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Bike-packing isn’t new to Banff, but with the Canadian segment of the Tour Divide on pause for 2021 due to COVID-19, we have missed our fair share of gravel grinders and road warriors this year. Although travelling south by bike has been off the books for most of the year, that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been any bikes laden with packed bags rolling through the Bow Valley.  Earlier this summer, Simon V. Hradil-Kasseckert quite literally rolled up to our shop on his self-supported cycling mission, touring from Victoria, British Columbia to Montreal, Quebec. Simon was kind enough to chat with us...

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Standing at 5’3”, Alex Stange may not be the biggest skier on the mountain, but with her bright pink helmet and finesse in the park, she’s hard to miss. As the season winds down, you can often spot her sliding rails under the Glacier Chair at Lake Louise - she’s infectiously stoked on spring park laps. When she’s not in the park, ripping laps on the back side, or touring the resort’s slack-country, she can be found tucked away in the Lake Louise dispatch office, as one of three women who run the entirety of the resort's on-hill communications.  A...

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At 4,200 acres, Lake Louise is one the largest and most versatile ski resorts in Canada – if not the world. Wrangling that terrain is a small but dedicated team: the Lake Louise Trail Crew, or more candidly known: the “Organic Snow Farmers Association of Lake Louise”. With a crew of only nine, OSFALL is a small, but incredibly pertinent piece of the puzzle when it comes to turning Lake Louise into an operational ski resort each winter. With five years at the Lake, three of which with OSFALL, Shelby Charkowy is the sole female on the crew this year...

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Looking for some last minute gift ideas? We've got you covered with gifts that can be used all season long! Check out a few recommendations from our crew, and book an appointment online to come and grab your holiday goods! 1. Backcountry Safety GearKnow someone keen on getting into the backcountry this year? Or maybe their stoked on hitting the dive? Make sure they're travelling safely with the essential avalanche safety gear: a transceiver, a probe, and a shovel. Purchase them separately or package them together. The box on the complete set cuts out the awkward gift wrapping of a probe ;). Price: $59.99 - $549.99Find...

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Hey Bow Valley, we love you, and we’re committed to keeping you and our ski season safe this winter. Due to the recent restrictions put in place by the provincial government, and our commitment to the health and safety of our customers, staff, and community, we’ve decided to move to an appointments only based model starting Sunday, December 13. The good news: you can easily book an appointment online to come and see our smiling faces (well, at least our eyes - we’re committed to that mask life). Visit us online to make an appointment for a boot fitting, general shopping, or...

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