Pocaterra

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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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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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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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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Upper Pocaterra

October 14, 2018
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My friend Chip encountered some packed ski trails in Kananaskis while he was accessing a scramble to Mt Roberta today.  The higher elevations in PLPP near the top of Pocaterra and Whiskey Jack

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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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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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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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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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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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Good conditions before 1 pm

March 26, 2017
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It’s spring and we have to be bear aware, as evidenced by the bear tracks I saw a few years ago on Tyrwhitt and Whiskey Jack. Today, those bears wouldn’t have had a chance to catch me

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Fantastic spring skiing in PLPP

March 24, 2017
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In my log book, I use the term “Best Day” reservedly and only for exceptional experiences. Today’s ski trip earned that honour, one of only five this winter.

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Lots of “blog people” sightings today in PLPP

March 19, 2017
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-Charlie and Janice on Upper Pocaterra(near Whiskey Jack junction)- Mike, Sheila and Ross, Janice and Charlie, Ian, Heather and Bob. Nice running into everyone

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