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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“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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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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A good (birth)day at Lake Louise

March 20, 2017
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I skied for an hour on the Pipestone trails with Tessa this afternoon. Waxable skis were still working but sun-exposed areas were getting wet. I expect there will be some icy sections in the morning.

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Pipestone, wolves, cookie race

February 21, 2017

Thanks to Chuck for this report: With news that the Pipestone Loops were trackset yesterday, and word that the Bow Valley Wolf Pack is in the area, this was today’s choice. Sure enough, the wolves had just crossed the trail in front of us near the trailhead, heading east. At the top of the #20 […]

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Delightful day at Pipestone with kids and dogs

February 12, 2017
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It’s very satisfying and enjoyable to see mom and dad taking their three kids out skiing for the first time. Jayda the dog got to enjoy the family outing, too.

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Beautiful Pipestone

January 26, 2017
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Skiers have been submitting glowing trip reports about the Pipestone trails over the past two days. I’ll add one more.

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Now that was fun!

March 16, 2016
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What a pleasure to be skiing on cold snow again. I see from the Trip Reports that I wasn’t the only one who got to enjoy blue wax today.

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Snowing at Pipestone

January 28, 2016
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I headed west hoping to find cooler temperatures. It rained almost all the way to Lake Louise, and is still raining in Canmore and Banff at 6 pm. It was 0°C

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Peaceful, pristine Pipestone

January 18, 2016
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Adrienne’s trip report told the story: “Magic on Pipestone. What a beautiful day today with amazing tracks and tons of snow!

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Amazing Pipestone

December 7, 2015
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I could see from the web cam that Lake Louise had received some new snow overnight as had been predicted. I also saw

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Dog-friendly Pipestone

February 4, 2015
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-Sadie the dog, Tara and Angela on the Pipestone trails- It was a good day to be at the Pipestone trails in Lake Louise

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Margarita Pipestone

January 28, 2015
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-Fresh tracks at the Pipestone trailhead- “We went for lunch in town and came back around 12:00 hoping for some tracks. No such luck.” – Hugh Burton

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Magical Pipestone

January 15, 2015
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-The Pipestone loop at Lake Louise- The scenery and ambience at the north end of the Pipestone trail system at Lake Louise is stunning.

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Update on Banff trails

March 15, 2014

Get prepared for a big dump of snow in Banff tonight and Sunday. In the mean time, Leona and Carl have sent this update: Hello Skier Bob; We have been visiting Banff this week and have used your website to figure out where to ski. I wasn’t sure how to add a trip report, so […]

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Friday night update

November 9, 2012
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It was around 2:30 pm when I stopped at the Moraine Lake road trailhead to find excellent conditions with 4 beautiful tracks(2 outbound and 2 inbound)

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March 25, 2011

(Check Comments for an update on West Bragg) Gord Newel has an update… Skied Pipestone yesterday, there was fast & icy trails near the parking lot in the morning, a fair amount of debris as well, but after getting up and around/past the pond it was just awesome, sunshine and blue ski with silky smooth […]

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Elk Lakes; Mt Shark; Pipestone

March 23, 2011

With spring here, it is more important than ever for readers to share information on trail conditions. It could save someone from a frustrating ski experience. That was my original purpose in starting this blog until it morphed into its present monstrosity. Some excellent updates here… Elk Lakes cabin. Mar 21, 2011. Photo by Carol Sin Hi […]

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Pipestone trails

March 14, 2011

Needing to find some dog-friendly trails yesterday, Tessa and I headed up to Lake Louise to check out the Pipestone trails. It’s been at least six years since I’ve skied these trails, so along with with all the upgraded trail signage, it seemed like a whole new ski area. If you skied here before the improvements, it was a […]

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Lookin’ good for the weekend

November 20, 2009

As previously mentioned, I am co-ordinating a ski trip for beginners/novices/intermediates on Saturday to K-Country. In other words, anyone can participate as we will split into two groups. I’m going to stay with the beginners/novices while Cheryl will take the manic skiers on some more challenging and longer trails in the south end of Peter Lougheed Prov […]

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