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  2. Conditions continue to look amazing. Swan Dive is the only trail at CF that I've never done. I'm personally not big on steep narrow trails and this one is a bit more adventurous than my liking. Nice skyline photos near the end. Thanks for your report.
  3. @Ocean I must have just missed you. We left around 8pm from the Skyline side. We did Heggtviet under moon as our last run! Great conditions.
  4. Well all the snow from the storm last Tuesday/Wednesday has held up great at Camp Fortune. The conditions are killer with nicely groomed snow, perfect for high angle carving at high speed. We arrived in time to get a bunch of runs on Heggtviet and Duffy before the sun went down just before 6. The bumps and cliff drops on Duffy were super fun. Hegg you could just rail on. Swan Dive was a little more of a technical ski as the bumps were huge and rather unforgiving. Pretty much all the other groomed trails were in excellent shape with the exception Bud Clark which was getting a little scrapped down to the base at the top section. Over all another great night of skiing with a full moon adding to the ambience. Oh and the Boreale IPA du Nord-Est at the bar is super tasty. Swan Dive Duffy in the sun.
  5. @Gordo ack just saw this, I got there at 7pm and did laps on Skyline with my buddy Pat all night! A little scrapey at the top of Bud Clarke but otherwise a great and slick night! Did you make it? Also; for the second week in a row, ***Free Sandwiches*** at the end of the night courtesy of the Skyline canteen. I am one tuna sandwich and one egg salad sandwich fatter (I was ravenous!). I'll probably go to Edelweiss tomorrow or just do last hour at Camp Fortune. I seem to have finally lost my Passe Parfait card and they can't replace it at Edelweiss since they don't use that pass, however anytime I've been there this season they haven't actually asked to see the pass so I'm hopeful they don't ask me for the $25 replacement fee (Sauveur waived it last time I lost the card).
  6. Camp Fortune this Tuesday right after work. @Ocean are you still in the Ottawa area?
  7. Mont Chilly is open Feb. 16th - 18th. Cash only. Expect loads of snow.
  8. @Paul you are a gentleman, and a wise one at that! Given I'm limited to street parking, my can will usually sit on the roof of my car chilling til I'm done shoveling. Thankfully I haven't had a lot of that to do this year Just one big dig out so far (I was parked indoors this week).
  9. Mont Rigaud: They offer the option for one hour ($19) and two hour ($29) tickets!
  10. Damn, the morning skiing looks as amazing as the night before at Camp Fortune, less the blizzard. Looks like you picked the right spot!!
  11. Sommet Edelweiss - Has some good deals if you buy tickets on their website ahead of time. Day tickets are low as $25.99, night tickets $19.99 https://www.sommets.com/en/ticketing/ski/sommet-edelweiss/tickets/?filter-sommet=5622 Mont Chilly - Lift ticket are always $25 for adults, $20 for children tax included. Cash only though.
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  13. The new glade off Paradise is now open at Fortune.
  14. Hey Shane The Carroussel glade would be the easiest and shortest. Vertigo and Deep Purple are double black but with so much fresh snow they are pretty easy to navigate. If it was more like hard packed moguls it might be kind of fast and somewhat dangerous. There are some cliff drops. Klotz is not a glade but the old tight twisty trail from a while back. Vertigo and Deep Purple feed into Klotz before you exit out onto Crescendo. Totally worth checking out.
  15. The new glades on Cheval Blanc look incredible. How would you rank them difficulty wise? And which would be the easiest to hardest? Definitely, want to check these out. Hopefully I can get back on snow before the glades close... we will see.
  16. @Ocean - What I usually do before a storm like that is to plant full cans in the driveway on one side only, and when I get home I park the car on the opposite side and shovel that section first before the missus gets home. It's like a treasure hunt. Finding treats as you shovel the snow. ?
  17. Oh man that looks great!. Looks like you pretty much had all that white gold to yourself. Hope you rewarded that outing with a beverage afterwards, would have been well deserved. Nice photos. Gives you an excellent idea on what the conditions were........pure awesomeness!
