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Mont Tremblant - December 15, 2017


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Got in some great early season skiing on Friday at Mont Tremblant. Some buddies were staying slope side for the weekend which made things extra awesome. The day started cold like -20C cold but there was little or no wind except at the top. Over the day things warmed up to about -10c and the sun came out a bit.  The groomers were fast hard pack with some cake on top.  Also, several runs on the north side were not groomed yet half blasted with snow mounds but still open (Jasey-Jay).  Those were interesting bump runs! The best condition steeps were Ryan, Tashereau, and Mcculloch. Unfortunately, I couldn't stay for skiing on Saturday. Overnight we got 7cm plus The Edge and Soleil opened up for the first time. I'm sure I'll hear about how much powder I missed! Regardless this season is off to a great start. Ski on!


Beauvallon Haut with the lake below. 






My buddies Demon snowboard by Libtech. 



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Top of the north side. 


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Nice outing, and start to the season! I have not skied Tremblant, but I had been there in the fall a couple of years ago. How was the crowd and the line up for the lifts? Looks like everyone was having a great time. Must have been sweet after the dump we had earlier in the week.

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Great conditions at Tremblant. Happy to see that the Versant Soleil is open already. The trails on that side are among my favorite. I can't believe there were no lines. Even the gondola which is famous for being a time sink, over the alternative of the Flying Mile and the TGV.

Let's keep our fingers crossed that the current momentum doesn't give out, atleast until April.

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I love it when points or Airmails are used for purchasing lift tickets. Makes the cost a bit easier and it basically costs you gas and something to eat, and not a large lift ticket cost. Anything to make the ski season a little less expensive. 

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