PLPP - Elk Pass

Trip date: Wednesday Nov 30, 2022

Submitted by Ray Yong


Just lonely ol' me.


Got to the Elk Pass parking lot just before 0900. Skied Elk Pass trail to Hydroline to Patterson, and back. Elk and Patterson fully groomed and trackset, with anywhere from one to five cm of tight, blown snow predominantly in the tracks. It made for slow-ish going, but it was beautiful nonetheless. Forecast was for -22, but it was -16 at the trailhead, and the same when I left at noon. It was still snowing when I left, with winds of about 30 km/hr, gusting easily to 50, so I don't know what the tracks will be like tomorrow, if they aren't refreshed. Hydroline was a bit of a mess, with packed, blown snow.

Overall conditions where a lot of fun, and I can't remember when I've had that much control on hills before.

Saw 3 people all day, including Helen Read! Definitely a good day!