Hiking the Highline trail at Canmore

May 9, 2014
Thumbnail image for Hiking the Highline trail at Canmore

If you’re thinking of doing some hiking this weekend, be prepared for lots of snow and slush. The Highline trail starts

0 comments [...Read more]

The most popular photo

May 5, 2014
Thumbnail image for The most popular photo

I’m always surprised when I see which photos get the most clicks. After adding more than a thousand photos over the past winter, it was the “Biker on Elk pass.”

4 comments [...Read more]

Thanks for the tracks

April 20, 2014
Thumbnail image for Thanks for the tracks

Where would we be without the guys who spend hours on their snowmobiles and snowcats, grooming the trails for us, at ungodly hours, sometimes

5 comments [...Read more]

The Pisten-Bully rests

April 20, 2014
Thumbnail image for The Pisten-Bully rests

Today will be the last time this season to ski on new grooming in PLPP. Jody gave the snowcat a good workout for it’s final run of the winter. Elk pass, Blueberry, Hydroline,

0 comments [...Read more]

Six months of skiing at Canmore Nordic Centre

April 17, 2014
Thumbnail image for Six months of skiing at Canmore Nordic Centre

Early skiers at the Canmore Nordic Centre could have used wax, but when I arrived at 11 a.m. the snow was already

11 comments [...Read more]

A tribute to all Trip Reporters

April 14, 2014

See more photos from Chuck’s latest trip including butterflies, bighorn sheep, and ugh! ticks. Lake Minnewanka shoreline hike The Trip Reports have been viewed 62,677 times so far this winter.  Chuck O’Callaghan has been a

1 comment [...Read more]

Fantastic conditions for the finale

April 13, 2014
Thumbnail image for Fantastic conditions for the finale

Climbing Whiskey jack was more breathtaking than usual with the snow-covered trees sparkling in the morning sun. I met two skiers who experienced a rare

2 comments [...Read more]

One last day on waxable skis?

April 12, 2014

It’s going to be cold tonight with a low of -12°C while Jody is grooming Whiskey jack, Pocaterra, and Packers(if all goes according to plan). The forecast high for tomorrow is +5, but I’m going to break with tradition and get out there early.

1 comment [...Read more]

Blueberry hill

April 11, 2014
Thumbnail image for Blueberry hill

It was a beautiful day to ski up to Blueberry hill with new tracksetting, sunny skies, and wet snow. The wet snow wasn’t so good, but it’s spring and we must make

2 comments [...Read more]

Top Ten 2013 – 2014

April 10, 2014

This list includes trips which were remarkable, whether it was exceptionally good conditions or some other reason, and are in chronological order. Nov 7 Smilin’ Faces  First tracksetting of the season on Moraine Lake Road. This wonderful day is anticipated all summer long.

0 comments [...Read more]

Your thoughts at winter’s end

April 8, 2014

 I’m going to put together a personal Top 10 for this winter when I have time, hopefully within the next week. In the mean time, my postings will be few and far between now that we’re well into April. I’d like to hear from readers, however, regarding your impressions of this ski season.

22 comments [...Read more]

Spring skiing in PLPP

April 6, 2014
Thumbnail image for Spring skiing in PLPP

I’m always happy to meet other skiers and say hi. Sometimes, people are pleasantly surprised to meet me, the real SkierBob. Others are just surprised.

0 comments [...Read more]

Found a kid’s ski at Boulton creek

April 6, 2014

Marin found this ski at the Boulton creek parking lot. She and her grandmother Chris said they would drop it off at the Pocaterra hut’s Lost and Found. As I finished skiing today and cruised into Boulton creek trailhead, I caught

0 comments [...Read more]

Elk pass

April 4, 2014
Thumbnail image for Elk pass

It was difficult deciding whether to use waxable or waxless today. The snow temperature at Elk pass parking lot was -1°C, and the air temp was +2

2 comments [...Read more]

Looking forward to the new bridge

April 3, 2014
Thumbnail image for Looking forward to the new bridge

 - There used to be a bridge here. I’m hoping it will be back in place for next winter. – I’m happy to say that my last ski trip this winter on Cascade valley was an enjoyable one!

0 comments [...Read more]

Lake Louise

April 3, 2014
Thumbnail image for Lake Louise

Conditions were reasonably good on Moraine Lake road yesterday at Lake Louise. The snow temperature was -6°C at 12 noon, air was -3.There was about 6-8 cm

1 comment [...Read more]

Yoho and Emerald Lake update

April 2, 2014

The Kicking Horse Ski Club just signed up their 100th member, their best year ever. Thank you to everyone who bought a membership or made a donation. The KHSC is responsible for grooming the trails in Yoho and Emerald Lake.

0 comments [...Read more]

Grooming continues, more snow, and bears in spring.

April 1, 2014

It snowed another 4 cm overnight in Canmore. I expect conditions are excellent at the Canmore Nordic Centre where they continue to groom and trackset daily. As John A reported from skiing

4 comments [...Read more]

Skogan pass and summit

March 29, 2014
Thumbnail image for Skogan pass and summit

 - Skogan pass at the junction with the Upper Skogan loop(approx 8.2K distance and 500 metres elevation). - 

4 comments [...Read more]

Skogan pass – last chance

March 28, 2014

This was sent at 2:57 pm from the snowcat as Jeff was making the first pass on Skogan loop… The Live Grooming Report shows Skogan pass has been groomed all the way to the summit. Other trails completed today include Hidden,

0 comments [...Read more]