PLPP(P Lougheed Park)

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. Windy.com 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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PLPP update

November 15, 2018
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For those who are new around here, PLPP = Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in Kananaskis Country. There’s about 8-10 cm of snow on Elk Pass. As you can see

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Grizzly tracks on Whiskey Jack

October 19, 2018
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Thanks to Keith for sending in these photos and the report:

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Upper Pocaterra

October 14, 2018
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My friend Chip encountered some packed ski trails in Kananaskis while he was accessing a scramble to Mt Roberta today.  The higher elevations in PLPP near the top of Pocaterra and Whiskey Jack

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Still skiing on wax

April 7, 2018
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-Breanna on Packers- I couldn’t have asked for a nicer day to end a wonderful ski season. Skiing on cold snow with beautiful tracksetting and later seeing so many of the blog “regulars” at the hut.

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Kananaskis Fire Lookout…and more

April 2, 2018
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I waited for the perfect day to finally ski up to the Kananaskis Fire Lookout this season. The snow is so amazing

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Pocaterra Meet ‘N Greet

March 31, 2018
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Conditions don’t get any better than they were on last night’s tracksetting. The only complaint that I can make about today is that we ran out of cookies.

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Ski Heaven in PLPP

March 25, 2018
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Conditions on the new tracksetting were spectacular. Today’s skiing was as close to perfection as you’ll ever find, and everyone I met was echoing those

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Winter’s end

March 19, 2018
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Spring officially starts tomorrow(Tues Mar 20) at  10:15 a.m. but you wouldn’t know it if you were in PLPP today.  There was 5-10 cm of new snow

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Spring skiing in PLPP

March 16, 2018
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The advice from Heather to go early is appropriate at this time of year. The high angle of the sun wreaks havoc on the trails by early afternoon.

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Cheering for Alan

February 25, 2018
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I need to ski the north end trails in PLPP more often because I enjoy seeing all the kids and parents. After avoiding PLPP yesterday, all ages were out in full force today.

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PLPP and the Cookie Race

February 22, 2018

It will be very crowded on Saturday around Pocaterra Hut. This update is from Tom Lambert of the Foothills Nordic Ski Club: “For those making weekend plans, please note that the entire PLPP trail system remains open on Saturday during the race. But Pocaterra Hut will be a hive of activity, so you’ll find the […]

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Grooming re-commences in K-Country

February 11, 2018

The Ribbon Creek snowcat is back in business this morning and is grooming the Bill Milne trail as I write this at 10:50 a.m. Wedge Connector and Evan-Thomas fire road are also being done.

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PLPP south trails

February 1, 2018
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Thanks to Jean-Francois Richy(pictured above) for this report regarding trails in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park:

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18K of cross-country ski heaven

January 21, 2018
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I started climbing Whiskey Jack on perfect new tracksetting at 11:15 a.m. The air temperature at Boulton Creek was -2°C and the snow was -6.

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