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The winter of 2016 – 2017; One million readers!

April 3, 2017
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Someone who logged in on March 31 was our one-millionth visitor!    Ray’s weather report motivated me to start working on a year-end review.

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Family day at Canmore Nordic Centre

February 20, 2017
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-Mom Jennifer and daughter Peyton were enjoying the great conditions at the Canmore Nordic Centre- As Helen said on her trip report… “Bravo to all families introducing their children to this addicting sport.”

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Prepare for cold weather

January 2, 2017

At least for this bout of cold temperatures we have snow! You might want to refer back to this Cold Weather Gear posting with 22 comments from readers for suggestions on preparing to ski in cold weather. At 8:15 a.m. It’s -23°C at SkiHere in

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Happy New Year!

December 31, 2016

Update Jan 1, 2017 @ 8:15 a.m: I’ve received 4-5 cm of snow in Canmore, and another 5 cm is forecast for today. This is great news for the natural snow trails at the nordic centre. I sure hope Ribbon Creek and West Bragg are getting this, too.  I remembered to add a Trip Reports […]

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Bill Milne from Wedge Pond

December 27, 2016
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Thanks for all the trip reports today. Nice to see the cougar and wolf tracks in Chuck’s photos. Chuck did an epic 36K yesterday and 29K today.

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Cold weather gear

December 11, 2016

With no significant reprieve from these frigid temperatures in the near future, it would be enlightening to hear from everyone with their cold-weather solutions. What do you do/wear/take to prepare for skiing in these chilly temperatures? I have a warmer jacket with a lining that I use.

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Thin but skiable

December 5, 2016
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Update Dec 6 @ 8: 30 a.m: I’ve added 14 new photos to the Emerald lake Lodge contest page. The deep freeze has settled in; it’s -21°C in Canmore this morning.

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Tough morning for a lone wolf

November 27, 2016

No skiing for me today, but I hope we’ll get some trip reports to help me decide where to go tomorrow. This Yellowstone video(actually a slide show) is more entertaining than one of my updates anyway. It sure puts into perspective the size difference between a wolf and a coyote.

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Picking rocks on Redearth Creek

November 26, 2016
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By my count, I cleared the trail of 52 rocks, mostly on the first kilometre. Al and Bernadette who were ahead of me, also did their share. Childhood experiences never go to waste.

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Good-bye 2015

December 31, 2015

It’s another cold morning at -16°C here in Canmore, but the effects of the chinook should be evident later today. Higher elevations will probably be much warmer,

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It’s been a fabulous start to the season

November 30, 2015

The descriptive words I’ve used in the titles of my blog updates tell the story: “Exceptional, outstanding, fantastic, great, best ever, perfect.”

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Snowing in Lake Louise

November 7, 2015
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-Liam, Ian, and John, otherwise known as the Maritime Reunion Association, were enjoying the snow on Moraine Lake road.- I started skiing on Moraine Lake road at 10:45 a.m,

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That’s it for me

April 16, 2015
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-Moraine Lake Road at Lake Louise- At some point in every ski season I have to do the inevitable: go for my last ski trip, which I did yesterday(Wednesday).

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The good times have returned

February 22, 2015
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-It was nice to see so many skiers enjoying themselves today- When we finished skiing around 3 pm, Boulton Creek parking lot was crowded

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Without snow…where would you be now?

February 1, 2015
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Something possessed me to listen to this song recently Long Train Runnin’ and while skiing today,

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Picnic table puzzler

January 31, 2015

We have a winner I just received an email from Norm at Lifesport. The winner of the Home Wax Set-up is Willie Bridge from Exshaw. Congratulations, Willie! ****** Thanks for all the trip reports today, and for all 224 reports

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Saturday morning update

January 3, 2015

Here in Canmore, it doesn’t look very pleasant outside. Temperature is -20°C but there’s also a wind to make it even colder. Environment Canada lists the wind chill at -28. We received 3 cm of snow overnight. Last night in PLPP, the entire

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Redearth creek

December 27, 2014
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-Stewart and Tyler were at the Lost Horse creek bridge- I met up with two young men from Florida who were on foot,

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Thanks for reading my blog; we set a new record!

November 30, 2014
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We set a record yesterday for the number of visitors to this blog in a single day: 4813 and for the number of page views with

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Today’s weather in the mountains

January 11, 2014

Sat Jan 11 at 8:52 a.m. We’ve received 2 cm of snow in Canmore and it’s snowing lightly. Thankfully it was not preceded by rain as the forecast predicted. No wind yet, either, as the snow is coming straight down. Temperature

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