Confederation Update

January 5, 2017

This is an update from Kevin at Foothills Nordic Ski Club: Confederation Park Golf Course and Canmore Park are groomed and trackset. Great conditions.

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Video of skiing on Redearth Creek

December 7, 2016

I’m surprised this turned out, considering I was skiing back at dusk. Watch around 2:05 as I ski through all those bushes overhanging the trail. Take your pruning shears if you go. I’ve added 14

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Frozen thunder under construction

October 20, 2016
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-Grading Frozen Thunder with the snow cat- Paul had just jumped into the snow cat when I arrived at Frozen Thunder around 5 pm. He was about to make the first pass

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Happy new year!

January 1, 2016

I can’t remember when we’ve had so many good choices for skiing on the first day of the year. The chinook which has been imminent for the past two days still hasn’t done any damage. In fact,

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Wednesday morning update

December 30, 2015

Above is the latest in the “Goat creek video series” which illustrates how the ridge in the middle of the trail can precipitate a serious situation. The video doesn’t show the ridge very well, but it was just fortunate that I was able

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Tuesday morning update

December 29, 2015

The above photo by Ezzy McBroom is the latest entry in the Emerald Lake Lodge contest. You have until Dec 30 at midnight to get your entries in. I follow Ezzy on Facebook, and she posts some of the most spectacular photos you’ll ever see. By the way, Ezzy is a very adventurous

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Ribbon creek & Kananaskis village

December 23, 2015
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-Trinity, Terry, and Dominic on Terrace trail near Kananaskis village- I waited for the temperature to warm up and arrived at Ribbon creek

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Meltdown #3: Get out the waxless skis

February 6, 2015

With reference to the above Tweet, there are very few xc trails with an elevation above 2000 metres. Kananaskis Fire Lookout is about the only

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Winter wonderland at Lake Louise

November 26, 2014
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-Michelle was enjoying some skiing on Moraine Lake road during her lunch break.- About 4 cm of new snow was on top

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Here’s what you missed today

January 23, 2014
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25K of blissful skiing. If you were stuck in a cubicle today perhaps it’s time to re-assess your priorities. 🙂 Our decision was easy

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My entry for the song contest

December 12, 2013

It’s an obscure song, so there was no chance of finding it on YouTube. I first heard it in 1998 on CBC which has a reputation for playing obscure Canadian talent. I’m pretty sure no one has ever heard it. Anyway, I was driving to Elk pass to ski when I heard it

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Skiing in a picture postcard

March 17, 2013
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Since ski season is nearing its conclusion and I still have lots of readers, it’s a good opportunity to acknowledge a recent comment and all the commenters who have contributed to this blog.

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Pole dragging

February 9, 2012

This post was also known as ” Man drags poles, creates cloud of snow, which is funny to watch, but he isn’t doing anything wrong. After trying to go slow, he decides to race when passed by a girl.”

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It could have ended at 999K

February 6, 2012

Watch my best video yet I was expecting to have a video from Sunday’s skiing through the Tyrwhitt meadows, but it didn’t turn out. Instead, I have a much more interesting video of skiing down Hydroline. Interesting because of the other skiers

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Swamp people

January 24, 2012

I hope everyone saw Sheila’s trip report. Seeing a wolverine is a very rare and special event which few people experience. Ellie Greenwood saw a lynx run across the trail in front of her during the loppet.

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We have a winner! …2 Free nights at Buffalo Mountain Lodge

November 28, 2011
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Congratulations to Darin McBeath, the winner of 2 Free Nights at Buffalo Mountain Lodge. I pulled Darin’s name from the toque from among 60 entries.

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40 cm on Elk Pass

November 24, 2011
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Update: Video has been posted It was like skiing in a picture postcard The snow depth varied between 30- 40 cm, but when I fell, it seemed even deeper!

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Snow in abundance

November 23, 2011
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Today’s Banff National Park trail report for Lake Louise: Current storm snow total, as of mid-morning, November 23: close to 40 cm.

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Snowing at Elk Pass

November 22, 2011
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There was already 5 cm of new snow over the packing which was done yesterday on Elk Pass, and it was still coming down. At the top of the big hill, we encountered

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Nipika update

November 17, 2011
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Nipika Mountain Resort is getting some early snow this year. I was happy to hear that grooming is starting… “We started to pack the trails today

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