reading all the thoughtful, lengthy, short, and sometimes humorous comments, so thanks to everyone who entered. Here’s a link to the Contest Page if you want to  read the entries.

We made the draw, as promised, on Dec 31. We had no internet access last night, so that’s why I’m a day late with the announcement.

I’ll give you an update on the Yoho/Emerald lake area tomorrow morning. Trail conditions were fantastic, and it finally warmed up to -12 today.

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  1. Hi Bob,
    I’ve been a fan of the blog since the very begining. Love all the information.I’m hoping you might have a few tips for me.
    I’m heading out to Lake Louise for a several days and hope to do some skiing in Yoho Park. I’ve never skiied any of the trails there and I was hoping you might suggest the must do trails in the area. We are good intermediate skiers.
    Thanks so much for any tips you might provide.

    Happy New Year!! Ute

    A couple K before you get to Field, take the Yoho Valley Road(aka Takkakaw Falls Road), and in about 500 metres you’ll come to the trailhead. It’s trackset up to the switchbacks. Reminiscent of skiing on Moraine Lake road.

    Take the road to the Natural Bridge and Emerald Lake. At the Natural Bridge, you’ll find the trailhead for the Kicking Horse river trail. Also at this location is the south end of the Emerald Connector.

    At Emerald Lake, you must do the horse trail and the alluvial fan loop. Start from the ski rental shop at the south end of Emerald Lake. You also can start on the Connector from here. If you can do the Connector one way, it’s more fun from north to south(Emerald Lake to the natural bridge).

    The trail to Lake O’Hara is not trackset, but is well-used and will have skier-set tracks. Fantastic scenery.

    Have fun. -Bob

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