Elk Pass

Three weeks late

February 23, 2015
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-The Upper Lake Connector. If Elk Pass parking lot is full, park at the Upper Lake and take this trail- I usually reach 1000K during the first week in February. This winter,

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Only for the truly desperate

February 18, 2015
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-Nice conditions on Patterson. The challenge lies in getting here.- I could have easily broken my record for going fast today. Trouble is, I probably wouldn’t be here

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The 1800-metre cut-off

February 8, 2015
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-Fiona and her brother Tadhg were skiing on the lower part of Elk Pass- There were dozens of skiers on Elk Pass today, many of them standing at the side of the trail scraping

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PLPP South trails

February 7, 2015
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These photos might tell you all you need to know. Unbelievable conditions for early February, a time when we should be enjoying the best conditions of the winter.

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A mystical, magical land – with snow!

January 30, 2015
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After a week of wet, icy, and needlemania conditions as a result of the recent meltdown, I was certainly counting my blessings today.

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Climber’s delight

January 23, 2015
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-We were skiing in the clouds at the top of Blueberry Hill- Conquering both Whiskey Jack and Blueberry Hill in one day, combined with all the other trails

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First ski trip of the year was a good (and cold) one

January 1, 2015
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-Mark and Haley on Tyrwhitt- Like a dream come true, my favourite loop, Whiskey Jack, Tyrwhitt, and Elk pass all had new tracksetting last night.

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Boxing day bliss

December 26, 2014
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-Skiers had fast tracks and beautiful scenery on Elk pass today- Before I tell you about our outstanding ski trip in PLPP, let’s take a look at some other business.

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Sweet torture

December 23, 2014
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While climbing the south side of Kananaskis Fire Lookout(following in Carolyn’s tracks), a blogger has lots of time to think of catchy titles for his next post.

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Good thing it’s my favourite

December 21, 2014
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-Many skiers were enjoying the great conditions on Elk Pass- When people ask  me to name my favourite ski trail, I usually say it’s the last one I skied on.

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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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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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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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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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Elk pass: typical spring skiing

March 14, 2014
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I’m a little late with this report but it should still be reasonably accurate if you’re thinking of going to the south end of PLPP which was groomed in the early morning of March 13(Thursday).

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Cookie race grooming

February 20, 2014
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 – The view from the Kananaskis fire lookout. –  You might have noticed the unusual mix of trails which were groomed last night in PLPP. It’s because the Cooke race

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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 grooming as it maximizes the fun for descending the steep parts of Blueberry hill.

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Skiing at its best!

February 2, 2014
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What a fantastic day of skiing! The snow was cold, the sun was bright, the tracks were excellent, glide was superfast, no debris, no wind, and easy waxing.

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PLPP north loop

January 25, 2014
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Today’s skiing was fantastic! I’ve clocked 126K in the past 7 days with all of them being wonderful. We’re enjoying the best skiing of the winter on most

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Here’s what you missed today

January 23, 2014
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25K of blissful skiing. If you were stuck in a cubicle today perhaps it’s time to re-assess your priorities. Our decision was easy

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