Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake Lodge contest starts today

December 5, 2017

I’ve posted the “Win 2 free nights at Emerald Lake Lodge” contest. You can enter with a comment, or a photo. The photo can be of anything and anywhere. Likewise the comments,

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Emerald Lake avalanche update

March 21, 2017

This photo which I took on March 9 shows the avalanche path but not the recent avalanche. This update is from the Kicking Horse Ski Club: The slide path got dropped on Sunday! We have up to 30’ of snow & debris blocking the summer walking trail. It did reach out onto the lake ice […]

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Emerald Lake: Picture perfect

March 9, 2017
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The skiing today, surrounded by some of the Rockies most impressive peaks, with spectacular blue skies, was beyond expectations. The 2 cm of new snow which was predicted was only a skiff

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Perfect timing for Emerald Lake

March 8, 2017
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The Emerald Lake trails were being packed late this afternoon while I was skiing on them. Tracksetter Hans finished packing Tree Hugger, Horse trail, Alluvial Fan, and the trail across the lake.

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Good conditions in Yoho

January 18, 2017

Update from Kicking Horse Ski Club: Joe says–The Tally Ho trail from Field to Nat. Bridge is the best it will ever get– right now! Go ski it. He also refreshed trails at Emerald today–I had a few minutes to ski to the back on the Tree Hugger and it was like butter! What beautiful […]

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Kicking Horse Ski Club 30-Year Celebration

January 3, 2017

The Kicking Horse Ski Club does us all a huge service by grooming and tracksetting the ski trails in Yoho and Emerald Lake. They will be holding their 30-year anniversary party on Feb 16

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Emerald Lake and Yoho

February 12, 2015
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Without fail, we’ve always had cold snow and favourable conditions for our annual trip to Emerald Lake Lodge and the surrounding ski trails,

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Emerald Lake and Yoho

February 4, 2015

From all the reports I’m getting, it sounds like the trails are in great shape. This is the latest email I received from Jessica… Just a quick reminder that we will be doing a guided ski trip

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The Meltdown is coming. Where is the colder snow?

January 23, 2015

Get out your waxless skis(or the dreaded klister). For Banff, the weather network is predicting a high of +5 for Saturday and +8 on Sunday. Environment Canada’s forecasts are for +3

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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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Bear and bare

November 3, 2014
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With curiosity getting the better of me, we took a Sunday drive to Lake Louise yesterday. It was great seeing a bear,  but I would have preferred seeing some snow.

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Yoho and Emerald Lake update

April 2, 2014

The Kicking Horse Ski Club just signed up their 100th member, their best year ever. Thank you to everyone who bought a membership or made a donation. The KHSC is responsible for grooming the trails in Yoho and Emerald Lake.

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Great skiing conditions everywhere

January 8, 2014
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 – The Emerald connector was in great shape – As enjoyable as it is to stay at Emerald Lake Lodge, it’s probably a good

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I’d rather be skiing

January 7, 2014
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Getting married at Emerald Lake would be fantastic, but it pales in comparison to skiing in superb conditions as they were today. I’ve never had such a wonderful time

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Lake Louise

January 6, 2014
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Cheryl and I are at Emerald Lake tonight, but on the way here, I skied at Lake Louise for a couple hours. I started behind Deer Lodge on the freshly trackset

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Wonderful conditions in Yoho

December 27, 2013
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– The Emerald connector – When I arrived at the Natural Bridge in Yoho yesterday, I could see they had at least 10 cm of new snow in the past day or two.

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Lots of choices

December 19, 2013
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– Spray River bridge. The 2 sections were flown in yesterday and the bridge completed today. Photo by Chuck O’Callaghan –

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Nice weekend ahead

December 13, 2013

Maybe too nice? Now that West Bragg and the two Calgary golf courses are trackset and in nice shape, the weather turns warm. I hope conditions stay good for at least tomorrow. Sunday might be a waxless ski day. We received two encouraging

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The coming week looks promising

December 8, 2013
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We’ve endured a blizzard followed by a five-day deep freeze over the past week. The forecast looks downright pleasant after what we’ve been subjected to.

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The blizzard aftermath

December 3, 2013

From all reports, it appears that Calgary received the blunt force of the big blizzard. Here in Canmore I have 10 cm of snow on my deck. I’m at a high elevation(1402m)and my snow gauge is sheltered from the wind. I heard a second-hand

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