Lake Louise

Fantastic early-season conditions on MLR

November 12, 2018
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After a busy holiday weekend I didn’t have high expectations for Moraine Lake road but to my surprise the ski conditions were wonderful.

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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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Moraine Lake road is trackset

November 10, 2018
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-Moraine Lake road. Photo by Chuck– This is what we’ve been waiting for! The Great Divide at Lake Louise was trackset yesterday afternoon(Friday), and Moraine Lake road

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Moraine Lake road

November 9, 2018
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Update 9 pm: According to late-day skiers Barb and Chris, the Great Divide was in the process of being trackset, and Moraine Lake road is scheduled for tracksetting Saturday a.m.

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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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It’s early-season but it’s amazing!

November 6, 2018
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Everybody I met on the trail today was thrilled with the skiing conditions on Moraine Lake road. No tracks yet, but nobody’s too fussy at this time of year.

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Moraine Lake Road update

October 31, 2018

Thanks to Ray Perrott for this report and the photos: “Hi Bob, We were hiking near Lake Louise today, and stopped at the start of Moraine Lake road to see what we might find.  It’s all snow covered, though pretty thin (3-4 cm uncompressed) by the parking area.  Likely the snow depth gets better quickly […]

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Winter conditions in April

April 1, 2018
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At the north end of the Pipestone trail system, from km6 to km8, I love the ambience and remoteness of the area, yet I can cruise along a trackset trail

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Lucky day #3

March 6, 2018

If anyone wants to make the drive to Yoho, all the trails will be in great shape tomorrow(Wednesday). This is the email I received this afternoon from Marilyn at the Kicking Horse Ski Club:

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Snowmageddon at Lake Louise

January 30, 2018
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I was primed to ski the Pipestone trails on yesterday’s new tracksetting. Surprise! I couldn’t even get near the parking lot, there was so much new snow!

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“It was like a family reunion”

January 17, 2018
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Unfortunately I wasn’t there to join the fun, but I’m glad to see so many of our “regulars” were enjoying the day on great conditions at Pipestone. Chuck skied every trail

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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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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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Lake Louise

December 12, 2017
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Considering there’s been no new snow or tracksetting for 10 days, conditions are holding up well at Lake Louise.  The one thing which has changed since I was there

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Nice to see the kids on skis

December 9, 2017
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It never bothers me to get out of the tracks and go around when I  see parents teaching their very young kids to ski. Quite often I’ll stop and say something encouraging

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Feeling the love on Fairview

December 4, 2017
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I skied 14 wonderful kilometres at Lake Louise today without going near any of the “Big Three”(Moraine Lake road, Great Divide, Pipestone).

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Sunday at the Temple

December 3, 2017
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This ski trip on Moraine Lake road qualifies as another “best day.” Perfect everything.  When I arrived at the Moraine Lake road

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Good timing at Pipestone

December 2, 2017
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-Andrew went by with the groomer- After enough cajoling from Chuck, or should I say hectoring, I decided to check out the Pipestone trails today, and I’m glad I did.

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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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Notice re: Canmore Nordic Centre this weekend

November 30, 2017

If you were thinking of skiing at the Canmore Nordic centre this weekend, reconsider. I received this notice from Jim, president of the Canmore Nordic Ski Club:

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