Pocaterra

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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Snowing at Pocaterra

February 22, 2017
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It’s almost the end of February and I had yet to ski the first 4K of Pocaterra this winter. I’ve been on Upper Pocaterra many times but had not started a ski trip from the hut.

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Something for everyone: heavy snow and bright sunshine

February 19, 2017
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-Nice conditions on Upper Pocaterra- 8 – 10 cm of new snow had accumulated on Tyrwhitt and it was still coming down. Later, when I skied down Pocaterra, the sky was blue

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First tracksetting on Lower Pocaterra

January 11, 2017

It was late in coming this year, but Pocaterra from the hut to Lynx junction was trackset last night for the first time, along with a number of other trails in the vicinity of the hut including Lynx, Meadow,

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First ski in PLPP

December 9, 2016
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-Upper Pocaterra. Just look at that fantastic grooming and tracksetting!- The lack of snow is quite evident while driving out, and upon reaching the trailhead at Boulton Creek.

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The “boss” has kids!

August 23, 2016
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-Spruce grouse hen on Pocaterra trail- If you’re a regular winter time reader of this blog, you’ll be familiar with the “Boss.”

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PLPP north

March 29, 2016
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I hadn’t skied Lodgepole and Braille yet this winter, so when I saw they were groomed last night, I headed there today.

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Epic day in PLPP

March 18, 2016
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You’ve read the enthusiastic Trip Reports. It was indeed a terrific day on the south trails in PLPP. I might still be out there if I hadn’t run out of water.

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Lovely day in PLPP

March 13, 2016
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You can ski in daylight ’til well after 8 pm now, so my updates will be getting even later! I was thrilled to see all the tracksetting that was done in PLPP last night.

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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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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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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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Looking for a place to practice?

December 10, 2015
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Pocaterra hut is a great place for beginners and novices. Not only do you have the cozy hut with indoor bathrooms, but there are two practice grids.

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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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