Lake Louise

Winter conditions in April

April 1, 2018
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At the north end of the Pipestone trail system, from km6 to km8, I love the ambience and remoteness of the area, yet I can cruise along a trackset trail

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Lucky day #3

March 6, 2018

If anyone wants to make the drive to Yoho, all the trails will be in great shape tomorrow(Wednesday). This is the email I received this afternoon from Marilyn at the Kicking Horse Ski Club:

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Snowmageddon at Lake Louise

January 30, 2018
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I was primed to ski the Pipestone trails on yesterday’s new tracksetting. Surprise! I couldn’t even get near the parking lot, there was so much new snow!

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“It was like a family reunion”

January 17, 2018
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Unfortunately I wasn’t there to join the fun, but I’m glad to see so many of our “regulars” were enjoying the day on great conditions at Pipestone. Chuck skied every trail

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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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Friday night update

December 15, 2017
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-Sandra and Keith on Fairview- Jessica had just finished skiing to the end of Moraine Lake road and back when I met her at the MLR trailhead as I was starting out

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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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Lake Louise

December 12, 2017
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Considering there’s been no new snow or tracksetting for 10 days, conditions are holding up well at Lake Louise.  The one thing which has changed since I was there

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Nice to see the kids on skis

December 9, 2017
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It never bothers me to get out of the tracks and go around when I  see parents teaching their very young kids to ski. Quite often I’ll stop and say something encouraging

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Feeling the love on Fairview

December 4, 2017
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I skied 14 wonderful kilometres at Lake Louise today without going near any of the “Big Three”(Moraine Lake road, Great Divide, Pipestone).

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Sunday at the Temple

December 3, 2017
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This ski trip on Moraine Lake road qualifies as another “best day.” Perfect everything.  When I arrived at the Moraine Lake road

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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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Ending the month with a “best day” on the Great Divide

November 30, 2017
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When I met the the Esso ski club people about 3K along the Great Divide, they knew it was me. One of them, obviously following the fat bike saga,

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Notice re: Canmore Nordic Centre this weekend

November 30, 2017

If you were thinking of skiing at the Canmore Nordic centre this weekend, reconsider. I received this notice from Jim, president of the Canmore Nordic Ski Club:

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Skiing news Nov 29, 2017

November 29, 2017
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Canmore Nordic Centre: Conditions are great on the 2.5K of trail which are skiable. Peter even used wax on his classic skis

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Skiing update for Nov 28

November 28, 2017
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-Pipestone trails. Photo by Chuck.- A number of things to touch on today: Canmore Nordic Centre Bear on Elk Pass – Blueberry Hill First Pipestone report Grooming progress at Lake Louise 

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Good news from Lake Louise

November 24, 2017

The new weather forecast is giving some hope. It’s going down to -4 tonight in Lake Louise, with a high tomorrow of zero. Thankfully someone had enough confidence and optimism

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In the grip of warm weather

November 22, 2017
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The title of this update is a little misleading because half-way through our ski trip, we had no grip due to the warm weather.

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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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