Back from Saint-Sauveur and la Reserve, for another hike & Ski trip this year. There is something that I don't understand at St-Sauveur. There was huge bumps of snow for the jumps and the rail, last week and before. Today, there was almost no snow on the lower 70. Hmm... I think I begin to understand where they take their snow for the little ski competition on late August each year. Anyway, the lower mountain was not interesting, but the upper and middle were not so bad, on West 70. Lower Nordic was also devastated, but the upper / middle part were still skiable, except 2 short bares on the middle part. A sure thing, the conditions on it weren't enough interesting for a day long. <BR> <BR>So I just took "la Nordique" once, but I took 5 times "la 70 ouest" as the snow coverage was still pretty good, except a little thin spot just at the junction of upper / middle part. The snow was particularly ugly, but as long as it slides... <BR> <BR>So : Upper West 70... that will still be skiable next week. <BR><IMG SRC="http://www.firsttracksonline.com/discus2/messages/8/2369.jpg" ALT="Upper West 70"> <BR> <BR>And Middle West 70, which could be skiable too, if it's not too warm this week, but we'll need to walk between the 2 spots. <BR><IMG SRC="http://www.firsttracksonline.com/discus2/messages/8/2370.jpg" ALT="Middle West 70"> <BR> <BR>After those runs, I was back in the car for 45 minutes to reach la Reserve. There is almost no more snow on the mountain, except some little patches on Lower Chute Libre, Lower Pirouette and Slalom... and of course : LOUP GAROU !!!!! <BR> <BR><IMG SRC="http://www.firsttracksonline.com/discus2/messages/8/2371.jpg" ALT="Loup Garou from the bottom"> <BR> <BR>So I skied it only 5 times, but it was damn more interesting than the trails at Saint-Sauveur. The coverage is still really big and it's almost sure I'll go back there next week and ... "possibly" the following week, with a little bit of chance. It was unfortunately not really possible to ski the upper canyon. I skied it once, with a 20' long gap and a super thin dangerous rocky spot later, so I let it fell for my next runs. <BR> <BR><IMG SRC="http://www.firsttracksonline.com/discus2/messages/8/2372.jpg" ALT="Loup-Garou about 100' from the top"> <BR> <BR>So the interesting spot is still about 1000 feet long with ±175 feet of vertical. The snow was really good on it and it was so much incredible to see all that snow as there is almost no snow anymore on the rest of the mountain. <BR> <BR>Back on the lower mountain, to not just hike down, I skied the ±500 feet long patches on Slalom and Pirouette. <BR> <BR>So that's it for today. I hope the weather won't be too warm over the next days, question to do a couple of turns in the next weeks.