Camp Fortune - December 27, 2022
After months of anticipation since buying my Camp Fortune night ski pass in July, I was finally able to use it! Tuesday, December 27th was set to be the first night of night skiing, and a group of friends and I decided to hit the slopes. In addition to having three green runs off the Pineault and Clifford chairs, a blue trail (Sparks to Skyway) had just opened on the Skyline sector! We arrived to a fairly full parking lot, and long lift lines on the Pineault Quad. However, the Clifford quad had minimal lines, so we spent the start of the evening skiing there. Conditions were packed powder, making for some great turns. The Marshall glades were decently covered, and I (cautiously) gave them a try, though it was still thinner than I would have liked!
We then headed to Skyline to meet up with a few more friends, and we’re surprised with the excellent conditions of the one trail.
There was tons of fresh snow, little ice, and many side jumps off the trail. It was nice to ski a run that took longer than 30 seconds, as was the case for the other terrain open. Lines on skyline started long (5 minutes), but as the night went on, they decreased. It looked like a black diamond trail was groomed and would open the following day, in addition to ongoing snowmaking on the other runs.
As always, the view of the Ottawa-Gatineau skyline from the chairlift is quite memorable.
We wrapped up our fun evening of night skiing with some food and drinks in the picturesque town of Chelsea.