Laurentian Powder Day March 22, 2013

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Laurentian Powder Day March 22, 2013

Postby Anthony » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:34 pm

On my Laurentian snow report post I lamented how it never snows in March anymore ! Man , was I wrong as the kids tell me when a major storm on Tuesday dumped almost 2 feet of dry snow . Working in Montreal all week was concerned the snow would transform or develop a crust before getting to it . Took a vacation day to hit some local side country with my middle daughter who didn't have any classes . Turned out nothing to worry about as almost 2 feet of dry snow on top of a very deep frozen sold base so no concerns on hitting any stumps/rocks . Amazing run after run in deep snow close to home without spending a ton of money on lift tickets . Don't mind skiing 500' vertical when you have snow like this and no competition . Like having a hill in your backyard.
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Just about to ski it up , 3 days after the storm
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Skiing down a Hiking Trail .
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Re: Laurentian Powder Day March 22, 2013

Postby mitch28 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:39 pm

I had a similar experience today. A certain Laurentian hill didn't open this year, so my friends and I decided to earn some turns there. After 2 laps on snowshoes we realized there was a road leading to the top, so we did our own version of cat skiing, where our car was the cat and we rotated drivers each run. Boot deep all day.
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Re: Laurentian Powder Day March 22, 2013

Postby Anthony » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:47 pm

Know the place my old home mountain , will see how long it lasts as a hike and ski place . Still hoping beyond hope that they open next year . The village of Val David banned parking at the base of Plante this year cutting off the easy access to another popular hike and ski place.
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