Blueberry Hill

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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Valentine’s day on Blueberry hill and Elk pass

February 15, 2014
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I love it when there’s a centimetre or two of fresh snow on top of the new groomingas it maximizes the fun for descending the steep parts of Blueberry hill.

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Blueberry Hill

January 2, 2014
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-Glenna and Diane at the Elk pass/Blueberry hill junction- Our first Groomer’s Report this morning encouraged me to head for Elk pass/Blueberry hill today.

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First tracks on Elk pass

November 29, 2013
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Today was about as good as it gets. I would have been satisfied with the events of this day even without skiing on the wonderful conditions in PLPP.

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Dreaming of this day

November 23, 2012
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Ribbon Creek and Kananaskis Village Six weeks ago, I was biking up to the Kovach Lookout, dreaming about the day

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More snow bringing gladness to our hearts at Elk Pass

November 19, 2012
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I was greeted by falling, blowing snow and lots of it in PLPP today. The tracks at Elk Pass were still well-defined thanks to all the nice, kind skiers who were breaking trail

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Marginal conditions on Elk Pass

November 2, 2012
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If you are like me, enjoying high-risk behavior and lacking good judgement, then you might enjoy Elk pass. Everyone else, stay away.

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Tent ridge; Blueberry Hill

April 18, 2011

Steve Riggs sent some great photos and an update(just a note to all track skiers…don’t attempt these backcountry trips on skinny skis): Hi Bob, Track skiing has been on the backburner lately, with most of my attention focused on the excellent backcountry skiing conditions in K- Country. The great powder skiing continued on Saturday, in […]

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Elk Pass, Blueberry Hill

April 10, 2011

The early-morning grooming was in excellent condition yesterday at PLPP. We didn’t get started ’til 1 pm, but the snow was still cold enough for our wax to work as we started up the big hill on Elk Pass.(Click on the photo to see a larger image). Other people had taken advantage of the day-old […]

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PLPP; Mosquito Creek

April 5, 2011

Elk Pass trail is pristine…and there is a tonne of snow all the way up to Blueberry. Snowed all day on us, windy, coolish and though there was evidence of ice underneath the snow, we were able to have a great day up in the high country. Go prepared for spring conditions – waxing was a […]

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Elk Pass – Blueberry Hill

March 24, 2011

I had to go to Calgary today, but Cheryl skied on brand new tracksetting at Elk Pass and Blueberry Hill and reports excellent conditions. The only concern was the sun-exposed areas of the big hill on Elk Pass. Early in the day it will be extremely icy, so exercise caution there. She used VR50 which is […]

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Weekend updates

March 20, 2011

PLPP – Hydroline, Elk Pass, Blueberry Hill Hi Bob, Lately, we have mostly spent our ski time enjoying the excellent backcountry conditions in the Alberta rockies. For Sunday though, we changed it up for a day of cross-country at PLPP. And what a day it was! Warm, nearly windless, and sunny despite the clouds and […]

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Okotoks; PLPP

February 4, 2011

Skiing in Okotoks  Hi Bob, Well we are finally ready to open our new ski club to the Public. Starting on Saturday, Feb. 5th, we are ready for skiers to enjoy the Crystal Ridge Nordic ski course located at the Crystal Ridge Golf Course. There is a $5.00 charge for skiers and a waiver form […]

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Balmy weather on Blueberry Hill

December 5, 2010

Karen Silverberg on Blueberry Hill. Dec 5, 2010 This email just came in from Ben Silverberg: Good evening Bob, My wife Karen and I set out early this morning for PLPP uncertain about the day’s temperature range due to conflicting weather reports.  On our arrival it was a frosty -21 degrees under brilliant sunshine.  After […]

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Elk Pass, Blueberry Hill; West Bragg updates

December 3, 2010

Sure am glad to get these updates from Alf and Steve since I haven’t been out for a few days: Blueberry Hill viewpoint, overlooking Upper Kananaskis Lake. Dec 2, 2010. Photo by Alf Skrastins Hi Bob, Conditions are excellent right now at the south end of the Peter Lougheed Park trails. At Elk Pass-Blueberry Hill, […]

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One last ski – and it was great!

March 31, 2010

Elk Pass & Blueberry Hill 6 cm of new snow and fresh tracksetting created some wonderful conditions for what will probably be my last ski of the season. The snow was cold, the tracks were excellent, and I was able to use my waxable skis. There was no slush or soft spots. On a couple of […]

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Elk Pass was excellent today

December 6, 2008

The skiing was as good as you could expect on Elk Pass today. There are no machine-set tracks yet, but the snow cover is good and all those big hills were easy to climb and fun to come down. Blueberry Hill was a little trickier with lots of dips and ruts to make your return […]

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