Winter’s back in Kananaskis

March 22, 2014
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Thank you to everybody who left Trip Reports! It’s nice to see all the activity again. When Tessa and I parked at Stoney trailhead at 1:30 pm it was -6°C. Later in the day,

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Good conditions at CNC

March 22, 2014
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It’s been 18 long days since I skied on waxable skis, and last night at the nordic centre it felt like I was going at supersonic speeds. It sure felt good to be on cold snow again.

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Fantastic weekend ahead

March 21, 2014

The new snow combined with cool temperatures will give xc skiers some great conditions wherever grooming has occurred. Jeff is presently tracksetting the Kananaskis village, Ribbon creek, and Skogan pass trails as I write this at 6:15 pm.

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PLPP Flashback

March 19, 2014

Circumstances are not allowing me to get out and experience the wonderful conditions which I’m reading about on the Trip Reports. Winter is back and it appears we’ll be getting another 10 cm of snow tonight/tomorrow along with cooler temperatures. Meanwhile, courtesy of Helen

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Canmore Nordic Centre

March 17, 2014
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 - Wayne and Donna on the Banff trail loop -  Update Mar 18 @ 9 a.m. The Live Grooming Report indicates that 95% of the trails at the nordic centre were groomed overnight. With the colder temps and fresh snow,

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Hut to picnic table

March 15, 2014
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- Sue and Rourke were enjoying the magnificent conditions and scenery on Tyrwhitt. – Soon after starting out from Pocaterra hut, I was beginning to regret being on waxless skis.

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Update on Banff trails

March 15, 2014

Get prepared for a big dump of snow in Banff tonight and Sunday. In the mean time, Leona and Carl have sent this update: Hello Skier Bob; We have been visiting Banff this week and have used your website to figure out where to ski. I wasn’t sure how to add a trip report, so […]

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Elk pass: typical spring skiing

March 14, 2014
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I’m a little late with this report but it should still be reasonably accurate if you’re thinking of going to the south end of PLPP which was groomed in the early morning of March 13(Thursday).

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Skintec skis contest winner

March 12, 2014

From the sound of Mary’s trip report to Lake O’Hara, the weather, snow, and tracks were lovely today. I was invited along, but I had to go to Calgary, so I’m feeling totally ripped-off. With so few days of good skiing remaining, I hate to miss one but I’m thrilled to know there are still

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Excellent skiing on recent grooming

March 10, 2014
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- Meadow was groomed and trackset today. – If you can get out to the trails in PLPP soon after they’ve been groomed you’ll have some excellent spring skiing

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Spring skiing already

March 9, 2014
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I haven’t got anything new to report, so I’m grateful for all the Trip Reports. I haven’t skied since we returned from Nipika on Friday. It was very warm

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March 5, 2014

Miles was asking about conditions at Nipika, so I checked it out in person. Today it was excellent as long as you had waxless skis. The grooming here is imaculate and the variety of trails almost endless.

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March 3, 2014
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 - Thierry and Anita were skiing on upper Kovach. – Beautiful cold snow. Beautiful tracksetting. Beautiful weather. I’m sure everyone is anxious to know

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Brutal weather

March 1, 2014
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It was sunny and bright. The snow and trail conditions were excellent. Parking spots were easy to find. Those are the only good things I have to say about skiing in this windy deep freeze.

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Lake Louise Loppet CANCELLED

March 1, 2014

Due to the extremely cold weather, the Calgary Ski Club has announced the Lake Louise Loppet scheduled for tomorrow(Sunday Mar 2), has been cancelled. You may have seen this comment

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Get the green wax ready

February 27, 2014
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 - Bob and Tessa on Hay Meadow. -  The trails in the vicinity of Kananaskis Village, Ribbon creek, and Skogan pass have been exceptionally fine this winter.

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Lake O’Hara fire road – excellent!

February 26, 2014
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I could have entitled this post A Feast for the Eyes. I had a terrific ski to the lake and back on the Lake O’Hara fire road today. It was busy

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Terrific conditions in PLPP

February 24, 2014
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It was -11°C at the hut at 2 pm. The Pocaterra moose was there to greet me. She did not appear to be aggressive and probably would have run away had I walked towards her.

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February 22, 2014

The cross-country ski results for Canadians at the Sochi Olympics have been disappointing.  Today’s 30K women’s race was no different and saw Brittany Webster with the best Canadian result in 46th. Read more from Cross-country Canada: Haywood race report

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Cookie race grooming

February 20, 2014
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 - The view from the Kananaskis fire lookout. -  You might have noticed the unusual mix of trails which were groomed last night in PLPP. It’s because the Cooke race

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