Ski Reports

Mont Orford - February 9, 2024
Paul Giddings
Ski Reports
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. We arrived just after 8am in the parking lot. It was quite mild upon arrival, the temperature was already above zero, with cloudy skies. I purchased Lukas's ticket online the night before, and with...
Mont Tremblant - January 27, 2024
Matteo C
Ski Reports
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 the resort. We left Ottawa at 5:30am, hoping to arrive at the hill before opening. Temperatures were forecasted to be in the range of -2 to +2C all weekend long, making for...
Mont Tremblant - January 24, 2024 (Snapshot)
Jeremy Tan
Ski Reports
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 a regular tempo now.   It does look like I missed quite a dump of snow the weekend before, as coverage was a lot better than my last day up here on January 8.  The base was fas...
Camp Fortune - January 22, 2024 (Snapshot)
Matteo C
Ski Reports
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 from the night: My father had yet to ski this season, so we decided to head to Camp Fortune for some night skiing. Temperatures were very nice, around -2C, and a few centi...
Sommet Edelweiss - January 21, 2024
Shane Séguin
Ski Reports
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 was to Sommet Edelweiss. The mountain had all terrain from Chemin des Bois to Zoomer open, served by two quads, namely the Edelbahn Express and the Meister 4000, as well a...
Mont Bellevue - January 18, 2024
Paul Giddings
Ski Reports
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 with no wind, it was reasonably comfortable. We arrived at the hill just before 6pm for our 2 hour block. The Magic Carpet, and Quad were in operation as usual. The conditions ...
Camp Fortune - January 17, 2024
Bruce Jackson
Ski Reports
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 it was. Of course, it was cold, but nothing that couldn't be handled by dressing properly for the occasion. Arriving for opening and parking on Skyline, I got ready quickly inside the cozy ...
Mont Tremblant - January 8, 2024
Jeremy Tan
Ski Reports
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 yesterday on Mont Tremblant. Given the rain and snow drought in December, I expected not more than half of the mountain to be open, and I was right. Most of the main face on&nb...
Mont Bellevue - January 7, 2024 (Snapshot)
Paul Giddings
Ski Reports
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 trails, with guns blowing snow on a couple of other trails. It's a great place to start for beginners, or if you are getting back in to the sport. Right in the heart of the City of Sherbrooke. Here are a few sce...
Owl's Head - January 5, 2024
Paul Giddings
Ski Reports
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 time out at the mountain to end the season last year. We got up early and arrived just before 8am to take our time getting ready. It had finally chilled off and the snow guns were a blazing to...
Whiteface - January 4, 2024 (Snapshot)
Matteo C
Ski Reports
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 of open lifts and runs (7 and 20) was similar to the previous visit two days prior, there were patches of fresh powder on the sides of trails, ...
Mont Ste Marie - January 4, 2024
Shane Séguin
Ski Reports
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 snow that arrived overnight, which left a much-needed coat of white on the rooftops and the grass. I gathered my bags, tossed them in the back of the car and headed up to Mont Ste Marie. This...
Whiteface - January 2, 2024
Matteo C
Ski Reports
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 to Lake Placid, in the Adirondacks, and ski the largest vertical (3166’) East of the Rockies! Whiteface has always been a special resort to me, as it was the site o...
Camp Fortune - December 31, 2023
Shane Séguin
Ski Reports
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 is back. Camp Fortune today had 6 trails open, which included Sparks, Marshall, Pineault and Allen's Alley. There were no lines at the lifts from opening until lunch and whe...
Mont Bellevue - December 26, 2023
Paul Giddings
Ski Reports
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 itch. We've had two (not so) decent rain events over the last few weeks that haven't been helpful whatsoever. Booked our tickets this morning just before leaving home, and...
Calabogie Peaks Resort - December 21, 2023
Matteo C
Ski Reports
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 the Calabogie area, where I decided I would take advantage of the last day of early season pricing (30$ instead of 50$), and ski for a few hours at Calabogie Peaks Resort. We arrived at 1pm, and I hopped on...
Mont Orford - December 14, 2023
Paul Giddings
Ski Reports
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 after 8 to get ready for the day. It was a beautiful sunny day with the temperature at around -11 degrees. We got dressed, and headed outside. There were 16 trails available with two lifts. The Giroux ...
Camp Fortune - November 30, 2023
Shane Séguin
Ski Reports
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 debut, a refreshing change from past instances when only Pineault was accessible. The snow coverage was exceptional, and the trails were open at their full width, impeccably...
Mont Ste Marie - November 30, 2023 (Snapshot)
Jim Henry
Ski Reports
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 drop in the region. Enjoy the snapshot from this visit.
Mont Tremblant - November 25, 2023 (Opening Weekend)
Matteo C
Ski Reports
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 to be partly cloudy, with increasing sun in the afternoon. Temps would be on the colder side (-10C) in the morning, before warming to reach -2 later in the day.  Despite the ...
Camp Fortune - April 15, 2023 (Closing Weekend)
Matteo C
Ski Reports
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 was sunny, with the day’s warmest temp being a peachy 23C! Every run off the Skyline quad was open. To honour their passholders, the resort offered free skiing to all types of season passes, so...
Owl's Head - April 7, 2023
Paul Giddings
Ski Reports
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 my working there way back when, so it was his time to experience the mountain for himself. We left early, and arrived just before 8. There were a few cars already in the lot when we got there. It was...
Mont Orford - March 29, 2023
Paul Giddings
Ski Reports
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 school for us to board the bus to head out. We arrived at Orford just a little after 9:30 to a bluebird sky, and mild temperatures. There was a good group of students that came along for the trip w...
Mont Bellevue - March 25, 2023
Paul Giddings
Ski Reports
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 is to be their last weekend of the 2022-23 season. Tomorrow is supposed the last day. We arrived at the hill at 8:30 to a few cars in the parking lot, and were the first skis on the rack. The morni...
Mont Tremblant - March 25, 2023
Matteo C
Ski Reports
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 first time at the resort. Conditions were extremely windy, cold for spring (-5 to 1C without windchill), and snow conditions started alright and ended poor. That being said, we had a great time, and ...