Elk Pass

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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Kananaskis Fire Lookout

January 3, 2016
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How could I pass up a trip to the Kananaskis fire lookout when it is freshly groomed? To repeat a well-used phrase this winter, conditions are as good as I’ve ever seen them.

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Skier’s utopia

December 21, 2015
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I skied with my friend Chip and he’s providing the write-up for today’s trip: Wouldn’t You Rather be Shopping?

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Am I dreaming?

November 28, 2015
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-Moose at Boulton creek trailhead- Somebody better pinch me. If you were skiing in Kananaskis today, you probably thought you’d died and gone to xc heaven.

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They’re coming from afar for our exceptional snow and trails

November 27, 2015
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I had the pleasure of meeting Erin and John at the top of Whiskey jack(where it meets Pocaterra). After discovering my blog a couple weeks ago, and being enticed

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Another new trail

November 20, 2015
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-“New” Boulton creek- The floods of 2013 have given me a lot to write about. Today was my test-drive of the reconstructed Boulton creek

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Contest has ended: Elk pass is trackset

November 19, 2015
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-First tracks on Elk pass- After skiing at Ribbon creek, I decided to drive to PLPP because I had an inkling that today would be the day that

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Our wishes have come true

November 17, 2015
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-Maurice Gaucher on Moraine Lake road: “Hi Bob — we had a great ski today –snowed steadily from our arrival at 10 am to departure at 2:15 pm — V40 worked great and the Tramline was fun. — Maurice”-

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An Easter feast in PLPP

April 5, 2015
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It was the final grooming of the season in PLPP, making for wonderful tracks and snow conditions in the south end of the park. 

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Spring skiing at its best

March 20, 2015
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-Pocaterra, between Whiskey Jack and Packers- Before I get started, thank you for the birthday well-wishes. You make me feel loved and appreciated!

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Bring sunscreen and hat

March 18, 2015
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-Sarah on Elk Pass- Here are some photos to go along with Frank Howard’s trip report from Elk Pass.

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Elk Pass and Tyrwhitt

March 13, 2015
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-Last night’s tracksetting on Tyrwhitt was in excellent condition if you didn’t mind that it was soft and slow in the sunny areas-

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25K of pure heaven

March 5, 2015
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-Wonderful conditions in the south end of PLPP today- I can’t add much to the reports from Carol, Duane and Keith regarding PLPP, other than

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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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