14K of fantastic skiing(and 3.8K of survival)

December 16, 2014

My goal today was to ski on Tyrwhitt for the first time this year. The question was, how to access it? Should I take a chance on going up Whiskey Jack, or go the tried and true route via Elk pass which I knew was in nice shape? I had two enjoyable skis on Elk pass in […]

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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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Elk pass

April 4, 2014
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It was difficult deciding whether to use waxable or waxless today. The snow temperature at Elk pass parking lot was -1°C, and the air temp was +2

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Skiing at its best!

February 2, 2014
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What a fantastic day of skiing! The snow was cold, the sun was bright, the tracks were excellent, glide was superfast, no debris, no wind, and easy waxing.

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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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The miracle transformation

January 16, 2014
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We’re all feeling a lot more optimistic and positive today. Who wouldn’t after the horrendous conditions of yesterday, followed by the fantastic cold snow

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Kananaskis Fire Lookout

January 10, 2014
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A couple snowshoers and I were the only ones to make the big climb yesterday. Conditions were perfect with excellent snow coverage and new grooming.

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My favourite loop

December 30, 2013
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Firm grip, fast glide, cold snow, excellent tracks, nice weather, with lots of smiling faces. Today was one of those days where you could experience, as my friend Chip

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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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Elk pass and Tyrwhitt

December 14, 2013
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 – Janice and Charlie Perry were enjoying the good conditions on Tyrwhitt – Elk pass is in great shape especially when you consider it hasn’t been groomed for eight days.

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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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Utopia for xc skiers

February 28, 2013
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I think every trail in PLPP must be in great condition right now. I didn’t ski them all, but the ones I did ski were excellent, and the others which I observed looked good.

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Tyr – ific skiing in PLPP

February 15, 2013
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 – Beautiful scenery on Tyrwhitt trail – Today was one of the best runs I’ve had down Tyrwhitt and Elk pass this winter. I took a side-trip to Blueberry

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A beautiful afternoon in PLPP

February 12, 2013
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Ray and Keith have done my job for me today with their trip reports. Thanks, guys. I picked up the new PLPP brochure/map at Barrier Lake Visitor Centre today

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The obstacle course

February 5, 2013
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I wasn’t sure how to describe this ski trip because each trail offered something very different, but I thought the photo above was fitting for what we’ve had to

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The winning streak continues

January 6, 2013
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 – Blog readers Noreen and Mike were skiing the Tyrwhitt loop in PLPP –  I don’t remember a winter where I’ve been able to ski 23 consecutive times in such good conditions. Since Dec 1, we’ve had a stretch

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Nicer weather in PLPP

December 23, 2012
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 – John and Nicole from Cochrane were out for their first-ever ski in PLPP – It’s a good thing the moose is gone from Tyrwhitt because I wouldn’t have stood a chance of outrunning outskiing it today.

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December 11, 2012
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I was contemplating a ski on Skogan pass today, but kept right on going when I reached the village turn-off. After 4 days of being ill, my lungs protested

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Dreaming of this day

November 23, 2012
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Ribbon Creek and Kananaskis Village Six weeks ago, I was biking up to the Kovach Lookout, dreaming about the day

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