Lake Louise

Lake Louise update

December 12, 2014

Lake Louise will be one of the only skiable places on Saturday. It appears that everything else has turned to ice. There’s 2-4 cm of snow in the forecast for Kananaskis, Canmore, and Banff. That might help rejuvenate some trails. We’ve had

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Good news from Lake Louise

December 11, 2014
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-Fairview trail in Lake Louise was trackset yesterday.- I can confirm Frank Howard’s trip report and I’ll add a bit to it since I was there late in the day.

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Does anybody have cold snow?

December 10, 2014
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It seems like we have to endure one of these difficult periods every winter. Lake Louise may be the last hope for cold snow, and from the sounds of “Chateau” Jeff’s report,

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Just in time

December 9, 2014
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-The snow on Moraine Lake road was cold this morning but was borderline wet by 2 pm.- Chris Thomas’ trip report was exactly what I was going to say about Moraine

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Snowfall and trail grooming update

November 27, 2014
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I’m thrilled to get our first Groomer’s Report from Tracksetter Jeff at Kananaskis Village/Ribbon Creek/Skogan pass:

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Winter wonderland at Lake Louise

November 26, 2014
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-Michelle was enjoying some skiing on Moraine Lake road during her lunch break.- About 4 cm of new snow was on top

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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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It’s snowing on Moraine Lake road!

November 24, 2014
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-Marlene is ecstatic over the fresh snow.- I have lots to talk about from an eventful day on my cross-country skis

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Two good choices for the weekend

November 21, 2014
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I skied at Canmore Nordic Centre this morning where the skiable distance is up to 5.4K thanks to the partial opening of the Olympic trail. The competition trails

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Seeing is believing

November 17, 2014
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-Donna and Kathy are on the way back with 8K to go.- Dave Allen must be a magician who drives a snowmobile. I don’t know what kind of wizardry

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MLR really was trackset

November 16, 2014
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Tracksetter Jeff from Lake Louise sent me the definitive report, along with the above photo, regarding Moraine Lake road:  “Dave did trackset MLR ( up and down track ). Seems to have turned out ok…” 

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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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Ski season is here!

November 10, 2014
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-Hannah, Janice and Charlie were on the way back when I met them about 4K along.- (First things first: I know that Calgarians are curious to know the conditions on the golf courses, so here’s a Shaganappi update)

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Good news re: Moraine Lake road

November 10, 2014
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-After packing/rolling today, Moraine Lake road should look something like this.- Tracksetter Jeff at Lake Louise sent me an

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What to expect for the weekend

November 6, 2014
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Update Fri Nov 7 @ 7:53 pm: Thanks to Lanny for the latest news: “Hi Bob:  Stopped briefly at the moraine lake trail head and Lake Louise on our way

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Chuck’s report on Moraine Lake Road

November 5, 2014
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True to his word, Chuck skied on Moraine Lake Road today: “Conditions were not bad for the first possible day of the season. Extra Blue wax worked

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Snow at Lake Louise

November 4, 2014
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Tue Nov 4 @ 5 pm: I just received this Twitter update from Banff National Park. Click here to follow me on Twitter

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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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