Early-season skiing at West Bragg

November 4, 2014
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Two of this blog’s regular trip reporters were enjoying the fresh snow and packed trails at West Bragg Creek yesterday. I remember a similar occurrence in 2003 when an upslope storm brought lots of snow

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Bear and bare

November 3, 2014
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With curiosity getting the better of me, we took a Sunday drive to Lake Louise yesterday. It was great seeing a bear,  but I would have preferred seeing some snow.

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Frozen Thunder Day 16

November 2, 2014
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-It’s looking a little more like winter on Frozen Thunder at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Olympian Dasha Gaiazova is doing her first laps as a retired racer.-

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Nov 1 snowfall update

November 1, 2014
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Welcome to our first taste of winter! As for me, it’s nice to be back home after a very intense week doing non-ski stuff.

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Guess the trail – historical edition

October 31, 2014
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I wasn’t as prolific a picture-taker 10 years ago as I am today, but I’ve managed to dig up a few photos from days-gone-by.

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Guess the trail 2014 edition

October 26, 2014
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Every autumn while we’re waiting for the snow to fall, we play Guess the Trail. I’ve made it particularly difficult this year

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Frozen Thunder going strong

October 22, 2014
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Before I get started, I’d like to thank everyone for liking me on Facebook. We’ve reached the 500 milestone.  Tonight at Frozen Thunder, I encountered

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Olympians skiing at Frozen Thunder

October 20, 2014
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-Olympians Brian and Caitlin Gregg from Minneapolis arrived today to train on Frozen Thunder.- I wanted to see

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Happy skiers on Frozen Thunder

October 19, 2014
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-Jesse Cockney will be racing for Canada on the World Cup circuit this winter.- Another busy day on frozen Thunder. I skied more and talked less

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How’s this for mid-October?

October 18, 2014
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Dozens of skiers were on hand for the opening of Frozen Thunder today, and I would say conditions were superb.

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Frozen Thunder is ready

October 17, 2014
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I drove over to the Canmore Nordic Centre just before sundown to see what had transpired today. Tracksetter Paul was just exiting the Pisten-Bully

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Skiers are on the way

October 16, 2014
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Welcome to Canmore and Frozen thunder! One of the things I like best about Frozen Thunder is the multitude of skiers I meet

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Skiing starts this weekend at Canmore

October 14, 2014
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Yes, I know it’s mid-October with daytime highs in excess of +10°C,  but your eyes don’t deceive you.

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Thanksgiving

October 12, 2014
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We have many things to be thankful for. If I made a complete list, it would be too long to post on this page, so here’s a short list.

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West Bragg Creek volunteers build new XC trails

October 7, 2014
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(Thanks to Alf Skrastins for the story and photos) The volunteers of the Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association have

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It would have made a great ski trail

October 3, 2014
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The air was crisp and cool, but the sun was shining, and a bull elk was bugling as Tessa and I hiked around

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Remember 2003?

September 27, 2014
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“There are old guides and there are bold guides, but there are no old bold guides,” Theo Meiners, another legendary guide in Alaska, used to quip. 

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Larch season: it can only mean ski season starts soon

September 22, 2014
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- Thanks to regular commenter Henry who sent this photo from a hiking trip in 2012 -

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Skiing starts in 30 days

September 18, 2014
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Guaranteed to have snow on Oct 18! Skiers from all over North America are booking hotel rooms in Canmore in preparation for the annual migration to Frozen Thunder at the Canmore Nordic Centre.

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Who “owns” Alberta’s wildlife? Should guns be allowed in K-country?

September 17, 2014
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On Sep 22, 2000, Nakoda, the alpha female of the Peter Lougheed wolf pack, was gunned down in K-country

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