Peter Lougheed Provincial Park Grooming Report

Pocaterra/Elkwood Area Last
Amos 18-Feb 18-Feb
Braille 23-Feb 23-Feb
Come Along 21-Feb 21-Feb
Lodgepole 23-Feb 23-Feb
Lynx 21-Feb 21-Feb
Meadow - VIC to Lodgepole 23-Feb 23-Feb
Meadow - Vic to Elkwood 18-Feb 18-Feb
Pocaterra 21-Feb 21-Feb
Pocaterra - Lynx to Packers 21-Feb 21-Feb
Pocaterra - PHut to Lynx 21-Feb 21-Feb
Pocaterra Grid 22-Feb 22-Feb
Rolly Road 27-Feb 27-Feb
Rolly Road Grid 27-Feb 27-Feb
Sinclair 23-Feb 23-Feb
Spruce Road 23-Feb 23-Feb
Wheeler 18-Feb 18-Feb
William Watson Lodge Access 23-Feb 23-Feb
Woolley 18-Feb 18-Feb
Boulton/Elk Pass Area Last
Blueberry Hill 25-Feb 25-Feb
Boulton Creek 25-Feb 25-Feb
Elk Pass Trail - N.Hydroline Jct. to Tyrwhitt Jct. 28-Feb 28-Feb
Elk Pass Trail - Trailhead to Hydroline Jct. 28-Feb 28-Feb
Fox Creek 19-Feb 19-Feb
Hydroline Trail 25-Feb 25-Feb
Lookout - North Side 18-Feb 18-Feb
Lookout - South Side 18-Feb 18-Feb
Lower Lake Group Camp 25-Feb 25-Feb
Moraine 18-Feb 18-Feb
Packers 22-Feb 22-Feb
Patterson 25-Feb 25-Feb
Pocaterra - Packers to Tyrwhitt 22-Feb 22-Feb
Tyrwhitt 28-Feb 28-Feb
Upper Lake Connector 25-Feb 25-Feb
Whiskey Jack 23-Feb 23-Feb

Report at 28-Feb, 5:18AM MST

Feb 28th, 2020: The grooming schedule this week has changed to accommodate the upcoming Cookie Race. On Thursday night, some flurries fell throughout PLPP with at most one cm of accumulation by 4AM (around the middle of the trail system); the south end had only a trace of new snow by the time the grooming was completed, and a mainly clear sky existed at that time. On Thursday night, Tyrwhitt and Elk Pass were tentatively trackset for the Cookie Race and favour race direction (N to S on Tyrwhitt, S to N on Elk Pass); use extra caution if travelling against race direction, especially on Tyrwhitt. Do not walk, snow shoe or skate ski on the ski trails, especially these ski trails.

There has been some intermittent new snow since the rain event a few weeks ago, and conditions are returning to normal, though there is still a percentage of ice content to the base, with more ice in the mix at the north end of the trail system, and at lower elevations. There are also some needles and other tree debris on the trails in some places, and still some "snow bombs" falling, mainly at higher elevations; with some intermittent strong winds, and an air temperature just above the freezing mark on Thursday, many snow bombs fell at high elevations.

The section of Fox Creek between Moraine and Boulton Creek was trackset on Tuesday night; Meadow was trackset from the Lodgepole intersection to Wooley on Sunday night. Always use extra caution on Lookout, especially on the steep south side. - Comment last updated: Feb-28 5AM

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