PLPP and the Cookie Race

by Bob Truman on February 22, 2018

in PLPP(P Lougheed Park)

Loading up on cookies at the Boulton feeding station in the 2016 Cookie Race

It will be very crowded on Saturday around Pocaterra Hut. This update is from Tom Lambert of the Foothills Nordic Ski Club:

“For those making weekend plans, please note that the entire PLPP trail system remains open on Saturday during the race. But Pocaterra Hut will be a hive of activity, so you’ll find the other trailheads more peaceful. Also, the single-track of Moraine and Fox Creek will be a little hazardous between 11am and 1pm as the racers descend that stretch at full tilt.

Registration has closed, but volunteer opportunities remain at for anyone looking for excitement and home-baked cookies.”

The grooming schedule has been changed as well. I imagine that’s why Mt Shark was groomed on Tuesday night. The PLPP trail report makes these remarks:

“The usual grooming schedule will be changed for the week to accommodate the annual “Cookie Race held on Saturday Feb. 24th. Expect a change from the usual track-setting patterns and use caution when skiing trails used in the race.”

It’s not like we have a shortage of places to ski right now so if you want to avoid the crowds, consider skiing on other trails. For a shorter drive, conditions are excellent at Kananaskis Village, Ribbon Creek, and Bill Milne. 

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Henry L March 11, 2018 at 8:19 am

Have you tried Greyhound?


2 john davina February 26, 2018 at 7:45 am

great news on finding my water bottle!
could you send it by parcel post?
710 Evans court
Kelowna, BC
V1X 6G4
I will re pay you if you let me know the costs.
Thanks again! Great event.


3 Karen February 26, 2018 at 8:58 am

Hi John, I just calculated from home how much it would cost to send your bottlle. It looks like it would be around $16. Not sure it’s worth it for you given it doesn’t cost much more to replace with a new one. Let me know what you would like me to do.


4 john davina February 26, 2018 at 10:23 am

Hi. the new water bottle is $32.
please send parcel post.
cheers John


5 Karen February 26, 2018 at 11:36 am

Hi John, ok, I will take it to the post office to confirm the rate and then if you could send me an e-transfer to this email then I will pop it in the mail


6 Karen February 27, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Hi John, just took it to the post office and it would cost $16.71. My email is for the e-transfer. When I have that I will mail it out to you


7 Tom Lambert February 25, 2018 at 1:04 pm

Yes the weather and the cookies turned out perfect! We have quite a collection of lost and found, so if you are missing something, write to and we’ll return it to you.


8 Karen Stewart February 25, 2018 at 8:20 am

I was out skiing on Whiskey Jack this past Saturday during the race and found a Camelbak water bottle. If it is yours, let me know and I can arrange to get it to you.


9 Tony February 24, 2018 at 6:25 pm

Kudos to the volunteers baking all those cookies… I don’t think I’ve ever tasted better! A very well run event, and it looked like everyone had a lot of fun, so thank you to everyone involved in pulling it off!

Track conditions were terrific, and couldn’t have asked for nicer weather. Now… all we need is a chairlift going up Whiskey Jack, and we’d have a perfect race 🙂


10 Karen March 11, 2018 at 8:07 am

Hi John, I’m assuming you don’t want me to send the water bottle.


11 john davina March 11, 2018 at 9:02 am

Hi Karen sorry yes I was away I will forward the money thank john


12 john davina March 12, 2018 at 7:45 am

HI Karen

Re: water bottle
How do I send electronic? or can I mail you a cheque.
thanks again
John Davina


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