Chuck skis to Lake O’Hara on May 2

May 2, 2017
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-Pine Marten at Lake O’Hara. Photo by Chuck- It looks like Chuck might stretch this ski season out to 7 months. His first ski trip was on Oct 15. This is today’s report from Chuck:

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Emerald Lake avalanche update

March 21, 2017

This photo which I took on March 9 shows the avalanche path but not the recent avalanche. This update is from the Kicking Horse Ski Club: The slide path got dropped on Sunday! We have up to 30’ of snow & debris blocking the summer walking trail. It did reach out onto the lake ice […]

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Emerald Lake: Picture perfect

March 9, 2017
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The skiing today, surrounded by some of the Rockies most impressive peaks, with spectacular blue skies, was beyond expectations. The 2 cm of new snow which was predicted was only a skiff

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Perfect timing for Emerald Lake

March 8, 2017
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The Emerald Lake trails were being packed late this afternoon while I was skiing on them. Tracksetter Hans finished packing Tree Hugger, Horse trail, Alluvial Fan, and the trail across the lake.

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Lake O’Hara fire road

February 17, 2017
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Considering how warm it’s been, this was a good day of skiing. The snow was cold enough for wax on Lake O’Hara fire road.

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Good conditions in Yoho

January 18, 2017

Update from Kicking Horse Ski Club: Joe says–The Tally Ho trail from Field to Nat. Bridge is the best it will ever get– right now! Go ski it. He also refreshed trails at Emerald today–I had a few minutes to ski to the back on the Tree Hugger and it was like butter! What beautiful […]

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Kicking Horse Ski Club 30-Year Celebration

January 3, 2017

The Kicking Horse Ski Club does us all a huge service by grooming and tracksetting the ski trails in Yoho and Emerald Lake. They will be holding their 30-year anniversary party on Feb 16

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Chuck says Lake O’Hara is still a go

April 14, 2016

Trip Report from Chuck submitted on April 13: “With 3 cms of fresh velvety snow on top of a solid base, Lake O’Hara was a great choice today.” Chuck thought he saw a grizzly

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A nice day for socializing

March 19, 2016
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-Inga, Vivian and Skipper were on their way to do some winter camping- Thanks for all the Trip Reports. With limited options these days, it’s very helpful

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Lake O’Hara fire road was fantastic

February 23, 2016
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Conditions were excellent on Lake O’Hara fire road today. Cold snow, clean, firm tracks, no post-holes in the middle, vivid blue skies, and lots of big smiles.

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Lake O’Hara fire road

February 12, 2016
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I’m pretty sure that Lake O’Hara fire road received some snow today. Yesterday, as I mentioned on my trip report, the tracks had

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Yoho Valley road – trackset today

January 6, 2016
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The last time I skied Yoho Valley road was in 2005, so I’ve never written an update about it until now. It was nice to re-familiarize myself with this beautiful trail, and I

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Yoho is up and running

November 25, 2015

Marilyn from KHSC has sent her first update: “Joe was out today on the Kicking Horse Fire Road and he also did the Tally Ho to Field! It is perfect! Get out there

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Lake O’Hara fire road

February 25, 2015
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Lake O’Hara fire road is one of the most scenic trails known to humankind, and today, Ray, Mary, Keith and I had the pleasure of being able to use our waxable skis. 🙂

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Emerald Lake and Yoho

February 12, 2015
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Without fail, we’ve always had cold snow and favourable conditions for our annual trip to Emerald Lake Lodge and the surrounding ski trails,

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Emerald Lake and Yoho

February 4, 2015

From all the reports I’m getting, it sounds like the trails are in great shape. This is the latest email I received from Jessica… Just a quick reminder that we will be doing a guided ski trip

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The Meltdown is coming. Where is the colder snow?

January 23, 2015

Get out your waxless skis(or the dreaded klister). For Banff, the weather network is predicting a high of +5 for Saturday and +8 on Sunday. Environment Canada’s forecasts are for +3

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Lake O’Hara is trackset

January 8, 2015

Bruce Millar, innkeeper at Lake O’Hara Lodge reports: “Just to let you know we groomed and trackset the road today. Conditions are great with e the addition of the new snow from the last few days, a lack of wind and sunny skies.” If you

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New contest: Win 2 free nights at Emerald Lake Lodge

December 7, 2014

“Hi Bob — “Congrats on continuing to have the best XC-ski site anywhere –hope to meet you on the trails this winter.   –here is my entry for the contest — my wife and I had a great stay at the lodge ( Jan. 28, 2013 ) and thoroughly enjoyed the area on skis — […]

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Snowfall and trail grooming update

November 27, 2014
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I’m thrilled to get our first Groomer’s Report from Tracksetter Jeff at Kananaskis Village/Ribbon Creek/Skogan pass:

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