Dog-lover’s delight

January 20, 2016
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I’ve never skied in such pristine, clean snow on Healy creek. Usually, there’s more than a few pine needles and spruce cones. The 3 cm of new snow today really

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Payback (aka Downhiller’s revenge)

January 20, 2016

As Tessa and I were starting out on Healy creek, directly in front of us a couple downhill skiers who had come from Sunshine were walking right in the ski tracks.

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Some of my best friends use chairlifts :)

January 20, 2016

The snow is gently falling outside the world headquarters of SkiHere as I write this at 9:30 a.m. Temperature is -7°C. The forecast is calling for 1-3 cm of snow today just about everywhere

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Thank you, Bill Milne

January 19, 2016
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-The Bill Milne trail in Kananaskis- With the excellent conditions this winter, the Bill Milne trail in Kananaskis has been discovered by many classic and skate skiers

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Moraine Lake Road is open(despite Dumb and Dumber)

January 19, 2016
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-Ice Magic at Lake Louise- After skiing the Pipestone trails yesterday, and although it was late, I ventured over to ski the Fairview loop, starting at Moraine Lake Road

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Peaceful, pristine Pipestone

January 18, 2016
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Adrienne’s trip report told the story: “Magic on Pipestone. What a beautiful day today with amazing tracks and tons of snow!

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Still enjoying Goat creek

January 18, 2016
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Lovely weather and 3 cm of fresh snow made for a nice 19K trip along Goat creek and Spray river west yesterday(Sunday), with the usual “conditions.”

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Lots of snow in Cascade valley

January 16, 2016
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-Rosalie, Haley, Rebecca, Ali at the Cascade river bridge(6K)- It was snowing lightly at 1:45 pm, and the temperature was -10°C. I can hardly be bothered to take a snow

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Drop-dead gorgeous

January 15, 2016
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  The blushing bride was radiant and beautiful, but I’m referring to the trail conditions. All of the trails around the Chateau Lake Louise had been trackset since receiving 5 cm

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The skiing is priceless but you only have to pay $2

January 14, 2016
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-Groomer Bill on Mountainview at West Bragg Creek- Groomer Jeff H from West Bragg Creek sent this email:

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Brewster creek to Sundance Lodge

January 13, 2016
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After waiting two years for the Healy creek bridge to be replaced, you can now access Brewster creek from the Healy creek trailhead on the Sunshine road.

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Brewster creek was fun now that I have the right skis

January 13, 2016

I’ll do a separate update about the ski trip on Brewster creek but I first wanted to elucidate about these skis. I’m learning that it’s important to have the right tools for the job.

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Wednesday morning update

January 13, 2016

Just a reminder, if you have items on the Gear Swap page which have sold, either leave a comment below your original comment saying they’re sold, or send me an email and I’ll mark them sold. I never dreamed the Gear Swap page

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“Red chair” scenery

January 12, 2016
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There are several locations along the Castle Lookout to Baker Creek trail where Banff National Park could install their famous red chairs. Yesterday, Helen Read

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Loppet info needed

January 12, 2016

I have a page which lists the loppets in this area, but there’s a lot of incomplete information when you click on the links. Jan 24: The Lake Louise to Banff Loppet has been sold out from the first hour of registration, and everything is in order.

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Spray river loop and connector

January 11, 2016
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-The bridge at 5.5K which connects Spray river east and west- Yesterday, the Banff trail report indicated that Spray river east and west had been groomed and trackset,

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PLPP – the middle

January 10, 2016
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-Juliana, Tom and Mark at the Wheeler – Amos(south) junction- No need for a long story about today’s skiing. Everything is perfect on the trails

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New to this blog? Welcome…

January 10, 2016

I’m happy to have you reading my ski blog. You’ve found a valuable place to get information about cross-country ski trails in Southern Alberta and Southeastern BC. Everyday, skiers are finding this blog in their Google searches or by other means in their quest to find a venue

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The magic number on Goat creek is 3.8

January 8, 2016
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I’ve come to expect a lot of multi-users on the initial section of Goat creek. Today, all the snowshoers turned around at 3.8K, at which time a nice set of tracks

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It snowed, especially at Nipika

January 8, 2016
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The above photo was posted by Nipika Mountain Resort on Facebook with the caption “Finally enough snow to lure the Camocat out from hiding.” Nipika owner Lyle Wilson sent this email:

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