Why this blog?

As an avid skier, having experienced the disappointment of arriving at my destination and finding poor snow conditions,  I wanted skiers to have better information, hoping to make the experience more enjoyable. After driving for an hour or more, it’s frustrating to show up at a trail only to see that it’s covered with rocks and dirt.

Not only that, but it saves on gas. As Jeannie said in the comments, I consider your site very “green.” All the good advice and trail updates save a lot of unnecessary explorations.

Let’s help each other by sharing information. The government-run information reports are good, but there’s no substitute for first-hand reports from skiers who have been there.

Writing about the trail conditions is fine, but “Pictures paint a thousand words,” so a good photo can show things we just can’t decribe.

When you become a cross-country skier, you can’t wait for winter to arrive!

Contact me if I can be of assistance in any way.

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1 Patti November 1, 2010 at 2:35 pm

My husband and I will be in Canmore in late February for about 10 days of skiing. We’ll be following your blog for ideas on where to ski, snow conditions, etc., but I wonder if you can suggest a few spots for us to try. Last time we visited, we skied at the Nordic Centre, Mount Shark, PLPP and a few trails at Lake Louise. Are there other areas we should visit? And is it worth straying a bit farther afield, staying somewhere other than Canmore for a few nights? We’re pretty much groomed trail skiers, but also do some very light touring.

Thanks in advance for any ideas you can pass along.

Vancouver, BC


2 Bob Truman October 24, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Heather & Karen;

Thanks! I enjoyed helping you at the ski sale last night. Can’t wait to see you on the trails!



3 Heather & Karen October 24, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Hi Bob,
Thanks for your help and advice yesterday at the ski swap yesterday! We’re set for the snow now. We’ll keep checking the site for trips and advice.
Have a good weekend.


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