Peter Lougheed Provincial Park Grooming Report

Pocaterra/Elkwood Area Last
Amos 20-Mar 20-Mar
Braille 19-Mar 19-Mar
Come Along 15-Mar 15-Mar
Lodgepole 19-Mar 19-Mar
Lynx 16-Mar 16-Mar
Meadow - VIC to Lodgepole 19-Mar 19-Mar
Meadow - Vic to Elkwood 13-Mar 13-Mar
Pocaterra 16-Mar 16-Mar
Pocaterra - Lynx to Packers 16-Mar 16-Mar
Pocaterra - PHut to Lynx 16-Mar 16-Mar
Pocaterra Grid 15-Mar 15-Mar
Rolly Road 15-Mar 15-Mar
Rolly Road Grid 16-Mar 16-Mar
Sinclair 19-Mar 19-Mar
Spruce Road 19-Mar 19-Mar
Wheeler 20-Mar 20-Mar
William Watson Lodge Access 19-Mar 19-Mar
Woolley 13-Mar 13-Mar
Boulton/Elk Pass Area Last
Blueberry Hill 23-Mar 23-Mar
Boulton Creek 14-Mar 14-Mar
Elk Pass Trail - N.Hydroline Jct. to Tyrwhitt Jct. 23-Mar 23-Mar
Elk Pass Trail - Trailhead to Hydroline Jct. 23-Mar 23-Mar
Fox Creek 14-Mar 14-Mar
Hydroline Trail 23-Mar 23-Mar
Lookout - North Side 14-Mar 14-Mar
Lookout - South Side 14-Mar 14-Mar
Lower Lake Group Camp 17-Mar 17-Mar
Moraine 14-Mar 14-Mar
Packers 17-Mar 17-Mar
Patterson 23-Mar 23-Mar
Pocaterra - Packers to Tyrwhitt 17-Mar 17-Mar
Tyrwhitt 22-Mar 22-Mar
Upper Lake Connector 14-Mar 14-Mar
Whiskey Jack 22-Mar 22-Mar

Report at 24-Mar, 5:55PM MDT

Mar 23rd: With the freeze/thaw cycle in progress in PLPP, expect trails to be firm and icy in the morning, softening later in the day as temperatures rise. Recent high winds have dropped plenty of needles and other tree debris in to the base, and the annual arrival of the snow-fleas is getting started so expect the black insects on the tread and starting to accumulate in the bottom of the tracks. The intense sun and daytime heating of late are leaving many thin spots (mostly under trees), exposed brush and some bare or icy spots on most of the lower elevation trails in the north and middle areas of the ski system, and some of the south exposed areas on the higher elevation trails. Overnight grooming is producing good tracks and conditions for the next morning, turning wet in the afternoon and glazed or icy thereafter. Caution is advised when skiing older trackset.

The ice flow is forming (and is signed) in the usual spot on Packers (about a third of the way down, below the steepest hill). Extra caution is always advised when descending Lookout, especially the steep south side, and be aware that any of the sharp corners may contain uneven surfaces. Boulton Ski Parking, as well as a short section of Wheeler adjacent to the parking lot, will be closed for construction from Monday, March 18th, to at least March 22nd. Snow has been removed to the ground on that portion of trail that extends through the new campground loop and will not be groomed again this year unless a large volume of new snow arrives. Whiskey Jack trail can still be accessed from Boulton Bridge parking. Note: Fat biking is not permitted on this trail system.

No dogs allowed- Comment last updated: Mar-23 7AM

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