Lake Louise

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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Skiing news Nov 29, 2017

November 29, 2017
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Canmore Nordic Centre: Conditions are great on the 2.5K of trail which are skiable. Peter even used wax on his classic skis

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Good news from Lake Louise

November 24, 2017

The new weather forecast is giving some hope. It’s going down to -4 tonight in Lake Louise, with a high tomorrow of zero. Thankfully someone had enough confidence and optimism

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In the grip of warm weather

November 22, 2017
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The title of this update is a little misleading because half-way through our ski trip, we had no grip due to the warm weather.

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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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New tracksetting on Moraine Lake road

November 14, 2017

I’d like to thank Chuck for keeping my blog up to date with the latest tracksetting activities. Fresh snow from yesterday has allowed new tracksetting on Moraine Lake road. That photo is very enticing! Chuck actually skied all the way

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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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Moraine Lake road is triple trackset

November 10, 2017
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-Enjoying the uphill tracks on Moraine Lake road. Photo by Chuck- Thanks to Chuck for this report and the terrific photos.

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Moraine Lake road is trackset; 10 days earlier than last year

November 4, 2017
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Thanks to everyone who submitted a trip report today. Your first-hand experience on the trail is very helpful for readers when trying to determine where to ski.

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Update on Moraine Lake road

November 3, 2017

Fri Nov 3 @ 7:10 a.m: We’ve all been wondering about the status of MLR. Barb heard a rumour that it was packed. This trip report was submitted last night by Eric R: “Started early afternoon today MLR .solid coverage ,machine groomed till 2/3 way up ,then machine tracked till turn-a-round. dusting of snow all […]

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An appetizer

November 1, 2017
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-Racing on Frozen Thunder at the Canmore Nordic Centre today. Photo by Cross Country Canada- Last night’s 10 cm in Canmore is creating a winter-like atmosphere

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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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