Big sky country

March 9, 2019
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Just as Cheryl, Tessa, and I finished skiing the Strathmore golf course, who should pull up to go skiing but the man himself.  It was a thrill to finally meet

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Horse “grooming” at Sandy McNabb

March 8, 2019

Update Mar 8 @6:35 pm: Most of the north side trails were groomed today. The horse damage should be repaired. Live Grooming Report. Pine Ridge trail at Sandy McNabb is a hilly, mostly

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Feb: A wonderful month of skiing

February 28, 2019

My skiing in February was more along the lines of how I had envisioned my winter to be. Skiing closer to Calgary at places like West Bragg Creek, Sandy McNabb, Ribbon Creek, and the golf courses at Confederation and Strathmore.

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Sunday night update

February 24, 2019

I didn’t ski today, but went for a walk with Tessa at Bowness Park where other people were skiing.   It appears the trails were trackset before the recent snowfall and coverage looked very good.  Skiing in open areas is pleasant

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Strathmore update

February 19, 2019

They have been battling strong winds and drifting snow at Strathmore. Ed Meyer sent this update and the photos yesterday… “We had a lot of wind out here. Things are in a bit of disarray.  We have great snow coverage

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Strathmore golf course

February 13, 2019

West Bragg Creek was in great shape today, and I’ll have a report later. I’ve been wondering about Strathmore golf course, so was happy to get the above video from Ed Meyer who does the grooming. In addition to sending the video,

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Skiing on New Year’s Day

January 1, 2019
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As we begin 2019, we’re still waiting for snow to arrive on a lot of our trails, and to top-up the trails which are marginal. Yes, we’re spoiled. We have excellent skiing

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Calgary and Strathmore updates

December 31, 2018

Today I was pleasantly surprised to receive an email and photos from Ed Meyer, the groomer of the Strathmore Golf Course: “The track seems to have survived the last chinook cycle  Even though the wind wreaked havoc on our snow fence the base held up nicely and gave us a little refresh. I was able […]

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Finally, snow in the mountains

December 11, 2018

I was thrilled to read Mary’s trip report from Lake Louise where she said it was snowing “pretty good” this  afternoon. I’m wondering how much snow will greet Chip, Peter, Pat and me tomorrow morning at Elk Pass?

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Giving back: The generous man behind Strathmore grooming

December 9, 2018

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who is curious about the man with the Pisten-Bully (and lots of other equipment) who grooms and tracksets the Strathmore golf course. I asked Ed

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A wonderful discovery

December 8, 2018
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I had trouble deciding on a title for this blog post. Amazing news for dogs and dog owners A beautiful day at Strathmore golf course Off-leash skiing close to Calgary Don’t make assumptions The best $5 I’ve ever spent Good food and warm bathrooms

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