Quebec skiing this weekend

Patrick

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Laurentians:

Well, Mont St-Sauveur decided to open now including night skiing (it still not on their website). One run (Hill 70) for $25 CDN ($26.70 US).

Tomorrow hours: 9am to 10pm.

Quebec City area:

Cross-country skiing opens for this weekend. Although there is full of snow on Mont Ste-Anne, alpine skiing area is keeping their fixed opening date of November 17th.

http://www.firsttracksonline.com/index. ... e&sid=3186

Montreal area:

Mont St-Bruno in the Monttreal suburds is probably not too far from opening day or night
 
Admin":3dttjyd8 said:
Details are also at our home page http://www.FirstTracksOnline.com (currently the first story).
Saw you've updated your news section. :wink:

The question I have now, who is open this weekend although that isn't going to help as I'm home at sick and taking care of the kids this weekand. Wife is out of town for business and booked all day tomorrow.

Snow, Bretton Woods, Sunday River, Sugarloaf, MSS, Woodsbury plus a pair in North Carolina. Anyone else?
 
Opening day at MSS is quite a site ( could qualify for the comedy section of a Warren Miller movie ) . Bumper to bumper crowd on arena sludge :wink:
 
Anthony":x66cgid7 said:
Opening day at MSS is quite a site ( could qualify for the comedy section of a Warren Miller movie ) . Bumper to bumper crowd on arena sludge :wink:
Admin would know, how many hours did you drive from Central New York state to capture first chair on film? :wink: And they call me crazy. :roll:

Talking about Crazy, Frankontour was heading out tonight. I believe Big Jay was also planning to go tonight then Le Massif for real snow non-lift served boarding. :p
 
Patrick":b3priorc said:
Admin would know, how many hours did you drive from Central New York state to capture first chair on film? :wink:

10 hours round-trip :roll: :

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Patrick":16xxqf5e said:
I believe BigJay was also planning to go tonight then Le Massif for real snow non-lift served boarding. :p

I went to IKEA instead... didn't feel like making the trip up North... We'll probably go on sunday in the sun! We're leaving early tomorrow morning to earn some turns at Le Massif... Can't wait! Go my split and skins ready to ride! Can't believe there will be 4 of us in a Yaris! That's going to be funny!

I'll let you know!
 
BigJay":39rt2rre said:
Can't believe there will be 4 of us in a Yaris! That's going to be funny!

I wished we had a Yaris. :roll:

Yaris is a big car compared to what were driving in South American. Over 1400km (some of it on snow/mud with no chains), 3 guys stuff for 2 weeks, 5 pair of skis and no ski rack (we improvised one) from main highway to crazy winding mountain roads.

At one point I'll finish my TR. :oops:
 

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BigJay":15rhluf4 said:
I went to IKEA instead... didn't feel like making the trip up North... We'll probably go on sunday in the sun! We're leaving early tomorrow morning to earn some turns at Le Massif...

Back on topic. I don't think you missed anything, especially if your going to Le Massif tomorrow.
 
This wasn't that bad...

The right decision was to ski it yesterday night. We knew there would be a minimal crowd and the conditions would be more interesting than during weekend, due to the large crowd.

I say that, but in the same time, I see that it's -9c this morning in the north (very wet though... 92%) so I guess they're shooting right now, to get the Nordique ready to open... It only misses snow in the middle part of the trail.

We were 5 from zoneski yesterday night, from 7 to 9pm and the conditions were of course frozen granular, but for skiing on a nov 9th with a lift, everyone was happy of the conditions on the 50% width of the trail open...

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In my younger days, I would ski the early season WROD's at Snow Summit at night in order to avoid the crush of bodies on the same few runs during the day. A sign that Frank may not be quite as crazy as we thought.

I'm pickier now and insist on about 60% of terrain open to make the 2 hour drive out there.
 
Tony Crocker":13lzb3uq said:
In my younger days, I would ski the WROD's at Big Bear at night in order to avoid the crush of bodies on the same few runs during the day. A sign that Frank may not be quite as crazy as we thought.

Yeah, but did you see how narrow that WROD is??? :shock:
 
Tony Crocker":3ryhp1w0 said:
in order to avoid the crush of bodies on the same few runs during the day. A sign that Frank may not be quite as crazy as we thought.

:bs: Frank skied at night because MSS opened at 3pm without any advance warning. If they would opened this am instead, I'm pretty sure we would have been there early instead of waiting for making his turns at night. Although MSS is about 2hr away from Ottawa, I'm personally in no rush to ski in November.

Tony Crocker":3ryhp1w0 said:
I'm pickier now and insist on about 60% of terrain open to make the 2 hour drive out there.

If there isn't any traffic, it takes 30-40 minutes to get to MSS from Montreal.
 
Patrick":2bb50yat said:
:bs: Frank skied at night because MSS opened at 3pm without any advance warning. If they would opened this am instead, I'm pretty sure we would have been there early instead of waiting for making his turns at night. Although MSS is about 2hr away from Ottawa, I'm personally in no rush to ski in November.

If there isn't any traffic, it takes 30-40 minutes to get to MSS from Montreal.

For yesterday, I couldn't have skied earlier anyway, because I can't leave work before 5PM... At this hour, you can guess it was longer than 30-40 minutes........ let's say 25 minutes from here to Christophe's home (getting closer to the mountain) and after, it took about 45-50 minutes to get at the mountain.

About the "rush" or "no rush" to ski in november, last year I wasn't rushed at all to go skiing, after my july/august trip at Timberline, but this year, without having skied on decent terrain since may 5, (and without have skied at all since june 3), I was quite more excited and motivated...

There is also the fact that I'm getting in a better shape, since the last few months, so hiking for skiing is quite a nice way to exercise myself ;)

I hope to ski every weekend this season (even though I know I won't ;)) and get at least 40 ski days, even though my job requires so much hours in winter/spring...
 
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