Kananaskis Fire Lookout

Kananaskis Fire Lookout…and more

April 2, 2018
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I waited for the perfect day to finally ski up to the Kananaskis Fire Lookout this season. The snow is so amazing

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-28 at Kananaskis Fire Lookout

December 17, 2016
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Starting out today took a lot of motivation and courage. It was -20°C at Boulton Creek parking lot with a stiff breeze. Five minutes up the trail, at the Whiskey Jack/Moraine

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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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15/17 in PLPP

March 27, 2015
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I’m enjoying the spring skiing in PLPP. Perhaps I’ve lowered my expectations after such a difficult winter. Perhaps it’s my skis; as Jody mentioned, the right skis at the right time of day.

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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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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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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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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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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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Kananaskis Fire Lookout

December 12, 2012
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It’s difficult to fathom, but yesterday’s trails were even better today. I headed out from Boulton creek to discover new tracksetting on Whiskey Jack

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Perfect conditions for skiing Kananaskis Fire Lookout

December 8, 2011
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Thirty minutes up, and three minutes down. Need I say more? Although the temperature at the fire lookout

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New tracksetting in PLPP

December 7, 2011
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On  my way back from Calgary, it was already late afternoon and I had no intentions of skiing, but my vehicle just automatically turned at Hwy #40 when I reached the casino exit.

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Spring skiing?

April 16, 2011

PLPP was shrouded in snow today (click on a photo to see the larger image) Cheryl and I headed up to the Kananaskis Fire Lookout today. It was snowing the whole time we were there, with lots of accumulation on all the trails.  This comment from Diana Piggot tells some of the story… Glorious snow in PLPP today! […]

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Ribbon Creek; PLPP

March 28, 2011

Hello Bob, We went to Ribbon Creek today. 2-3 cm of fresh snow covering the old tracks made it quite pretty with all the trees covered in snow. The Swix purplish-red wax (-1 to +2) worked reasonably well for the first 2 hours. It was overcast and snowing lightly. We went to the end of […]

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PLPP; World Masters

March 7, 2011

Just returned from an overnight ski to Shadow Lake Lodge(will post an update on that tomorrow). That’s my excuse for being late with these reports… First from Steve Riggs: Hi Bob, Sunday was a fabulous day on the ski trails in PLPP. We skied up Whiskyjack, across Lookout and down the steep side to Hydroline, stopping for […]

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December 29, 2010

Pocaterra trail was in nice condition yesterday and getting better, as a light snowfall was gradually covering the pine needles and debris in the tracks. The temperature was perfect at -5, the snow was still cold enough for wax to work well, as five of us set out from Pocaterra hut. At the Lynx junction, […]

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Escaped boxing day madness

December 26, 2010

(Click on any photo to enlarge it) Six of these seven skiers say skiing is better than shopping on Boxing day. The lone dissenter(lady on the far right with a big smile) was still undecided. Dec 26, 2010 Today was a glorious day to be in the mountains, and far away from the Boxing day […]

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Kananaskis Fire Lookout

December 3, 2010

After spending three tough days of work in Calgary this week, I was itchin’ to get out on the trail. I had my sights set on Whiskey Jack and the Kananaskis Fire Lookout. It was late in the day; the bus full of seniors was already leaving PLPP as I was entering. You know, I think […]

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Kananaskis(PLPP); West Bragg; Cascade Fire Road

December 16, 2009

Steve Riggs was at the Fire Lookout today and sent in the following photos and report: Hi Bob,   Excellent skiing on December 16 at PLPP.  We skied Whiskyjack-  Lookout- Hydroline- Fox Creek- Moraine, finding superb conditions  throughout with 5-10 cm of light new snow over the groomed, enough to  give silky smooth skiing but […]

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Peter Lougheed Prov Park/Kananaskis Update

January 14, 2009

(See comments below for more updates including  Hawkridge photos) *** It doesn’t get any better than this Bob, Chip and Vic at Kananaskis Fire Lookout We really hit it lucky again today. New tracks had just been set on Elk Pass, Hydroline, and the steepest, most gruelling trail in the park, Kananaskis Fire Lookout. The weather was beautiful, […]

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