Monday morning update

December 3, 2018

We finally have some places to ski besides Lake Louise. Temperatures are staying cold, so this snow should hang around for a while.  After reading all the trip reports from yesterday, it appears the weekend snowfall was enough

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Snowfall update

December 2, 2018

Update: Sunday at 12 noon. This photo was sent in a few minutes ago from the Kicking Horse Ski Club: Now that the snow has pretty well ended, I received exactly what the forecast predicted for Calgary, 9 cm. To see which trails have been

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Lost skis

December 1, 2018

Update: I’m happy to report the skis have been found. Joanne sent this photo of the skis in the ski rack at West Bragg Creek. What perplexes me is the other set of skis with no bindings.  Snow update: At 6:30 pm, I have about 3 cm of snow

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Friday Night Update

November 30, 2018
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Kicking Horse River trail in Yoho is trackset from Natural Bridge to Otterhead. From what I can decipher, it also appears that the Tally-Ho trail from Field Info Centre

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A beautiful day at Lake Louise

November 29, 2018
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-Tina, Lori, and Dave on Moraine Lake road- The snow is slow in coming this winter, but at least we are fortunate to have excellent early snow at Lake Louise.

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I can’t ski slow enough

November 28, 2018
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The first five times I skied the west side of the Bow River Loop at Lake Louise was during the Lake Louise to Banff Loppet and I was going too fast

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Loppet registration this Saturday

November 27, 2018

The Lake Louise to Banff loppet returns after a one-year hiatus, albeit a shortened version. I suggested to Jo Lunn, the “CEO” of the loppet, that I bet it will be sold out quickly despite the new configuration because it is just so enjoyable.

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West Bragg Creek

November 26, 2018
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Tessa and I had a wonderful afternoon on the trails at West Bragg Creek. I wasn’t sure what to expect, so I used my Fischer Twin Skins,but I’m pretty sure VR50

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Strathmore golf course

November 26, 2018
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-Roll-packing the Strathmore golf course. Photo by Ed Meyer- Ed Meyer roll-packed the Strathmore golf course yesterday, but before you rush out there,

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Sunday photos

November 25, 2018

Thanks, everyone, for the reports and photos today. You can read the reports which go along with these photos on the Trip Reports page.  Steve said it best:

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West Bragg Creek update

November 25, 2018

As we heard from Kat, Martin and Jip yesterday, West Bragg Creek is skiable but is still rough. Groomer Jeff H in his Groomer’s report specified which trails are to be avoided:

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Advice for Rodrigo and Nicole

November 24, 2018

I don’t think anything exists for a xc skier without a vehicle to access the places Rodrigo would like to ski at(the ones which are not accessible by Roam Transit). I’m publishing his email in the hopes that someone can provide

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Friday night update

November 23, 2018

Update Sat Nov 24 @ 8:45 am: 12 cm of good-quality snow in Calgary. Ray Perrott reports 1 cm in Canmore. Webcam at the PetroCan(Hwy 1&22) shows the ground is snow-covered whereas yesterday it was bare ground. 

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Trail Love

November 23, 2018

Some of our best adventures and memories happen in Kananaskis Country – exploring the trails, deep forests, towering peaks and clear mountain streams. It is a place where we can all connect with the natural world. 

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Lyle picks the winner

November 22, 2018
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-Lyle Wilson picks the winning entry in the Fischer Skis Contest from the hat being held by Wendy- I was thrilled to run into Lyle Wilson from Nipika Mountain Resort

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Canmore Nordic Centre

November 21, 2018
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Before I get started, I want to thank Chip for his trip report. We want to hear about poor conditions so others can avoid going to those trails. I’m glad the first half

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Your last chance to enter

November 21, 2018

Update: Thanks for all your comments and entries. The contest is full. Someone will win the skis in the next few days.  Before I get down to business with a Canmore Nordic Centre Update, I wanted to

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More grooming/tracksetting at Lake Louise

November 20, 2018

The trail report indicates the Campground Loop at Lake Louise has been trackset and groomed for skating. The Bow River Loop is groomed. Those trails are dog-friendly.

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Win Fischer skis!

November 19, 2018

I’m officially launching the start of our Fischer skis contest. Please click over to the contest page to enter. The contest will continue until we have 150 entries, so you don’t have to enter today, but it will fill up quickly if past experience

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Pocaterra and PLPP

November 18, 2018
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-Tom and Wendy heading south on Pocaterra from the Packers junction- I took advantage of the Upper Pocaterra access trail and skied on some very nice grooming

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