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2021-12-10 - comment by SkierRoger

umm, no aqua toque

2021-12-10 - comment by aqua toque

Thanks Sara, that's really something! I'll have to track down the Western Regional District eSkis sales rep.

You know, with all the exciting advancements in this technology you'd think "eSkiing" would be found in the "Important Links" section of this webpage.

2021-12-09 - comment by Sara M

Aqua toque - I hear that if you're willing to pay extra, there's an option to add satellite wifi to the new eSkis. take them to the couch and surf the web to your heart's delight!

2021-12-09 - comment by KenH

Regarding: “What is the range of this wifi?” …. the wifi is only good at the Pocaterra Hut or very close to it. I was able to get a decent signal near edge of parking lot — but it wasn't consistent.

2021-12-09 - comment by aqua toque

What is the range of this system? For instance, if one were skiing on or near the trail network and happened to come upon a couch made out of snow in a sunny meadow would one be able to relax and submit a trip report or perhaps livestream oneself having a tea?

2021-12-09 - comment by Diana Piggott

Thank you! I've been wondering about this since I tried weeks ago to get wifi there with no success.

Update - Wifi at Pocaterra Hut

Report Submitted by KenH
(trip) Date: Wednesday Dec 08, 2021

Submitted: Wednesday Dec 08, 2021




The wifi in Pocaterra Hut is now available for public use. New router installed today (Dec 8) with various management controls. There is an information sheet posted in the hut.

This WIFI service is provided by Nordiq Alberta, using excess funding from the 2020-21 parking program to support winter ski trail grooming in the Kananaskis.

This WIFI service is provided to:
1. Assist skiers to obtain the most recent trail conditions
2. Provide access to weather information
3. Assist skiers to communicate with companion skiers
4. Provide urgent communications capability.

A great deal of internet content is blocked - but if users find that their favorite website (relevant to xc skiing) has been blocked, please contact me for correction. Similarly, if you find some content that you feel should NOT be available there - let me know and we'll remove it.

There is a 30 minute time limit. Because this is satellite based internet, download speeds are likely slower than you experience in your home.

Ken Hewitt

Pocaterra Hut


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