Dog-friendly

Biking at West Bragg Creek

August 30, 2017
Thumbnail image for Biking at West Bragg Creek

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,

1 comment […Read more]

Tessa’s 12th birthday hike

July 9, 2017
Thumbnail image for Tessa’s 12th birthday hike

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.

0 comments […Read more]

A good (birth)day at Lake Louise

March 20, 2017
Thumbnail image for A good (birth)day at Lake Louise

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.

5 comments […Read more]

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 […]

0 comments […Read more]

Beautiful Pipestone

January 26, 2017
Thumbnail image for Beautiful Pipestone

Skiers have been submitting glowing trip reports about the Pipestone trails over the past two days. I’ll add one more.

3 comments […Read more]

Bill Milne from Wedge Pond

December 27, 2016
Thumbnail image for Bill Milne from Wedge Pond

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.

1 comment […Read more]

Nipika continues to amaze

December 21, 2016
Thumbnail image for Nipika continues to amaze

Our timing was right for getting in some good skiing at Nipika Mountain Resort. With 10 cm+ of snow on Sunday/Monday, 45K of the 50K of trails have already

2 comments […Read more]

Today is opening day at Nipika Mountain Resort

December 16, 2016
Thumbnail image for Today is opening day at Nipika Mountain Resort

This is from the Nipika website(see below for 7 more photos): “Our trails are officially open for the 2016/2017 season!

0 comments […Read more]

A nice day for socializing

March 19, 2016
Thumbnail image for A nice day for socializing

-Inga, Vivian and Skipper were on their way to do some winter camping- Thanks for all the Trip Reports. With limited options these days, it’s very helpful

0 comments […Read more]

Glorious day at Mt Shark with my dog

February 25, 2016
Thumbnail image for Glorious day at Mt Shark with my dog

We may not have all our usual places to ski available to us right now, but we’ve still got some pretty good choices.

1 comment […Read more]

Mount Shark

February 3, 2016
Thumbnail image for Mount Shark

I finished skiing in PLPP very early yesterday, so I stopped at Mt Shark on my way back to Canmore and skied Watridge Lake road to the end of the tracksetting

1 comment […Read more]

Dog-lover’s delight

January 20, 2016
Thumbnail image for Dog-lover’s delight

I’ve never skied in such pristine, clean snow on Healy creek. Usually, there’s more than a few pine needles and spruce cones. The 3 cm of new snow today really

0 comments […Read more]

“Red chair” scenery

January 12, 2016
Thumbnail image for “Red chair” scenery

There are several locations along the Castle Lookout to Baker Creek trail where Banff National Park could install their famous red chairs. Yesterday, Helen Read

9 comments […Read more]

Yoho Valley road – trackset today

January 6, 2016
Thumbnail image for Yoho Valley road – trackset today

The last time I skied Yoho Valley road was in 2005, so I’ve never written an update about it until now. It was nice to re-familiarize myself with this beautiful trail, and I

3 comments […Read more]

Fantastic conditions from Castle Lookout to Baker Creek

January 5, 2016
Thumbnail image for Fantastic conditions from Castle Lookout to Baker Creek

My favourite part of this trail is the initial 5K from Castle Lookout. Soon after starting out, it veers away from the road and meanders through sensational scenery.

1 comment […Read more]

A dog-friendly trail in Banff: Healy creek

January 5, 2016
Thumbnail image for A dog-friendly trail in Banff: Healy creek

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.

0 comments […Read more]

West Bragg Creek

December 29, 2015
Thumbnail image for West Bragg Creek

-Lauren on Mountain road at West Bragg Creek- The dogs were happy and smiling, and so was I. The conditions are remarkably superb

1 comment […Read more]

Duluth, Edmonton now Winnipeg

November 29, 2015
Thumbnail image for Duluth, Edmonton now Winnipeg

-Skiers from Winnipeg at the Ribbon creek parking lot- Every day for the past three days I’ve met skiers on the trail who have been enticed to come here because of the wonderful pictures

5 comments […Read more]

Ribbon creek trails are fantastic

November 25, 2015
Thumbnail image for Ribbon creek trails are fantastic

All the trails in the Ribbon creek and Kananaskis village area are in wonderful condition. Even the snowman at Kovach lookout is in better shape than he was

4 comments […Read more]

Examples of multi-use trails

November 23, 2015

These trails at West Bragg Creek look like fun ****** The snowfall amounts which were forecast for tonight have been downgraded somewhat. Hopefully we’ll receive enough to cover the pine needles.

6 comments […Read more]