What are they saying about this blog?

“You have inspired many people…”

“Your site is ‘where’ we decide where we will ski each weekend.”

“I check it every day”

“Your blog is amazing”

“What a goldmine!”

“Your insight has been fantastic”

“Holy cow, what a great picture of cougar tracks”

“this blog has become my go-to resource for XC ski info”

“it is wonderful to just look at the pictures”

“I go to it every day, sometimes to get a pseudo-fix”

“the blog made me feel like I was also there”

“I just found your blog – love it!  I’ll definitely be back here”

“SkiHere is hands down the best site for up-to-date info”

Mary(April 2014) Your blog has been invaluable in getting us the best possible skiing.

Elaine(Jan 2014) Thanks for the great gift of this blog….. and your overall irrepressible enthusiasm and support for cross country skiing.  As Day Tours Organizer for the Norseman Ski Club,  I and our members find this blog to be essential to our skiing experience.  Bravo and keep up the good work!

Margot McMechan(Dec 2013) Thanks for having the best website for cross-country skiing around

Marilyn Toulouse(Dec 2013) BOB—you are INCREDIBLE!  What a GREAT write up!    THANK YOU SO MUCH!  You have been so wonderful and helpful to our CLUB that it was suggested by one of our members -Maggie Fields- to make you a LIFETIME HONORARY MEMBER to the Kicking Horse Ski Club.     You deserve much praise and recognition.  YOU  ROCK BOB! 

Tom Malaher(Dec 2013) You’d be crazy not to read the blog if you’re a skier here in Calgary

Alf Skrastins(Dec 2013) Your site is an excellent resource about ski trail conditions, but it is much more than that. It contains the one element that is completely missing from the “official” trail reports… enthusiasm for skiing.

Diana Piggott(Dec 2013)  This has become the best resource for cross-country skiers in this area, and more! Thank you again, and many more seasons of happy trails to you  :-)

Andrew McRae(Dec 2013) Thanks for putting together such a great website. The text entries are always a great read, and the trail info is a huge help.

Andrea Bundon(Dec 2013) Thanks for the blog! It’s been my go to for the last two seasons and I love love the trip reports.

Ken(Dec 2013) Keep up the great work.  I am sure I will run into you on the trail some day. I can only imagine how many people you have motivated over the years.

Victoria Hodgkinson(Dec 2013) This blog has been fantastic for beginner skiers like ourselves who are learning about where to ski in the area, and what conditions are like. Thanks!  

Grace(Nov 2013) I love this website! 

Lindsay Bliek(Nov 2013) Your amazing site with all of its blog posts, links, and trip reports has been indispensable for exploring.

Barb(Nov 2013) What a wonderful site you have and all about the 250 members of the Norseman Ski Club who visit your site for the latest reports before they lead trips (me included). Most of us think you are the God of Ski Trails

Charlene Waldal(Nov 2013)  Thanks for the blog, Bob- it has helped us explore new ski trails that we didn’t know existed.

Rick(Oct 2013) I really enjoy viewing your excellent web site and getting the latest news on snow conditions.

Ken K(Oct 2013) Thanks for your great work on keeping this site going – you get everyone charged up and looking forward to getting out skiing. Keep it going man !

Georgina(Oct 2013) Thanks again for doing this blog. Your enthusiasm is contagious!

Deb H(Apr 2013) We appreciate the site and all the people that feed their adventures and reports into! Way to go Bob and we are stoked for next year!

Alf Skrastins(Mar 2013) Thanks again, Bob, for your wonderful blog site. Besides being the best source of information about trail conditions, it creates an infectious sense of enthusiasm among the cross country ski community. Well done! Much appreciated!

Liz D(Mar 2013) What a fabulous ski season! I am so sad to see it disappearing. Thanks to you Bob for all your dedicated work to make this website happen.

Grace(Mar 2013) I was excited to discover your website.  I really appreciate the effort you put in to keep it up-to-date and to engage others.

Jeff(March 2013) We all wait to get to SkiHere.ca every day to see what Bob has done today. Continues to be the best website around.

Graeme P(Mar 2013) I Love Kananaskis (and this Blog). Many thanks for SkiHere Bob!! I check it pretty much every day. All the trip reports from everyone were extremely helpful, often funny, and always informative.

Phil Nash(Mar 2013 by email) Thank you Bob for your site and the many timely blogs and photos. You have helped us plan many trips to the Kananaskis – Lake Louise corridor.

Jennifer(Mar 2013) Huge thanks to Bob for this wonderful website!

Troy Proppe(Jan 2013) This website has been invaluable for a newbie like me. Thanks a lot.

Lawrence Marks(Jan 2013) Thanks for maintaining this site, Bob. It is so useful and an excellent way to stayed tuned to the skiing community.

