Kananaskis

Climber’s delight

January 23, 2015
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-We were skiing in the clouds at the top of Blueberry Hill- Conquering both Whiskey Jack and Blueberry Hill in one day, combined with all the other trails

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Tessa’s favourite trail

January 20, 2015
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-Tessa, Bob, and Christine at Wedge Connector in Kananaskis- After all the excellent ski trips I’ve enjoyed over the past three weeks,

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Welcome back!

January 16, 2015
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Kananaskis Tracksetter Jeff has returned, and is doing a marathon grooming session today/tonight. He’s already groomed Bill Milne, Wedge Connector,

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Monday morning update

January 12, 2015
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I became aware yesterday that you can no longer obtain a dedicated ski trails map for Peter Lougheed Provincial Park(PLPP). The new map, entitled Explore,

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Skiing at its best!

January 11, 2015
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-You can tell by the body language that it was a fantastic day in PLPP- It truly was a superb weekend for xc skiers, and thanks for all the trip reports.

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Remarkable conditions on Pocaterra

January 5, 2015
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-Pocaterra trail near the hut- They’re gone! The pine needles and tree debris were nowhere in sight today, just untainted fresh snow and excellent tracks.

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First ski trip of the year was a good (and cold) one

January 1, 2015
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-Mark and Haley on Tyrwhitt- Like a dream come true, my favourite loop, Whiskey Jack, Tyrwhitt, and Elk pass all had new tracksetting last night.

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Boulton creek trail is inaccessible

January 1, 2015

I thought we should remind skiers about the flood damaged Boulton creek trail which is reported to be inaccessible. I have talked to many skiers this winter who have skied on Boulton creek trail, starting at Boulton creek parking lot or Boulton Bridge day use and they all say the same thing: Nightmarish, horrible conditions.

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First time on New Pocaterra, Meadow, Woolley

December 30, 2014
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I waited ’til 1:30 pm, but the temperature at the PLPP Visitor Centre was still -15°C. When I mentioned

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First time on Wheeler

December 28, 2014
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-Susan and Spencer at the Pocaterra / Lynx junction- I overcame my fixation with skiing the south trails in PLPP and enjoyed an 18K loop

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Something new at Pocaterra(besides new snow)

December 28, 2014
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-Conditions on Pocaterra trail are improving with new snow. This photo was taken at the trailhead by the hut-

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Boxing day bliss

December 26, 2014
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-Skiers had fast tracks and beautiful scenery on Elk pass today- Before I tell you about our outstanding ski trip in PLPP, let’s take a look at some other business.

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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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Good thing it’s my favourite

December 21, 2014
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-Many skiers were enjoying the great conditions on Elk Pass- When people ask  me to name my favourite ski trail, I usually say it’s the last one I skied on.

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Mount Shark

December 20, 2014
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-Tara and Melissa were having a good time on Watridge Lake road- Great trip reports coming in from PLPP. It sounds like the fresh snow helped to cover some pine needles.

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Late afternoon report

December 19, 2014
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-Jane and Brian on Whiskey Jack.- 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.

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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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