How many pictures I have ? lol <BR>Actually, on my computer, I have about 5000 pics and I probably have the same number burned on cd. More, to be less big, I often do some mosaic with some pics to reduce the number, when they're really similar. Example : I have ± 30-40 pics of Timberline from April to November each year, to see the evolution of the skiing. So doing mosaic with them make easy to see the differences. <BR> <BR>For my pics, I took this winter nearly 1500 pics of skiing. I really like to always have a pic for a topic of ski conversation I have. (Don't say I'm crazy, I know this) <BR> <BR>For the chart, I must say I could tell you my best ski areas chart of 1992-93... even at 12, I was doing many stats of skiing. In fact, I invented a formula to rate the size of the ski area at 9 years old and I still use it today exactly the same way. I began to be a trail map drawer at this era and for the 2003-04 season, there is some good chance that the official trail map of Mt Alta will be... mine. lol even though I'm just an amateur. <BR> <BR>If you really went at Orford during the Fernand Magnan era and didn't come back after, you seriously miss something, let me tell you ! They got some little PR problems this year, as you know, but for the extreme terrain, I wouldn't expect any ski area in the East to beat it. The worst is that it's unknown. Few years ago, it was rare to see 1 other people, in a run into Contour. Now, it's seriously more popular, since the super 2000-01 season where there was almost no rocks in the trail, but it's still from far the best trail I ever skied on over 1000 trails. And she's not alone... <BR> <BR>In fact.... another chart, this is the top 15 of my "31 perfect trails" <BR> <BR>1 Orford Contour <BR>2 Orford Chevreuil <BR>HUGE GAP <BR>3 Massif du Sud "8" <BR>4 Massif du Sud Surprenante ("5") <BR>5 Orford Écureuil <BR>6 Tremblant CBC <BR>7 Orford Super <BR>8 Orford Labrecque <BR>9 Orford Lacroix <BR>10 Orford Passe de l'ours <BR>11 Orford Porc Épic <BR>12 Massif du Sud "4" <BR>13 Orford Dubreuil <BR>14 Orford Cascade <BR>15 Mad River Glen Antelope lower <BR> <BR>As you can see, there is a little monopoly for Orford into that. Even the Fall Line, Paradise, Chute, Lower Antelope, Beaver and the other nice places of MRG just don't compete with the Orford trails (at least for me) <BR> <BR>By the way, don't try to find Chevreuil on the trail map of the ski area. They finally opened it this winter and they just count like there is 2 "Porc-Epic" This trail (Chevreuil) is really mythical for me, as it's where I did almost all my top 5 of best runs ever. (my very best run of all time is when I discovered it by luck, on april 2, 1997) (my second is certainly when I rediscovered it totally by luck 4 years later) Of course, in that time, Porc-Epic was not an open trail (although it ± existed, like many lines that become some trails in Orford in the past years) so it was really harder to find. For the treeskiing lovers, L'Écureuil is almost always closed, but don't care to take it, I've never seen a ski patrol in that trail and it's the ultimate crazy tree skiing official trail in Quebec (may be even in the East). <BR> <BR>Back to your message : Easter 2001..... Ok, I'm not the only Crazy skier in Quebec : CRAAAZZZZYYYY this is over 1000 miles in less than 100 hours. (remark that I recently drove Laval - Manoir Richelieu - Laval in 36 hours, for near 600 miles), but I just skied once on that.) <BR> <BR>For the Top chart in the East (by ski survey), yes, I also have it here, but I mean in 2000 or 2001, they've been selected #1 in the East. (I think for more than 1 year) (I talk of Tremblant here) <BR> <BR>About your top chart, I see you skied a lot of big ski areas I didn't (lol). It's not really surprising as you prefer the big verticals and that the canadian dollar in the 80s was particularly better than the one in the laaate 90s and 2000 to 2002, when I was ok to drive & ski. Now, it's more OK, but few years before, to pay 80$ for a Smuggs ticket was not a worth for me. Now, 67$ begins to be more interesting... with the decrease of the USA money. Anyway, if this resort is far far far on my chart, it's that it was an organized trip with school and we were just not lucky. It was on mid january 96 and first : Madonna lift 1 was closed. There was no snow on the ground except snowmaking, in the 60s degrees, raining hard, extremely foggy, we didn't see nothing at all and of course... gusty winds of something like 40-50mph. Imagine how it was fun to see swing the old double chairlifts... Even with that, I got some fun on Upper Exhibition (which had more brown than white but anyway...) so fun to run down Meadowlark, with less than 1 inch of snowdepth and many streams to jump. I think I won't forget this date soon... jan 19, 1996. <BR> <BR>On my chart, there is Alta & Orford far alone in first position. After... far far far, you have le Massif du Sud alone. 10000 miles later, you have both La Reserve and Mad River Glen almost equal, 250 years later, you have Val Saint-Côme to Smuggler's Notch where the gap between the ski areas are not too big (despite a huge gap if you just compare VSC to smuggs.) And after Smuggs, there is an enormous gap before St-Sauveur and all the rest. <BR> <BR>Sad that you got a race at Adstock... did you at least skied the "Défi Adstock ?) (literally Adstock's Challenge). This looks to be a great super extreme one.