  18. Welcome to the white room. 35cms of fresh light powder had fallen over night and it was still snowing when we arrived at Mont Ste Marie. Only a single run was groomed everything else was left as virgin powder. Total nirvana. The temperatures were mild at around -5c and hardly anyone had made the hour drive up from Ottawa. In fact the lifts started a little late because there was so much snow to shovel out from the entrances and exits of the quads. The new glades are killer and add so much to the terrain. Deep Purple and Vertigo fall through a steep pine forest before exiting at the bottom of Crescendo. You enter the three runs (also the old Klotz trail) from the left of Formidable. I'll let the photos tell the rest of the tale. My legs were jello by last chair. The best day of the year so far! Vertigo or maybe Deep Purple Carroussel Glades The entrance to Deep Purple involves a bit of trekking.
  19. @Gordo ahaha I was wondering, I figured you weren't there as you surely could not have missed me. I'm also behind on a few trip reports. I'm sure MSM was dope af! I hit Edelweiss tonight, busiest I've ever seen it!
  20. Good decision to choose skiing over shoveling for sure! However may I suggest next time you prepare a few cold ones to enjoy *while* you are shoveling which also is a great post-skiing cooldown activity. I find some good cardio *after* skiing helps prevent that post powder event stiffness. Upside: it's not sticky or heavy this time around! Looks like a great night!
  21. While sitting at my desk in the office today looking out the window, and watching all this white powder fall from the sky I knew a tough decision had to be made. Shovel the driveway when I got home or go skiing. Well you know what that decision was........and here is the report. I arrived at Bellevue at opening, 6pm, and the parking lot was already filling up quickly. Looked like a lot of other people had the same thought on their mind. To ski the 30 some centimetres of snow that fell last night and during the day today. The temperature was a comfortable -2 degrees upon arrival. Getting my lift ticket was quick and easy, as it is ladies night tonight, and It usually gets pretty busy. A long line up is the norm, but arriving early certainly helped out. Only the Quad chair and the beginner's Magic Carpet were in operation tonight. The conditions were machine groomed, packed powder with no base in sight! There was plenty of snow between you and the base underneath. Also they had left some powder stashes all over the hill to be had! Some trails and pitches were not touched by the groomer, and the main trail under the upper section was half width groomed, and the other half untouched! I am usually a groomer kind of skier, and stick to that type of trail, but tonight I wasn't going to let the powder pass me by. I found myself skiing the powder quite a bit. The line up was starting to get busy by 7, and the singles line was a great friend where I waited not more than a minute or two to hop on a chair. The line up for the Quad enters by either side. The other side where you can't see was just as long. I skied for a couple of hours only, until 8, as I knew what was waiting for me when I arrived home. No it wasn't a cold one, but a driveway full of snow, and a nice bank at the entrance to shovel courtesy of the city sidewalk plough and the street plough. The conditions tonight were just absolutely fantastic, and I consider myself very fortunate to have a hill nearby like Bellevue to scratch the skiing itch when you need to make a few laps, and when you have very little time to do so. My total appreciation Ville de Sherbrooke for providing, and supporting a local ski area such as this! Here are some more scenes from the evening:
  22. The three double black runs going back to Vanier are now signed. There is loads of snow now. Access is left of Formidable. You need to traverse upward a bit to access Deep Purple and Vertigo though.
  23. Sorry Ocean I saved my legs for today. I was at MSM it was killer. 35cms of powder. Report to come.
  24. Shovel the driveway after work today, or scratch the skiing itch at Bellevue? Mmmm tough decisions have to be made! It's still snowing in Sherbrooke as I am writing this. Already 20-30 cms and it's still nuking!
  25. Has anyone ever used discounts offered by “Skiswiftly”. The process seems legit, they reserve tickets for you. You pick them up at the ticket window and pay after you receive the lift ticket.
  26. Find me on Skyline @Gordo!! I won’t recognize your kit but I am very easy to spot obviously
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