Marilyn(Jan 2013)You are fantastic because you CARE. You are the “Best” website ever! We love you for helping us out so much!

Meg(Jan 2013) I’m a new classic XC skier and have found your blog tremendously helpful.

Grizzly(Jan 2013) I love your site and want to thank you for the valuable contribution you make to the ski community.

Helen Read(Dec 2012) How can we ALL thank you enough for this fabulous website?

John Jenkins(Nov 2012) Your website has been invaluable since my buddy pointed me towards it last year and I imagine I will be visiting it almost daily this season for all the trip reports. Thanks for such a wonderful resource!

Thorsten Eiben(Dec 2012) Thanks for your blog – couldn’t live without it in the winter.

Sonya Jakubec(Nov 2012) Thanks again for running your great contests and especially the blog, which is my “go to” place for everything skiing.

Jeremy(Nov 2012) The blog is a fabulous resource and entertaining read.

David Bynoe(Nov 2012) I am so happy this blog exists. The weather and the conditions in the mountains are so variable its good to know what things are going to be like before committing to a long drive. Thanks for all your hard work!

Ulli Martin(by email, Nov 2012) Your website is great. Its amazing how many people read it and get out! My friends and I met several intrepid skiers at Boom Lake today. They were there because they had read your website as well. Thanks for sharing your skiing passion with others.

Marlene(Oct 31, 2012)There’s a group of us ladies who go out during the week for a ski and we ALWAYS check your blog first. Thank you sooo much for such uptodate information!

Henry(by email, Apr 2012) I want to thank you for your web site. I have not seen anything like it. You’ve really created a sense of community with your skiers, and that’s what it is all about, aside from the wonderful timely trail reports themselves.

Jen Groundwater(Nov 21, 2011) I heard about your blog just this morning from my co-worker and I think it’s terrific!

Meg Van Rosendaal(Dec 13, 2010) Just stumbled across your ski blog. What a goldmine! It just may be what I need to get me out cross country skiing this year!

Alf Skrastins(Apr 3, 2011) You have inspired many people to get out XC skiing again or to try it for the first time.Thanks for your outstanding contribution to XC skiing in the Calgary-Canmore-Banff area!

John Addicott(Mar 29, 2011) Thanks for all your hard work on SkiHere.ca – it is a wonderful resource for the skiing community, old & new. The leader of our ski group, who is a VERY experienced skier and waxer, often refers to the site when choosing places for us to ski. And on the other side of things, I ran into friends today who are neophyte skiers – those chose to go out to PLPP today based upon the reports on SkiHere.ca. Without that information they probably would have stayed home in the snow and gloom of Calgary and missed out on a great day of skiing.

So, be assured that the site is extraordinarily valuable to the entire ski community.

Simona(Mar 8, 2011) wow..amazing pictures! The landscape is breathtaking! I know where I will ski next;) Thank you for this blog!

Mario(Feb 8, 2011)
Thanks Bob for providing this forum to discuss issues.

Sara(Feb 7, 2011) Your site is ‘where’ we decide where we will ski each weekend.

Jono and Shona Adams(Feb 7, 2011) Hello Bob, firstly i want to thank you for writing such an amazing blog, we are relatively new to the sport and we love it, your insight has been fantastic along with the effort it must take to keep writing for others to benefit from. So again thank you.

Jody Cairns(Feb 7, 2011) Thanks for the great site, it has been incredibly helpful for me learning the trails in the area.

Jeannie McBroom(Feb 6, 2011) All members of our house hold can be found sneaking a surreptitious peak at your site whenever possible, even at work. I consider your site very “green.” All the good advice and trail updates save a lot of unnecessary explorations.

Sheri Weston(Feb 5, 2011) I am so glad I came across your website/blog while researching cross country skiing and your site gave me the confidence to try something new and bring my kids along on the journey.

Sam Lawn(Feb 4, 2011) The blog is great for keeping up with the latest conditions, especially in an area where the weather and conditions can change so quickly.

Mike Haden(Feb 4, 2011) Keep up the excellent blogging Bob, it’s obviously a welcomed and long-overdue resource to Bow Valley skiiers.

Mario(Feb 2, 2011) Bob, really enjoy your site. I check it every day – even on days I do not plan to ski.

Chuck(Feb 2, 2011) You run an amazing blog, updated daily with valuable information and you quickly respond to user’s comments. Very professional and enticing.

Michel Gelinas(Feb 2, 2011) Though my wife and I only get to ski once a week, I do look at your blog once a day!

Donna Matthezing(Feb 1, 2011) Well I found your website by fluke looking for new ski trails and have looked at it everyday since October. Keep up the great blog and I look forward to the great pics of great ski areas.

