Kananaskis

Late afternoon report

December 19, 2014

It was snowing at the bottom of Whiskey Jack at 5 pm. Hopefully it will continue, and cover all those pine needles with fresh, cold snow. Climbing Whiskey Jack started out with marginal conditions, but persistence paid off with beautiful cold snow and excellent clean tracks at elevation. Originally, I was planning to ski some of […]

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14K of fantastic skiing(and 3.8K of survival)

December 16, 2014
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-Approaching the Tyrwhitt meadows which are around the corner in the sun.- My goal today was to ski on Tyrwhitt for the first time this year.

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Elk pass and Blueberry hill

December 15, 2014
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Conditions were even better today than on Saturday. With all the skiers yesterday, the tracks are fast but still offering great grip with blue wax.

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Sweet sixteen

December 13, 2014
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-Mark and Giselle on Elk pass.- Fifteen wild Decembers have melted into spring since my first foray up that big hill, yet I never grow tired of seeing the fluffy, white pillows

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Does anybody have cold snow?

December 10, 2014
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It seems like we have to endure one of these difficult periods every winter. Lake Louise may be the last hope for cold snow, and from the sounds of “Chateau” Jeff’s report,

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Dog days of winter

December 8, 2014
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We’ve had a couple cute dog pictures submitted as entries in the Emerald Lake Lodge contest. I believe Jimmy is a Springer Spaniel and Sara’s dog

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Heavenly bliss

December 4, 2014
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First one on Whiskey jack! No, I’m not talking about myself. I’m referring to the creature in the photo. She has already logged about 3K on the ski trail this winter!

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Fantastic conditions for the finale

April 13, 2014
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Climbing Whiskey jack was more breathtaking than usual with the snow-covered trees sparkling in the morning sun. I met two skiers who experienced a rare

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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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Spring skiing in PLPP

April 6, 2014
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I’m always happy to meet other skiers and say hi. Sometimes, people are pleasantly surprised to meet me, the real SkierBob. Others are just surprised.

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Hut to picnic table

March 15, 2014
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- Sue and Rourke were enjoying the magnificent conditions and scenery on Tyrwhitt. – Soon after starting out from Pocaterra hut, I was beginning to regret being on waxless skis.

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Excellent skiing on recent grooming

March 10, 2014
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- Meadow was groomed and trackset today. – If you can get out to the trails in PLPP soon after they’ve been groomed you’ll have some excellent spring skiing

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Terrific conditions in PLPP

February 24, 2014
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It was -11°C at the hut at 2 pm. The Pocaterra moose was there to greet me. She did not appear to be aggressive and probably would have run away had I walked towards her.

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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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Busy day at PLPP

February 16, 2014
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There were a lot of skiers enjoying the trails in PLPP today. The Pocaterra parking lot looked jam-packed when I passed it on my way to Elkwood.

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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 grooming as it maximizes the fun for descending the steep parts of Blueberry hill.

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Filling in the blanks

February 10, 2014
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Ski season would seem incomplete if I didn’t ski all the trails in PLPP at least once. On my route through the north end of the park,

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Skogan loop via Nakiska – in nice weather!

February 9, 2014
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I hope you didn’t stay home on account of the weather. It was -10°C with bright sunshine at Ribbon creek

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Cold, but wonderful conditions

February 6, 2014
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Update: Be sure to read Jody’s comment at the end of this post. I waited for it to warm up, and by 2:30 pm it was -14°C at Boulton creek in PLPP. Considering

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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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