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Trail grooming updates

December 17, 2018
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-Frank Howard on the recently levelled Fairview trail at Lake Louise. Photo by Chuck.- The Heritage Guides at Lake Louise have upgraded Fairview from “sled packed” to

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Sunday night update

December 16, 2018
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Thanks for all the trip reports and photos today. I’ve added a “Groomer’s Report” from the Heritage Guides at Lake Louise. It sounds like Fairview is on the verge

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Car Pooling

December 16, 2018

Louise has created a Facebook page for anyone interested in car pooling. It’s called Cross Country Skiing YYC. Click over and join. 

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Saturday morning update

December 15, 2018

Some grooming was completed at Mount Shark yesterday: Trails groomed on Dec. 14th include the Blue 2km loop, biathlon area and Watridge Lake trail from the main parking trailhead to

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This is unacceptable

December 14, 2018

The miscreants returning from the Alpine Club of Canada hut at Elk Lakes dumped their uneaten food on the picnic table at the Elk Pass – Tyrwhitt – Hydroline junction. MaSid was there and saw them do it. I’ve included his report

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Friday morning update

December 14, 2018

Update: The Banff trail report shows some trails have been packed: Spray River westside – snowmobile packed  Spray River eastside – snowmobile packed  Goat Creek – snowmobile packed 

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Friday night update

December 7, 2018

I took a spin around Bowness Park this afternoon. What a lovely trail – if only it had another 10 cm of snow. I was surprised to see there was a skating lane as well as a classic track.

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Maple Ridge alert

December 7, 2018

In this exchange between Manfred and the city, they mostly ignored his concern. Does this raise more suspicion of their intentions?

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Volunteers required

December 6, 2018

NorAm/Calforex Biathlon Race, Canmore December 8-9, 2018 Over 300 volunteers are needed to make this race happen – approximately one volunteer is needed for every participating athlete. 

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Wed morning update; Nice to have choices

December 5, 2018

When I go skiing later today, it will be the fourth venue I’ve visited within the past week. Lake Louise, Elk Pass, West Bragg Creek, and now Confed. There are a few others still on the list,

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Monday morning update

December 3, 2018

We finally have some places to ski besides Lake Louise. Temperatures are staying cold, so this snow should hang around for a while.  After reading all the trip reports from yesterday, it appears the weekend snowfall was enough

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Sunday photos

November 25, 2018

Thanks, everyone, for the reports and photos today. You can read the reports which go along with these photos on the Trip Reports page.  Steve said it best:

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Advice for Rodrigo and Nicole

November 24, 2018

I don’t think anything exists for a xc skier without a vehicle to access the places Rodrigo would like to ski at(the ones which are not accessible by Roam Transit). I’m publishing his email in the hopes that someone can provide

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Friday night update

November 23, 2018

Update Sat Nov 24 @ 8:45 am: 12 cm of good-quality snow in Calgary. Ray Perrott reports 1 cm in Canmore. Webcam at the PetroCan(Hwy 1&22) shows the ground is snow-covered whereas yesterday it was bare ground. 

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More grooming/tracksetting at Lake Louise

November 20, 2018

The trail report indicates the Campground Loop at Lake Louise has been trackset and groomed for skating. The Bow River Loop is groomed. Those trails are dog-friendly.

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Ski Coaches Wanted

November 15, 2018

Foothills Nordic Ski Club is currently recruiting coaches for the upcoming ski season!  All positions are based at Confederation Park Golf Course, Calgary. Click for details

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Flurries

November 13, 2018

There was a flurry of activity at the polling station where I cast my vote in the Olympic plebiscite. I’m not saying how I voted because you know how I dislike controversy.  A flurry of last-minute guesses are coming in for the Elk Pass contest. Neil and Nora’s recent trip report

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Will Helen win the contest?

October 28, 2018

I had to chuckle when I saw Helen Read’s entry in the Elk Pass contest… “I will go for Nov 20th. One thing for sure, it often happens the immediate day after I ski up it breaking trail!!!” Way back on Nov 24, 2011, my friend Chip and I

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Friday night roundup

October 26, 2018

The daily ritual of looking at numerous weather forecasts has returned. The ever-optimistic Snow Forecast is predicting significant snowfall(15 cm) for Lake Louise at the elevation of Moraine Lake road on Sunday and Monday.

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Something to look forward to…

October 18, 2018
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-Simona and Cheeky on Pocaterra. Photo from Dec 2015- I was sorting through some photos and the one above jumped out at me.

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