Two Canadians in top 10 in today’s race

March 11, 2016

Canadian skiers made a good showing at today’s interval start 10K/Women and 15K/Men. Alex Harvey was 4th, Ivan Babikov 10th, Devon Kershaw 20th and Graeme Killick continues to impress with a 29th.

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Elk pass has lots of new snow

March 10, 2016
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There’s already up to 10 cm of fresh snow over last night’s tracksetting on Elk Pass. The snow depth is variable and to my surprise,

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Message and Update from Lifesport, by Norm Person

March 9, 2016

Hello Alberta Skiers ! Firstly, thanks to all of you for supporting Lifesport in Calgary for the past thirty years or so. Thanks to the entire ski community, the parents, the volunteers, the families, juniors, seniors, racers, tourers, clubs,

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The “Bad Boy” of world cup xc skiing

March 8, 2016
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Update Wed Mar 9: You can watch today’s skiathlon live on the internet starting at 10 a.m. Petter Northug is reputedly the most famous person in Norway,

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Ski Tour Canada is here!

March 7, 2016
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  The best cross-country skiers in the world will be competing at the Canmore Nordic Centre from March 8 – 12. The event is expected to reach 60 million TV viewers worldwide.

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Lake Louise Loppet: more photos

March 7, 2016
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Below are a number of photos from yesterday’s Lake Louise loppet. This first bunch were all taken along Fairview.

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Lake Louise Loppet: saved by fresh snow

March 6, 2016
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It rained yesterday in Lake Louise which would have made for very icy conditions today during the loppet. Fortunately there was already 5 cm of new snow

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Lake Louise update

March 5, 2016

I didn’t ski today(did a hike in Bow Valley Provincial Park with my dog until we got rained out). With hundreds of skiers wondering what conditions are like for Sunday’s loppet, I’m happy to see we have a Trip Report

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Friday morning update and contest winner

March 4, 2016

With the Ski Tour coming to Canmore, there are some changes to the Canmore Nordic Centre’s parking and skiing arrangements. Thanks to Ken Hewitt for this update:

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Lots of snow at Lake Louise

March 3, 2016
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It appears the only recent tracksetting in Lake Louise is that which was completed by Chateau tracksetter Jeff Douglas which you can read

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Ski Tour Canada contest: Win Two Free Dinners from the Market Bistro

March 2, 2016

(Entries to this contest are closed) Pick a winner, and you could be a winner!

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Redearth Creek; poor beginning but gets better

March 1, 2016
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The report from Terry on Saturday gave me some hope about conditions on Redearth Creek. I was also hoping the trail received some of yesterday’s snow.

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Tuesday morning update

March 1, 2016

I remember some skiers complaining back in November about CNC not opening their man-made snow trails soon enough while they continued to produce and accumulate more snow. With the warm weather and lack of fresh snow

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Canmore Nordic Centre

February 29, 2016
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-Preparations for Ski Tour Canada are underway at the CNC with the installation of this Jumbotron- I was glad to hear of the fresh snow in Banff and Lake Louise.

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Great cookies, difficult snow

February 27, 2016
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–Althea and Nicole load up on cookies at the Boulton feeding station- The Kananaskis Ski Marathon, more affectionately known as the Great Cookie Race, took place

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Elk Pass and Tyrwhitt

February 26, 2016

The Cookie Race takes place tomorrow(Saturday) in PLPP, starting at Pocaterra hut. Some of the race trails were trackset overnight including Elk Pass and Tyrwhitt which I skied on today.

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Who’s the bonehead?

February 26, 2016

The PLPP trail report contains these remarks: “Feb 26th: Tyrwhitt and Elk Pass have now been trackset for the Cookie Race on Saturday; use extra caution on these trails as there is more trackset than normal and the tracks

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Glorious day at Mt Shark with my dog

February 25, 2016
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We may not have all our usual places to ski available to us right now, but we’ve still got some pretty good choices.

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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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Motivations

February 22, 2016

Don’t you hate it when people ascribe beliefs and motives to you that don’t exist? They jump to conclusions based on presumptions, conjecture, and incomplete information?

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