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A shout-out to parents who encourage their kids

March 7, 2017
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-Caitlin Irwin with her gold medal from the Lake Louise Loppet which was on Sunday- Pete Irwin is one of our regulars who posts trip reports(under “Pete”). He is also

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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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Forest of Sound by Mary Perrott

January 24, 2017

This is how Mary’s trip report should appear: Mary has a way of making words come alive, and I can paint a vivid picture in my mind. Beautiful! Thanks to everyone for the updates. I’m still down with this horrible flu/cold/cough. I don’t think I’ve

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Lake Louise to Banff Loppet

January 22, 2017
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-Charlotte at Morant’s Curve. Can you see the train coming?- Results have been posted Update Jan 25 @ 7 pm: I just added more photos to the gallery. All 200 photos are now displayed. 

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Silver City to Johnston Canyon

January 21, 2017
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-The Silver City hand-off is where the road intersects the ski trail.- I didn’t want to pass up this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to use the historic location of Silver

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Moraine Lake road and Tramline

November 30, 2016
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-Ray and Mary Perrott are two of this blog’s esteemed trip reporters. Thanks to Mary for today’s report.- Mary, when describing conditions on Moraine Lake road, used the term “flying” and she was right.

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Norwegian Sundby wins Ski Tour Canada

March 12, 2016
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Congratulations to Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway for winning first place in the inaugural Ski Tour Canada. Canadian Alex Harvey put on a good show for his home country with a fifth.

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Two Canadians in top 10 in today’s race

March 11, 2016

Canadian skiers made a good showing at today’s interval start 10K/Women and 15K/Men. Alex Harvey was 4th, Ivan Babikov 10th, Devon Kershaw 20th and Graeme Killick continues to impress with a 29th.

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The “Bad Boy” of world cup xc skiing

March 8, 2016
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Update Wed Mar 9: You can watch today’s skiathlon live on the internet starting at 10 a.m. Petter Northug is reputedly the most famous person in Norway,

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Ski Tour Canada is here!

March 7, 2016
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  The best cross-country skiers in the world will be competing at the Canmore Nordic Centre from March 8 – 12. The event is expected to reach 60 million TV viewers worldwide.

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Lake Louise Loppet: more photos

March 7, 2016
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Below are a number of photos from yesterday’s Lake Louise loppet. This first bunch were all taken along Fairview.

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Lake Louise Loppet: saved by fresh snow

March 6, 2016
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It rained yesterday in Lake Louise which would have made for very icy conditions today during the loppet. Fortunately there was already 5 cm of new snow

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Great cookies, difficult snow

February 27, 2016
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–Althea and Nicole load up on cookies at the Boulton feeding station- The Kananaskis Ski Marathon, more affectionately known as the Great Cookie Race, took place

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Elk Pass and Tyrwhitt

February 26, 2016

The Cookie Race takes place tomorrow(Saturday) in PLPP, starting at Pocaterra hut. Some of the race trails were trackset overnight including Elk Pass and Tyrwhitt which I skied on today.

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World Cup Biathlon starts tomorrow in Canmore

February 3, 2016

The most important thing to know is that all races are FREE to attend – just bring your best cheering voices. Let’s show the world how Canada supports our best biathletes! The first

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A rare opportunity

January 24, 2016
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-Wonderful conditions between Castle Junction and Johnston Canyon- This is your chance to ski the Lake Louise to Banff Loppet trails while they’re in top-notch condition,

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Loppet info needed

January 12, 2016

I have a page which lists the loppets in this area, but there’s a lot of incomplete information when you click on the links. Jan 24: The Lake Louise to Banff Loppet has been sold out from the first hour of registration, and everything is in order.

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Enjoyable skiing today at CNC

March 4, 2015
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-On Banff trail loop, Karen and her niece Chloe, along with twin girls Emily and Leanne- I met Mike at the end of Banff trail

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Lake Louise Loppet snow and trail report

February 26, 2015

This comes from Alasdair Fergusson: Feb 25, 2015 Here is your final snow and trail report before we head to Louise with all our equipment and supplies for the Loppet

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Lake Louise Loppet update

February 23, 2015
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With the cancellation of the Cookie race, more skiers than ever are anxious to participate in the LL Loppet on Sunday March 1.  Here’s a report from Alasdair Fergusson:

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