Well I did it. I managed to check out every ski hill in the Ottawa/Gatineau area at least once this season. Some a lot more then once (Fortune, MSM). Anyway this afternoon Vorlage was serene with maybe a dozen people on the entire resort, perfect coverage, 17 of 18 runs open and a blue bird day with the temperature just above zero. The place had the three main double chairs running, no t-bars. The day felt mellow so I took it easy cruising the blues and blacks for a couple hours. Only Headwall was closed which was a bummer but hey if I wanted a day of double diamonds I wouldn't have gone to Vorlage. The town of Wakefield has a great vibe and Vorlage is a bit of a throwback to the days when skiing was about skiing and being with the family. Where is everyone? Get out skiing people this weekend will be great.
A great and rather empty chalet.
Maple Lane, a small glade run near the top.
The bottom of Chien Chaud.. I think