Nice Day at Whiskey Jack and Tyrwhitt, PLPP

Submitted by SkierRoger
(trip) Date: Wednesday Nov 03, 2021

View from Tyrwhitt

View from The Top of Whiskey Jack

Snowpack at the Top

First Tracks up Whiskey Jack

Early Winter Conditions

Signs Ready for Planting



Discussion:

After reading Normand and Gord F’s recent trip reports, I was motivated to take on the Whiskey Jack trail at PLPP. I left the Boulton Creek Trading Post parking lot at 11:00 am. I decided to take my old tele skis since as I wasn’t completely sure what to expect. The temperature was mild. It was a red wax day.

On the drive up, I stopped by the Pocaterra hut and chatted with a groomer who was preparing to install a number of signs throughout the ski area. He explained they will likely begin packing the snow when the next dump arrives.

I broke first trail up Whiskey Jack. The snow was somewhat wet, making my upward trek challenging. I decided to put on the skins which made things more efficient. The snow pack was Ok in the morning (20 cm in places) but a few dirty spots were noticed, surprisingly towards the top.

As I approached top near the Tyrwhitt / Pocaterra intersection I met some oncoming tracks that simply stopped… The skier obviously changed their mind and turned around.

I turned right and went down Tyrwhitt for about 2.5 Km then turned back and retraced my tracks. The trip back down was enjoyable but the sunny day did a number on the snow, causing a fair amount of dirt and wet spots to appear. Skiers should take care in those places.

This was a 13 Km day.

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