Significant snowfall expected

March 27, 2016

It’s been a while since we’ve seen one of these… The Snow Forecast is predicting 14 cm in PLPP. Lost and Found Update: Skis have been returned to Rob, thanks to all involved! If anyone finds these skis, give Rob a call:

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Easter Bridge Hunt

March 26, 2016

With the lack of snow, I’ve certainly missed the Ribbon Creek tracksetting updates for the past two months, so I was glad to hear from Ribbon Creek Tracksetter Jeff, even if it was about a new bridge. Jeff didn’t divulge the location, preferring to keep

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Excellent on new grooming…and before 2 pm

March 25, 2016
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-Nola and Geoff on Tyrwhitt. – I was on the trail at 10:30 this morning and had lovely cold snow

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Looks can be deceiving

March 22, 2016
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The snow in these photos looks magnificent, but truthfully, it’s wet, except on Lower Telemark where it was icy.

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A nice day for socializing

March 19, 2016
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-Inga, Vivian and Skipper were on their way to do some winter camping- Thanks for all the Trip Reports. With limited options these days, it’s very helpful

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Epic day in PLPP

March 18, 2016
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You’ve read the enthusiastic Trip Reports. It was indeed a terrific day on the south trails in PLPP. I might still be out there if I hadn’t run out of water.

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Skiing at its best!

March 17, 2016
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-Paige and Mike from New Hampshire were enjoying stellar conditions on Fairview- If ever there was a case to be made for playing hookie from work, this is it.

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Now that was fun!

March 16, 2016
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What a pleasure to be skiing on cold snow again. I see from the Trip Reports that I wasn’t the only one who got to enjoy blue wax today.

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Lovely day in PLPP

March 13, 2016
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You can ski in daylight ’til well after 8 pm now, so my updates will be getting even later! I was thrilled to see all the tracksetting that was done in PLPP last night.

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Norwegian Sundby wins Ski Tour Canada

March 12, 2016
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Congratulations to Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway for winning first place in the inaugural Ski Tour Canada. Canadian Alex Harvey put on a good show for his home country with a fifth.

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Two Canadians in top 10 in today’s race

March 11, 2016

Canadian skiers made a good showing at today’s interval start 10K/Women and 15K/Men. Alex Harvey was 4th, Ivan Babikov 10th, Devon Kershaw 20th and Graeme Killick continues to impress with a 29th.

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Elk pass has lots of new snow

March 10, 2016
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There’s already up to 10 cm of fresh snow over last night’s tracksetting on Elk Pass. The snow depth is variable and to my surprise,

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Message and Update from Lifesport, by Norm Person

March 9, 2016

Hello Alberta Skiers ! Firstly, thanks to all of you for supporting Lifesport in Calgary for the past thirty years or so. Thanks to the entire ski community, the parents, the volunteers, the families, juniors, seniors, racers, tourers, clubs,

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The “Bad Boy” of world cup xc skiing

March 8, 2016
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Update Wed Mar 9: You can watch today’s skiathlon live on the internet starting at 10 a.m. Petter Northug is reputedly the most famous person in Norway,

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Ski Tour Canada is here!

March 7, 2016
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  The best cross-country skiers in the world will be competing at the Canmore Nordic Centre from March 8 – 12. The event is expected to reach 60 million TV viewers worldwide.

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Lake Louise Loppet: more photos

March 7, 2016
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Below are a number of photos from yesterday’s Lake Louise loppet. This first bunch were all taken along Fairview.

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Lake Louise Loppet: saved by fresh snow

March 6, 2016
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It rained yesterday in Lake Louise which would have made for very icy conditions today during the loppet. Fortunately there was already 5 cm of new snow

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Lake Louise update

March 5, 2016

I didn’t ski today(did a hike in Bow Valley Provincial Park with my dog until we got rained out). With hundreds of skiers wondering what conditions are like for Sunday’s loppet, I’m happy to see we have a Trip Report

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Friday morning update and contest winner

March 4, 2016

With the Ski Tour coming to Canmore, there are some changes to the Canmore Nordic Centre’s parking and skiing arrangements. Thanks to Ken Hewitt for this update:

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Lots of snow at Lake Louise

March 3, 2016
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It appears the only recent tracksetting in Lake Louise is that which was completed by Chateau tracksetter Jeff Douglas which you can read

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