Great Divide

Looks can be deceiving

March 22, 2016
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The snow in these photos looks magnificent, but truthfully, it’s wet, except on Lower Telemark where it was icy.

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Great Divide and Telemark trail

February 12, 2016
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Winter Wonderland returns! As you’ve already heard, it was snowing this morning at Lake Louise.

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Off to a great start at CNC

November 24, 2015
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-Banff trail at Canmore Nordic Centre. You can see the new warming hut in the background- Right now is a good time to explore the lesser-used trails

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The Great Divide was….Great!

November 9, 2015
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-You can read Martin’s evaluation of the Great Divide and the Telemark trail on the Trip Reports(under the name MaSid)-

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Snowmageddon at Lake Louise

November 8, 2015
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-Lots of new snow on Moraine Lake road at Lake Louise. Photo by Chuck O’Callaghan- Thanks for the trip reports today! Be sure to click over and look at the rest

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Friday night shenanigans

November 6, 2015
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-Tawny on the Great Divide- You can read Tawny’s evaluation of the Great Divide on the Trip reports. I would add that you’ll find it a bit bumpy

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Beautiful skiing in Lake Louise

February 15, 2015
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In the photo above: Fiona in the one piece purple snow suit. Charlotte in the purple jacket and patterned pants. Juliette in the dark purple with pink gloves outfit with rainbow

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Where are the easy trails for beginners?

January 16, 2015

Question from a reader: “Can you recommend some beginner trails, that is, ones that don’t have really steep runs and perhaps maybe would only appeal to other beginners?”

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An excellent beginner’s trail

December 1, 2014
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Groomer’s Report from Parks Canada tracksetter Jeff at Lake Louise: Hi Bob, Great Divide trackset to O’Hara and back. Skate lane as well. The Dog Sled operation started today on the 1A. Jeff

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Good news from Lake Louise

November 25, 2014
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-Moraine Lake road was trackset and groomed for skating this morning. Photo by Tracksetters Jeff and Andrew.- Here’s a summary of today’s events and reports:

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Friday night update

November 14, 2014
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-The Great Divide at Lake Louise has better snow cover the further you go. Photo by Chuck O’Callaghan.- Thanks to all the trip reports, we have a good idea where to find

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XC ski conditions at Lake Louise

November 14, 2014
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-The Great Divide is rough but skiable.- Yesterday(Thursday), I checked all the packed trails at Lake Louise. We’re usually

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Confederation Golf Course; Great Divide

November 12, 2014
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I’ve updated the link for the Confederation Golf Course Trail Report. Mary Jane tells me “we will post updated grooming reports on our home page and ‘sticky’ them

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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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Lake Louise

April 3, 2014
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Conditions were reasonably good on Moraine Lake road yesterday at Lake Louise. The snow temperature was -6°C at 12 noon, air was -3.There was about 6-8 cm

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Lake Louise trails were wonderful today

December 17, 2013
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-Valerie was the first skier to enjoy the new tracks on Fairview- It had started snowing by the time I hit the trail at Lake Louise. I could see there had been

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Beginner skiers: Where to ski?

November 24, 2013

We’ve talked about many different trails on this blog so far this winter, but haven’t given the beginner skiers any advice on which trails would be suitable to try out this wonderful activity. By far the best trail for beginners would be the Great

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Grooming trails involves more than driving a snowmobile

November 13, 2013
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Tracksetter John at Lake Louise goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the best possible

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Conditions at Lake Louise are close to perfect

December 19, 2012
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As if Emerald Lake wasn’t enough, I skied a number of trails at Lake Louise yesterday on the way back. I don’t know how conditions could be any better. Many of the lesser-used trails

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No shortage of snow at Lake Louise

November 21, 2012
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With 25 cm yesterday at Lake Louise, and more today, the trail crews will be working overtime to try and keep up with all the new snow. Moraine Lake road was groomed and trackset this morning;

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