For those who are new around here, PLPP = Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in Kananaskis Country.
There’s about 8-10 cm of snow on Elk Pass. As you can see in the photos, the trail is seeing some activity, with skier tracks, snowshoe tracks, and snowmobile tracks.
I’m surmising the snowmobile went on an exploratory trip to see how much snow is on the trail. It made an out-and-back, so only a narrow section in the middle of the trail is packed. I imagine the snow depth increases with elevation.
The good news is that it was snowing at 4 pm and the various forecasts are predicting anywhere from 1 cm to 7 cm. I don’t know if 7 cm would be enough to do any grooming.
I wasn’t about to take any risks, so I didn’t even take skis along with me today.
Pocaterra trail at the hut has about 4 cm of snow. The tracks indicate a skier was doing some early-season rock skiing today.
Nothing’s open yet. The Pocaterra Hut is closed, as is the PLPP Discovery Centre.
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