Weekend outlook

Tomorrow (Sat, Dec 5) is the first official day of volunteer parking lot monitors who will be on duty in PLPP this weekend – with spot checks happening at Mt. Shark. Buy your Kananaskis parking pass. Dec 4 at 6 pm: We haven’t had any new snow in the past…

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Thursday night update

Update Dec 4: In PLPP last night, tracksetting occurred on Hydroline, Lookout, Tyrwhitt and Pocaterra north of the Packers junction. Thanks for the trip reports today. I’m happy to hear the temperatures were remaining sub-zero in Lake Louise and PLPP. Weather forecasts are showing a faint glimmer of hope for some…

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Icy, fast downhills can be dangerous

We’re all excited and anxious to go skiing, but it’s important to have good conditions and trails which are safe. Right now the weather is not co-operating, so be very careful about the trails on which you ski. If you’re determined to ski in marginal conditions, there is no shame…

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Welcome to December

It sounds like it was another busy day at couch headquarters in the Elk Pass meadows. Thanks to Leslie H for the great photo of MaSid enjoying his handiwork.  Leslie added these remarks in her email “He was holding court and working at maintaining the wind break wall and preparing…

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Kicking Horse trail in Yoho

Chip sent the above photo of the Kicking Horse trail to go along with his Trip Report. We also have a report from Kristina who said “the skiing beyond Natural Bridge down the Kicking Horse logging road was a dream.” Like a lot of other trails, Kicking Horse starts out…

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Monday morning update

There’s not much in the way of new grooming to talk about. From David Percy’s trip report, we know the Parks Canada groomers were working on the Pipestone trails yesterday.  “West Elk Pass meadows: fantastic!!! Tons of fresh fluffy snow. Easy traveling.” – Tanya It sounds like the Elk Pass…

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Double Super Secret Highwood Secret Stash

As I explained to Ken Wiens, the focus of this blog is trackset trails, but some of the non-trackset backcountry photos are spectacular. Does anyone know where this is? Can anyone uncover Aqua Toque’s secret stash? Hint “conditions were awesome at ####### #### Lake!” I suspect you won’t be able…

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Back Door: only two more days

Thank you to everyone who has submitted trip reports. We welcome new contributors to the Trip Reports page, so leave us a first-hand account of your day on the ski trail.  Sunday and Monday will be the final two days for accessing the upper trails in PLPP through the Back…

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Saturday morning update

Gear Swap Page I’ve noticed that a few readers have been posting on the old Gear Swap page. I don’t know how this page got into circulation, but it is no longer on the main menu, and I’ve deleted it. Please post your comments on the new Gear Swap page….

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