“It really is pretty easy to practise social distancing when one is out in the mountains.” -gh “It’s easy to see what’s coming next- no access to provincial lands. If not right away- once the NP closure inevitably causes overcrowding elsewhere. A poor decision in my opinion.” -Steve Riggs
Rhonda Jewett sent this email along with the photos…, “I was out skiing the freshly groomed trails in PLPP today and wanted to share it with you and the xc ski universe that comes to your website! First, the good news story: the parking lot and trails were packed today….
Don’t be deceived by these beautiful photos. Most of the trails I skied today had a lot of pine needles in the tracks. If you ski on these trails, it would be best to use waxless skis. As you’ll see in the not-so-beautiful photos, the tree debris was sticking in…
The conditions on Tyrwhitt were as close to perfect as you’ll ever get. Trackset last night, the snow was clean and cold with beautiful fast tracks. Going north to south, I enjoyed it so much, I reversed direction and skied it all over again in the other direction.
Thanks to Mel for supplying the title to this update. Here’s a few more… “Exceptional conditions at West Bragg today.” -GMJ
Jan 5, 2020 It was wonderful to be skiing on Pocaterra trail in PLPP today. Conditions on Upper Pocaterra would rate a perfect score except the tracks were still a bit soft from last night’s tracksetting.
Nov 28, 2019 The PLPP Live Grooming Report shows a number of trails in the south end were groomed today and a few have been trackset. I’m assuming these were all done with the snowcat. Let’s start with the tracksetting:
I was curious to see first-hand the conditions on lower Pocaterra. I talked to a skier at the top of Elk Pass on Saturday who had skied all the way from the hut and said it was thin but skiable. Unsure of what lay ahead, I used my rock skis…
Nov 22, 2019 What an amazing day of skiing in PLPP. Pocaterra, Tyrwhitt, Elk Pass, Lookout (north side), and Hydroline have all been roll-packed via snowmobile. These are all shown in green on the PLPP Live Grooming Report.
Thanks to Helen for coining this new term to describe accessing Upper Pocaterra from Hwy 40 before the barricade goes up on Dec 1. We’re all anxious to have additional places to ski so it’s been interesting to hear the trip reports from skiers who have been on Pocaterra. From…