Pocaterra

Where are the easy trails for beginners?

January 16, 2015

Question from a reader: “Can you recommend some beginner trails, that is, ones that don’t have really steep runs and perhaps maybe would only appeal to other beginners?”

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Skiing at its best!

January 11, 2015
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-You can tell by the body language that it was a fantastic day in PLPP- It truly was a superb weekend for xc skiers, and thanks for all the trip reports.

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Remarkable conditions on Pocaterra

January 5, 2015
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-Pocaterra trail near the hut- They’re gone! The pine needles and tree debris were nowhere in sight today, just untainted fresh snow and excellent tracks.

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First time on New Pocaterra, Meadow, Woolley

December 30, 2014
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I waited ’til 1:30 pm, but the temperature at the PLPP Visitor Centre was still -15°C. When I mentioned

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First time on Wheeler

December 28, 2014
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-Susan and Spencer at the Pocaterra / Lynx junction- I overcame my fixation with skiing the south trails in PLPP and enjoyed an 18K loop

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Something new at Pocaterra(besides new snow)

December 28, 2014
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-Conditions on Pocaterra trail are improving with new snow. This photo was taken at the trailhead by the hut-

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Good thing it’s my favourite

December 21, 2014
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-Many skiers were enjoying the great conditions on Elk Pass- When people ask  me to name my favourite ski trail, I usually say it’s the last one I skied on.

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Does anybody have cold snow?

December 10, 2014
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It seems like we have to endure one of these difficult periods every winter. Lake Louise may be the last hope for cold snow, and from the sounds of “Chateau” Jeff’s report,

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Heavenly bliss

December 4, 2014
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First one on Whiskey jack! No, I’m not talking about myself. I’m referring to the creature in the photo. She has already logged about 3K on the ski trail this winter!

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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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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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