PLPP

Friday night update

November 14, 2014
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-The Great Divide at Lake Louise has better snow cover the further you go. Photo by Chuck O’Callaghan.- Thanks to all the trip reports, we have a good idea where to find

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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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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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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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The inside track(s)

January 29, 2014
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- Jen and Sarah at the Amos/Lynx junction –  On Saturday, I skied the PLPP north perimeter loop, but I still hadn’t skied some of the “inside” trails such as

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Here’s what you missed today

January 23, 2014
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25K of blissful skiing. If you were stuck in a cubicle today perhaps it’s time to re-assess your priorities. Our decision was easy

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Kananaskis Fire Lookout

January 10, 2014
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A couple snowshoers and I were the only ones to make the big climb yesterday. Conditions were perfect with excellent snow coverage and new grooming.

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Blueberry Hill

January 2, 2014
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-Glenna and Diane at the Elk pass/Blueberry hill junction- Our first Groomer’s Report this morning encouraged me to head for Elk pass/Blueberry hill today.

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My favourite loop

December 30, 2013
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Firm grip, fast glide, cold snow, excellent tracks, nice weather, with lots of smiling faces. Today was one of those days where you could experience, as my friend Chip

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My first adventure on “new” Pocaterra

December 24, 2013
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- There’s still some construction debris on the new section of Pocaterra – Jody wasn’t kidding when he said it was a whole pack of wolves, and as Chris

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Elk pass and Tyrwhitt

December 14, 2013
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 – Janice and Charlie Perry were enjoying the good conditions on Tyrwhitt – Elk pass is in great shape especially when you consider it hasn’t been groomed for eight days.

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Thrilled to be skiing on Whiskey jack

December 1, 2013
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When I surveyed the devastation from the June flooding, I had my doubts that we’d be skiing on Whiskey jack

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