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Camp Fortune - January 12, 2019


Gordo

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I rolled into the valley at Camp Fortune around 3pm. The parking lot was pretty full. I guess even though it was around -15c the sun and low wind had brought everyone out.  Bluebird days help a lot and everyone was enjoying the wintery Saturday on the hill. The conditions were a mix of packed snow on the valley side to hard packed base on Skyline. The mogul run on Clifford was hard ice though and my edges were not sharp enough for it....or skills.  Of note, Heggtveit is now open. I found it a little icy probably because of high traffic during the day and the fact that it had just opened on Wednesday. Hegg is not lit but it stayed open till around 5pm which shows that our sun is coming back.  Also in the valley Fortune was blowing snow onto McDonald and Alexander! This is great news as last year the runs never opened.  Both blue runs are accessed by a vintage t-bar.  So all we need now is a little more natural snowfall and Swan Dive and Duffy can open bringing the trail count to 100%  As the sun fell it did cool off a bit but the crowds were gone so you could lap your favorite runs.  Another beautiful night skiing at Camp Fortune.IMG_20190112_152539493.thumb.jpg.8019521aa29662b3e859c289ef8bb1ae.jpg 

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Wow I don't think I've ever been this far back.

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Blowing snow on McDonald and Alexander. 

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Skyline

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Heggtveit

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Tree run

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Canadian. Canadian/Chute was the best combo of the night. 

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Sunset on Marshall.

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Nice pics! A bluebird day always helps out with the photos and makes the pop. It's great to see a full parking lot, as it is a good sign that people are coming out, and the mountain keeps busy. Looks like another great day/evening on the slopes. Thanks for the report.

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Wow, McDonald and Alexander never opened last year?! It seems to me that most years they open sparingly and I totally forgot about the t-bar. I seem to recall that I liked at least one of those trails, but I haven't been on one since maybe 2011!

Sounds like a nice day @Gordo, I spent the day slacking yesterday and did a three hour long home spa (space heater + shower steam, plus essential oils). Hoping to get out again tomorrow night :D

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