Nipika

Sunday night update

January 7, 2018

I didn’t ski today, so I thought I’d post this remarkable photo from Nipika Mountain Resort’s Facebook page. It’s one of the few places where dogs are allowed to run off leash on the ski trails.  Speaking of dog-friendly ski trails,

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Nev sees wolf tracks; Cheryl sees the wolf

December 22, 2016
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“My parents towed me around the trails at Nipika today. I enjoyed the scenery but to be perfectly honest I was asleep most of the time. 

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Nipika continues to amaze

December 21, 2016
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Our timing was right for getting in some good skiing at Nipika Mountain Resort. With 10 cm+ of snow on Sunday/Monday, 45K of the 50K of trails have already

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Today is opening day at Nipika Mountain Resort

December 16, 2016
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This is from the Nipika website(see below for 7 more photos): “Our trails are officially open for the 2016/2017 season!

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Nipika says good-bye to Rufus

June 27, 2016

This was posted today on Facebook: If you’ve visited Nipika Mountain Resort anytime during the past 15 years, you will have undoubtedly met Rufus and possibly skied or hiked with him.

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It snowed, especially at Nipika

January 8, 2016
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The above photo was posted by Nipika Mountain Resort on Facebook with the caption “Finally enough snow to lure the Camocat out from hiding.” Nipika owner Lyle Wilson sent this email:

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Nipika Mountain Resort

October 2, 2015
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I received an email from Lyle Wilson at Nipika Mountain Resort today, mentioning that Nipika’s Ski Week will be returning this season

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What to expect for the weekend

November 6, 2014
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Update Fri Nov 7 @ 7:53 pm: Thanks to Lanny for the latest news: “Hi Bob:  Stopped briefly at the moraine lake trail head and Lake Louise on our way

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Spring skiing already

March 9, 2014
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I haven’t got anything new to report, so I’m grateful for all the Trip Reports. I haven’t skied since we returned from Nipika on Friday. It was very warm

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Nipika

March 5, 2014

Miles was asking about conditions at Nipika, so I checked it out in person. Today it was excellent as long as you had waxless skis. The grooming here is imaculate and the variety of trails almost endless.

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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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Moraine Lake road

November 3, 2013
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 – Moraine Lake road has about 15 cm of ungroomed snow –  Everyone is hungry for information about MLR,

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Nipika gets wider trails

October 14, 2013
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-Nipika offers fantastic trails, grooming, and scenery- Skiing at Nipika Mountain Resort will be even more enjoyable this winter with wider trails.

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Nipika update

January 29, 2013
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It’s -20°C on my thermometer in Canmore, and we’ve had about 2 cm of snow.  Lyle says the weather is a lot nicer at his place, and conditions have never been better

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Upcoming loppets; Herald article on Emerald Lake

January 3, 2013

With the new year, it’s time to start considering which loppets you’ll be entering this winter. The Lake Louise to Banff loppet on Jan 20 was sold out in 55 minutes.The number of participants is restricted

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More trails open at Canmore Nordic Centre

November 11, 2012
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This has been an early-season dream weekend. Great Divide on new tracks on Friday. Moraine Lake road on excellent tracks and cold snow yesterday. Skiers finding skiable snow

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A record-setting day

November 11, 2012
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Update: Here’s a video from yesterday’s ski trip MLR video What a terrific day yesterday! Ten trip reports which covered most of the bases, thanks everyone. It’s nice

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Larches at Nipika

September 29, 2012
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Lyle Wilson from Nipika Mountain Resort was reading my posts about the larch trees, and sends this email: “If people want to wander in larches

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Good conditions at Nipika

February 8, 2012
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Bev and Robin MacKenzie were having fun on the trails at Nipika today: “Bev and I skied Nipika today in sunshine and great conditions.  -18C When we started but it warmed up to -6 when we finished.

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Kootenay/Nipika wildlife

February 6, 2012
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On Facebook, I came across the above photo of a wild wolf that was taken in December by Brandon T Brown of  WildCanadaPhoto.com. The wildlife cameras have recently captured images

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