PLPP(P Lougheed Park)

Apr 22: Final grooming update

April 22, 2019

Elk Pass was groomed for the final time last night. Tyrwhitt was groomed as far as the picnic table. The grooming report mentions the following…

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Apr 21 Grooming update

April 21, 2019

Trails groomed last night in PLPP include Elk Pass, Blueberry Hill, and Hydroline. The trail report mentions the following: After the recent extended period of rain, most trails groomed on Saturday night are rather dirty, with some thin and icy spots throughout, some bare edges in a few places, as well as dirt or small […]

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Sunday Apr 14 grooming update

April 14, 2019

A number of trails were groomed overnight in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park including  Elk Pass Tyrwhitt Upper Pocaterra Blueberry Hill Hydroline Patterson

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Apr 11 grooming update

April 11, 2019

Update Apr 13: Most of the trails at MT Shark have been groomed over the past two days.  The man-made snow trails at Canmore Nordic Centre were groomed this morning.  PLPP grooming early this morning included Elk Pass, Hydroline,

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Sat Apr 6: Grooming update

April 6, 2019

Canmore Nordic Centre: Two natural snow trails were groomed(not trackset) early this morning including Rundle and Meadowview. The man-made snow on Banff trail, Centennial, and Olympic were trackset. The temperature in

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Sunday Mar 31: Grooming updates

March 31, 2019

It should be a good day of skiing on the freshly groomed trails.  Trails groomed last night in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park include 

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Elk Pass and Fox Creek

March 28, 2019
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The most enjoyable sking today was on Fox Creek on the return. It had been groomed yesterday, had about 1 cm of new snow, and was in excellent condition

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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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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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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. 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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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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Saturday night update

November 17, 2018

With this update, I’m displaying some additional photos which are now included with the “Wild Animals Along the Ski Trail” post. We like reading multiple reports for the same trail, so just because you’ve already seen a trip report

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