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Sommet Saint-Sauveur - April 9th, 2018!

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The most notable thing about working from home is that you can be in your office anywhere. So it came to be that my home office for the afternoon was Sommet Sauveur (more accurately, the delightful lounge of the Manoir Saint-Sauveur). I didn't have a whole lot of time to duck out for my "coffee break", but I took advantage of this sunny, bluebird afternoon to get in some runs for the last few hours of the day. Conditions were fantastic, good cover, with just a touch of scrape underneath. By the time I got on the hill it was in the plus temps but still with a chilly breeze. I hit Red Bird, Epervier, Jay, Cote 70 Est, Cote 70 Ouest (top) and Nordique hard and fast over the last hour of the day. There was a steady flow of people heading up the lift, but never any lines. With limited time to be out of the "office", I had time for just a few snaps!IMG_2705.thumb.JPG.f852c135f7996d89a88d1a38696ac30a.JPG

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Heading up the Atomic lift!

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Another Atomic moment.

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Notice how the sun is not setting. Why exactly must the lift stop running at 5PM?!

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Cote 70 Ouest at the top!

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End of day pano on Nordique. So nice when you have the hill to yourself!

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What's not to love about the Manoir? Usually when I go to Saint-Sauveur I always try to make it a point to stop by and pass through the Manoir. It has that good feelings vibe to it.

Great conditions from the photos. Surprising they are limiting the weekday skiing to just the Atomic, although most mountains that are still operating are now weekend only. This is the last of the weekday skiing at Sommet Saint-Sauveur, after Friday it will be weekends only until the end.

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They weren't limiting it to the Atomic, but I only had time to use Atomic since I was "at the office" most of the day. Other lifts were open earlier in the day and all but two trails open, the transition lift over to Avila was closing by the time I arrived.

Love the Manoir, and especially love those couches, and it is relatively easy to poach the hot tub there on some days with a bit of careful blending in. My only critique of the Manoir is their pricing per night is about $50 higher than it should be (and their spa pricing imo is a bit on the high side). We are likely to spend a night there on a ski weekend in May providing Sauveur stays open (currently May dates are not listed on their calendar, so let's hope they continue with their tradition of keeping 70 Ouest open!).

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