PLPP

Tyrwhitt Loop

January 22, 2019
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This ski trip didn’t meet my expectations. When I’m doing my all-time favourite loop, I want everything to be perfect!

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As Irene says…”Wheeee!”

January 13, 2019
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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

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That was fun!

December 27, 2018
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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,

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Peter Lougheed Provincial Park(PLPP)

December 22, 2018
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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

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Pocaterra hut to Packers

December 20, 2018
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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

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Snowmageddon in PLPP

December 18, 2018

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

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Elk Pass, Tyrwhitt, and other trails in PLPP

December 14, 2018
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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

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Fresh snow in PLPP!

December 12, 2018
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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

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Elk Pass and Blueberry Hill

December 6, 2018
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It was cold in PLPP today which means the snow is still in excellent condition. It was -10 at the Elk Pass parking lot at 2 pm with a bitterly cold wind so I didn’t linger.

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Pocaterra and PLPP

November 18, 2018
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-Tom and Wendy heading south on Pocaterra from the Packers junction- I took advantage of the Upper Pocaterra access trail and skied on some very nice grooming

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PLPP update

November 15, 2018
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For those who are new around here, PLPP = Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in Kananaskis Country. There’s about 8-10 cm of snow on Elk Pass. As you can see

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Grizzly tracks on Whiskey Jack

October 19, 2018
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Thanks to Keith for sending in these photos and the report:

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Still skiing on wax

April 7, 2018
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-Breanna on Packers- I couldn’t have asked for a nicer day to end a wonderful ski season. Skiing on cold snow with beautiful tracksetting and later seeing so many of the blog “regulars” at the hut.

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Kananaskis Fire Lookout…and more

April 2, 2018
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I waited for the perfect day to finally ski up to the Kananaskis Fire Lookout this season. The snow is so amazing

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Pocaterra Meet ‘N Greet

March 31, 2018
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Conditions don’t get any better than they were on last night’s tracksetting. The only complaint that I can make about today is that we ran out of cookies.

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Ski Heaven in PLPP

March 25, 2018
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Conditions on the new tracksetting were spectacular. Today’s skiing was as close to perfection as you’ll ever find, and everyone I met was echoing those

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Winter’s end

March 19, 2018
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Spring officially starts tomorrow(Tues Mar 20) at  10:15 a.m. but you wouldn’t know it if you were in PLPP today.  There was 5-10 cm of new snow

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Spring skiing in PLPP

March 16, 2018
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The advice from Heather to go early is appropriate at this time of year. The high angle of the sun wreaks havoc on the trails by early afternoon.

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Cheering for Alan

February 25, 2018
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I need to ski the north end trails in PLPP more often because I enjoy seeing all the kids and parents. After avoiding PLPP yesterday, all ages were out in full force today.

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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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