Great Divide

More tracksetting at Lake Louise

November 11, 2018

For all practical purposes it would appear that Chuck is now in charge of providing photos for the daily updates on here. Thanks again for today’s photos. I was especially impressed with the photo he took at 11 a.m. of the Edmonton Nordic Ski Club observing Remembrance Day

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Wednesday night update

November 7, 2018
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Thanks to Mary Perrott and Chuck for making my job easier. Check the Trip reports for their updates on Moraine Lake road and the Great Divide.

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Ski season is on!

November 6, 2018

Right on Schedule! Moraine Lake road and the Great Divide were packed and rolled on Sunday Nov 4. I received this update from Parks Canada’s Lake Louise grooming/tracksetting team yesterday(Monday):

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Ending the month with a “best day” on the Great Divide

November 30, 2017
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When I met the the Esso ski club people about 3K along the Great Divide, they knew it was me. One of them, obviously following the fat bike saga,

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Great Divide has new tracksetting

November 15, 2017

Who wouldn’t be smiling with these conditions on Nov 15? It sounds like the Great Divide at Lake Louise was the “go to” place today. You can read a  number of first-hand accounts of the conditions on the Trip Reports. Today’s photos

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Snowing in Lake Louise

November 13, 2017
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-Skate skiers with snow in their eyes on the Great Divide. Photo by Chuck- The weather forecast was correct, and thanks to Chuck, we have evidence that it was snowing in Lake Louise today.

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Weekend update

November 12, 2017

This early in the season, I like to keep reminding readers to click on the Trip Reports tab on the main menu to see what’s transpiring. Today, it’s only 7 pm, and we’ve already got reconnaissance

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Chuck skis to the Great Divide on Oct 12

October 12, 2017

It looks like Chuck and Jeannette will have 100K in the books before the rest of us get started. If you had a notion to follow Chuck’s tracks, he wanted to point out that “You had to be there early today, and I am afraid(like last year) that the next skiable snow may not come […]

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A perfect day in Lake Louise

November 22, 2016
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-The smile from Karen says it all- Update: Video from Nov 22 skiing on MLR A severe case of envy will set in as you look at the photos from today’s skiing, that is, if you

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Great Divide is trackset

November 20, 2016
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-Yvette, Pollie, and Phil on the Great Divide- The Banff trail report this morning indicated the Great Divide would be trackset today.

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Lake Louise snow report

October 28, 2016
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-Moraine Lake road at Lake Louise saw a few skiers today but has not been groomed yet- It was fun running into Diana Piggott at the Moraine Lake road trailhead today.

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Chuck skis the Great Divide on Oct 15

October 16, 2016
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Here’s the report from Chuck… First ski trip of the season was Great!

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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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