South trails in PLPP

December 1, 2017
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I checked out Elk Pass, Tyrwhitt, Hydroline and Patterson in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park today. I didn’t go on the Kananaskis Fire Lookout trail, but if

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Adjustable “Turnamic” bindings

December 1, 2017
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  I test drove my new skis for the first time yesterday on the Great Divide, but the innovative Fischer Turnamic bindings were what I was really interested in testing.

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Ending the month with a “best day” on the Great Divide

November 30, 2017
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When I met the the Esso ski club people about 3K along the Great Divide, they knew it was me. One of them, obviously following the fat bike saga,

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Notice re: Canmore Nordic Centre this weekend

November 30, 2017

If you were thinking of skiing at the Canmore Nordic centre this weekend, reconsider. I received this notice from Jim, president of the Canmore Nordic Ski Club:

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Skiing news Nov 29, 2017

November 29, 2017
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Canmore Nordic Centre: Conditions are great on the 2.5K of trail which are skiable. Peter even used wax on his classic skis

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A message to all SkierBob advertisers

November 29, 2017

Oh boy. I will preface this post by saying that I do not believe this person is representative of the fat bike community. He’s obviously a one-off

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Skiing update for Nov 28

November 28, 2017
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-Pipestone trails. Photo by Chuck.- A number of things to touch on today: Canmore Nordic Centre Bear on Elk Pass – Blueberry Hill First Pipestone report Grooming progress at Lake Louise 

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Hugs, everybody!

November 27, 2017
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-The hugging tree on Elk Pass- Elk Pass was in great shape today, and I made a point of getting a photo of Georgina’s hugging tree.

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Consequences: the rest of the story

November 27, 2017

I’ve accepted the apology(on behalf of all xc skiers who were affected by this incident) and expect behaviors to change, but why does it take such extreme situations to make people aware of

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First photos of Tyrwhitt

November 26, 2017
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It rained all day in Canmore, and judging from the trip reports, it was raining elsewhere also. The weather turns cooler tomorrow and is sub-zero every day

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Apology from Calgary Cycle

November 26, 2017

I’ve always felt that apologizing is a sign of strength of character. Thank you, let’s move on.  Good afternoon Bob, My name is Curtis from Calgary Cycle, and I’d like to apologize to you directly on behalf of our group for Saturday’s conflict. I am sorry this happened.  We have put up a statement on […]

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Fat bikers causing mayhem on Blueberry Hill

November 25, 2017
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-How many rules are being broken in this photo of Blueberry Hill?- Considering I often ski alone, late in the day, and in extremely cold weather, I’ve always

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Spectacular day on Elk Pass and Blueberry Hill

November 25, 2017
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-Mary at the top of the big hill. She had already been to the end of Elk Pass when I met her.- It was like Christmas morning

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New tracksetting in PLPP

November 25, 2017

The Live Grooming Report indicates some new grooming in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park: Nov.25: Elk Pass, Blueberry Hill, Hydroline and Paterson all groomed and trackset with the exception of Elk Pass until you get to the Hydroline junction. The trails should be very fast over the next few days with new heavy snow packing down and […]

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Good news from Lake Louise

November 24, 2017

The new weather forecast is giving some hope. It’s going down to -4 tonight in Lake Louise, with a high tomorrow of zero. Thankfully someone had enough confidence and optimism

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A lull in the action

November 24, 2017

The wonderful early-season skiing came to a sudden halt with this warm weather and rain. I believe it has affected all areas, and the earliest turnaround on the horizon appears to be

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In the grip of warm weather

November 22, 2017
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The title of this update is a little misleading because half-way through our ski trip, we had no grip due to the warm weather.

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Lots of new grooming in PLPP

November 22, 2017

Dig out the waxless skis! We’ve had a great start to the ski season, but inevitably we are confronted with warm weather which will complicate things.  The only sub-zero temperature I can find this morning

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Fantastic day in Kananaskis

November 21, 2017
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-Kenneth on Lower Kovach- Lots of happy skiers were out enjoying the great conditions on the Kananaskis Village trails today, attempting to beat the warm weather which is predicted to start tomorrow.

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Spray River West in Banff National Park

November 20, 2017
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Grooming on Spray River West is 36 days ahead of last year. This early season is unusual in that we have so many places to ski already.

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