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Saturday night update

March 23, 2019

Thanks to all the skiers who are continuing to submit trip reports. We’re in the thaw-freeze cycle right now and conditions can be challenging.  This update from the Heritage Guides at Lake Louise explains the situation…

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No rest for Chuck

March 18, 2019

Chuck continues to scout out interesting trails and provide amazing photos. Not only is it lucky for skiers searching out new destinations, but it’s a source of spectacular photos for this blog! Thanks, Chuck.  In the below photo, was he

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A beautiful day in the mountains

March 17, 2019

The above photo goes with MaSid’s trip report.  Below is a photo by Chuck from Chickadee Valley. You can see an additional 12 photos on Chuck’s trip report. Where is your final resting place? It’s possible that some of my readers may

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Thursday night update

March 14, 2019

Lots of informative trip reports today, thanks everyone! Lucky we have Chuck to give us grooming updates on the Banff trails.  The meltdown is imminent so don’t delay. Most trails should be okay through the weekend

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Wednesday morning update

March 13, 2019

Good news already this morning from Chuck at 9:10 a.m…. “Spray River is currently being trackset! Ski you there!” I don’t know how much snow fell yesterday/last night in Canmore and Banff but from the road reports it sounded like

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R.I.P. Pipestone couch

March 10, 2019
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MaSid’s couch on the Pipestone River made the snowcouch accessible to the masses. Well, not exactly the masses, but to a lot of skiers who don’t venture off the trackset

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Animals along the ski trail

March 3, 2019

Today’s amazing wolf sighting by Chuck reminded me to post the wildlife photos which skiers have submitted over the years(see gallery below).  Strathmore golf course update from Ed Meyer:

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Saturday night update: LL Loppet starts at 12 noon

March 2, 2019

The Calgary Ski Club has posted the following announcement on their website: Lake Louise Loppet start time on Sunday has been delayed by one hour. It will now start at 12 noon. With the

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Request line

March 2, 2019

I get a lot of emails from readers in other parts of the world who are coming to the SkierBob empire to ski.  They usually ask for recommendations or request specific information about a certain trail which they have their heart

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-41…but there’s no wind!

March 2, 2019

Temperatures in the SkierBob realm are extremely cold this morning. The warmest places today will be Golden, BC with a predicted high of -8 and Nipika at -11. Let’s take solace in the knowledge that the pine beetle is being killed

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The final two days of cold weather?

March 1, 2019

With any luck, today and Saturday should be the last of this winter’s extreme cold. Starting Sunday, the temperatures moderate and it looks like a week of good skiing in pleasant

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Saturday night update

February 23, 2019

Be sure to read Sheila’s trip report. Incredible! We should always have a camera handy for occasions like this. A video of that guy stomping in the ski tracks would have been wonderful to see and may have acted as a deterrent

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Thursday morning update

February 21, 2019

The Kananaskis Village and Ribbon Creek trails were trackset last night. There will be a bit of fresh snow on top of the tracksetting. Almost the entire system has been groomed since Feb 19. The Ribbon Creek snowcat is going to PLPP

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Good news update

February 17, 2019

There comes a time each winter when you can go just about anywhere and expect good conditions, and it’s a double bonus when the weather is pleasant.  It looks like the perfect combination of circumstances and events will create a week

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Sunday morning update

February 17, 2019

This is from yesterday’s Live Grooming Report from West Bragg Creek: “5cm of new snow has fallen in the last 24 hrs and the crew of Dan, Bill, Dave and Jeff were able to double track set and groom all trails with the exception of Telephone and Iron Springs. Iron Springs did get one set […]

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Saturday morning update

February 16, 2019
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-Loggers loop at West Bragg Creek. Photo by Groomer Jeff.- Thanks to West Bragg Creek Groomer Jeff for the photo and the following report

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Interesting experiment

February 15, 2019

Yesterday, Peter and I noticed something different about the grooming on the Bill Milne trail. You can see the flat part about 2 feet wide in the middle of the corduroy. I speculated that it was for fat bikes. Tracksetter Jeff gives the

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Skiing at its best!

February 14, 2019
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What a phenomenal day of skiing on Wedge, Evan-Thomas, and Bill Milne trails. There have been some very positive trip reports(thanks, everyone!) but I think we found the best place

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Monday morning update

February 11, 2019

I was surprised to wake up to 2-3 cm of new snow on my driveway in Calgary this morning. I hope the golf courses and West Bragg Creek received it also.  The only grooming I have to report from yesterday is Upper Telemark and

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What trails would you recommend to visitors?

February 10, 2019

What’s your criteria for a good ski trail? Visitors to the SkierBob empire often ask questions about what trails we would recommend.

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