Whiskey Jack

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

December 16, 2014
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-Approaching the Tyrwhitt meadows which are around the corner in the sun.- My goal today was to ski on Tyrwhitt for the first time this year.

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Heavenly bliss

December 4, 2014
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First one on Whiskey jack! No, I’m not talking about myself. I’m referring to the creature in the photo. She has already logged about 3K on the ski trail this winter!

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Fantastic conditions for the finale

April 13, 2014
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Climbing Whiskey jack was more breathtaking than usual with the snow-covered trees sparkling in the morning sun. I met two skiers who experienced a rare

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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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Have you skied Lower lake?

March 24, 2014
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- Excellent conditions and spectacular scenery on the Lower lake trail in PLPP. – You’re missing out on an easy, scenic trail if you haven’t skied the 1.4K trail

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Cookie race grooming

February 20, 2014
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 – The view from the Kananaskis fire lookout. –  You might have noticed the unusual mix of trails which were groomed last night in PLPP. It’s because the Cooke race

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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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Cold, but wonderful conditions

February 6, 2014
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Update: Be sure to read Jody’s comment at the end of this post. I waited for it to warm up, and by 2:30 pm it was -14°C at Boulton creek in PLPP. Considering

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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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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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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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Thrilled to be skiing on Whiskey jack

December 1, 2013
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When I surveyed the devastation from the June flooding, I had my doubts that we’d be skiing on Whiskey jack

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Fantastic news!!!

October 25, 2013
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 – Whiskey Jack trail(file photo) – We’ll be skiing on Whiskey Jack this winter. Yes!!!! It has been repaired!

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$60 million for K-Country repairs

October 23, 2013
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 – Pre-flood Ribbon creek. It’s sad to know we’ll never see this sight ever again –  On  Twitter from the Rocky Mountain Outlook…

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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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Spring ski conditions in PLPP

March 16, 2013
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 – Skiers with waxless skis were enjoying the conditions in PLPP – Perhaps it was the first time ever that I’ve skied up the steep hills on Whiskey Jack and Lynx without so much as a herringbone.

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Go early

March 11, 2013
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The sun-exposed hill in the above photo still had cold snow. Conditions should still be quite good in PLPP tomorrow, at least early in the day.

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