Spring skiing in PLPP

March 7, 2015
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-Monika and Kathy on Amos- I was skiing early enough today to use wax, but that might be the last time

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Wednesday morning update

March 4, 2015
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-Conditions on Wheeler are vastly improved- The PLPP Live Grooming Report is not accessible, so here’s the info

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A gift from the heavens

February 21, 2015
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-Ray, Dan and Elisabeth on Woolley which was trackset last night- This is how I remember February skiing in PLPP. Great tracks, cold snow, waxable skis. Even when

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Skiing at its best!

January 11, 2015
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-You can tell by the body language that it was a fantastic day in PLPP- It truly was a superb weekend for xc skiers, and thanks for all the trip reports.

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First time on Wheeler

December 28, 2014
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-Susan and Spencer at the Pocaterra / Lynx junction- I overcame my fixation with skiing the south trails in PLPP and enjoyed an 18K loop

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Terrific conditions in PLPP

February 24, 2014
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It was -11°C at the hut at 2 pm. The Pocaterra moose was there to greet me. She did not appear to be aggressive and probably would have run away had I walked towards her.

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Busy day at PLPP

February 16, 2014
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There were a lot of skiers enjoying the trails in PLPP today. The Pocaterra parking lot looked jam-packed when I passed it on my way to Elkwood.

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The inside track(s)

January 29, 2014
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– Jen and Sarah at the Amos/Lynx junction –  On Saturday, I skied the PLPP north perimeter loop, but I still hadn’t skied some of the “inside” trails such as

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PLPP north loop

January 25, 2014
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Today’s skiing was fantastic! I’ve clocked 126K in the past 7 days with all of them being wonderful. We’re enjoying the best skiing of the winter on most

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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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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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Beginner skiers: Where to ski?

November 24, 2013

We’ve talked about many different trails on this blog so far this winter, but haven’t given the beginner skiers any advice on which trails would be suitable to try out this wonderful activity. By far the best trail for beginners would be the Great

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Debris-free skiing in PLPP

February 15, 2013
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I returned to PLPP yesterday and had another very enjoyable afternoon of skiing on almost the identical trails as on Tuesday. They’ve received 2 – 5 cm

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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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Christmas eve in PLPP

December 24, 2012
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 – Brothers Stephen, Daniel, and Ian Murray arrive at the Pocaterra/Whiskey Jack junction –  Jody groomed far more last night  than I had guessed, and I skied most of the new tracksetting.

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-4 in PLPP today

December 21, 2012
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 – Colin and Kalina on Wheeler – It was a tale of two climates today. While Calgary was in the deep freeze at -18°C, a number of skiers

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Another wonderful day in PLPP

April 7, 2012
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I realize I’m using “wonderful” for two days in a row in the title, but it is only appropriate. I see a lot of trip reports have beat me to the punch. More tracksetting

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The early bird gets the cold snow

March 25, 2012
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(Update: Photos have now been posted.) A very rare event occurred today. The sun was in my face as I was climbing Whiskey Jack! Tracksetter Jody had just finished

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Finally met Steve

February 5, 2012
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This turned out to be an eventful day. Never mind that conditions in PLPP were excellent everywhere, with every trail

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All the stars were shining bright

February 2, 2012
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Do you know what PLPP stands for? Today, it was Peter Lougheed Provincial Paradise. It had been

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