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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Beautiful Pipestone

January 26, 2017
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Skiers have been submitting glowing trip reports about the Pipestone trails over the past two days. I’ll add one more.

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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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Nipika continues to amaze

December 21, 2016
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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

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Today is opening day at Nipika Mountain Resort

December 16, 2016
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This is from the Nipika website(see below for 7 more photos): “Our trails are officially open for the 2016/2017 season!

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A nice day for socializing

March 19, 2016
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-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

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Glorious day at Mt Shark with my dog

February 25, 2016
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We may not have all our usual places to ski available to us right now, but we’ve still got some pretty good choices.

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Mount Shark

February 3, 2016
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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

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