R.I.P. Pipestone couch

March 10, 2019
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MaSid’s couch on the Pipestone River made the snowcouch accessible to the masses. Well, not exactly the masses, but to a lot of skiers who don’t venture off the trackset

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Lake Louise

January 24, 2019
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I skied the Pipestone trails at Lake Louise today, and all was excellent except for a few pine needles, but they weren’t sticking in my wax. Spent some time in the sun at

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MaSid’s Pipestone river couch

January 15, 2019
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I spent most of my day taking photos of the loppet trails along the Bow Valley Parkway. For those doing the Lake Louise to Banff loppet on Sunday, I’ll post those photos tomorrow.

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Pipestone: Peace and contentment

January 9, 2019
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Tooday, the Pipestone trails were the epitome of Chip’s now famous saying, “The soul-mending rhythm of cross-country skiing.” Too bad he’s holidaying

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Pipestone: Accessible and trackset

December 26, 2018
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-Pipestone trails. Photo by Chuck- Many skiers have been wondering when the construction would end and we

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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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