Pocaterra

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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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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Have you skied Lower lake?

March 24, 2014
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- Excellent conditions and spectacular scenery on the Lower lake trail in PLPP. – You’re missing out on an easy, scenic trail if you haven’t skied the 1.4K trail

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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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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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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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PLPP north loop

January 25, 2014
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Today’s skiing was fantastic! I’ve clocked 126K in the past 7 days with all of them being wonderful. We’re enjoying the best skiing of the winter on most

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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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How many wolves were there?

December 25, 2013
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After my first ski trip of this winter on new Pocaterra yesterday, I continued on the fresh tracksetting along Lynx, Amos, Wheeler, Whiskey Jack,

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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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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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First tracks on Elk pass

November 29, 2013
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Today was about as good as it gets. I would have been satisfied with the events of this day even without skiing on the wonderful conditions in PLPP.

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West Bragg snow update; Pocaterra

November 16, 2013
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 – Pocaterra Hut in PLPP is now open daily –  Not as much snow materialized as was in the forecast. In Canmore, I’d guess we received about 3 cm.

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Getting too warm for wax

March 28, 2013

It was a great start to the day, with nice, cool temperatures at Pocaterra hut as I met my friend Peter who was celebrating his birthday. Is there any better way to enjoy your birthday than to go xc skiing in the most beautiful

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A perfect day of xc skiing

March 24, 2013
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I would not trade the memory of this day for a gazillion dollars. It was one of those extraordinary days where everything is perfect.

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Photos from PLPP

March 20, 2013
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The trip reports accurately described the conditions in PLPP yesterday. Here are some photos.

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Spring ski conditions in PLPP

March 16, 2013
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 – Skiers with waxless skis were enjoying the conditions in PLPP – Perhaps it was the first time ever that I’ve skied up the steep hills on Whiskey Jack and Lynx without so much as a herringbone.

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