PLPP(P Lougheed Park)

The showdown at Pocaterra

February 24, 2015

I wonder if anyone reading this blog knows anything about this incident. I was told a tale about the formation of Peter Lougheed Provincial Park(PLPP) which has made me curious about a dispute which I know nothing about. Does anyone

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Three weeks late

February 23, 2015
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-The Upper Lake Connector. If Elk Pass parking lot is full, park at the Upper Lake and take this trail- I usually reach 1000K during the first week in February. This winter,

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The good times have returned

February 22, 2015
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-It was nice to see so many skiers enjoying themselves today- When we finished skiing around 3 pm, Boulton Creek parking lot was crowded

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A gift from the heavens

February 21, 2015
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-Ray, Dan and Elisabeth on Woolley which was trackset last night- This is how I remember February skiing in PLPP. Great tracks, cold snow, waxable skis. Even when

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Only for the truly desperate

February 18, 2015
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-Nice conditions on Patterson. The challenge lies in getting here.- I could have easily broken my record for going fast today. Trouble is, I probably wouldn’t be here

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One killed in Black Prince avalanche

February 14, 2015

“A man in his 30’s was killed as a result of trauma that happened going through the trees. He was pronounced dead at the scene.”

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The 1800-metre cut-off

February 8, 2015
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-Fiona and her brother Tadhg were skiing on the lower part of Elk Pass- There were dozens of skiers on Elk Pass today, many of them standing at the side of the trail scraping

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PLPP South trails

February 7, 2015
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These photos might tell you all you need to know. Unbelievable conditions for early February, a time when we should be enjoying the best conditions of the winter.

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Without snow…where would you be now?

February 1, 2015
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Something possessed me to listen to this song recently Long Train Runnin’ and while skiing today,

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A mystical, magical land – with snow!

January 30, 2015
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After a week of wet, icy, and needlemania conditions as a result of the recent meltdown, I was certainly counting my blessings today.

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Climber’s delight

January 23, 2015
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-We were skiing in the clouds at the top of Blueberry Hill- Conquering both Whiskey Jack and Blueberry Hill in one day, combined with all the other trails

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Skiing at its best!

January 11, 2015
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-You can tell by the body language that it was a fantastic day in PLPP- It truly was a superb weekend for xc skiers, and thanks for all the trip reports.

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Remarkable conditions on Pocaterra

January 5, 2015
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-Pocaterra trail near the hut- They’re gone! The pine needles and tree debris were nowhere in sight today, just untainted fresh snow and excellent tracks.

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First ski trip of the year was a good (and cold) one

January 1, 2015
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-Mark and Haley on Tyrwhitt- Like a dream come true, my favourite loop, Whiskey Jack, Tyrwhitt, and Elk pass all had new tracksetting last night.

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Boulton creek trail is inaccessible

January 1, 2015

I thought we should remind skiers about the flood damaged Boulton creek trail which is reported to be inaccessible. I have talked to many skiers this winter who have skied on Boulton creek trail, starting at Boulton creek parking lot or Boulton Bridge day use and they all say the same thing: Nightmarish, horrible conditions.

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First time on New Pocaterra, Meadow, Woolley

December 30, 2014
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I waited ’til 1:30 pm, but the temperature at the PLPP Visitor Centre was still -15°C. When I mentioned

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XC Darwin award

December 30, 2014
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The Darwin Awards salute the improvement of  the human genome by honoring those who accidentally remove themselves from it… Darwin Awards. There’s a warning

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Last chance

December 30, 2014

If you haven’t skied in December, you’ve only got two more days. You’ll have some freshly trackset trails on which to do it, and it’s going to warm up today. If you’re a beginner skier who just received new skis for Christmas, you may benefit from

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First time on Wheeler

December 28, 2014
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-Susan and Spencer at the Pocaterra / Lynx junction- I overcame my fixation with skiing the south trails in PLPP and enjoyed an 18K loop

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Something new at Pocaterra(besides new snow)

December 28, 2014
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-Conditions on Pocaterra trail are improving with new snow. This photo was taken at the trailhead by the hut-

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