PLPP(P Lougheed Park)

PLPP Grizzly bear sighting

June 18, 2014
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Here are some great photos and details of Sheila’s recent bear encounter: Hi Bob, We stayed out at William Watson lodge this weekend.  There were warning signs about bears in the area and we were careful to make lots of noise and keep the pooch on lead. 

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The Pisten-Bully rests

April 20, 2014
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Today will be the last time this season to ski on new grooming in PLPP. Jody gave the snowcat a good workout for it’s final run of the winter. Elk pass, Blueberry, Hydroline,

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Fantastic conditions for the finale

April 13, 2014
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Climbing Whiskey jack was more breathtaking than usual with the snow-covered trees sparkling in the morning sun. I met two skiers who experienced a rare

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One last day on waxable skis?

April 12, 2014

It’s going to be cold tonight with a low of -12°C while Jody is grooming Whiskey jack, Pocaterra, and Packers(if all goes according to plan). The forecast high for tomorrow is +5, but I’m going to break with tradition and get out there early.

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Blueberry hill

April 11, 2014
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It was a beautiful day to ski up to Blueberry hill with new tracksetting, sunny skies, and wet snow. The wet snow wasn’t so good, but it’s spring and we must make

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Spring skiing in PLPP

April 6, 2014
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I’m always happy to meet other skiers and say hi. Sometimes, people are pleasantly surprised to meet me, the real SkierBob. Others are just surprised.

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Found a kid’s ski at Boulton creek

April 6, 2014

Marin found this ski at the Boulton creek parking lot. She and her grandmother Chris said they would drop it off at the Pocaterra hut’s Lost and Found. As I finished skiing today and cruised into Boulton creek trailhead, I caught

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Elk pass

April 4, 2014
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It was difficult deciding whether to use waxable or waxless today. The snow temperature at Elk pass parking lot was -1°C, and the air temp was +2

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Grooming continues, more snow, and bears in spring.

April 1, 2014

It snowed another 4 cm overnight in Canmore. I expect conditions are excellent at the Canmore Nordic Centre where they continue to groom and trackset daily. As John A reported from skiing

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Up to 25 cm in PLPP

March 27, 2014

You may have seen this on the Groomer’s Report from Jody already, but here it is again: PLPP Minus twelve and snowing lightly in the Elk Pass parking lot at 6:30AM. Lightly is not how I would describe the falling snow for most of the

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Have you skied Lower lake?

March 24, 2014
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- Excellent conditions and spectacular scenery on the Lower lake trail in PLPP. – You’re missing out on an easy, scenic trail if you haven’t skied the 1.4K trail

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Good conditions at CNC

March 22, 2014
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It’s been 18 long days since I skied on waxable skis, and last night at the nordic centre it felt like I was going at supersonic speeds. It sure felt good to be on cold snow again.

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PLPP Flashback

March 19, 2014

Circumstances are not allowing me to get out and experience the wonderful conditions which I’m reading about on the Trip Reports. Winter is back and it appears we’ll be getting another 10 cm of snow tonight/tomorrow along with cooler temperatures. Meanwhile, courtesy of Helen

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Hut to picnic table

March 15, 2014
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- Sue and Rourke were enjoying the magnificent conditions and scenery on Tyrwhitt. – Soon after starting out from Pocaterra hut, I was beginning to regret being on waxless skis.

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Elk pass: typical spring skiing

March 14, 2014
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I’m a little late with this report but it should still be reasonably accurate if you’re thinking of going to the south end of PLPP which was groomed in the early morning of March 13(Thursday).

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Excellent skiing on recent grooming

March 10, 2014
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- Meadow was groomed and trackset today. – If you can get out to the trails in PLPP soon after they’ve been groomed you’ll have some excellent spring skiing

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Terrific conditions in PLPP

February 24, 2014
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It was -11°C at the hut at 2 pm. The Pocaterra moose was there to greet me. She did not appear to be aggressive and probably would have run away had I walked towards her.

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Cookie race grooming

February 20, 2014
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 - The view from the Kananaskis fire lookout. -  You might have noticed the unusual mix of trails which were groomed last night in PLPP. It’s because the Cooke race

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Busy day at PLPP

February 16, 2014
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There were a lot of skiers enjoying the trails in PLPP today. The Pocaterra parking lot looked jam-packed when I passed it on my way to Elkwood.

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Valentine’s day on Blueberry hill and Elk pass

February 15, 2014
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I love it when there’s a centimetre or two of fresh snow on top of the new groomingas it maximizes the fun for descending the steep parts of Blueberry hill.

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