Lake Louise

Sat Apr 6: Grooming update

April 6, 2019

Canmore Nordic Centre: Two natural snow trails were groomed(not trackset) early this morning including Rundle and Meadowview. The man-made snow on Banff trail, Centennial, and Olympic were trackset. The temperature in

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Merlin Castle

January 26, 2019
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Chuck took the above photos on his trip to Point Camp Meadows, which is somewhere beyond the couch on the Pipestone river.

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Lake Louise

January 24, 2019
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I skied the Pipestone trails at Lake Louise today, and all was excellent except for a few pine needles, but they weren’t sticking in my wax. Spent some time in the sun at

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MaSid’s Pipestone river couch

January 15, 2019
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I spent most of my day taking photos of the loppet trails along the Bow Valley Parkway. For those doing the Lake Louise to Banff loppet on Sunday, I’ll post those photos tomorrow.

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Pipestone: Peace and contentment

January 9, 2019
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Tooday, the Pipestone trails were the epitome of Chip’s now famous saying, “The soul-mending rhythm of cross-country skiing.” Too bad he’s holidaying

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Fast and fun at Lake Louise

January 2, 2019
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As we’ve already heard on the trip reports from Pete and Kinga, conditions were excellent at Lake Louise. Pete described it well with “silky snow.”

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Pipestone: Accessible and trackset

December 26, 2018
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-Pipestone trails. Photo by Chuck- Many skiers have been wondering when the construction would end and we

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Winter Wonderland

December 19, 2018
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Recent trip reports which described Lake Louise as a winter wonderland weren’t exaggerating.  They received even more snow overnight.

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A beautiful day at Lake Louise

November 29, 2018
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-Tina, Lori, and Dave on Moraine Lake road- The snow is slow in coming this winter, but at least we are fortunate to have excellent early snow at Lake Louise.

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I can’t ski slow enough

November 28, 2018
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The first five times I skied the west side of the Bow River Loop at Lake Louise was during the Lake Louise to Banff Loppet and I was going too fast

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Lyle picks the winner

November 22, 2018
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-Lyle Wilson picks the winning entry in the Fischer Skis Contest from the hat being held by Wendy- I was thrilled to run into Lyle Wilson from Nipika Mountain Resort

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Saturday night update

November 17, 2018

With this update, I’m displaying some additional photos which are now included with the “Wild Animals Along the Ski Trail” post. We like reading multiple reports for the same trail, so just because you’ve already seen a trip report

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Fantastic early-season conditions on MLR

November 12, 2018
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After a busy holiday weekend I didn’t have high expectations for Moraine Lake road but to my surprise the ski conditions were wonderful.

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More tracksetting at Lake Louise

November 11, 2018

For all practical purposes it would appear that Chuck is now in charge of providing photos for the daily updates on here. Thanks again for today’s photos. I was especially impressed with the photo he took at 11 a.m. of the Edmonton Nordic Ski Club observing Remembrance Day

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Moraine Lake road is trackset

November 10, 2018
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-Moraine Lake road. Photo by Chuck– This is what we’ve been waiting for! The Great Divide at Lake Louise was trackset yesterday afternoon(Friday), and Moraine Lake road

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Moraine Lake road

November 9, 2018
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Update 9 pm: According to late-day skiers Barb and Chris, the Great Divide was in the process of being trackset, and Moraine Lake road is scheduled for tracksetting Saturday a.m.

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Wednesday night update

November 7, 2018
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Thanks to Mary Perrott and Chuck for making my job easier. Check the Trip reports for their updates on Moraine Lake road and the Great Divide.

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It’s early-season but it’s amazing!

November 6, 2018
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Everybody I met on the trail today was thrilled with the skiing conditions on Moraine Lake road. No tracks yet, but nobody’s too fussy at this time of year.

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Ski season is on!

November 6, 2018

Right on Schedule! Moraine Lake road and the Great Divide were packed and rolled on Sunday Nov 4. I received this update from Parks Canada’s Lake Louise grooming/tracksetting team yesterday(Monday):

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Moraine Lake Road update

October 31, 2018

Thanks to Ray Perrott for this report and the photos: “Hi Bob, We were hiking near Lake Louise today, and stopped at the start of Moraine Lake road to see what we might find.  It’s all snow covered, though pretty thin (3-4 cm uncompressed) by the parking area.  Likely the snow depth gets better quickly […]

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