PLPP

Be-e-e-e-u-u-u-tiful conditions in PLPP

February 2, 2016
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Chip, Ray and Peter cajoled me into getting an early start, and we were on Whiskey jack by 10:15 a.m.

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Snowshoers would use the snowshoe trail if we started skiing on it

February 1, 2016

Snowshoers have their own dedicated trail to the top of Elk pass, yet they choose to use the ski trail, which lessens the enjoyment and can even create

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And the best option was…

January 30, 2016
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I’ll vote for the south/middle trails in PLPP, but it sounds like Lake Louise and Pipestone would be in the running. I had a 27K day with excellent conditions

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Blueberry Hill and Elk Pass

January 26, 2016
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As we were skiing along Elk pass, Georgina pointed out a feature which I had never noticed before: the hugging tree. I’ve posted the photo.

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PLPP – the middle

January 10, 2016
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-Juliana, Tom and Mark at the Wheeler – Amos(south) junction- No need for a long story about today’s skiing. Everything is perfect on the trails

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Kananaskis Fire Lookout

January 3, 2016
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How could I pass up a trip to the Kananaskis fire lookout when it is freshly groomed? To repeat a well-used phrase this winter, conditions are as good as I’ve ever seen them.

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What chinook?

January 1, 2016
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-Happy new year from Christina, Ben, and Nick at the Whiskey jack – Pocaterra junction- I decided for the first day of this new year that I would enjoy

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Skier’s utopia

December 21, 2015
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I skied with my friend Chip and he’s providing the write-up for today’s trip: Wouldn’t You Rather be Shopping?

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The only rocky road that I like

December 19, 2015
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-Roy at the Whiskey jack – Pocaterra picnic table. Notice the Whiskey jack(bird) sittiing on the table- Upon arriving at the top of Whiskey jack,

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The best skiing on planet earth

December 12, 2015
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-Kim and Emily at the Pocaterra – Whiskey jack junction- You know it’s going to be a good day when: »You take pictures of the scenery while driving out

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The “boss” of Pocaterra

December 10, 2015
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As I crested the hill, I could see him, 30 metres ahead, defiant and fearless, blocking my path, standing directly on the tracks.

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Trails to delight a xc skier

December 5, 2015
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I met lots of happy skiers today, took lots of photos, and tried to remember many names and I’m not sure if I got them all correct, so if you see your picture

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Pocaterra and north PLPP

December 4, 2015
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-Joanna and Arielle at Pocaterra trailhead- Update: Joanna(pictured above) has coined a new term for snow conditions: 

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Am I dreaming?

November 28, 2015
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-Moose at Boulton creek trailhead- Somebody better pinch me. If you were skiing in Kananaskis today, you probably thought you’d died and gone to xc heaven.

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They’re coming from afar for our exceptional snow and trails

November 27, 2015
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I had the pleasure of meeting Erin and John at the top of Whiskey jack(where it meets Pocaterra). After discovering my blog a couple weeks ago, and being enticed

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Another new trail

November 20, 2015
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-“New” Boulton creek- The floods of 2013 have given me a lot to write about. Today was my test-drive of the reconstructed Boulton creek

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Our wishes have come true

November 17, 2015
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-Maurice Gaucher on Moraine Lake road: “Hi Bob — we had a great ski today –snowed steadily from our arrival at 10 am to departure at 2:15 pm — V40 worked great and the Tramline was fun. — Maurice”-

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An Easter feast in PLPP

April 5, 2015
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It was the final grooming of the season in PLPP, making for wonderful tracks and snow conditions in the south end of the park. 

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Spring skiing at its best

March 20, 2015
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-Pocaterra, between Whiskey Jack and Packers- Before I get started, thank you for the birthday well-wishes. You make me feel loved and appreciated!

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Bring sunscreen and hat

March 18, 2015
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-Sarah on Elk Pass- Here are some photos to go along with Frank Howard’s trip report from Elk Pass.

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