Beginner skiers – here’s help!

I didn’t have a clue about anything ski-related when I was a beginner skier. I enjoyed the process of discovering the trails and learning about waxing, etc, but I remember tackling some trails that I shouldn’t have been on(luckily I was going up suicide hill that day, and not descending!). …

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An easy beginner trail in PLPP

When the floods of 2013 wiped out “old Pocaterra,” it took away one of Peter Lougheed Provincial Park’s best beginner trails. We’ve frequently mentioned that Wheeler and Lodgepole are possibilities for novice skiers, but the best one of all is Spruce road near William Watson Lodge.  Spruce road is a…

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The best trail for beginner skiers

There’s not much ready for beginner skiers yet, but if you’re willing to drive to Lake Louise, the best trail by far is the Great Divide(aka “Old 1A”).  Also at Lake Louise, the first 2.6K of Moraine Lake road is a possibility. It needs to be accessed from the Upper…

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Lake Louise update

With new snow at Lake Louise, the tracksetting was refreshed on the Great Divide, Moraine Lake road, and Upper Tramline today. DonC has provded a trip report from his day on Moraine Lake road and Fairview.  Christine, Rick and I had a late afternoon start on the Great Divide where…

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Beginner skiers

With all the early snow, some beginner skiers are itching to get out, so I’m posting this earlier than usual. Let’s go over some helpful information which will get you going on the right foot. Fortunately, the ultimate beginner’s trail, the Great Divide(aka “Old 1A”) at Lake Louise, has snow…

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Beginner skiers

Taking Ricky for his first ever ski trip yesterday reminded me that we haven’t done an update specifically for beginner skiers. Did you receive new skis as a Christmas present and are wondering where to get started? Let’s go over some helpful information which will get you going on the…

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Saturday morning update

The World Cup Biathlon races scheduled for today in Canmore have been postponed. They will attempt to run them tomorrow. If you wish to ski at the nordic centre, check this page for access information.  It’s bitterly cold

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