Tyrwhitt

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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Heaven

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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Tyrwhitt avalanche

April 14, 2012
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“Trees up to 14 in thick were broken off and tossed like matchsticks…” We don’t usually see avalanches on the trackset trails in Kananaskis. Kananaskis Public Safety has

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