The empire: evolving and changing

When I started this blog in the fall of 2008, my intention was to give condition updates on all the groomed trails within a 75-minute drive from Canmore. The original SkierBob banana republic covered the following areas(with original km of groomed trails): Yoho 43 Lake Louise 79 Banff 77 Canmore…

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Feb 1st Ski Mania update

In a winter where we had to start paying to ski in Kananaskis, this is remarkable.  The January Trip Reports page was viewed 36,671 times. I haven’t kept track, but the 611 comments on the page is probably a record for a monthly trip reports page.  Thank you to everyone…

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The death bridge and other statistics

The most viewed post on this blog in December was The Death Bridge.  The November and December trip reports were viewed 62,382 times.  Dog-friendly ski trails page was viewed 4,199 times since the start of ski season.  Cross-country skiing is suddenly cool with a lot of people. Of course, long-time…

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Monday morning update

There’s not much in the way of new grooming to talk about. From David Percy’s trip report, we know the Parks Canada groomers were working on the Pipestone trails yesterday.  “West Elk Pass meadows: fantastic!!! Tons of fresh fluffy snow. Easy traveling.” – Tanya It sounds like the Elk Pass…

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One last chance

Mon Dec 31 @ 7:45 a.m. If you haven’t skied yet this year, today is your last opportunity. Luckily we received reports from almost every location that’s suitable for skiing. Thanks to all the trip reporters! Go prepared for cold weather.

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One million readers!

This blog has reached the milestone of one million visitors since Frozen Thunder opened way back on Oct 21.  I am a statistics freak and enjoy studying the data in order to see what my readers are interested in.  With reference to the

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