Carolyn Davis(Feb 1, 2011)Skihere is now a daily internet stop for me and it hands down the best site for up to date info.

Rhonda Wilson(Feb 1, 2011) I found your site last year and have told several people about it who now use it as a resource.

Bill(Dec 29, 2010) I’m sure I’m not alone in saying this blog has become my go-to resource for XC ski info and conditions – thanks for doing it!

Denise(Dec 13, 2010) Your blog is amazing. Thanks for being so committed to it. I check it everyday … and when I can’t ski (work usually gets in the way), it is wonderful to just look at the pictures.

Donna(Nov 22, 2010) Bob, once again, your website is fantastic. I enjoy looking at it everyday.

Natalie(Nov 21, 2010) I just found your blog – love it!  I’ll definitely be back here – thanks for the great site!

Lematos(Nov 19, 2010) Thank you for the great reports.

Donna Matthezing(Nov 8, 2010) Bob, I just have to tell you that I found your website completely by fluke recently and love it.  It is absolutely great.  It is very comprehensive and so easy to navigate with a ton of information. I am looking forward to using it a lot.

Tom(April 17, 2010) I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your very informative and oftimes entertaining blogs

Jackie(March 13, 2010) I’m glad I checked into this great site and found out we can ski for awhile yet. Thanks for your committment, Bob.

Martin Trotter(Jan 19, 2010) …had a wonderful day cross-country skiing today (first time since the mid-80’s!!) along the Great Divide Trail to the Banff-Yoho boundary. I’m out there in the pure winter silence because of your blog!! Thanks!

Randy Miller(Jan 18, 2010) I just wanted to thank you for the inspiration your blog brings me. I haven’t x-country skied in half a lifetime and today I graduated from the lesson grid at Canmore and I did the Banff Trail Loop.  I have been watching the photos and write ups of people’s trips with great envy.  Now I get to try the trails you write about and send in photos.  Hooray!Many thanks, Randy

Justin(Dec 24, 2009) I have to agree with Rob, great photos and a great website. Holy cow what a great picture of the cougar tracks.

Alf(Dec 21, 2009) Thanks for the news, information and sheer excitement for skiing that your site provides.

Rob(Dec 6, 2009) Thanks for the great website with the most up to date information on trails. I check this site ofen for current information on conditions.

Ginny(Dec 4, 2009) As one of the skiiers on the Great Divide trip, I can’t thank Bob enough – for checking out and finding the best options for us to ski, for guiding and coaching us (especially on the all-important wax), and for making special efforts to allow us to ski into British Columbia without having to worry about the return uphill.

Alf(Nov 28, 2009) Bob, the information on your site is a great deal more current, useful and interesting than the out-of-date trail reports on the Kananaskis Country website. Keep up the great work!

Brian McBroom(Nov 9, 2009) Keep up the good work, we really appreciate the info.

Jade(Dec 31, 2008) I keep meaning to say “thanks” for your site. I go to it every day, sometimes to get a pseudo-fix as I can’t get out as often as you seem to go.

Cindy(Feb 1, 2009) Bob’s set up an amazing website and I’m very grateful!

Clive Cordery(Feb 2, 2009) Hi Bob, love the site – it’s great to be able to get current trail reports.

Steve Riggs(April 12, 2009) Thanks Bob, for providing a valuable resource for skiers. It has been a memorable season, with many great cross-country and backcountry days.

Annemarie(April 8, 2009) Want to let you know how much I’ve appreciated and enjoyed your blog. As usual, I didn’t get out as much as I would have liked, but reviewing the blog made me feel like I was also there.

Cindy H(April 13, 2009) I also want to thank you for a wonderful site and your facilitation in connecting so many with at least one thing in common – love for winter and SNOW!

Gordon Kirk(Nov 27, 2008) Bob, nice informative site/blog. Lots of great info and nice pictures of lovely ski trails.

Eric(April 8, 2009) Thanks Bob, I’ve been following your blog for XC-ski trip tips and reports. Very good insights.

Lindsay Bowman(Dec22, 2008) Great blog!

 Blair(Dec 3, 2008) WONDERFUL news about your blog! So much more helpful than trying to get info from the (government)

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1 Meg Van Rosendaal December 13, 2010 at 9:41 am

Just stumbled across your blog. What a goldmine! It just may be what I need to get me out cross country skiing this year!

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2 Greg Grundberg November 27, 2009 at 6:51 pm

As a veteran co-ordinator of the Calgary Ski Club Bob has skied with people of all ability levels. His route discriptions are based on a tried and tested route classification for track skiing which has been in place for about 10 ski seasons. Importance is also been placed on “going for the best groomed snow” as it has proven to be the best place for new skiers to progress in skill. Enjoy winter by following Bob’s advice.

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