Dog-lover’s delight

January 20, 2016
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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

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“Red chair” scenery

January 12, 2016
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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

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Yoho Valley road – trackset today

January 6, 2016
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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

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Fantastic conditions from Castle Lookout to Baker Creek

January 5, 2016
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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.

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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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West Bragg Creek

December 29, 2015
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-Lauren on Mountain road at West Bragg Creek- The dogs were happy and smiling, and so was I. The conditions are remarkably superb

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Duluth, Edmonton now Winnipeg

November 29, 2015
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-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

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Ribbon creek trails are fantastic

November 25, 2015
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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

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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.

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Where can you ski with your dog?

October 16, 2015

These last few weeks before ski season starts, I am going to review some relevant issues which we haven’t addressed for a while.

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Dog-friendly Pipestone

February 4, 2015
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-Sadie the dog, Tara and Angela on the Pipestone trails- It was a good day to be at the Pipestone trails in Lake Louise

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Breaking trail on Brewster Creek

January 21, 2015
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-Superb scenery along Brewster creek- From the Cave and Basin in Banff, it’s 13.9K to the end of the groomed trail at Sundance Lodge. It was an enjoyable day with stunning

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Tessa’s favourite trail

January 20, 2015
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-Tessa, Bob, and Christine at Wedge Connector in Kananaskis- After all the excellent ski trips I’ve enjoyed over the past three weeks,

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Magical Pipestone

January 15, 2015
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-The Pipestone loop at Lake Louise- The scenery and ambience at the north end of the Pipestone trail system at Lake Louise is stunning.

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Christmas dinner on Terrace trail

December 25, 2014

Update Dec 26 @ 9:45 a.m.: Kananaskis Public Safety advised me this morning the carcass was moved and Terrace trail remains open to skiers.  I learned from my experiences many years ago with the Central Rockies Wolf Project that when you

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Mount Shark

December 20, 2014
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-Tara and Melissa were having a good time on Watridge Lake road- Great trip reports coming in from PLPP. It sounds like the fresh snow helped to cover some pine needles.

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Dog days of winter

December 8, 2014
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We’ve had a couple cute dog pictures submitted as entries in the Emerald Lake Lodge contest. I believe Jimmy is a Springer Spaniel and Sara’s dog

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The West Bragg “sh** show”

November 18, 2014

The below comment was posted on the Dog-friendly ski trails page. In the interests of full disclosure, I am a dog-lover and I would go skiing at West Bragg just to see all the dogs, but Kelly has a different opinion:

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March 27, 2014
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– A surreal atmosphere on Wedge connector. – Thanks to the Live Grooming Report, at 1:30 pm I could see that Jeff was grooming Tessa’s favourite trail.

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Excellent skiing on recent grooming

March 10, 2014
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– Meadow was groomed and trackset today. – If you can get out to the trails in PLPP soon after they’ve been groomed you’ll have some excellent spring skiing

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