Kananaskis

Snowing at Pocaterra

February 22, 2017
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It’s almost the end of February and I had yet to ski the first 4K of Pocaterra this winter. I’ve been on Upper Pocaterra many times but had not started a ski trip from the hut.

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Something for everyone: heavy snow and bright sunshine

February 19, 2017
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-Nice conditions on Upper Pocaterra- 8 – 10 cm of new snow had accumulated on Tyrwhitt and it was still coming down. Later, when I skied down Pocaterra, the sky was blue

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A love affair which started 20 years ago

February 14, 2017

Today, I returned to the scene where I skied for the first time in my life and retraced the steps which helped me fall in love with this activity 20 years ago. I didn’t realize it at the time, but it was a life-changing event when I skied a 6K loop

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Surprisingly cold snow

February 13, 2017
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I took Tessa for a leisurely ski on Evan-Thomas and Wedge Connector this afternoon. With the temperature at +6°C, I used my fish-scale waxless skis, but probably could have used waxable.

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Screaming fun on the Ribbon Creek trails

February 11, 2017
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-Gordon, Ken, Rory, and Larry at the top of the Screamer- These trails are so enjoyable when the snow is plentiful, cold, and groomed, as it is now.

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Great conditions on Bill Milne and Wedge

February 8, 2017
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Today was probably the perfect day to ski. Snow is still cold, but the air temperature was pleasant, with sunny skies and no wind. The conditions on Bill Milne and Wedge Connector are as good as I’ve ever seen them.

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Snowing at Mt Shark

February 3, 2017
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Mt Shark is normally a location where you can get spectacular photos, but not today. The light was so dull it was impossible to get a vivid photo. On the other hand, the skiing was excellent.

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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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Skogan Pass and Summit

January 14, 2017
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How about a fourth report on Skogan Pass?! I knew Chuck was somewhere on the trails above me because Alaric and Maya told me, but he must have been

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Best ski day of the year coming up

January 13, 2017
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-Members of the Norseman Ski Club on Aspen trail in Kananaskis- Tomorrow(Saturday) may offer the most choices for skiing ever. Trails in the

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Where is this?

January 10, 2017

This photo was sent in by Ribbon Creek tracksetter Jeff at 2:55 pm. You can look at the Live Grooming Report and make an educated guess. I would say it’s a specific section of the the Evan-Thomas fire road, perhaps the part that was

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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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PLPP middle and north

January 4, 2017
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When I read that MaSid was going to Elk Pass to work on his couch, I was thinking it would be a good day to do some exploring and tracking.

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Update from Kananaskis Village trails

January 1, 2017

Tracksetter Jeff sent this photo and note: “10 cm at the Village. Still dirt showing through in places but getting better.” You can watch Jeff’s progress in real time on the Ribbon Creek Live Grooming Report. 

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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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Bill Milne from Wedge Pond

December 27, 2016
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Thanks for all the trip reports today. Nice to see the cougar and wolf tracks in Chuck’s photos. Chuck did an epic 36K yesterday and 29K today.

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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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Did you know…?

December 14, 2016
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-Ann-Lisa and Cathy on Moraine trail in PLPP- Upper Bankhead in Banff National Park has been trackset. Thanks to Chuck for discovering this.

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