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Family Week 2020

Welcome Back to Skiing Giveaway Family Week at Pass Powderkeg is the perfect time for you to make your Grand Comeback!  For lots of reasons, many skiers take a hiatus from skiing.  The beautiful thing about skiing is you never forget.  Rusty maybe, but you won’t forget.  The good news is the longer you have been off skis, the more innovation there has been in equipment that will make your return to skiing fun and much, much easier than you would expect.  The even better news is that [...]

A Work of Art

Last year, we received an email out of the blue from a former Crowsnest Pass resident inquiring about creating a hand-painted trail map.  She had been back skiing at PPK a few weeks previous and got the idea after seeing the existing trail maps.  Most impressive of all to our not-for-profit ears, she was not looking for any compensation.  Rather, her motivations were to create a legacy image that captures the various terrain elements of her home hill.  Guess what our response was. Robin Derkatz grew up in the Crowsnest Pass [...]

Holiday Gift Guide

Now that we have entered into December, the countdown to the holidays is on!  Christmas tunes are playing, decorations are popping up all over the place, eggnog is flying off the supermarket shelves and the race to finish Christmas shopping has begun! We are here to help with some ideas to keep your family active in the great outdoors this winter.  Pass Powderkeg has lots of great options for everyone on your list. Here are a few of our favourite gift giving ideas. [...]

Building The Lion’s Den

This summer, we were fortunate enough to receive funding from the Coleman Lions Club for the creation of a children's snow school (see Press Release).  We decided the most unique and versatile option was a Yurt.  This past weekend, we had a good old-fashioned Yurt building day up at PPK.  Big thanks to the members of the Coleman Lions and Pass Powderkeg Ski Society for helping to get the Yurt up and ready for use in a couple of weeks when we open the winter season on November 16. [...]

Ski Swap Tips and Tricks

Can you believe it's already time for the Crowsnest Pass Ski Swap? This 1 day event is a great way to get geared up for the winter, sign up for programs, print your season pass and start winter off on a good foot. Held at the MDM Building in Bellevue (https://goo.gl/maps/W9Q9oynq2NKy8R5x9), the Ski Swap is a long standing ski community tradition and a fundraiser for the Pass powderkeg Ski Society. People bring in their used gear, price it and sell it the next day to others who [...]

Snowmaggedon hits PPK

Pass Powderkeg saw quite the Fall major storm over the weekend with over 50cm falling from Friday night through to Monday morning, blanketing most of Southern Alberta. The storm dropped record breaking amounts of precipitation and broke cold temperature records all weekend long. While the snowfall hampered traffic throughout the region and closed schools, offices and businesses, we loved to see the ski hill covered in white again. It means winter is on it's way! Jon from Maintenance took some shots of PPK in it's winter blanket. PPK looks [...]

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Family Week 2020

Welcome Back to Skiing Giveaway Family Week at Pass Powderkeg is the perfect time for you to make your Grand Comeback!  For lots of reasons, many skiers take a hiatus from skiing.  The beautiful thing about skiing is you never forget.  Rusty maybe, but you won’t forget.  The good news is the longer you have been [...]

A Work of Art

Last year, we received an email out of the blue from a former Crowsnest Pass resident inquiring about creating a hand-painted trail map.  She had been back skiing at PPK a few weeks previous and got the idea after seeing the existing trail maps.  Most impressive of all to our not-for-profit ears, she was not looking for any [...]

Holiday Gift Guide

Now that we have entered into December, the countdown to the holidays is on!  Christmas tunes are playing, decorations are popping up all over the place, eggnog is flying off the supermarket shelves and the race to finish Christmas shopping has begun! We are here to help with some ideas to keep your family active in the [...]

Building The Lion’s Den

This summer, we were fortunate enough to receive funding from the Coleman Lions Club for the creation of a children's snow school (see Press Release).  We decided the most unique and versatile option was a Yurt.  This past weekend, we had a good old-fashioned Yurt building day up at PPK.  Big thanks to the members of the [...]

Ski Swap Tips and Tricks

Can you believe it's already time for the Crowsnest Pass Ski Swap? This 1 day event is a great way to get geared up for the winter, sign up for programs, print your season pass and start winter off on a good foot. Held at the MDM Building in Bellevue (https://goo.gl/maps/W9Q9oynq2NKy8R5x9), the Ski Swap is [...]

Snowmaggedon hits PPK

Pass Powderkeg saw quite the Fall major storm over the weekend with over 50cm falling from Friday night through to Monday morning, blanketing most of Southern Alberta. The storm dropped record breaking amounts of precipitation and broke cold temperature records all weekend long. While the snowfall hampered traffic throughout the region and closed schools, offices and businesses, [...]

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