Elk Pass

Found it!

January 28, 2017
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-Kelli and her crew from Edmonton on Tyrwhitt- I was tempted by all the great reports to head west to Emerald Lake, where I haven’t been this winter, but

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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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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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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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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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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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The wolf killers of Elk Pass

April 25, 2016
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If you ski from the top of Elk Pass under the powerline into BC(the route to Elk Lakes cabin), you’ll see the disturbing signs of the depraved killers proudly displayed within the first 100 metres. On weekends, there’s a good chance you’ll see or hear these miscreants with their expensive snowmobiles and weapons looking to kill trophy […]

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Spring skiing at its best

April 7, 2016
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I feel blessed to have been able to ski the Tyrwhitt loop one more time on surprisingly good conditions. After seeing this morning’s Live Grooming Report, I couldn’t resist.

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Elk Pass for the final time

March 30, 2016
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I thought 10:30 a.m. was early, but it wasn’t early enough. In fact, I don’t know if it even froze last night.

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Excellent on new grooming…and before 2 pm

March 25, 2016
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-Nola and Geoff on Tyrwhitt. – I was on the trail at 10:30 this morning and had lovely cold snow

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Epic day in PLPP

March 18, 2016
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You’ve read the enthusiastic Trip Reports. It was indeed a terrific day on the south trails in PLPP. I might still be out there if I hadn’t run out of water.

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Elk pass has lots of new snow

March 10, 2016
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There’s already up to 10 cm of fresh snow over last night’s tracksetting on Elk Pass. The snow depth is variable and to my surprise,

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Elk Pass and Tyrwhitt

February 26, 2016

The Cookie Race takes place tomorrow(Saturday) in PLPP, starting at Pocaterra hut. Some of the race trails were trackset overnight including Elk Pass and Tyrwhitt which I skied on today.

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Curious sighting on Elk Pass

February 20, 2016
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Not only did I see a fat biker, but I also have a good snowshoe story to tell you(later). The last I heard, fat bikes weren’t allowed on the groomed ski trails.

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PLPP south trails

February 17, 2016
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I saw on the Live Grooming Report that Fox Creek and Moraine had been trackset recently, so that was like an invitation to ski the Tyrwhitt loop

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Be-e-e-e-u-u-u-tiful conditions in PLPP

February 2, 2016
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Chip, Ray and Peter cajoled me into getting an early start, and we were on Whiskey jack by 10:15 a.m.

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Snowshoers would use the snowshoe trail if we started skiing on it

February 1, 2016

Snowshoers have their own dedicated trail to the top of Elk pass, yet they choose to use the ski trail, which lessens the enjoyment and can even create

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And the best option was…

January 30, 2016
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I’ll vote for the south/middle trails in PLPP, but it sounds like Lake Louise and Pipestone would be in the running. I had a 27K day with excellent conditions

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Blueberry Hill and Elk Pass

January 26, 2016
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As we were skiing along Elk pass, Georgina pointed out a feature which I had never noticed before: the hugging tree. I’ve posted the photo.

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