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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Heaven for XC skiers

March 7, 2017
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Fallsalot mentioned playing hooky and “skiing orgy.” Tomorrow would be a perfect day to do it. I wish I had thought of “skiing orgy” because that would have described this wonderful day.

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A shout-out to parents who encourage their kids

March 7, 2017
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-Caitlin Irwin with her gold medal from the Lake Louise Loppet which was on Sunday- Pete Irwin is one of our regulars who posts trip reports(under “Pete”). He is also

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This was a ten!

March 6, 2017
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My tenth trip down Goat Creek was definitely the most beautiful, if slow. It was like skiing in a picture postcard. Trees laden with snow, occasionally producing clouds of mist

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The aftermath

March 6, 2017

Monday @ 8:00 a.m: I’ve received more snow overnight in Canmore, about 3 cm, and the grand total since this started on Friday is 19 cm. Now the sun is shining and the temperature is -15°C. The weather forecast shows a solid 7 days

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Sunday night update

March 5, 2017

Thanks to everyone for the trip reports today. I didn’t ski, so I am posting a few photos which have come in with the trip reports. Congratulations to Erik Carleton for having the fastest time in the Lake Louise Loppet 20K race today at 1:11:38,

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Kananaskis Village/Ribbon Creek update

March 4, 2017

Tracksetter Jeff is out working tonight and sent me another photo of the Kovach picnic table. He remarked…

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Snowfall updates

March 4, 2017

Sat Mar 4 @ 4:15 pm: It’s unusual to get more snow than the forecasts predicted. For example, the Snow Forecast was predicting 3 cm for Ribbon Creek today, but they got around 30!! Liz on Goat Creek:

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Friday night update

March 3, 2017

Update Sat @ 9:10 a.m: This was reported on Bow Valley Road Conditions Facebook page Sat at 9:04 a.m: “Complete whiteout between Scott Lake Hill and Morley area – trucks pulled over and cars in the ditch….”

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The Lodgepole Grouse

March 3, 2017
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We haven’t had any reported sightings of the Pocaterra “Killer Grouse” this winter, so I was thrilled to see this guy yesterday on Lodgepole ski trail. We stood there for a few minutes, enthralled with his entertaining antics.

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Skiing at its best!

March 2, 2017
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I can hardly stand all this winning! I thoroughly enjoyed the best ski trip of the winter today. Perfect conditions everywhere. I live for days like this! Keith Bagnall has submitted today’s update

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The winning streak continues

March 1, 2017
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It’s looking more and more like I may be able to attain my goal of skiing this trail a dozen times this winter. Peter joined the fun today on Goat Creek and Spray River to Banff on my ninth trip.

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Helen joins the 1000K club

February 28, 2017
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-Helen Read celebrates 1000K of skiing this winter- Congratulations to the Iron Lady, Helen Read. I knew she was getting close – on Feb 20 I posted, “Speaking of Helen Read, I’m expecting her to announce any day now that she’s reached 1000K for this winter.”

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Tuesday update

February 28, 2017

Thanks to JeremyN for this report: Just a quick note to report on our family’s ski week in BC’s Okanagan Valley at Kelowna Nordic and Sovereign Lake & Silver Star Nordic system. Besides top notch daily piston-bully groomed track, we enjoyed some VERY well managed dog-friendly trails. Distinct and well marked trails (zoned) with fair […]

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Giving new meaning to the term “single trackset”

February 27, 2017
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-The second track has been obliterated by snowmobile traffic. It’s easy to see the “washboard” in the multi-use lane.- Brewster Creek ski trail should be maintained for the safety and enjoyment of the taxpaying public who pay for Banff National park.

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Silky smooth conditions as I finally reached 1000K

February 26, 2017
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To celebrate my modest achievement(it would be a stretch to consider 1000K a “Heroic deed”), we enjoyed a delicious meal at Buffalo Mountain Lodge up on Tunnel Mountain.

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February 25, 2017
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For single guys looking for an available lady who likes to ski, the place to be today was Goat Creek/Spray River. Sarah, Lindsay, Kate, Nicole and Tanys were wondering where all the guys were.

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Cookie Race? How about the Chow Mein Race!

February 24, 2017

One of my favourite ski trips is Goat Creek/Spray River to Banff, and it’s always a challenge for me to make it to Banff in time for the lunch special at the Silver Dragon. Lucky for me, the conditions were excellent.

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Good news for Nancy and other Goat Creek enthusiasts

February 23, 2017
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I was pleasantly surprised when I scouted Goat Creek to check the conditions for Nancy. Not only that, but Spray River was groomed and trackset on the Banff end today.

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Snow updates

February 23, 2017

Thursday 11:35 a.m: West Bragg Creek update from Groomer Jeff: Hello ski enthusiasts! 5-10 cm of new snow has fallen in Bragg Creek in the last 24 hrs. Conditions on core trails are very good to excellent. This includes the following trails which have been groomed and track set this morning: Bunny, East and West Crystal […]

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