Jump to content
Gordo

Camp Fortune - December 16th, 2018

Recommended Posts

Hit the valley around 9:30 after passing a closed Skyline covered in whales of snow gun snow.  I'm sure it will open next weekend or sooner. Regardless it was a beautiful day with temperatures hovering around zero. The entire valley is now open with the exception of the T-bar runs.  Conditions were very decent for early season skiing with a good base of machine made snow. You could get a good carve on and zip down Slalom. The best snow was on Slalom, Pineault and Clifford.   Marshall had just opened and was a little rough with balls of groomer made crude. Clifford has a new line of moguls for those into that.  Overall a great day of skiing. 

IMG_20181216_100327474.jpg

IMG_20181216_105312490.jpg

IMG_20181216_105443705_HDR.jpg

IMG_20181216_110812490.jpg

IMG_20181216_112146223_HDR.jpg

IMG_20181216_112209304.jpg

Share this post


Link to post

Sounds like a great day! I'd planned to get up to Sauveur this weekend but a mild cold and the sheer magnitude of holiday decorating that I'm doing at home has kept me down. I'm surprised Skyline isn't open yet, figure they would have been making snow on there for a while now! 

Share this post


Link to post

Amazing snow conditions. The amount of snow and coverage on the mountain is beyond impressive. Very pumped and excited by the start of the season thus far.

Camp Fortune really knows how to be efficient and maximize the productivity of their snowmaking. Always leaves me in awe at how they quickly open up their entire ski terrain.

Camp Fortune just let us know via Facebook that...

Quote

Skyline opens Friday, December 21, which is about a week early, similar to last season. We have made lots of snow at Skyline and should open all the runs but Heg later this week. We will then move on to Meech as soon as temperatures drop again. We were focusing on A deep base on Skyline due to our January NORAM commitments.

1

 

Share this post


Link to post

Looking pretty sweet! Nice shots. The conditions this season so far have been really impressive from what I have seen and read. I haven't been out since Orford and itching to get out. No chances by pulling two consecutive double gig weekends with the band. Definitely looking forward to the holidays and getting some skiing in, if all goes as planned. 

Share this post


Link to post

Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

Guest
You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Similar Content

    • By Gordo
      Boom! I woke to 15cm and it was still coming down hard.  Yes it was cold (-20c) but when it snows its a good day.  I managed to make it up to Fortune around 10am. Late maybe but I was hungover and got stuck behind a fleet of snow plows.  There was still lots of powder to go around.  First stop was Heggtveit.  After some fun on Skyline including Swan Dive I went over to the valley. The T-bar was running so I gave McDonald and Alexander a try.  If you wanted pristine powder in the valley, then those were the runs.  By noon we had topped 20cm! The wind was a little fierce and lots of snow was drifting or getting blown into the woods but still what a killer morning.  More snow is on the way later in the week and temperatures will rise.  So get it while its good!




      Swan Dive


      McDonald

      Alexander



      So much snow in the trees


    • By Gordo
      I rolled into the valley at Camp Fortune around 3pm. The parking lot was pretty full. I guess even though it was around -15c the sun and low wind had brought everyone out.  Bluebird days help a lot and everyone was enjoying the wintery Saturday on the hill. The conditions were a mix of packed snow on the valley side to hard packed base on Skyline. The mogul run on Clifford was hard ice though and my edges were not sharp enough for it....or skills.  Of note, Heggtveit is now open. I found it a little icy probably because of high traffic during the day and the fact that it had just opened on Wednesday. Hegg is not lit but it stayed open till around 5pm which shows that our sun is coming back.  Also in the valley Fortune was blowing snow onto McDonald and Alexander! This is great news as last year the runs never opened.  Both blue runs are accessed by a vintage t-bar.  So all we need now is a little more natural snowfall and Swan Dive and Duffy can open bringing the trail count to 100%  As the sun fell it did cool off a bit but the crowds were gone so you could lap your favorite runs.  Another beautiful night skiing at Camp Fortune. 

      Wow I don't think I've ever been this far back.

      Blowing snow on McDonald and Alexander. 

      Skyline



      Heggtveit

      Tree run

      Canadian. Canadian/Chute was the best combo of the night. 

      Sunset on Marshall.

×