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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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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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PLPP north end trails

December 23, 2011
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I really made the rounds in the north end of PLPP today. There was no need to check the south end, as we all know that Elk Pass, Blueberry Hill, Hydroline and Tyrwhitt have lots of cold snow and were recently trackset.

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New tracksetting in PLPP

December 7, 2011
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On  my way back from Calgary, it was already late afternoon and I had no intentions of skiing, but my vehicle just automatically turned at Hwy #40 when I reached the casino exit.

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Lovely day in PLPP; many new trails ready

December 2, 2011
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It was wonderful to be skiing on Tyrwhitt after eight long months without. It was groomed only, not trackset, and as the trail report specifies, there are some

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Early-season skiing in years past

October 9, 2011
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Most years, we would be skiing in early November in Lake Louise. This photo of Ray and Cheryl was taken on Oct 31, 2009 on Moraine Lake road, and that was the earliest ever for me. With the recent development of Frozen Thunder, a paradigm shift

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Escaped boxing day madness

December 26, 2010

(Click on any photo to enlarge it) Six of these seven skiers say skiing is better than shopping on Boxing day. The lone dissenter(lady on the far right with a big smile) was still undecided. Dec 26, 2010 Today was a glorious day to be in the mountains, and far away from the Boxing day […]

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Great snow conditions for the novice skiers

November 21, 2009

I promised to give a report on Mt Shark trail/snow conditions, but I can’t because we didn’t end up skiing there. The new snow which fell overnight was so heavy we couldn’t get through the access road to the trailhead, so you know the recent grooming and tracksetting is buried. There must have been at least 20 […]

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