Canmore Nordic Centre

December 15, 2018
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With a lack of other venues available for skiing, the Canmore Nordic Centre was incredibly busy today.  The tracksetting on Banff trail on man-made snow

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Sunday night update

January 7, 2018

I didn’t ski today, so I thought I’d post this remarkable photo from Nipika Mountain Resort’s Facebook page. It’s one of the few places where dogs are allowed to run off leash on the ski trails.  Speaking of dog-friendly ski trails,

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Nev sees wolf tracks; Cheryl sees the wolf

December 22, 2016
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“My parents towed me around the trails at Nipika today. I enjoyed the scenery but to be perfectly honest I was asleep most of the time. 

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Nipika continues to amaze

December 21, 2016
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Our timing was right for getting in some good skiing at Nipika Mountain Resort. With 10 cm+ of snow on Sunday/Monday, 45K of the 50K of trails have already

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Today is opening day at Nipika Mountain Resort

December 16, 2016
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This is from the Nipika website(see below for 7 more photos): “Our trails are officially open for the 2016/2017 season!

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Nipika says good-bye to Rufus

June 27, 2016

This was posted today on Facebook: If you’ve visited Nipika Mountain Resort anytime during the past 15 years, you will have undoubtedly met Rufus and possibly skied or hiked with him.

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It snowed, especially at Nipika

January 8, 2016
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The above photo was posted by Nipika Mountain Resort on Facebook with the caption “Finally enough snow to lure the Camocat out from hiding.” Nipika owner Lyle Wilson sent this email:

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Nipika Mountain Resort

October 2, 2015
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I received an email from Lyle Wilson at Nipika Mountain Resort today, mentioning that Nipika’s Ski Week will be returning this season

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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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March 5, 2014

Miles was asking about conditions at Nipika, so I checked it out in person. Today it was excellent as long as you had waxless skis. The grooming here is imaculate and the variety of trails almost endless.

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Upcoming loppets; Herald article on Emerald Lake

January 3, 2013

With the new year, it’s time to start considering which loppets you’ll be entering this winter. The Lake Louise to Banff loppet on Jan 20 was sold out in 55 minutes.The number of participants is restricted

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More trails ready

November 30, 2010

Lyle from Nipika has good news: “Trails are ALL OPEN!!! All trails are groomed for classic and skate skiing. This is the earliest opening we have ever had!! With Summer trail work and a great early snowpack we have better skiing already than we had all last winter!” Update: “Dec 1, we’ve had more snow […]

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Loppet updates

January 22, 2010

Lake Louise to Banff Jan 22 at 6 pm: a comprehensive update of conditions on each of the 6 legs has been posted at Nipika Today before 6 p.m. is your last chance to register for the Nipika loppet being held tomorrow and Sunday. Here’s the latest trail report: (Jan 21st, 2010) WE HAVE SNOW, and the COURSES ARE […]

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Nipika loppet in 10 days

January 12, 2010

Sat Jan 23 is the Nipika classic loppet.  Register The following day, on Sun Jan 24 is the Skate loppet Register For more information on accommodations, banquet etc Nipika

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Special ski trip this Saturday

December 14, 2009

Someone will win a nice Xmas present I recently contacted Lyle Wilson from Nipika Mountain Resort  to get information about his upcoming loppet and received a wonderful Christmas present. He has graciously donated a gift certificate for two nights accommodation at his beautiful facility in the Kootenay Mountains, which we will draw for this Saturday during the daytrip  which […]

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I can live with disappointment but I can not live with regret

December 9, 2008

Kevin & Kirstie thought Cascade Fire Road was great Kevin & Kirstie on Cascade Fire Road Dec 9, 2008 Lots to talk about tonight. Firstly, I met this wonderful couple on Cascade Fire Road today. It was only their third time ever on cross country skis. Kevin had no trouble keeping up with me(I’m old, he’s […]

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