Sommet Saint-Sauveur - June 1, 2019
Maybe this report should be posted in the Summer Experiences section since it is June 1st! When I heard that Sommet St-Sauveur confirmed their opening for this weekend, I couldn't pass up this opportunity to ski in June. I had never done that before. Last year was close, at May 27th. I left Sherbrooke at 6 and arrived at the mountain at 8:20. I just squeaked through the Turcotte construction just in time as it was down to 1 lane entering on to the Decarie Northbound. The temperature was already 10 degrees by this time with blue skies, a few clouds, and bright sunshine. I noticed that there were about 8 or 10 Atomic Express Quad chairs leftover in the lot.
The 70 Ouest, and surprisingly the top of the Nordique was open today. I don't recall ever skiing the Nordique past the end of April on any of my late season trips. The trails were groomed with a nice coating of mashed potatoes with a few dirty spots here and there, but who cares! It's skiing in June! There is still a decent amount of snow on the 70 Ouest with one side thinning out. The Nordique was covered but not as well, however it was still quite skiable. Just had to look out for the edge of the trail and some thin areas. The entrance to the Nordique was quite thin and just wide enough for one skier to pass though. Beyond that you were fine. The bottom pitch was bare, so you were directed back over to the 70 with the little crossover trail. There were 3 rail modules set up on the Nordique.
The 70 Ouest:
It didn't take long for the bottom pitch of the 70 Ouest to get bumped up as the snow was so soft. The piles were decent, and started to work the legs a bit harder, and they were so soft that you skied through them or just pushed them down the hill turning on them. The coverage was still pretty good on the last pitch as you weren't digging down to dirt and mud at all yet by the time I was done. That was at 11:30. Legs tired and telling me that was enough. Now THIS will bring an end to my 2018-19 season. Another great late season day at Sommet St- Sauveur. This would mark the second consecutive year that I have finished my season here. I just need to experience this place mid season when everything is open. Already looking forward to next season....Stick a fork in it! It is done like dinner!
Here are a few more scenes from the day: