PLPP(P Lougheed Park)

First tracksetting on Lower Pocaterra

January 11, 2017

It was late in coming this year, but Pocaterra from the hut to Lynx junction was trackset last night for the first time, along with a number of other trails in the vicinity of the hut including Lynx, Meadow,

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Ski Patrol to the rescue

January 8, 2017
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-Ski Patrollers Dave and Jessica on Whiskey Jack- Every time I climb Whiskey Jack I feel like I need rescuing. Fortunately today, the encounter with the Ski Patrollers

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Friday night potpourri

January 6, 2017

  We have lots to talk about and I barely even need to mention my ski trip because WillSki did the job for me with great photos, too. I will post a few more photos in the gallery at the end of this update. I used to call it the Tyrwhitt Loop,

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Confederation Update

January 5, 2017

This is an update from Kevin at Foothills Nordic Ski Club: Confederation Park Golf Course and Canmore Park are groomed and trackset. Great conditions.

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PLPP middle and north

January 4, 2017
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When I read that MaSid was going to Elk Pass to work on his couch, I was thinking it would be a good day to do some exploring and tracking.

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18K of Cross-country ski heaven

December 30, 2016

Fantastic and beautiful. I’m thrilled to say this day has finally arrived! I skied the Tyrwhitt loop for the first time this season on wonderful conditions, but wait! It will be even better tomorrow as Jody was grooming the 20 cm of fresh snow on Elk Pass.

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Unusual sighting on Tyrwhitt

December 30, 2016

I was already grinning ear-to-ear as I started through the Tyrwhitt meadows, but this sighting made it even bigger. I took 154 photos today, so you know it was a fantastic day and it will take me a while to go through them.  Update coming later.  

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PLPP Grooming Update

December 30, 2016

Update Dec 30 @9:35 a.m: The Live Grooming Report has been fixed and now shows the trails which were groomed/trackset last night. Update from Tracksetter Jody on Friday, Dec 30 @ 2:04 a.m:

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Christmas Gifts

December 25, 2016
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-Access to Cascade Valley and Upper Bankhead via the Lake Minnewanka road (file photo)- We have a few more choices for skiing today, thanks to the recent snow and hard work of the groomers and tracksetters.

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-28 at Kananaskis Fire Lookout

December 17, 2016
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Starting out today took a lot of motivation and courage. It was -20°C at Boulton Creek parking lot with a stiff breeze. Five minutes up the trail, at the Whiskey Jack/Moraine

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Did you know…?

December 14, 2016
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-Ann-Lisa and Cathy on Moraine trail in PLPP- Upper Bankhead in Banff National Park has been trackset. Thanks to Chuck for discovering this.

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Exceptional day on Elk Pass and Blueberry Hill

December 10, 2016
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–Elk Pass: Beautiful surroundings, beautiful tracks, beautiful weather.- I’m glad I didn’t let this morning’s snow storm or cold temperatures deter me from going

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First ski in PLPP

December 9, 2016
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-Upper Pocaterra. Just look at that fantastic grooming and tracksetting!- The lack of snow is quite evident while driving out, and upon reaching the trailhead at Boulton Creek.

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Elk Pass is trackset

December 9, 2016
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I took the above photo around 5:15 pm with the help of my car’s headlights. I drove over to the Elk Pass trailhead after skiing on yesterday’s groomed/trackset trails in PLPP. I’ll have an update on those later tonight.

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PLPP grooming is underway

December 8, 2016

This is what we have been waiting for! 🙂 🙂 🙂   This Live Grooming Report showed up late this afternoon. There might be more to the story as I see only a portion of Lookout north side was done. With these cold temperatures, equipment problems can be a concern.

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More snow expected at Lake Louise

November 26, 2016
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  Yesterday’s(Friday Nov 25) PLPP trail report mentioned some packing had been completed on a few trails:

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Update from Canmore Nordic Centre

November 23, 2016

The following is an update from the CNC:

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Any snow in Kananaskis Country?

November 21, 2016

We’re all getting impatient with this slow start to the ski season in Kananaskis Country. There are small amounts of snow in the forecast for later this week. Sometimes those small amounts can be

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Opening day at Canmore Nordic Centre

November 19, 2016
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The snow was cold, the tracks were excellent, the weather was beautiful but still cool, and I had good grip with

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Elk Pass: Winter or Summer?

September 9, 2016
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Is anyone else getting excited for winter? The days are noticeably shorter, the nights are cooler, and the leaves are changing.

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