Kananaskis

The good times have returned

February 22, 2015
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-It was nice to see so many skiers enjoying themselves today- When we finished skiing around 3 pm, Boulton Creek parking lot was crowded

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A gift from the heavens

February 21, 2015
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-Ray, Dan and Elisabeth on Woolley which was trackset last night- This is how I remember February skiing in PLPP. Great tracks, cold snow, waxable skis. Even when

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Only for the truly desperate

February 18, 2015
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-Nice conditions on Patterson. The challenge lies in getting here.- I could have easily broken my record for going fast today. Trouble is, I probably wouldn’t be here

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The 1800-metre cut-off

February 8, 2015
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-Fiona and her brother Tadhg were skiing on the lower part of Elk Pass- There were dozens of skiers on Elk Pass today, many of them standing at the side of the trail scraping

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PLPP South trails

February 7, 2015
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These photos might tell you all you need to know. Unbelievable conditions for early February, a time when we should be enjoying the best conditions of the winter.

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Without snow…where would you be now?

February 1, 2015
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Something possessed me to listen to this song recently Long Train Runnin’ and while skiing today,

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A mystical, magical land – with snow!

January 30, 2015
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After a week of wet, icy, and needlemania conditions as a result of the recent meltdown, I was certainly counting my blessings today.

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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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