Lake Louise

Snow updates

November 19, 2017

Thanks to Pete for the reports and photos: 10:19 a.m: “Hi Bob! It’s dumping snow in Lake Louise! I’m skiing up tramline now. Probably 10 cm fresh snow.” – Pete 1:25 pm: “Dumping snow at Lake Louise today. Skied up tramline from the hostel to moraine lake road about 5-10cm fresh snow on old tracks. Continued […]

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Tramline is trackset

November 16, 2017
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With 10 cm of new snow in Lake Louise this morning, the entire distance of Tramline is now trackset. It was a silky smooth run from the Chateau parking lot to the train station

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Great Divide has new tracksetting

November 15, 2017

Who wouldn’t be smiling with these conditions on Nov 15? It sounds like the Great Divide at Lake Louise was the “go to” place today. You can read a  number of first-hand accounts of the conditions on the Trip Reports. Today’s photos

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New tracksetting on Moraine Lake road

November 14, 2017

I’d like to thank Chuck for keeping my blog up to date with the latest tracksetting activities. Fresh snow from yesterday has allowed new tracksetting on Moraine Lake road. That photo is very enticing! Chuck actually skied all the way

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Snowing in Lake Louise

November 13, 2017
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-Skate skiers with snow in their eyes on the Great Divide. Photo by Chuck- The weather forecast was correct, and thanks to Chuck, we have evidence that it was snowing in Lake Louise today.

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Weekend update

November 12, 2017
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-Katrin during lunch break at Cascade Valley. Photo by Chip Scialfa- This early in the season, I like to keep reminding readers to click on the Trip Reports tab on the main menu to see what’s transpiring.

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Moraine Lake road is triple trackset

November 10, 2017
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-Enjoying the uphill tracks on Moraine Lake road. Photo by Chuck- Thanks to Chuck for this report and the terrific photos.

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Moraine Lake road is trackset; 10 days earlier than last year

November 4, 2017
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Thanks to everyone who submitted a trip report today. Your first-hand experience on the trail is very helpful for readers when trying to determine where to ski.

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Update on Moraine Lake road

November 3, 2017

Fri Nov 3 @ 7:10 a.m: We’ve all been wondering about the status of MLR. Barb heard a rumour that it was packed. This trip report was submitted last night by Eric R: “Started early afternoon today MLR .solid coverage ,machine groomed till 2/3 way up ,then machine tracked till turn-a-round. dusting of snow all […]

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An appetizer

November 1, 2017
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-Racing on Frozen Thunder at the Canmore Nordic Centre today. Photo by Cross Country Canada- Last night’s 10 cm in Canmore is creating a winter-like atmosphere

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Welcome to November

November 1, 2017

“We accumulated 10cm of high-moisture content snow overnight, here in Canmore.” -Ray Perrott on Wed Nov 1, 8:30 a.m. “15cm of new here at Kananaskis Village. Not skiable yet but with a another good snowfall rock skis could come out.” – Tracksetter Jeff(Ribbon Creek) Wed Nov 1, 10:00 a.m.

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Moraine Lake road has snow

October 22, 2017

Update Oct 26: Anna Elkins posted this update on Facebook… “I skied it on Tuesday and it was melting out fast. There is going to be a hazardous tree assessment on the road this week as well so likely more vehicles driving the road.” Update Oct 24: Chuck wanted to let everyone know that with the […]

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Recognize anyone?

October 13, 2017

It won’t be long now, and almost as enjoyable as the early-season skiing is meeting people on the trail again and renewing acquaintances. The pictures here are from November 2016 on Moraine Lake road and the Great Divide.  After the long, hot summer it’s refreshing to be skiing in the cool mountain air and chatting […]

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Chuck skis to the Great Divide on Oct 12

October 12, 2017

It looks like Chuck and Jeannette will have 100K in the books before the rest of us get started. If you had a notion to follow Chuck’s tracks, he wanted to point out that “You had to be there early today, and I am afraid(like last year) that the next skiable snow may not come […]

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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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Pipestone, wolves, cookie race

February 21, 2017

Thanks to Chuck for this report: With news that the Pipestone Loops were trackset yesterday, and word that the Bow Valley Wolf Pack is in the area, this was today’s choice. Sure enough, the wolves had just crossed the trail in front of us near the trailhead, heading east. At the top of the #20 […]

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The last of the cold snow

February 15, 2017
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-Chip and Peter at the end of Moraine Lake road- It’s possible that Chip, Peter, and I picked the only trail with cold snow today. We had good grip all the way to the end of Moraine Lake road with VR45(-2/-8).

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Delightful day at Pipestone with kids and dogs

February 12, 2017
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It’s very satisfying and enjoyable to see mom and dad taking their three kids out skiing for the first time. Jayda the dog got to enjoy the family outing, too.

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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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