Mont Tremblant - January 24, 2024 (Snapshot)


This was only my second day up in Tremblant this year, as my ski season so far has been interrupted by travel.  Hopefully I will be able to keep going at a regular tempo now.   It does look like I missed quite a dump of snow the weekend before, as coverage was a lot better than my last day up here on January 8.  The base was fast and grooming was quite excellent.  Unfortunately, cloud blanketed the top half of the mountain and progressively got worse as the day wore on; by mid-morning, the condensation from the cloud would freeze on contact on the outside of the googles, which meant multiple stops to scrape the ice off the lens. Still managed to get a decent number of runs in before calling it quits.  Great success! The summit at 9:15am. The view up the mountain from the North Side base.  For those who are not familiar with the resort, that's looking up Expo-Bas and Expo-Haut, and the top of Expo-Haut is halfway up to the summit. Looking up towards th...

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Mont Tremblant - January 8, 2024


It's a late start for me strapping on my plank this season, due to a variety of factors in December. However, I am glad to report that I finally kicked it off yesterday on Mont Tremblant. Given the rain and snow drought in December, I expected not more than half of the mountain to be open, and I was right. Most of the main face on the South Side was closed–including McCulloch and Kandahar–for snowmaking. Much of the north side was open though. I was also expecting a lot of ice, which there was, but the weekend snow did help and the snow ops team I think did a pretty great job given the challenging conditions they had to work with. There were even some ungroomed sides of the trails that were very ride-able. My usual pattern at Tremblant is to ride the North Side and sometimes Versant Edge in the morning before switching to laps on the South Side until my legs give out. Given that it's still early season legs for me, I figured it would be a relatively short ...

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