Welcome to November

by Bob Truman on November 1, 2017

in Lake Louise, Weather conditions

“We accumulated 10cm of high-moisture content snow overnight, here in Canmore.” -Ray Perrott on Wed Nov 1, 8:30 a.m.

“15cm of new here at Kananaskis Village. Not skiable yet but with a another good snowfall rock skis could come out.” – Tracksetter Jeff(Ribbon Creek) Wed Nov 1, 10:00 a.m.

It looks like we could be off to a good start.

Although this snowfall warning isn’t in effect for Lake Louise, some snow is expected in that area, and as we know, it doesn’t take much to get a good track going on Moraine Lake road.

Yesterday I contacted Jeff Hearnden, the person in charge of ski trail grooming in Lake Louise for Parks Canada, asking when grooming/tracksetting activity will begin, snow permitting…

“Tracksetting staff start on Nov. 2nd. I can’t confirm the actual date grooming activities will commence…snow is in the forecast and colder temps..wait and see. The Tracksetters will communicate all updates to the Parks Info Centre here in LL. when the work is completed.”

Welcome back!

I’d like to welcome everyone back to the blog for another ski season, and I look forward to seeing everyone on the trails soon!

If you’re new here, the most popular page to check is Trip Reports. Also popular on days like today will be the Web Cams page. The Resources tab would also be worthwhile to look into. 

What’s New

You may have noticed the header now says “SkierBob.” I’ve decided to end the identity crisis and finally lay to rest the “SkiHere” title. The only vestige of “SkiHere” will be on my toque. For those of you who still have SkiHere as your bookmark, it will still send you here. 

I’ve also finally added PayPal to the Donations page so you can support this blog by credit card now. When you make a donation, let me know if you want your name published. 

Guess the trail

Who knows what trail this is?

What trail is this?

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 fallsalot November 1, 2017 at 3:28 pm

Speaking of webcams, I recall last year somebody promised us a working webcam in PLPP. It would be nice to have a view on the mountains and the falling snow.


2 Doug Connery November 1, 2017 at 12:23 pm

In regards to the snowfall forecast, yahoo my skis are waxed and ready.


3 MaSid November 1, 2017 at 8:09 am

Or great divide?


4 Mikhail November 1, 2017 at 8:06 am

-What trail is this?
Moraine Lake Road.


5 Chuck November 1, 2017 at 8:14 am



6 Bob Truman November 1, 2017 at 8:29 am

It’s Moraine Lake road at 2.6K where it crosses Paradise Creek. You can see the guard rails over the bridge, not to mention the tell-tale directional signs.


7 Marie-France Lessor November 1, 2017 at 10:37 am

Is this picture from Moraine Lake road from today?

It’s from last winter. Grooming hasn’t started yet for this season. -Bob


8 Diogo November 1, 2017 at 6:44 pm

Sorry I am new here… so it is possible to ski and snowboard at moraine lake road? That is it?


9 Nic November 2, 2017 at 1:18 pm

Hello Diogo, please note backcountry skiing is dangerous, and this area requires incredible skill to safely navigate. Splitboarding at the end of Morain Lake gives you access to the following areas,
But the long road is normally enough for a person to do in a day, and therefore it is normally only a cross-country ski trip. Safe travels and build up the strength in your legs by skiing the road!

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