Dog-friendly Bow River loop

December 13, 2017
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With Tessa getting on in years, it’s an extra special day whenever she can join me on the ski trail. We stretched a 5K ski trip into an hour-and-a-quarter, so it was a

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Smiling people, happy dogs at WBC

November 11, 2017
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-Buddy and his gang on Mountain road at west Bragg Creek- I enjoy skiing at West Bragg Creek because my dog Tessa can run off-leash, but I also enjoy seeing

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West Bragg Creek

November 8, 2017
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I skied the late shift at West Bragg Creek along with my dog Tessa. With all the trip reports from West Bragg today, I hardly need to say much,

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Bill Milne from Wedge Pond

December 27, 2016
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Thanks for all the trip reports today. Nice to see the cougar and wolf tracks in Chuck’s photos. Chuck did an epic 36K yesterday and 29K today.

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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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Dog-lover’s delight

January 20, 2016
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I’ve never skied in such pristine, clean snow on Healy creek. Usually, there’s more than a few pine needles and spruce cones. The 3 cm of new snow today really

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Yoho Valley road – trackset today

January 6, 2016
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The last time I skied Yoho Valley road was in 2005, so I’ve never written an update about it until now. It was nice to re-familiarize myself with this beautiful trail, and I

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A dog-friendly trail in Banff: Healy creek

January 5, 2016
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Now that the temperatures in Banff are a little warmer, and the holiday crowds have dissipated, I felt it was time to check out Healy creek with my dog Tessa.

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Duluth, Edmonton now Winnipeg

November 29, 2015
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-Skiers from Winnipeg at the Ribbon creek parking lot- Every day for the past three days I’ve met skiers on the trail who have been enticed to come here because of the wonderful pictures

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Great snow, wonderful weather, and lots of happy dogs

February 18, 2013
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 – Everyone and their dog were having fun today at Ribbon creek – It was the perfect day

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Dog-friendly ski trails and other links

December 26, 2012

I was asked by a skier the other day what happened to the Dog-friendly ski trails link which I used to have on the main menu. Well, it’s still there, but is now located under Resources, along with a lot of other useful links.

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Another dog-friendly trail in Banff

December 11, 2012
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Healy creek, Brewster creek, Sundance canyon It’s important to note a few things here: Healy creek is not Healy pass. Healy pass is a backcountry trail that starts at Sunshine parking lot. Healy creek

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Dog-friendly Mount Shark

November 15, 2012
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Dog lovers are always on the lookout for trails where they can ski with their faithful companion. I have a page where I’ve listed the trails

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A record-setting day

November 11, 2012
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Update: Here’s a video from yesterday’s ski trip MLR video What a terrific day yesterday! Ten trip reports which covered most of the bases, thanks everyone. It’s nice

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Another dog-friendly ski trail

January 30, 2012
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My blog statistics show the Dog-friendly ski trails page has been clicked on 489 times since Jan 1, so I know people are always looking

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Mt Shark was excellent today

January 29, 2010

We took Tessa to Mt Shark today and found wonderful conditions. The weather was warm enough that she didn’t need her coat or boots. Every trail had been groomed and trackset on Wednesday. There’s been no new snow, so the tracks were fast. We skied for a while on the 10K yellow trail and encountered Jasper […]

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Nice to be back at Ribbon Creek

December 20, 2009

It was with a renewed  appreciation for this wonderful place that we took to the ski trails at Ribbon Creek this afternoon. As  most of you know from reading this blog, Kananaskis Country was not going to be grooming the trails here this winter due to budget cutbacks. We’re thrilled to say that is no longer […]

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Special ski trip this Saturday

December 14, 2009

Someone will win a nice Xmas present I recently contacted Lyle Wilson from Nipika Mountain Resort  to get information about his upcoming loppet and received a wonderful Christmas present. He has graciously donated a gift certificate for two nights accommodation at his beautiful facility in the Kootenay Mountains, which we will draw for this Saturday during the daytrip  which […]

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Canmore & Mt Shark in excellent condition; Dogs on the trail

March 11, 2009

Tessa – ready to ski at Mt Shark Mar 11, 2009 Tessa and I had a great time out at Mt Shark today. The trails had all been trackset and groomed yesterday. The air temp was -12 with sunny skies. In a few places there was some wind-blown snow in the tracks, but nothing more than a minor inconvenience(more below). […]

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Mt Engadine Lodge

January 8, 2009

One of the pleasures of navigating the Smith-Dorrien is this terrific spot near Mt. Shark ski area. Chris gave us a report on the recent snow conditions there.  I’ve also inquired about tea and tracksetting: Hello Bob, “We are open for afternoon tea on Saturdays and Sundays from 3-5 – cost including unlimited tea/coffee and snacks is […]

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