That was fun!

December 27, 2018
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I refer to it as the Tyrwhitt loop, and today reminded me why I consider it my favourite ski trip. Lots of variety including great scenery, vigorous climbs, pleasant downhills,

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Pipestone: Accessible and trackset

December 26, 2018
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-Pipestone trails. Photo by Chuck- Many skiers have been wondering when the construction would end and we

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Christmas day update

December 25, 2018

Lots of interesting trip reports coming in from Christmas day skiers.  A re-gifted Christmas present from Alberta parks: MaSid informs us that Pocaterra Hut hours have reverted back to the original 8 pm closing time. 

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Redearth Creek

December 24, 2018
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I had the pleasure of meeting Chuck on Redearth Creek and wishing him Merry Christmas in person. Lucky for me, he was already on the return and was able to give me the

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Baker Creek to Castle Lookout

December 24, 2018
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-Baker Creek to Castle Lookout. Photo by Chuck.- I was very happy to see the report from Chuck regarding this wonderful trail between Castle Lookout and Baker Creek.

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Sunday update: An early Christmas present

December 23, 2018

The loop is complete. Last night in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Whiskey Jack and Tyrwhitt were trackset. Take note, Tyrwhitt is “partially” trackset. It is still rough

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Peter Lougheed Provincial Park(PLPP)

December 22, 2018
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Nick and Ray have most of it covered with their reports on Elk Pass and Blueberry Hill. Nick also included a fantastic photo of the excellent tracks we were skiing on

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Saturday morning update

December 22, 2018

According to most weather reports, it’s cold this morning in the SkierBob empire. Lake Louise is -23 and Boulton Creek/Elk Pass is -16. Predictions are for highs in the low double digits, around -10/ -12.  Yesterday’s new tracksetting in PLPP should have set up well overnight.

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Skiing ’til sunset on the shortest day: A Maiden Voyage

December 21, 2018
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After finishing up with an appointment I had this afternoon in Canmore, I figured I could still get in an hour of good skiing on the new tracksetting at Mt Shark.

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Friday flashback

December 21, 2018

Above is a photo of the warden’s cabin at Redearth Creek from 2004. A few things have changed since this photo was taken by Chip on a Calgary Ski Club trip.  The hitching post/ski rack is gone. My backpack had colour back then;

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Pocaterra hut to Packers

December 20, 2018
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Update Fri Dec 21:Yesterday,  Mt Shark was groomed and partially trackset. The Alluvial Fan at Emerald Lake was trackset. It’s always a treat to be skiing

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Photos of interest

December 20, 2018
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I’ll have an update on Pocaterra later tonight. In the mean time, here are some photos. I stayed in Banff last night, and decided to take an early-morning drive to Lake

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Winter Wonderland

December 19, 2018
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Recent trip reports which described Lake Louise as a winter wonderland weren’t exaggerating.  They received even more snow overnight.

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Snowmageddon in PLPP

December 18, 2018

Chuckley: “25cm new snow. Up to our knees at times!” Mary Perrott: “We and another couple traded off trail breaking in about 25 cms. of snow.   It was fun to ski and not be able to see your skis in front of you, not even a ripple

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Trail grooming updates

December 17, 2018
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-Frank Howard on the recently levelled Fairview trail at Lake Louise. Photo by Chuck.- The Heritage Guides at Lake Louise have upgraded Fairview from “sled packed” to

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Sunday night update

December 16, 2018
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Thanks for all the trip reports and photos today. I’ve added a “Groomer’s Report” from the Heritage Guides at Lake Louise. It sounds like Fairview is on the verge

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Car Pooling

December 16, 2018

Louise has created a Facebook page for anyone interested in car pooling. It’s called Cross Country Skiing YYC. Click over and join. 

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Canmore Nordic Centre

December 15, 2018
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With a lack of other venues available for skiing, the Canmore Nordic Centre was incredibly busy today.  The tracksetting on Banff trail on man-made snow

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Saturday morning update

December 15, 2018

Some grooming was completed at Mount Shark yesterday: Trails groomed on Dec. 14th include the Blue 2km loop, biathlon area and Watridge Lake trail from the main parking trailhead to

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Elk Pass, Tyrwhitt, and other trails in PLPP

December 14, 2018
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Jody was just finished tracksetting Elk Pass when I arrived around 1:30 pm. Starting at 5 a.m, he also worked on Blueberry Hill, Tyrwhitt, Hydroline and Patterson. Check the PLPP Live Grooming

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