Heavenly bliss

December 4, 2014
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First one on Whiskey jack! No, I’m not talking about myself. I’m referring to the creature in the photo. She has already logged about 3K on the ski trail this winter!

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Kananaskis village trails

December 4, 2014
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-Terrace trail near Kananaskis village.- I skied the perimeter loop of the Kananaskis Village trails yesterday(Wed Dec 3) in the late afternoon. Air and snow temperature were -10°C.

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Goat creek and Spray river

December 2, 2014
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Goat creek was trackset yesterday and was in excellent condition. I can’t blame the woman from Calgary who didn’t want her photo on here because she was playing hookey

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An excellent beginner’s trail

December 1, 2014
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Groomer’s Report from Parks Canada tracksetter Jeff at Lake Louise: Hi Bob, Great Divide trackset to O’Hara and back. Skate lane as well. The Dog Sled operation started today on the 1A. Jeff

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More skiable trails at CNC

November 30, 2014
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-Maggie and Shauna were at the 4K point on Banff trail at Canmore Nordic Centre.- It was an exploratory and interesting day

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Thanks for reading my blog; we set a new record!

November 30, 2014
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We set a record yesterday for the number of visitors to this blog in a single day: 4813 and for the number of page views with

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Spray River, backcountry style

November 29, 2014
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-Spray river east side. Photo by Chuck O’Callaghan.- Before I get started, let’s look at some grooming/snowfall updates:

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Snowmageddon

November 29, 2014
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Sat Nov 29 @ 8:55 a.m. Every April we get a big dump of snow(which melts right away), and I always say, “Why couldn’t this come in November?” This was an epic November snowfall.

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30 cm and counting

November 28, 2014
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Update Fri Nov 28 @ 6:20 pm: Parks Canada Tracksetter Jeff reports from Lake Louise… “Machine packed the Upper and Lower Tramline and the Bow River Loop. Machine packed and rolled MLR. No track set…. Was -20C at the top end @ 5 pm.

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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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At one with the universe

November 27, 2014
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There’s nothing like a good, early-season snowfall to make cross-country skiers excited and happy. After teasing us for a few days, the snow finally arrived  -and in abundance!

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Snowfall update

November 27, 2014

Update Thur Nov 27 @ 10:30 a.m.: Message from Parks Canada Tracksetter Jeff at Lake Louise: “Just packing today ..25++ snow!!!” We’ve received 10 cm overnight in Canmore at 1402 metres elevation according to my

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Winter wonderland at Lake Louise

November 26, 2014
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-Michelle was enjoying some skiing on Moraine Lake road during her lunch break.- About 4 cm of new snow was on top

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The Mountain Forecast

November 25, 2014

With all the snow in the forecast, I thought this might be an interesting exercise for my readers. There are numerous weather forecasts on the internet to choose from including The Weather Network, Environment Canada, Farm Zone,

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Good news from Lake Louise

November 25, 2014
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-Moraine Lake road was trackset and groomed for skating this morning. Photo by Tracksetters Jeff and Andrew.- Here’s a summary of today’s events and reports:

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It’s snowing on Moraine Lake road!

November 24, 2014
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-Marlene is ecstatic over the fresh snow.- I have lots to talk about from an eventful day on my cross-country skis

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West Bragg Creek

November 24, 2014

Report from Alf Skrastins: I was at West Bragg Creek Sunday. I counted 94 vehicles in the parking lot. There were people on the trails mountain biking, dog walking, hiking, trail running, snowshoeing, and XC skiing.

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Where’s the snow?

November 22, 2014
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We’re getting a little antsy around here. No skiable snow to speak of in Banff, Kananaskis, or Yoho. This is not unusual, of course, but we’re all eagerly anticipating

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Two good choices for the weekend

November 21, 2014
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I skied at Canmore Nordic Centre this morning where the skiable distance is up to 5.4K thanks to the partial opening of the Olympic trail. The competition trails

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Steve Riggs wins the Fischer skis

November 21, 2014
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Congratulations to Steve Riggs, the winner of the Fischer skis contest. Many of you will recognize Steve’s name as one of this blog’s trip reporters

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