PLPP

PLPP and the Cookie Race

February 22, 2018

It will be very crowded on Saturday around Pocaterra Hut. This update is from Tom Lambert of the Foothills Nordic Ski Club: “For those making weekend plans, please note that the entire PLPP trail system remains open on Saturday during the race. But Pocaterra Hut will be a hive of activity, so you’ll find the […]

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Grooming re-commences in K-Country

February 11, 2018

The Ribbon Creek snowcat is back in business this morning and is grooming the Bill Milne trail as I write this at 10:50 a.m. Wedge Connector and Evan-Thomas fire road are also being done.

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PLPP south trails

February 1, 2018
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Thanks to Jean-Francois Richy(pictured above) for this report regarding trails in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park:

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18K of cross-country ski heaven

January 21, 2018
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I started climbing Whiskey Jack on perfect new tracksetting at 11:15 a.m. The air temperature at Boulton Creek was -2°C and the snow was -6.

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A nice day of aimless wandering

January 6, 2018
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I was talking with some skiers at the Lynx / Amos junction when I spotted the biggest smile up on the hill. I saw Kaitlyn’s happy grin all the way down the hill as she

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Packers is safe to descend

January 5, 2018
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The four skiers in the above photo had just descended Packers and were still smiling.  I skied Packers and a few other trails in the middle of Peter Lougheed

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Tyrwhitt snow elves

December 27, 2017
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Your imagination can conjure up all sorts of things for the odd shapes which line the trail as you ski up Tyrwhitt from the Pocaterra/Lookout junction.

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The best Christmas present…

December 24, 2017
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… is new tracksetting on Pocaterra! Excellent conditions on last night’s tracksetting between Lynx and Packers, good conditions between the hut and Lynx.

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The SkierBob Special

December 21, 2017
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I always referred to this, my all-time favourite, as the Tyrwhitt Loop but Helen renamed it the “SkierBob Special” a few years ago. I see from Helen’s report

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A Blueberry best day

December 8, 2017
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For skiers willing to brave the first 1.3K of nasty, cold wind on Elk Pass, you were rewarded with new tracksetting and fantastic conditions on Elk Pass and Blueberry

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Magic carpet ride

December 6, 2017
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Today’s snow would qualify as “Steppenwolf” quality.  Wow! I don’t think I’ve ever experienced tracks so fast on Elk Pass. Even coming back on Tyrwhitt,

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South trails in PLPP

December 1, 2017
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I checked out Elk Pass, Tyrwhitt, Hydroline and Patterson in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park today. I didn’t go on the Kananaskis Fire Lookout trail, but if

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Hugs, everybody!

November 27, 2017
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-The hugging tree on Elk Pass- Elk Pass was in great shape today, and I made a point of getting a photo of Georgina’s hugging tree.

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Consequences: the rest of the story

November 27, 2017

I’ve accepted the apology(on behalf of all xc skiers who were affected by this incident) and expect behaviors to change, but why does it take such extreme situations to make people aware of

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Fat bikers causing mayhem on Blueberry Hill

November 25, 2017
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-How many rules are being broken in this photo of Blueberry Hill?- Considering I often ski alone, late in the day, and in extremely cold weather, I’ve always

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Spectacular day on Elk Pass and Blueberry Hill

November 25, 2017
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-Mary at the top of the big hill. She had already been to the end of Elk Pass when I met her.- It was like Christmas morning

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New tracksetting in PLPP

November 25, 2017

The Live Grooming Report indicates some new grooming in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park: Nov.25: Elk Pass, Blueberry Hill, Hydroline and Paterson all groomed and trackset with the exception of Elk Pass until you get to the Hydroline junction. The trails should be very fast over the next few days with new heavy snow packing down and […]

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To the top of Elk Pass on new tracksetting

November 18, 2017
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-Charlotte is enjoying the excellent conditions on Elk Pass- It was exciting to wake up and read on the PLPP Live Grooming report that Elk Pass was trackset.

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Elk Pass is groomed and trackset

November 17, 2017
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Hearing rumours of a big snowfall, I made an exploratory trip into PLPP(Peter Lougheed Provincial Park) this afternoon. At the first checkpoint there was 25 cm of snow at Pocaterra Hut.

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Ending on a positive note

April 17, 2017
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What a lovely day it was as I set out one last time to ascend Whiskey Jack. Last night’s tracksetting looked fantastic and inviting. I enjoyed the climb with excellent grip

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