PLPP(P Lougheed Park)

14K of fantastic skiing(and 3.8K of survival)

December 16, 2014
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-Approaching the Tyrwhitt meadows which are around the corner in the sun.- My goal today was to ski on Tyrwhitt for the first time this year.

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Elk pass and Blueberry hill

December 15, 2014
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Conditions were even better today than on Saturday. With all the skiers yesterday, the tracks are fast but still offering great grip with blue wax.

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Sweet sixteen

December 13, 2014
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-Mark and Giselle on Elk pass.- Fifteen wild Decembers have melted into spring since my first foray up that big hill, yet I never grow tired of seeing the fluffy, white pillows

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PLPP Update

December 13, 2014

Update Sat Dec 13 @ 9:15 a.m. We’ve received 3 cm of snow in Canmore and it’s still coming down Elk pass, Tyrwhitt, Hydroline, Patterson, Blueberry Hill, and Lower Lake were groomed last night. Tracksetter Jody gave this report early

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Lake Louise update

December 12, 2014

Lake Louise will be one of the only skiable places on Saturday. It appears that everything else has turned to ice. There’s 2-4 cm of snow in the forecast for Kananaskis, Canmore, and Banff. That might help rejuvenate some trails. We’ve had

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Does anybody have cold snow?

December 10, 2014
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It seems like we have to endure one of these difficult periods every winter. Lake Louise may be the last hope for cold snow, and from the sounds of “Chateau” Jeff’s report,

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Heavenly bliss

December 4, 2014
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First one on Whiskey jack! No, I’m not talking about myself. I’m referring to the creature in the photo. She has already logged about 3K on the ski trail this winter!

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Friday night update

November 14, 2014
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-The Great Divide at Lake Louise has better snow cover the further you go. Photo by Chuck O’Callaghan.- Thanks to all the trip reports, we have a good idea where to find

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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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