Kananaskis

A Blueberry best day

December 8, 2017
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For skiers willing to brave the first 1.3K of nasty, cold wind on Elk Pass, you were rewarded with new tracksetting and fantastic conditions on Elk Pass and Blueberry

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Magic carpet ride

December 6, 2017
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Today’s snow would qualify as “Steppenwolf” quality.  Wow! I don’t think I’ve ever experienced tracks so fast on Elk Pass. Even coming back on Tyrwhitt,

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South trails in PLPP

December 1, 2017
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I checked out Elk Pass, Tyrwhitt, Hydroline and Patterson in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park today. I didn’t go on the Kananaskis Fire Lookout trail, but if

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Hugs, everybody!

November 27, 2017
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-The hugging tree on Elk Pass- Elk Pass was in great shape today, and I made a point of getting a photo of Georgina’s hugging tree.

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Fat bikers causing mayhem on Blueberry Hill

November 25, 2017
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-How many rules are being broken in this photo of Blueberry Hill?- Considering I often ski alone, late in the day, and in extremely cold weather, I’ve always

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Spectacular day on Elk Pass and Blueberry Hill

November 25, 2017
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-Mary at the top of the big hill. She had already been to the end of Elk Pass when I met her.- It was like Christmas morning

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New tracksetting in PLPP

November 25, 2017

The Live Grooming Report indicates some new grooming in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park: Nov.25: Elk Pass, Blueberry Hill, Hydroline and Paterson all groomed and trackset with the exception of Elk Pass until you get to the Hydroline junction. The trails should be very fast over the next few days with new heavy snow packing down and […]

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Fantastic day in Kananaskis

November 21, 2017
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-Kenneth on Lower Kovach- Lots of happy skiers were out enjoying the great conditions on the Kananaskis Village trails today, attempting to beat the warm weather which is predicted to start tomorrow.

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Kananaskis Village trails

November 20, 2017

The above photo was sent in by Tracksetter Jeff with the following report: “A nice 10 to 15cm surprise at the Village. New tracks on the Kovach Aspen Explorer loop.”

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To the top of Elk Pass on new tracksetting

November 18, 2017
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-Charlotte is enjoying the excellent conditions on Elk Pass- It was exciting to wake up and read on the PLPP Live Grooming report that Elk Pass was trackset.

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Elk Pass is groomed and trackset

November 17, 2017
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Hearing rumours of a big snowfall, I made an exploratory trip into PLPP(Peter Lougheed Provincial Park) this afternoon. At the first checkpoint there was 25 cm of snow at Pocaterra Hut.

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Weekend update

November 12, 2017

This early in the season, I like to keep reminding readers to click on the Trip Reports tab on the main menu to see what’s transpiring. Today, it’s only 7 pm, and we’ve already got reconnaissance

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Kananaskis: Skogan Pass, Terrace, Wedge, PLPP

November 9, 2017
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Thanks to all the rock pickers on Skogan Pass! As more skiers snowplow over the trail, more rocks appear. I was busy digging one of them out of the Screamer when

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More grooming in K-Country; Shaganappi is groomed; Confed parking

November 7, 2017

The Ribbon Creek Live Grooming report indicates that Bill Milne, Wedge Connector, Troll Falls and Hay Meadow were groomed

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Ski season is on!

November 3, 2017
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It’s wonderful to be back on the snow! With 4 cm of new snow over yesterday’s grooming, the Kananaskis Village trails were very enjoyable today.

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Skogan Pass

November 3, 2017

I didn’t ski Skogan Pass today, but Tracksetter Jeff sent the above photo and the following report: “Great snow on upper Skogan Pass and Skogan Loop 25-30cm, so good I was able to trackset all the trails above High Level right to the top of the Pass.  Lower Skogan is thin but skiable if you […]

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An appetizer

November 1, 2017
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-Racing on Frozen Thunder at the Canmore Nordic Centre today. Photo by Cross Country Canada- Last night’s 10 cm in Canmore is creating a winter-like atmosphere

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A perfect day for biking to Hummingbird Plume

September 28, 2017
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As I was climbing the Screamer on my way to Hummingbird Plume, I heard heavy breathing behind me.

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Ending on a positive note

April 17, 2017
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What a lovely day it was as I set out one last time to ascend Whiskey Jack. Last night’s tracksetting looked fantastic and inviting. I enjoyed the climb with excellent grip

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Typical spring skiing – 20% slower

April 6, 2017
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In mid-winter on cold snow, I can ski the Tyrwhitt loop at an average speed of 9 km/H on my waxable skis. Today, with waxless skis(zeros), on wet snow, I averaged 7.3

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