Waxless or waxable

Goat Creek and Spray River recon

February 16, 2016
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-Goat Creek with some fresh snow which has been well packed- I’m sure some of you were wondering why I was skiing Goat Creek so often

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Snowing in Lake Louise

November 7, 2015
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-Liam, Ian, and John, otherwise known as the Maritime Reunion Association, were enjoying the snow on Moraine Lake road.- I started skiing on Moraine Lake road at 10:45 a.m,

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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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Spring ski conditions in PLPP

March 16, 2013
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 – Skiers with waxless skis were enjoying the conditions in PLPP – Perhaps it was the first time ever that I’ve skied up the steep hills on Whiskey Jack and Lynx without so much as a herringbone.

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Get a grip

March 13, 2013
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Wet snow conditions prevailed at Lake Louise today, and it sounds like that was the case everywhere. It rained intermittently all the way from Canmore

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Ribbon Creek & Kananaskis Village

March 8, 2012

As Tessa and I arrived at the Ribbon Creek trailhead today, the sun was shining, the wind was howling(blowing in this warm air), and the car thermometer said it was +8. Krystal and Sara

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Gear for skiing: what to buy?

October 17, 2011

This question from Shaun Jones was submitted as a contest entry, but it’s something which is on the minds of a lot of skiers and  potential skiers at this time of year, so I’m posting it in order for others to share their advice. “I am looking to purchase new xc gear for my wife and I. […]

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3 in a row

February 7, 2011

1000K You know that snow conditions have been good when I reach 1000K this early in the ski season. The variety of trails with good snow has been about as good as I’ve ever seen. With all that good snow everywhere, I hadn’t spent much time in PLPP so it was time to get re-acquainted. Making […]

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Waxless or Waxable 2010 version

October 14, 2010

Buying new gear? We had an informative discussion on here in Oct 2009 about the pros and cons of waxless and waxable skis. Here’s a link to last year’s post Waxless or Waxable 2009     If you’re new to cross country skiing, or just wondering about the advantages of waxable/waxless skis, be sure to read the post […]

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Waxless or Waxable?

October 21, 2009

Should I buy waxless or waxable cross-country skis?

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