Ski Reports

Mont Orford - February 9, 2024

With the kids having a Pedagogical day today from school, I decided to have one myself from work! Lukas had wanted to go to Orford so today was the day.…

Mont Tremblant - January 27, 2024

Three weekends ago, my friends and I headed to Tremblant for a one-night mini ski trip! We had rented a ski-in/ski-out condo, and it was our first time staying overnight at…

Mont Tremblant - January 24, 2024 (Snapshot)

This was only my second day up in Tremblant this year, as my ski season so far has been interrupted by travel.  Hopefully I will be able to keep going at…

Camp Fortune - January 22, 2024 (Snapshot)

I had initially started to write a longer report for this trip last week, though unfortunately my phone crashed and the draft was not saved, so here's a little snapshot…

Sommet Edelweiss - January 21, 2024

What a beautiful day on the slopes. The weather was cold but perfectly reasonable, thanks to the bright sun and the bluebird skies (that always warms one's spirit). Today's visit…

Mont Bellevue - January 18, 2024

After the snow we had this week (about time), my sister Heather, Lukas, and Abby headed off to an evening at our community ski hill Mont Bellevue. It was chilly however…

Camp Fortune - January 17, 2024

It was a cold day, especially in the morning. With temperatures at -20'c and a "feels like" several degrees colder, the app on the phone made it seem worse than…

Mont Tremblant - January 8, 2024

It's a late start for me strapping on my plank this season, due to a variety of factors in December. However, I am glad to report that I finally kicked it off…

Mont Bellevue - January 7, 2024 (Snapshot)

Day 5 of the season at Mont Bellevue with a new ski buddy, my sister who hasn't skied in a long time. A couple of inches of new snow, 4/10…

Owl's Head - January 5, 2024

With the day off work, a visit to Owl's Head was just the ticket. My son Lukas tagged along for the ride for his second visit there. He enjoyed his last…

Whiteface - January 4, 2024 (Snapshot)

On our second day of skiing Whiteface, we were pleasantly surprised by a 3-4 inch  (7-10cm) snowfall on the mountain, making for some “East Coast Powder Day” conditions! While the number…

Mont Ste Marie - January 4, 2024

Cold temperatures, a promise of sun and bluebird skies... all the ingredients were in place for the perfect day on the slopes. I woke up to a light dusting of…

Whiteface - January 2, 2024

I last skiied Whiteface Mountain in December 2019. Due to Covid, I hadn’t returned since then. However, my sister and I decided to bring our equipment along on our family trip…

Camp Fortune - December 31, 2023

After what was arguably the worst Christmas and Holiday week for skiing in the region, which featured a perfect cocktail of warm mild weather and endless rain, the cold weather…

Mont Bellevue - December 26, 2023

With another forecast of rain in the next day or two, Lukas and I headed off to our community ski hill Mont Bellevue for a couple of hours to scratch the…

Calabogie Peaks Resort - December 21, 2023

After a busy period of exams, I hadn't been on skis for over three weeks, and was eager to return! My mother and I planned a little day trip to…

Mont Orford - December 14, 2023

It's the start of the 2023-24 at last, so off it was to Mont Orford for the morning. The kids tagged along for the ride. We arrived at a little…

Camp Fortune - November 30, 2023

Opening day at Camp Fortune marked an exciting beginning for the winter season. With both Pineault and Allen's Alley trails available right from the start, the day saw a strong…

Mont Ste Marie - November 30, 2023 (Snapshot)

Mont Ste Marie opened their ski season today with 1 route from top to bottom, composed of 3 trails (Serenade Haut/Bas and Caroline Calvé). Great conditions on the highest vertical…

Mont Tremblant - November 25, 2023 (Opening Weekend)

Last weekend, a few friends and I made the early morning drive from Ottawa to Mont Tremblant for our first day of the 2023-24 ski season!  The weather was forecasted…

Camp Fortune - April 15, 2023 (Closing Weekend)

On Saturday May 15, 2023, my sister and so joined a group of friends for one last use of our night ski passes on Camp Fortune’s closing weekend. The weather…

Owl's Head - April 7, 2023

For what might be the closer to the 2022-23 season, Lukas and I headed off to Owl's Head today for his first visit there. He's heard of the stories of…

Mont Orford - March 29, 2023

Today was parent volunteer day for my son Lukas' ski outing for school, and of course I couldn't pass on this opportunity to go with them. We met at his…

Mont Bellevue - March 25, 2023

Back to skiing it was, since the trip to New Hampshire (Black Mountain) earlier in the month. Took a bit of a break. Today was at Mont Bellevue for what…

Mont Tremblant - March 25, 2023

On the last Saturday of March, my friend and I decided to ski Tremblant for our last ‘big mountain’ ski day of the season, in addition to it being his…

Camp Fortune - March 21, 2023

With night skiing slated to end on March 22, I decided to take my sister on a birthday ski trip for our last night ski of the season. We arrived…

Mont Chilly - March 5, 2023

In the Pontiac region of Western Quebec is a ski hill called Mont Chilly. It had been a couple years since I've skied the 430ft vertical hill near Fort-Coulonge. Not…

Black Mountain, NH - March 2, 2023

With school break in full swing, we spent a few days in North Conway, NH with the kids. The last time below the border for me skiing was February of…