This ski trip didn’t meet my expectations. When I’m doing my all-time favourite loop, I want everything to be perfect!
I had only planned to ski up a little ways on Skogan Pass so I could tell my anxious readers how far you had to walk to reach skiable snow.
There’s nothing more enjoyable than 6K of downhill fun on excellent tracksetting and good, fast snow on Pocaterra. Upper Pocaterra was trackset last night
I refer to it as the Tyrwhitt loop, and today reminded me why I consider it my favourite ski trip. Lots of variety including great scenery, vigorous climbs, pleasant downhills,
Nick and Ray have most of it covered with their reports on Elk Pass and Blueberry Hill. Nick also included a fantastic photo of the excellent tracks we were skiing on
After finishing up with an appointment I had this afternoon in Canmore, I figured I could still get in an hour of good skiing on the new tracksetting at Mt Shark.
Update Fri Dec 21:Yesterday, Mt Shark was groomed and partially trackset. The Alluvial Fan at Emerald Lake was trackset. It’s always a treat to be skiing
Chuckley: “25cm new snow. Up to our knees at times!” Mary Perrott: “We and another couple traded off trail breaking in about 25 cms. of snow. It was fun to ski and not be able to see your skis in front of you, not even a ripple
Jody was just finished tracksetting Elk Pass when I arrived around 1:30 pm. Starting at 5 a.m, he also worked on Blueberry Hill, Tyrwhitt, Hydroline and Patterson. Check the PLPP Live Grooming
We arrived at the Elk Pass trailhead to 5 cm of new snow, and closer to 10 cm as we gained elevation. Windy.com was reasonably correct with their prediction