Great Divide

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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33k at Lake Louise

November 18, 2012
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Update: Saturday’s skiing on Video (You’ll see many other skiers in this vid) Moraine Lake road and the Great Divide: I’m usually content to ski one or the other, but nothing’s ever that simple

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Friday night update

November 16, 2012
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Here’s a link to an interview I did on CBC Radio today regarding the proposed user fees for ski trails in Peter Lougheed Prov Park. SkierBob interview on the CBC’s Homestretch

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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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Shaganappi golf course

November 10, 2012
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 – Skiing at Shaganappi golf course – Hundreds of readers are looking at the Calgary Ski Club website, hoping for an update on Shaganappi. Chip and Ben Silverberg have submitted  Trip Reports

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Friday night update

November 9, 2012
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It was around 2:30 pm when I stopped at the Moraine Lake road trailhead to find excellent conditions with 4 beautiful tracks(2 outbound and 2 inbound)

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Be prepared for tricky waxing on MLR

November 3, 2012
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This comment came in from Cindy Kelly, and although she was at Moraine Lake road yesterday, it still describes the conditions we had today:

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MLR was packed again today

October 29, 2012
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At 4 pm it was raining in Lake Louise village, but thankfully at the elevation of Moraine Lake road it was snowing. It would have been another difficult wax day, but we were using the

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The best xc skiing on earth

November 16, 2011
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Conditions at Lake Louise are tremendous. Great Divide, Moraine Lake road and Tramline have excellent grooming, tracks, and cold snow to make for

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