Raccoon, a Quebec-based company making skis out of Quebec maple and poplar, has released their new line! Black Friday will have 15-25% off some of their skis. You can see the whole new collection in person at Cycles Régis in Mile End or online here: http://www.raccoonskis.com/en/skis. I literally want to buy all of them!
I found in their line the perfect new ski for me: the Grizzly 99! I have yet to choose a binding and will be waiting until there are a few more inches on the ground to give them a test run but I am stoked!
According to their newsletter and Facebook page:
RECORD OPENING DAY this Thursday November 26th. First to open in the Region. The Vanier Chairlift will open for the season 9-4pm. This is the earliest opening in memory due to a combination of man-made and natural snow.....20cm of fresh snow. Remember your mask and that standard covid protocol will be in effect. Awesome! More details on lift tickets on Tuesday.
Historic Early Opening "Arrive together Ski Together"
The combination of our snowmaking and natural snow (20cm of fresh snow to be exact) has allowed us to open earlier than ever before in this century and the first to open in the Region. The Vanier Lift will be open and conditions will be excellent. Remember to wear your mask and that the standard covid protocol will be in effect for Mont Ste-Marie in an "Orange Zone". The restaurant and bar will be open. More details in Tuesdays e-mail.