Year in review

Unique Photos

April 13, 2017

The above photo was posted in the Castlegar, BC newspaper.  Below are some outstanding, unique photos from this blog’s readers: Read more: The Lynx Photos I met Kevin and Dauminique Dowler on the Kananaskis Village

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“The soul-mending rhythm of cross-country skiing” My Top 10 of 2016 – 2017

April 10, 2017

Top 10 These were 10 ski trips where I had exceptionally great conditions(chronological order).

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The life-blood of this blog

April 8, 2017
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-Thanks to Chuck and all the other skiers who have submitted trip reports.- It’s no mystery to me why this blog has become so popular and well-read. It’s because so many of the readers are willing to give

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Thanks for the tracks

April 7, 2017
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Where would we be without the guys and gals who spend hours on their snowmobiles and snowcats, grooming the trails for us, at ungodly hours, sometimes exposed to extreme cold?

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The winter of 2016 – 2017; One million readers!

April 3, 2017
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Someone who logged in on March 31 was our one-millionth visitor!    Ray’s weather report motivated me to start working on a year-end review.

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The year of the deep freeze

April 1, 2017

I don’t know about you but I like looking at statistics. One of our regular trip reporters, Ray Perrott, is a collector of data and puts it in an easily readable form for us. I started skiing in 1997, and I don’t remember a winter with so many cold days, and this report from Ray proves […]

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What trail did you miss the most?

April 1, 2015

There’s no sugar-coating the poor skiing conditions of the past winter. It feels like we never got into high gear, and now it’s pretty well finished. The lack of snow, and the numerous rains and meltdowns took their toll on our trails.

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Thanks for the tracks

April 20, 2014
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Where would we be without the guys who spend hours on their snowmobiles and snowcats, grooming the trails for us, at ungodly hours, sometimes

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Top Ten 2013 – 2014

April 10, 2014

This list includes trips which were remarkable, whether it was exceptionally good conditions or some other reason, and are in chronological order. Nov 7 Smilin’ Faces  First tracksetting of the season on Moraine Lake Road. This wonderful day is anticipated all summer long.

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Your thoughts at winter’s end

April 8, 2014

 I’m going to put together a personal Top 10 for this winter when I have time, hopefully within the next week. In the mean time, my postings will be few and far between now that we’re well into April. I’d like to hear from readers, however, regarding your impressions of this ski season.

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The year of the pine needle

March 29, 2013

I’ve written 196 posts this winter. We’ve had 710 trip reports. The blog was viewed 363,059 times. Skiing started out well. We were on snow earlier than ever. Oct 26: Good skiing on Moraine Lake road. Dec 27: Can you ski anywhere

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My Top 10 list 2010-2011

April 20, 2011

With so much good skiing and blogging this winter, it’s hard to narrow it down to only 10. What would I have missed the most? What stands out in my mind? What will be fondly remembered for years to come? Rather than making this into an even longer, drawn out affair, I’ve put a link beside the […]

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I told them it was over

April 8, 2009

Paul Karchut from CBC’s Eyeopener called today, as he has been doing all winter, to see if I’ll be giving a report on cross country ski conditions tomorrow morning on his “Real Ski Report.” I had to tell him that ski season was over for me. A sad day indeed. Cheryl and I did one last round […]

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