Friday morning update

February 9, 2018

Peter Lougheed Provincial Park: Note: This has been updated to reflect the added grooming from the second shift. Thanks for your diligent work, tracksetters!

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Snowfall updates

February 8, 2018

Thursday Feb 8 @ 12:07 pm It’s been snowing heavily in Canmore all morning, but just now it is clearing up enough for me to see a faint outline of Grotto mountain across the valley. I have an accumulation of 12 cm so far. Temperature is -15°C.

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Skogan Pass (aka “Slogan” Pass)

February 7, 2018
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When I submitted the trip report from the top of Skogan Pass, I later realized my phone auto-corrected “Skogan” to “Slogan.” It was only fitting,

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It’s a wonderful xc ski season and more snow is on the way

February 7, 2018

  “Significant amounts of snow, with total amounts of 25 to 35 cm is expected. An area of heavy snow, currently from Grande Cache to Medicine Hat, including the mountain parks,

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One more day before the big one

February 6, 2018

No doubt you’ve heard that we are expecting upwards of 40 cm of snow starting Wednesday evening. The Snow Forecast is predicting 41 cm at Ribbon Creek and 49 cm in PLPP. If the snow materializes, it will take a few days

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Fantastic day on Bill Milne trail

February 5, 2018
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Next to the inkpots photo from Chuck, you won’t see more spectacular scenery than on the Bill Milne trail on a beautiful blue-sky day like it was today. Being able to ski

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Canmore Nordic Centre

February 4, 2018
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-Seb, Zoey and dad Graham at the Canmore Nordic Centre- The air temperature at CNC at 2:30 pm was -13°C, and the snow was -11. There was no wind

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Sunday morning update

February 4, 2018

It looks like Calgary received more snow than expected and Canmore received less. I have about 6 cm at my place in Canmore. At 9 a.m, the sun is starting to peek out in the east but the west looks like heavy cloud cover. It’s -21°C.

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Impaired skiing

February 3, 2018

If the roads are bad due to all the new snow, you might consider skiing to your destination. I doubt that Calgary police would stop you for “bad technique.” If it was a criminal offense, I’d be in jail for the rest of my life.    This story was posted in “The Local, Norway’s news […]

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Snow on the way

February 2, 2018

Snowfall warnings are in effect for the mountains and from the sounds of the trip reports, it has already started in most of the places where we ski, but nothing yet in Canmore as I write this at 7:30 pm.  It appears that Calgary and West Bragg

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PLPP south trails

February 1, 2018
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Thanks to Jean-Francois Richy(pictured above) for this report regarding trails in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park:

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Spray River Loop was interesting

January 31, 2018
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Today’s skiing was a lot of fun. Baby Pippa in the chariot would normally have been the feature photo but I also had the good fortune to encounter

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Snowmageddon at Lake Louise

January 30, 2018
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I was primed to ski the Pipestone trails on yesterday’s new tracksetting. Surprise! I couldn’t even get near the parking lot, there was so much new snow!

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A fairy trail

January 29, 2018
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(I’m confident that some of our eloquent and articulate trip reporters could take these photos and make a nice bedtime story.) It’s tempting to poke the gnomes and

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Nice guy finishes first

January 28, 2018
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-Ian Murray finishes first overall in the Nipika 20K skate race. Photo by Chuck- Chuck gets around. He took a day off from skiing to spectate and cheer

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Goat Creek and Spray River West

January 27, 2018
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The air temperature at the Goat Creek trailhead was -12°C at 1:15 pm and a light, gentle snowfall was beginning.  There was not a breath of wind and it seemed a lot

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Mountain Madness

January 27, 2018

What does our notorious trip reporter Chuck do when he’s not skiing? Volunteering at skiing events. While volunteering at Banff’s Mountain Madness event yesterday, Chuck took pictures of many of the xc skiers.  Mountain Madness is a

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Canmore Nordic Centre

January 26, 2018
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Update: The CNC trail report indicates “Live Grooming currently not working or updating!” So don’t go by the dates on the Live Grooming  site.  Nice to see

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Goat Creek was trackset today

January 25, 2018

Alf raised a good point with his comment about the llama sign at the Goat Creek trailhead.  Thanks to Chuck for the photos and trip report, and for asking the hikers to stay out of the tracks. By the way, Chuck has skied 86K in the last two

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Lynx photo

January 25, 2018
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Chuck took this beautiful photo on yesterday’s ski trip… “FLINTS PARK JCT. & CUTHEAD – Jan 24 8 hour ski and 50 kms has it rewards:

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