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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Thank you, Bill Milne

January 19, 2016
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-The Bill Milne trail in Kananaskis- With the excellent conditions this winter, the Bill Milne trail in Kananaskis has been discovered by many classic and skate skiers

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PLPP – the middle

January 10, 2016
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-Juliana, Tom and Mark at the Wheeler – Amos(south) junction- No need for a long story about today’s skiing. Everything is perfect on the trails

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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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What chinook?

January 1, 2016
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-Happy new year from Christina, Ben, and Nick at the Whiskey jack – Pocaterra junction- I decided for the first day of this new year that I would enjoy

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Ribbon creek & Kananaskis village

December 23, 2015
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-Trinity, Terry, and Dominic on Terrace trail near Kananaskis village- I waited for the temperature to warm up and arrived at Ribbon creek

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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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The only rocky road that I like

December 19, 2015
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-Roy at the Whiskey jack – Pocaterra picnic table. Notice the Whiskey jack(bird) sittiing on the table- Upon arriving at the top of Whiskey jack,

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The best skiing on planet earth

December 12, 2015
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-Kim and Emily at the Pocaterra – Whiskey jack junction- You know it’s going to be a good day when: »You take pictures of the scenery while driving out

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The “boss” of Pocaterra

December 10, 2015
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As I crested the hill, I could see him, 30 metres ahead, defiant and fearless, blocking my path, standing directly on the tracks.

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Trails to delight a xc skier

December 5, 2015
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I met lots of happy skiers today, took lots of photos, and tried to remember many names and I’m not sure if I got them all correct, so if you see your picture

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Pocaterra and north PLPP

December 4, 2015
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-Joanna and Arielle at Pocaterra trailhead- Update: Joanna(pictured above) has coined a new term for snow conditions: 

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Mt Shark

December 3, 2015
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-Mireille and Christiane from Quebec at the Mt Shark trailhead- Trackset yesterday, the snow at Mt Shark was still cold enough at -3°C for me to get good grip

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Duluth, Edmonton now Winnipeg

November 29, 2015
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-Skiers from Winnipeg at the Ribbon creek parking lot- Every day for the past three days I’ve met skiers on the trail who have been enticed to come here because of the wonderful pictures

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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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Outstanding conditions on Bill Milne trail

November 26, 2015
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-The Bill Milne trail in Kananaskis is groomed for classic and skating.- “It was sooooo beautiful to be in the sun and on such wonderful snow.

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