Moraine Lake road

That’s it for me

April 16, 2015
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-Moraine Lake Road at Lake Louise- At some point in every ski season I have to do the inevitable: go for my last ski trip, which I did yesterday(Wednesday).

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Apr 10 – New grooming on MLR

April 10, 2015
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 Hi Bob, The trails on Moraine Lake Road are freshly groomed mid day today April 10th. Attached is a picture.

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Moraine Lake Road

March 25, 2015
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-Moraine Lake Road- If you can survive the first 4.5K, you will be rewarded with an enjoyable ski for the final 4.5K.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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