Ski la Réserve - QC - March 6, 2003

Frankontour

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Great day, considering last days' weather ! <BR> <BR>They finally just got 4" of snow yesterday before it re-changed in r@!n. <BR> <BR>On the road going north, it was r@!n!ng all the way... until 2 miles of the resort when it changed in snow, at 1400' of elevation. <BR> <BR>It was some very great spring skiing for the first hour there... but after, the north-west wind began to freeze the snow, so it was quite tougher to ski after, in the ungroomed terrain <IMG SRC="http://www.firsttracksonline.com/discus2/clipart/sad.gif" ALT=":("> <BR> <BR>At least, all the trails were still skiable, even the giga-extreme trails. <BR> <BR>We have a video showing Pitch 1 ... and Pitch 2 of the Pirouette today. The Top Headwall was very tough to ski, so my run is far from my best, but still cool to see <IMG SRC="http://www.firsttracksonline.com/discus2/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":)"> <BR> <BR>(you must click right and save on disk too see it) <BR><A HREF="http://www.zoneski.com/temp/pirouette2.wmv" TARGET="_top">http://www.zoneski.com/temp/pirouette2.wmv</A> <BR> <BR>The off-trails were almost unskiable today. The only way to ski them was to go fast and it needed some big skills to do that... <BR> <BR>Anyway, here are a lot of pics, taken by 3 of us ! <BR> <BR><A HREF="http://zoneski.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=948" TARGET="_top">http://zoneski.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=948</A> <BR> <BR>Note that there could be a new ski area in the province. There is some lines looking like trails that have been cleared on the north-east side of Mt Kaaikop (Mt Legault). This is one of the highest mountain in the Laurentians/Lanaudiere with a peak at 2800' The vertical possible could be over 1300' high, I'm not sure exactly. A sure thing, we're quite looking at the situation !!
 

Eric

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I skied with Frankontour all day. It was an awesome day. This was the first time that I skied with him. <BR> <BR>I liked Chute Libre, Pirouette (2nd hughe pitch), Sous-Bois and the pitch of Loup-Garou. I really love my old skis in those trails. The Luge was groomed but it was a much nicer trail before they install snowguns. Now, it's really icy <BR> <BR>I did the Cloutier Est and Ouffff, I rushed in it. Not the best conditions in it. It took us about 25 minutes to ski it. <BR> <BR>overall: 9,5/10 <BR>First time that I skied La Réserve since 2001. A terrible ski season there
 

Frankontour

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Let's say 45 minutes for the Cloutier Est. <BR> <BR>Not really the best conditions I've seen this year in that trail. <BR> <BR>For la Réserve, it's a 4/10 day, but for skiing in general, the 9,5 of Eric is not too much high I think.
 

Eric

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For the conditions I would say 5/10. I really like those extreme trails. That's why I rated it 9,5/10
 
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