Kananaskis

Tyrwhitt Loop

January 22, 2019
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This ski trip didn’t meet my expectations. When I’m doing my all-time favourite loop, I want everything to be perfect!

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Skogan Pass and Hummingbird Plume

January 17, 2019
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I had only planned to ski up a little ways on Skogan Pass so I could tell my anxious readers how far you had to walk to reach skiable snow.

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As Irene says…”Wheeee!”

January 13, 2019
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There’s nothing more enjoyable than 6K of downhill fun on excellent tracksetting and good, fast snow on Pocaterra.  Upper Pocaterra was trackset last night

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That was fun!

December 27, 2018
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I refer to it as the Tyrwhitt loop, and today reminded me why I consider it my favourite ski trip. Lots of variety including great scenery, vigorous climbs, pleasant downhills,

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Sunday update: An early Christmas present

December 23, 2018

The loop is complete. Last night in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Whiskey Jack and Tyrwhitt were trackset. Take note, Tyrwhitt is “partially” trackset. It is still rough

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Peter Lougheed Provincial Park(PLPP)

December 22, 2018
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Nick and Ray have most of it covered with their reports on Elk Pass and Blueberry Hill. Nick also included a fantastic photo of the excellent tracks we were skiing on

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Skiing ’til sunset on the shortest day: A Maiden Voyage

December 21, 2018
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After finishing up with an appointment I had this afternoon in Canmore, I figured I could still get in an hour of good skiing on the new tracksetting at Mt Shark.

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Pocaterra hut to Packers

December 20, 2018
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Update Fri Dec 21:Yesterday,  Mt Shark was groomed and partially trackset. The Alluvial Fan at Emerald Lake was trackset. It’s always a treat to be skiing

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Snowmageddon in PLPP

December 18, 2018

Chuckley: “25cm new snow. Up to our knees at times!” Mary Perrott: “We and another couple traded off trail breaking in about 25 cms. of snow.   It was fun to ski and not be able to see your skis in front of you, not even a ripple

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Elk Pass, Tyrwhitt, and other trails in PLPP

December 14, 2018
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Jody was just finished tracksetting Elk Pass when I arrived around 1:30 pm. Starting at 5 a.m, he also worked on Blueberry Hill, Tyrwhitt, Hydroline and Patterson. Check the PLPP Live Grooming

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Fresh snow in PLPP!

December 12, 2018
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We arrived at the Elk Pass trailhead to 5 cm of new snow, and closer to 10 cm as we gained elevation. Windy.com was reasonably correct with their prediction

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Elk Pass and Blueberry Hill

December 6, 2018
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It was cold in PLPP today which means the snow is still in excellent condition. It was -10 at the Elk Pass parking lot at 2 pm with a bitterly cold wind so I didn’t linger.

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Elk Pass is trackset

December 3, 2018
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Update: All today’s grooming/tracksetting activity is detailed on the Live Grooming Report Elk Pass was groomed for the first 2K and trackset thereafter.

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Trail Love

November 23, 2018

Some of our best adventures and memories happen in Kananaskis Country – exploring the trails, deep forests, towering peaks and clear mountain streams. It is a place where we can all connect with the natural world. 

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Pocaterra and PLPP

November 18, 2018
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-Tom and Wendy heading south on Pocaterra from the Packers junction- I took advantage of the Upper Pocaterra access trail and skied on some very nice grooming

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PLPP update

November 15, 2018
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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

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Upper Pocaterra

October 14, 2018
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My friend Chip encountered some packed ski trails in Kananaskis while he was accessing a scramble to Mt Roberta today.  The higher elevations in PLPP near the top of Pocaterra and Whiskey Jack

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Still skiing on wax

April 7, 2018
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-Breanna on Packers- I couldn’t have asked for a nicer day to end a wonderful ski season. Skiing on cold snow with beautiful tracksetting and later seeing so many of the blog “regulars” at the hut.

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Kananaskis Fire Lookout…and more

April 2, 2018
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I waited for the perfect day to finally ski up to the Kananaskis Fire Lookout this season. The snow is so amazing

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Pocaterra Meet ‘N Greet

March 31, 2018
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Conditions don’t get any better than they were on last night’s tracksetting. The only complaint that I can make about today is that we ran out of cookies.

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