Mont Orford - April 6, 2022
For what would most likely be my last day of the 2021-22 ski season, I felt that it was appropriate to end it at my home mountain. With the forecast for the next few days of rain and warm temperatures, it was time to take advantage and not wait. I arrived at the mountain early at 8 under a beautiful blue sky and temps already above 0. First ride was up the Alfred Desrochers Quad for a warm up lap on the Toussiski and then over to the bottom of the Super under the Hybride Chair. The coverage was still pretty good since it has been warm and sunny Monday and Tuesday. In the shade the snow was still a bit firm, but once out in the sun it was soft. The brooks were running which made for a nice soothing ride on the chair.
The Toussiski, and a view looking up the Maxi and Mont Orford.
I caught up with my ski buddy Christian for a run up the Hybride for the 4KM trail. Again coverage was pretty good and was also groomed. Not all trails were groomed so we stayed on those trails. The snow was softening up quite a bit by the first couple of runs. We headed over to Giroux North for a few runs and again coverage was nice. Today was truly a spring skiing day as the snow was like skiing nice soft mashed potatoes. Line ups at the three lifts was non existent. Ski down and basically ski right onto the lift.
The 4KM looking out towards Giroux, and a view of Giroux North trails.
From here one last ride up the Alfred Desrochers Quad for the Grande Allee to finish off the day. It started getting slushy in places near the bottom of the mountain. I skied until noon with a nice cool down break before leaving at 12:30. It was a super day of skiing with a great ski buddy, and I don't think I can get a better day to end it for the season. All of the visits to Orford this year were just fantastic and the work this year by the grooming crew was great each time I skied here. Good chances are that I will be renewing my pass for 2022-23. Until next season Orford.
Here are a few more scenes of the day: