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Mont Chilly - April 1, 2017


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I have to say Mont Chilly is a hidden gem. Yes its rather far from Ottawa and it only has a T-bar for hill access but its a got a great vibe, friendly locals and some great terrain.  I got to the hill around 10:30am after a scenic drive down 148. Watch for deer there were lots out in the farmer fields.  Anyway the t-bar was just starting after purchasing the $20 lift ticket.   Condition wise the snow was sticky from a couple cm's of fresh snow but as the day progressed the conditions got faster becoming typical spring skiing like.  Now for the cool news, there is a new run at Chilly, #5. Its on the far side of #4. You have to traverse a trail at the top marked with pink flagging tap till it opens up to a steep glade run with a natural canyon.  This will be killer tree run on powder day through mature hard wood. At the bottom it connects with #4 for the run out back to the T-bar.  Fun times were had.  Everyone should hit Mont Chilly at least once a season. 

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One of the Chilly Dogs

 

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A section of #5

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More #5

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#2 

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#3 Glade..I think

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Looking down about half way through glade run #5

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Mont Chilly looks like an area that if you are looking for some "old school" skiing, this is the place to go. We don't hear much about this place where I am so we question from year to year if the place is still open or not. Very little advertising so that's probably why it's a hidden gem in their area. Love the pics of the place, especially the old t-bar. From what I see from the conditions of the open trails, very little grooming is done. Still a fair bit of snow in the region. Thanks for the report! 

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Great report. Now we know what Mont Chilly was teasing this past fall on their Facebook page. The new glade looks amazing. All the terrain at Chilly presents a good challenge, with great natural snow. It can't be beat, especially at $20 a ticket.

 

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I've been to Chilly once. Quite the nice little place. Very retro. Even the ski rentals are from a past era, but it does deliver on great skiing. As far from modern as possible, and instead focuses on what makes skiing great... the actual skiing!

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