R.I.P. Pipestone couch

March 10, 2019
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MaSid’s couch on the Pipestone River made the snowcouch accessible to the masses. Well, not exactly the masses, but to a lot of skiers who don’t venture off the trackset

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Big sky country

March 9, 2019
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Just as Cheryl, Tessa, and I finished skiing the Strathmore golf course, who should pull up to go skiing but the man himself.  It was a thrill to finally meet

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“We skied every trail at West Bragg Creek”

March 9, 2019

Hello Bob, Three of us (Tom Maier, Mike Brewster and me) went out to ski every maintained ski track at WBC yesterday. 

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Another place to ski: Sundre

March 8, 2019

Hi Skier Bob! My name is Katie Jo Munro and I am the treasurer for the Sundre Bike “n” Ski club. Our club sets trail as often as we can on our Snake Hill, through town and along the Red deer River.

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Horse “grooming” at Sandy McNabb

March 8, 2019

Update Mar 8 @6:35 pm: Most of the north side trails were groomed today. The horse damage should be repaired. Live Grooming Report. Pine Ridge trail at Sandy McNabb is a hilly, mostly

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Sandy McNabb

March 7, 2019
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The one thing Steve didn’t mention in his Sandy McNabb trip report was the temperature.  When we arrived at 3 pm, the air temperature was +3°C and sun-exposed

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How many deer?

March 7, 2019

Can you spot the deer in this photo which was taken along the Sandy McNabb Loop on the Sandy McNabb trails? Steve Riggs covered it pretty well in his trip report, but I’ll have a short update with more photos later. 

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West Bragg Creek

March 6, 2019

Update Mar 7 @8:27 a.m: The PLPP snowcat is back in operation and a number of trails in the north end were groomed last night. Moraine and Fox Creek were groomed yesterday.  The following report is from WBC Groomer Jeff…

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Troll Falls

March 6, 2019
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Yesterday we took Tessa on the scenic Hay Meadow trail and did the extra 300 metres to Troll Falls. It’s worth seeing the frozen waterfall at least once every winter.

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Hilly fun at Sandy McNabb

March 4, 2019
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My old Sandy McNabb brochure from 20 years ago describes the Pine Ridge trail like this… Offering the most challenging and exciting terrain

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Animals along the ski trail

March 3, 2019

Today’s amazing wolf sighting by Chuck reminded me to post the wildlife photos which skiers have submitted over the years(see gallery below).  Strathmore golf course update from Ed Meyer:

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Saturday night update: LL Loppet starts at 12 noon

March 2, 2019

The Calgary Ski Club has posted the following announcement on their website: Lake Louise Loppet start time on Sunday has been delayed by one hour. It will now start at 12 noon. With the

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Request line

March 2, 2019

I get a lot of emails from readers in other parts of the world who are coming to the SkierBob empire to ski.  They usually ask for recommendations or request specific information about a certain trail which they have their heart

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-41…but there’s no wind!

March 2, 2019

Temperatures in the SkierBob realm are extremely cold this morning. The warmest places today will be Golden, BC with a predicted high of -8 and Nipika at -11. Let’s take solace in the knowledge that the pine beetle is being killed

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The final two days of cold weather?

March 1, 2019

With any luck, today and Saturday should be the last of this winter’s extreme cold. Starting Sunday, the temperatures moderate and it looks like a week of good skiing in pleasant

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Feb: A wonderful month of skiing

February 28, 2019

My skiing in February was more along the lines of how I had envisioned my winter to be. Skiing closer to Calgary at places like West Bragg Creek, Sandy McNabb, Ribbon Creek, and the golf courses at Confederation and Strathmore.

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Snow farmers required

February 28, 2019

Carl Pryce posted this notice regarding Confederation golf course: “We’re always looking for volunteers to help with snow farming. Regular

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Screaming good fun on Skogan Pass

February 27, 2019
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Peter and I couldn’t have asked for a nicer day or better conditions for skiing Skogan Pass to the summit.

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Confederation golf course is excellent

February 26, 2019
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I enjoyed a lovely mid-afternoon ski at Confederation golf course. I don’t think conditions could be much better.

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Monday memories

February 25, 2019

I see that Coal Mine was trackset today. It’s been a few years since I’ve skied up there. I had to dig deep to find a couple photos. A few other trails were also trackset in the Ribbon Creek area.  Near as I can tell, my last trip up Coal Mine

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