Big sky country

March 9, 2019
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Just as Cheryl, Tessa, and I finished skiing the Strathmore golf course, who should pull up to go skiing but the man himself.  It was a thrill to finally meet

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Another place to ski: Sundre

March 8, 2019

Hi Skier Bob! My name is Katie Jo Munro and I am the treasurer for the Sundre Bike “n” Ski club. Our club sets trail as often as we can on our Snake Hill, through town and along the Red deer River.

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Sandy McNabb

March 7, 2019
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The one thing Steve didn’t mention in his Sandy McNabb trip report was the temperature.  When we arrived at 3 pm, the air temperature was +3°C and sun-exposed

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Troll Falls

March 6, 2019
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Yesterday we took Tessa on the scenic Hay Meadow trail and did the extra 300 metres to Troll Falls. It’s worth seeing the frozen waterfall at least once every winter.

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Sandy McNabb

February 22, 2019
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After 11 years of doing this blog, I am thrilled to finally do a first-hand report on Sandy McNabb.  Conditions were pretty good with occasional hazards

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The road less travelled

February 21, 2019
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West Bragg Creek received 5-7 cm from that brief but powerful storm which whipped through last night. Most of the trails at WBC were groomed and trackset before noon

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Snowing in K-Country

February 20, 2019
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“This is my view out my snowcat window at 6:20. Expect some snow in all the tracksetting.” -Tracksetter Jeff

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Beautiful day at West Bragg Creek

February 13, 2019
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-Ruth and Debbie on Moose Loop at West Bragg Creek- The snow at West Bragg qualifies as “Edelweiss” snow. Soft and white, clean and bright.

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Kananaskis Village trails

January 18, 2019
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The phrase “thin but skiable” is one we’ll remember from this low-snow winter. I was losing hope that we’d ever see any tracksetting on these trails,

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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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Finally, snow in the mountains

December 11, 2018

I was thrilled to read Mary’s trip report from Lake Louise where she said it was snowing “pretty good” this  afternoon. I’m wondering how much snow will greet Chip, Peter, Pat and me tomorrow morning at Elk Pass?

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A wonderful discovery

December 8, 2018
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I had trouble deciding on a title for this blog post. Amazing news for dogs and dog owners A beautiful day at Strathmore golf course Off-leash skiing close to Calgary Don’t make assumptions The best $5 I’ve ever spent Good food and warm bathrooms

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I can’t ski slow enough

November 28, 2018
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The first five times I skied the west side of the Bow River Loop at Lake Louise was during the Lake Louise to Banff Loppet and I was going too fast

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West Bragg Creek

November 16, 2018
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West Bragg Creek received 10-15 cm of cold, powdery snow. Most of the trails have been roll-packed. The temperature at 2:30 pm was -9°C.

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Dog-friendly West Bragg Creek

March 10, 2018
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We took Tessa for one more ski at West Bragg while conditions are still reasonably good. Although I prefer colder snow, Tessa is happy not to have to wear her boots

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Bow River loop at Lake Louise

January 16, 2018
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If you’re looking for a scenic, easy, dog-friendly trail, check out the  Bow River loop at Lake Louise. I had a wonderful ski there with Tessa yesterday afternoon.

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Healy and Brewster Creeks

January 12, 2018
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This should be one of the best weekends of skiing this winter with the new snow, new tracksetting, nice weather, and lots of choices.

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Mt Shark: Perfect conditions and dog-friendly

January 11, 2018
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I searched for a warm place to ski with Tessa today, but where would that be? Most temperatures were hovering around -25°C with one exception.

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Sunday night update

January 7, 2018

I didn’t ski today, so I thought I’d post this remarkable photo from Nipika Mountain Resort’s Facebook page. It’s one of the few places where dogs are allowed to run off leash on the ski trails.  Speaking of dog-friendly ski trails,

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Yoho Valley road

December 16, 2017
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This trail was not groomed last winter, so it was nice to get back early this season and get reacquainted. Tracksetting occurred yesterday, and the tracks were firm

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