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With such killer weather and conditions I had to keep skiing, so a quick jaunt to Camp Fortune was in order. Being a little sore from a powderfest yesterday I didn't roll into the parking lot at Skyline till 10am. The sun was out and the place didn't look busy at all. The trails still had a lot of perfectly groomed corduroy. I think Camp Fortune does some of the best grooming in Quebec, I just wish they would keep a couple more runs natural. Anyway the conditions were fantastic, the snow was soft but not wet at all and having some sun was nice after a rather gloomy 2018. After almost 36cms of fresh now in the week the conditions are now mid-winter and Fortune should be well setup to get us into the middle of April. Get out people this could be the best skiing of the season.
Skyline on March break
The Skyline Chalet and Sparks
Top of Heggtveit
Au Naturel Sous-bois
Nothing like skiing on mountain bike trails!
With a good 10cms of fresh snow on the ground and steady snow falling, we decided a trip to Calabogie Peaks was in order. I usually get up there at least once a season but every time I’ve gone it’s been firm hardpack conditions and a little icy. Today was the opposite. Soft groomers, stashes of powder, glade action and lots a nice off trail features. For the first time we could play in the Lake Glades which had lots of nice natural features to jump off. Exhibition was also totally skiable and filled with untracked powder. In fact, if you were willing to go a little off the main trails lots of stashes could be had. The temperature was around -1c, it was a little windy near the top and the snow would fall heavy all day. Free refills and no lift lines. One bonus of the slow quads is no one is ever on the hill with you. My one beef with the hill though is the painful flats you have to pole across at the top of the Lakeview Quad. Also, the main upper entrance to the glades involves some skating. The best runs of the day were Exhibition, Face of the Tiger, Finnegan and Whistling Paddy. With so much snow most of the other runs were rather slow as they just didn’t have the pitch. Today was great and I plan to return whenever there is loads of snow. Ski on!
At the top, lake below.
Nice stump jump!
Face of Tiger with lots of fresh.
When in Calabogie.
Great snow day.