Nov 21, 2020: With all this early snow, can you imagine how upset everyone would be if grooming in Kananaskis had been cancelled for good? I expect skiers would be out protesting with torches and pitchforks ski poles. We owe a debt of gratitude to Nordiq Alberta for their well-thought-out proposal…
PLPP = Peter Lougheed Provincial Park Purchase your Kananaskis Parking Pass online. The following report was sent to me by Tracksetter James on Sat Nov 21 at at 2:11 a.m…. “Boulton Creek / Fox Creek / Moraine trails were snowmobile packed only. Packers was snowmobile roller-packed. Tyrwhitt was heavily bladed and then…
Mar 28, 2020 Thanks for all the “pandemic” comments. We have a lot of thoughtful people following this blog. My final ski trip of the season last evening was wonderful, but sad at the same time knowing it would be the last one of the season, and possibly forever.
“It really is pretty easy to practise social distancing when one is out in the mountains.” -gh “It’s easy to see what’s coming next- no access to provincial lands. If not right away- once the NP closure inevitably causes overcrowding elsewhere. A poor decision in my opinion.” -Steve Riggs
I couldn’t have asked for a nicer way to spend my birthday than skiing my all-time favourite loop on great conditions and in lovely weather.
Don’t be deceived by these beautiful photos. Most of the trails I skied today had a lot of pine needles in the tracks. If you ski on these trails, it would be best to use waxless skis. As you’ll see in the not-so-beautiful photos, the tree debris was sticking in…
The conditions on Tyrwhitt were as close to perfect as you’ll ever get. Trackset last night, the snow was clean and cold with beautiful fast tracks. Going north to south, I enjoyed it so much, I reversed direction and skied it all over again in the other direction.
What a fantastic day of skiing! For our annual ski trip on the Tyrwhitt Loop, Peter, Chip and I were once again lucky to enjoy the best conditions of the winter. The Tyrwhitt Loop is my all-time favourite, and today it was pure enjoyment.
Thanks to Mel for supplying the title to this update. Here’s a few more… “Exceptional conditions at West Bragg today.” -GMJ
This ski trip didn’t meet my expectations. When I’m doing my all-time favourite loop, I want everything to be perfect!