Winter’s end

March 19, 2018
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Spring officially starts tomorrow(Tues Mar 20) at  10:15 a.m. but you wouldn’t know it if you were in PLPP today.  There was 5-10 cm of new snow

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Packers is safe to descend

January 5, 2018
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The four skiers in the above photo had just descended Packers and were still smiling.  I skied Packers and a few other trails in the middle of Peter Lougheed

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PLPP middle and north

January 4, 2017
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When I read that MaSid was going to Elk Pass to work on his couch, I was thinking it would be a good day to do some exploring and tracking.

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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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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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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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