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Camp Fortune - January 1, 2019


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Happy New Year! and 2019 comes in with a roar. While Ottawa got a mix of snow (maybe 4cms), freezing rain and rain Camp Fortune got about 10-15cms! Anyway the best way to kill a hangover is to ski. I arrived around 9:30 with my sister in tow and almost got stuck in the Skyline parking lot which had not been plowed.  The place was a bit of a ghost town.  The temperature was a little below zero with some wind. The conditions were perfect with the new wet snow gluing to the hard pack which made for a great base for carving fast.  The ice was gone and we even ducked into some gladed areas which had just enough coverage to hide the rocks and logs.  All the main trails on Skyline were open with the exception of Heggtveit.  Hegg should open in a day or so though as it's covered in machine made snow mounds.  We caught the ribbon drop for the Meech runs just after 10 then did some runs in the valley.  The sun came out around noon. Pretty much a perfect start to 2019.IMG_20190101_115831528_HDR.thumb.jpg.dae45e70355a55fdef7dafc853a3f10a.jpg

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The Skyline parking lot was a wet mess.

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Where is everyone...hungover in bed?

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You can almost ski under the lift now...just need another nice storm.

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Skyline in all its glory

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Bud Clark

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This photo is from the Meech quad looking west.  Has Fortune been glading in this area? Will this be a future run off Paradis?

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The woods west of Marshall are very skiable. 

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My sister in the fresh stuff

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The sun.

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Slalom. Note the parking lot it's pretty much empty. 

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No lineups on Skyline.

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Cheers!

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Nice photos! Thanks for the report. Looks a lot better than what we received in the Townships. Higher up in the mountains would have been nice but at low elevations it was wet slushy snow and rain. Kinda jealous right now seeing those conditions. 

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Guest New glade off Paradise

Hi Gordo, 

good observation, we are finally ready to open the new glade, just needed to fine tune the exit onto North American. 

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4 hours ago, Guest New glade off Paradise said:

Hi Gordo, 

good observation, we are finally ready to open the new glade, just needed to fine tune the exit onto North American. 

Cool so it runs from Paradise into the woods then goes under the lift and through the woods to North American? 

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Guest New glade off Paradise
15 hours ago, Gordo said:

Cool so it runs from Paradise into the woods then goes under the lift and through the woods to North American? 

Yes that's right you get on from skier's right of Paradise, through the woods, across the lift line at town 5 or 6 and exit onto North American. It's all marked out now, just waiting to choose a name and get a sign up. But I think this rain may have ruined our hopes for this week. 

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