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Shane

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  1. Blue Mountain in Collingwood Ontario did something special for their final day (Friday). Skiing until Midnight, served by the Silver Bullet chairlift. Likely the final day of night skiing for this season, at the one of the unlikeliest of places to be doing it so late. Well done!
  2. Calabogie have announced that today was their last day, as the Ontario shutdown comes into effect tomorrow. The Ontario Ski Areas association is now saying that all Ontario ski areas will close after today. So at the time I am posting, the ski season in Ottawa-Gatineau region has officially come to an end with Calabogie offering one final day under the sun. Ski areas elsewhere in Quebec are still operating however after this long weekend, the list should drop to a dozen or less.
  3. Mont Cascades called it Finished and Over. Calabogie Peaks is the last mountain standing in the region this year. Based on the base area webcam views, it looks to be quite decent and nicely covered the slopes.
  4. I’m eager to see what Mont Ste Marie does. Last year when they all closed they were the only one to say that they were taking exceptional measures to stay open, only later on to say they would be closing after all. If nothing changes drastically, Caabogie could be the last to close in the region this year if they manage to open.
  5. Sommet Saint-Sauveur will begin in the next few weeks the construction of a new building for the members' lockers, the repair shop as well as the demo center of the Sommet Saint-Sauveur's Boutique. Demolition work on the existing building, which is located next to the Sommet Express lift, will begin on April 12, 2021. The new building will replace the old Customer Service building, where it is now located the 'Repair workshop. The new building will house the following services: Member's lockers Repair workshop Demo center Regarding the new members' lockers, these wil
  6. Indeed. A real shame. Amazing it still stands yet it has been completely ruined. There are a few videos online of "kids" or "urban explorers" venturing inside by jumping the fence and what is shown is pretty bad. Graffiti, smashed walls, smashed windows, smashed elevators and lights, smashed....... Clearly someone still owns the land/property or I would expect it to have come down. Hopefully one day it does and makes way for a larger facility. The new one proposed above is a great start but hopefully it leads to more in the future. Be sure to take some Gravol if you watch the video.
  7. Indeed. Pakenham, Edelweiss, Vorlage and Chilly are closed for the season. No word yet on M’ont Cascades though.
  8. Since I posted earlier, Sommet Edelweiss has announced their season has come to an end. Interestingly, Mont Ste Marie says Closed until Sunday, however they are calling for 10-15mm 90% of rain....
  9. The recent warm and mild weather, combined with the current rainfall is surely going to being an early end to many ski areas in Quebec and Ontario. Already several have announced the end of season on their mountain. -Mount Pakenham -Val St-Come -Ski Saint Bruno Sadly, others will likely follow. Camp Fortune in the Outaouais is closed today and this weekend with a possible reopening for Easter weekend, weather permitting. The list will no doubt evolve quickly over the coming couple days.
  10. Haha I know but it sure does feel long. Definitely plays a factor in the small number that go, otherwise I could see it being much much busier.
  11. The Sainte Marie Hills is a $4.5M project that will have shovels hit the ground in April with an aggressive timeline to open by next Spring. It will be located on the land directly behind the main lodge, making it ski-in/ski-out. An après ski lounge and restaurant, private work and meeting spaces, rooftop patio with hot tubs, and more. It will be 15 studio units for short to medium stays, and a couple of two-bedroom rental apartments. https://obj.ca/article/real-estate/non-residential/45m-development-add-short-term-rentals-remote-workspaces-mont This is a very exciting developme
  12. It is unfortunate how far out Chilly is, although I do think that helps it keep its charm. A long drive and the reward you get when you arrive. Not a big mountain so smaller crowds keeps things from skiing out too quickly in the day. Saw your MSM report, looks amazing. Really holding up well despite the crazy weather swings recently.
  13. Mont Chilly is quite fun. The only down side is the drive to get there but otherwise quite a unique experience and place to visit. Probably one of the most natural ski places around.
  14. Calabogie has now announced they will reopen starting this Thursday. So a little foggy on the exact dates in general but over the course of the next week we should see most if not close to all reopen!
  15. The Ontario government said all Ski Areas outside of essentially the GTA red zone, will be able to re-open as of next week. Great news! A slow return to normal for skiing. Happy they have come to this decision as it was no doubt affecting many businesses, most not owned by large corporations, so their ability to maneuver and weather this closing is very limited.
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