Elk Pass

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 groomingas 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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The miracle transformation

January 16, 2014
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We’re all feeling a lot more optimistic and positive today. Who wouldn’t after the horrendous conditions of yesterday, followed by the fantastic cold snow

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Kananaskis Fire Lookout

January 10, 2014
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A couple snowshoers and I were the only ones to make the big climb yesterday. Conditions were perfect with excellent snow coverage and new grooming.

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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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My favourite loop

December 30, 2013
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Firm grip, fast glide, cold snow, excellent tracks, nice weather, with lots of smiling faces. Today was one of those days where you could experience, as my friend Chip

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Elk pass and Tyrwhitt

December 14, 2013
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 – Janice and Charlie Perry were enjoying the good conditions on Tyrwhitt – Elk pass is in great shape especially when you consider it hasn’t been groomed for eight days.

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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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Finally some news on PLPP

November 23, 2013

The PLPP trail report was updated today and it’s nice to see some trails are starting to be groomed. Most were roller-packed with a snowmobile, but if I’m reading the trail report correctly,  it sounds like Elk pass

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PLPP/Elk Lakes trip report

April 30, 2013
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Hi Bob, Back in November while planning a family trip into the Elk Lakes cabin for the end of April, I used your site to do some historical research to see what the snow-pack was like over the past few years that late in the season.

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A perfect day of xc skiing

March 24, 2013
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I would not trade the memory of this day for a gazillion dollars. It was one of those extraordinary days where everything is perfect.

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Elk Pass and PLPP in nice shape

March 22, 2013
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 – Will and Dan at Boulton Bridge –  This weekend could be the best skiing we’ll see until next winter. With new, cold snow and very cold temperatures

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Utopia for xc skiers

February 28, 2013
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I think every trail in PLPP must be in great condition right now. I didn’t ski them all, but the ones I did ski were excellent, and the others which I observed looked good.

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Tyr – ific skiing in PLPP

February 15, 2013
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 – Beautiful scenery on Tyrwhitt trail – Today was one of the best runs I’ve had down Tyrwhitt and Elk pass this winter. I took a side-trip to Blueberry

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