Larch season: it can only mean ski season starts soon

September 22, 2014
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- Thanks to regular commenter Henry who sent this photo from a hiking trip in 2012 -

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Goat creek/Spray river bridge update

July 24, 2014
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- Chuck is fording the Spray river with the almost-repaired bridge in the background – There is one last obstacle to having the entire

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Looking forward to the new bridge

April 3, 2014
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 – There used to be a bridge here. I’m hoping it will be back in place for next winter. – I’m happy to say that my last ski trip this winter on Cascade valley was an enjoyable one!

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Grooming continues, more snow, and bears in spring.

April 1, 2014

It snowed another 4 cm overnight in Canmore. I expect conditions are excellent at the Canmore Nordic Centre where they continue to groom and trackset daily. As John A reported from skiing

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Skogan pass – last chance

March 28, 2014

This was sent at 2:57 pm from the snowcat as Jeff was making the first pass on Skogan loop… The Live Grooming Report shows Skogan pass has been groomed all the way to the summit. Other trails completed today include Hidden,

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Update on Banff trails

March 15, 2014

Get prepared for a big dump of snow in Banff tonight and Sunday. In the mean time, Leona and Carl have sent this update: Hello Skier Bob; We have been visiting Banff this week and have used your website to figure out where to ski. I wasn’t sure how to add a trip report, so […]

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Beware if you’re skiing Goat creek to Banff

February 19, 2014
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The newly trackset Spray river may be tempting you to ski Goat creek and Spray river from Canmore to Banff. You’ll be walking on thin ice.

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Family day in Banff

February 17, 2014
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- The Horyn family was enjoying Family Day on the Sundance Canyon trail. – It’s a rare occasion when Brewster creek gets trackset, so today I headed for Banff.

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Fresh snow

February 12, 2014

I didn’t do any skiing for the past two days, but I did have a look at the Spray River trail in Banff today. It appears to have received about 3 cm of new snow. The tracks were skied-in and conditions looked good. The snow temperature was probably around -1 or -2. The above Iphone […]

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Goat creek to Banff

January 27, 2014
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There’s only one little problem… Overall, the conditions were pretty good. Good tracks on all the trackset portions, and a reasonably good skier-set track on

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Should be a great day in PLPP

January 23, 2014

Lots of trails were groomed last night in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park(shown in green on the map). The PLPP webcam says the temperature is -7°C at 8 a.m.(which means it’s probably closer to -9 or -10). Goat creek was trackset yesterday to the Goat creek bridge at 7K. Spray river west

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An excellent ski with a few “conditions”

January 21, 2014
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We climbed the hill from the Redearth creek parking lot on nice cold snow. My VR45 was gripping well and I didn’t even have to herringbone.

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Lake Louise to Banff loppet 2014

January 20, 2014
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-Wax technician Cheryl and SkierBob at the finish line of the Lake Louise to Banff loppet-

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Would you ski on this?

January 15, 2014
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We went to Banff for lunch and a dip in the hot springs today. I knew it would be futile to go there to ski. Took a little walk on the Spray river trail

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Great skiing conditions everywhere

January 8, 2014
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 – The Emerald connector was in great shape – As enjoyable as it is to stay at Emerald Lake Lodge, it’s probably a good

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Grooves in the snow desired by skiers

January 4, 2014
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This trail was trackset yesterday, but with 6-8 cm of new snow overnight, the tracksetter was back at it again today.

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Aiming at 2000

December 27, 2013

(2000 posts that is, in case you missed the previous one). I just got back from two days in Yoho. It was only meant to be one, but circumstances allowed me to stay and ski on today’s new tracksetting Thanks for all the trip

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Everyone on Redearth creek reads this blog

December 22, 2013
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 – John and Susan were enjoying the great conditions on Redearth creek – I met five groups of skiers on Redearth creek today and every one of them was a reader of this blog.

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Goat creek

December 21, 2013
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Welcome to the shortest day of the year. I made sure I started early today and was on the trail by 2 pm! The conditions on Goat creek are very good. It was rare to see any pine needles

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Lots of choices

December 19, 2013
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- Spray River bridge. The 2 sections were flown in yesterday and the bridge completed today. Photo by Chuck O’Callaghan -

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