Friday night update

December 29, 2017
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-Cascade Valley was trackset to Stoney Creek today(14.5K one-way). Photo by Chuck- With all this new snow that’s been accumulating over the past two days, there was

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Win a pair of Fischer XC skis!

November 2, 2017

I’m officially launching the start of our Fischer skis contest. Please click over to the contest page to enter. The contest will continue until we have 150 entries, so you don’t have to enter today, but it will fill up quickly if past experience is any

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Elk Pass is trackset

December 9, 2016
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I took the above photo around 5:15 pm with the help of my car’s headlights. I drove over to the Elk Pass trailhead after skiing on yesterday’s groomed/trackset trails in PLPP. I’ll have an update on those later tonight.

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Finally – we have snow!

December 4, 2016

I’ve enjoyed skiing on Moraine Lake road(10 times so far), but I’m ready for some new trails, so it was encouraging to read all the reports of mega-snow today, especially from PLPP. We might be able to award a prize in the Elk Pass contest soon,

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The fun starts today

October 25, 2016

Skiing fun started four days ago at Frozen Thunder, but blogging fun begins now with the start of our contests where you can win wonderful prizes. Guess the date When do you think we’ll see the first tracksetting on Elk Pass

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Win a season’s pass to Canmore Nordic Centre

September 6, 2016

Winter Photo Contest There’s still time to win a Season Pass by entering the Canmore Nordic Centre’s Photo Contest. Submit a maximum of 5

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Friday morning update and contest winner

March 4, 2016

With the Ski Tour coming to Canmore, there are some changes to the Canmore Nordic Centre’s parking and skiing arrangements. Thanks to Ken Hewitt for this update:

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Ski Tour Canada contest: Win Two Free Dinners from the Market Bistro

March 2, 2016

(Entries to this contest are closed) Pick a winner, and you could be a winner!

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Tuesday morning update and contest

January 26, 2016

Thank you to Ken Sidney for sending the above picture. A contest for everyone who skis at West Bragg Creek I’ve just posted a quick and easy contest for West Bragg  Creek skiers.

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A dog-friendly trail in Banff: Healy creek

January 5, 2016
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Now that the temperatures in Banff are a little warmer, and the holiday crowds have dissipated, I felt it was time to check out Healy creek with my dog Tessa.

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New contest

December 2, 2015

“Emerald Lake and the surrounding areas are truly spectacular. There is no better view to be had than the peaks around the lake on a cold, bright, sunny day” -Wendy The fifth annual “Win 2 free nights at Emerald Lake Lodge” contest is now on.

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Friday night update and Contest Winners

November 20, 2015

I’ll be posting a second update, but it’s is going to be very late tonight. In the mean time, I’ll let you admire this photo which was sent in by TSJ(Tracksetter Jeff) while he was packing

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Contest has ended: Elk pass is trackset

November 19, 2015
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-First tracks on Elk pass- After skiing at Ribbon creek, I decided to drive to PLPP because I had an inkling that today would be the day that

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First contest of the season – Guess the date…

October 28, 2015

Can anyone guess when the snow will arrive? Stoney-Nakoda Resort, which is located near the entrance to K-Country, is giving away a free night

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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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Stormy day update; New contest

January 6, 2015

I’m pretty sure I know where I’ll be tomorrow. The Banff trail report indicates that Goat creek was trackset today. If memory serves me, we had about a one-week window where conditions were good in early December, then the meltdown / needlemania / ice storm came.

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Canmore Nordic Centre

January 2, 2015
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-Fiona and Charlotte had already skied 2.5K on Banff trail- Significant temperature drops were occurring  this afternoon. Martin J reports a drop from -1 to -10 at Ribbon creek. The storm blew in while I was skiing

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Emerald Lake Lodge contest photos

December 31, 2014
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-Emerald Lake Lodge Contest entry submitted by Jim Wiebe- I feel like I’m the winner of this contest every year because of the magnificent photos and comments

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New contest: Win 2 free nights at Emerald Lake Lodge

December 7, 2014

“Hi Bob — “Congrats on continuing to have the best XC-ski site anywhere –hope to meet you on the trails this winter.   –here is my entry for the contest — my wife and I had a great stay at the lodge ( Jan. 28, 2013 ) and thoroughly enjoyed the area on skis — […]

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It’s snowing on Moraine Lake road!

November 24, 2014
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-Marlene is ecstatic over the fresh snow.- I have lots to talk about from an eventful day on my cross-country skis

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