Elk Pass

The wolf killers of Elk Pass

April 25, 2016
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Cowardly, insecure, inadequate men with expensive snowmobiles and weapons lookin’ to kill trophy wolves. Wow, they must be proud!

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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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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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