Dog-friendly

Finally, snow in the mountains

December 11, 2018

I was thrilled to read Mary’s trip report from Lake Louise where she said it was snowing “pretty good” this  afternoon. I’m wondering how much snow will greet Chip, Peter, Pat and me tomorrow morning at Elk Pass?

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A wonderful discovery

December 8, 2018
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I had trouble deciding on a title for this blog post. Amazing news for dogs and dog owners A beautiful day at Strathmore golf course Off-leash skiing close to Calgary Don’t make assumptions The best $5 I’ve ever spent Good food and warm bathrooms

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Freddie’s first ski trip

December 4, 2018
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We were dogsitting Freddie today. He turned one year old on Dec 1, so it was time for him to learn to ski. Off to West Bragg Creek where he can ski off-leash.

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I can’t ski slow enough

November 28, 2018
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The first five times I skied the west side of the Bow River Loop at Lake Louise was during the Lake Louise to Banff Loppet and I was going too fast

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West Bragg Creek

November 26, 2018
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Tessa and I had a wonderful afternoon on the trails at West Bragg Creek. I wasn’t sure what to expect, so I used my Fischer Twin Skins,but I’m pretty sure VR50

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Skiing with your dog

November 5, 2018

“I’m looking for advice and training tips for skiing with my one yr. old border collie.” -Wendy The recent comment from Wendy reminded me to write an early-season post about skiing with your dog.  A very popular page on this blog is

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Dog-friendly West Bragg Creek

March 10, 2018
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We took Tessa for one more ski at West Bragg while conditions are still reasonably good. Although I prefer colder snow, Tessa is happy not to have to wear her boots

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Bow River loop at Lake Louise

January 16, 2018
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If you’re looking for a scenic, easy, dog-friendly trail, check out the  Bow River loop at Lake Louise. I had a wonderful ski there with Tessa yesterday afternoon.

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Healy and Brewster Creeks

January 12, 2018
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This should be one of the best weekends of skiing this winter with the new snow, new tracksetting, nice weather, and lots of choices.

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Mt Shark: Perfect conditions and dog-friendly

January 11, 2018
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I searched for a warm place to ski with Tessa today, but where would that be? Most temperatures were hovering around -25°C with one exception.

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Sunday night update

January 7, 2018

I didn’t ski today, so I thought I’d post this remarkable photo from Nipika Mountain Resort’s Facebook page. It’s one of the few places where dogs are allowed to run off leash on the ski trails.  Speaking of dog-friendly ski trails,

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Yoho Valley road

December 16, 2017
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This trail was not groomed last winter, so it was nice to get back early this season and get reacquainted. Tracksetting occurred yesterday, and the tracks were firm

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Dog-friendly Bow River loop

December 13, 2017
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With Tessa getting on in years, it’s an extra special day whenever she can join me on the ski trail. We stretched a 5K ski trip into an hour-and-a-quarter, so it was a

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Good timing at Pipestone

December 2, 2017
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-Andrew went by with the groomer- After enough cajoling from Chuck, or should I say hectoring, I decided to check out the Pipestone trails today, and I’m glad I did.

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Smiling people, happy dogs at WBC

November 11, 2017
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-Buddy and his gang on Mountain road at west Bragg Creek- I enjoy skiing at West Bragg Creek because my dog Tessa can run off-leash, but I also enjoy seeing

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West Bragg Creek

November 8, 2017
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I skied the late shift at West Bragg Creek along with my dog Tessa. With all the trip reports from West Bragg today, I hardly need to say much,

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Biking at West Bragg Creek

August 30, 2017
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The most impressive sight I saw today was on Long Distance when I reached my highest elevation. I encountered a sea of beautiful native grasses waving in the breeze,

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Tessa’s 12th birthday hike

July 9, 2017
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This heatwave creates a special set of criteria for hiking with our beloved dog who turned 12 on July 8: A trail which is offleash, with frequent shade, and accessible water.

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A good (birth)day at Lake Louise

March 20, 2017
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I skied for an hour on the Pipestone trails with Tessa this afternoon. Waxable skis were still working but sun-exposed areas were getting wet. I expect there will be some icy sections in the morning.

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Dog-friendly trail reports

March 12, 2017

Hi Bob, Here’s a couple of photos of me and Mom.  I’m a one-year-old Husky X from a reserve in Northern Saskatchewan, via the Cochrane Humane Society, and I’m so happy my new humans adopted me.  I’m a real sweety (but then I’m biased!) and I’m gonna be a real snow dog! This is Kazzy’s […]

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