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Gordo

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  1. Expect some special events and maybe some new runs this season at Camp Fortune. They just unveiled a new logo for 100 years!
  2. Interesting. You don't hear much about these Northern Ontario ski hills. There is also Antoine Mountain in Mattawa, which is about a hour from North Bay. I wonder if Mattawa subsidizes the hill? I'm going to try and get up there this winter.
  3. @Ocean was I technically skiing or snowshoeing?
  4. @Ocean I may hit St-Sauveur or Jay up in the next week or so while I wait for the ice to melt off the lakes so canoe camping season can begin
  5. Shane The groomed runs were a little firm, crusty and fast on the downhill. The snow in the woods though was very soft but not sticky.
  6. Yes Camp Fortune is closed for the season but there is still loads of snow on the hills even after the rainfest of the last couple days. Since I missed the last official weekend I figured I better get my fix. Taking my snowshoe skis which have a built in skin under foot I climbed Sparks on the Skyline line side. The main runs still have plenty of snow and even the north facing glades are skiable. I skinned to the top of Pineault then went down Paradis on the Meech side. A quarter of the way down I ducked into the new but unnamed glade that feeds down under the lift and onto North American. The trees were skiable and the snow was soft though there was loads of debris. I then climbed up North American back up to Sparks via the Meech Crossing. The final run was a quick blast down Sparks. Thanks for a great season and remember to buy your Fortune season pass before the end of the month. See you next year! Lots of streams in the woods. Sparks on the way up. North facing woods. South facing woods. Top of Pineault. Top of Meech. Paradis Entrance to the glade off Paradis. Under the Meech Lift. All done.
  7. Oui, le Camp Fortune est fermé pour la saison, mais il y a encore beaucoup de neige sur les pentes, même après la pluie des deux derniers jours. Comme j'ai raté le dernier week-end officiel, je me suis dit que je ferais mieux de prendre ma dose. En prenant mes skis de raquette qui ont une peau intégrée sous le pied, j'ai grimpé Sparks du côté de Skyline. Les pistes principales sont encore enneigées et même les sous-bois exposés au nord sont skiables. J'ai dépouillé jusqu'au sommet de Pineault puis descendu le Paradis du côté de Meech. Un quart de la descente, j'ai plongé dans la nouvelle sous-bois sans nom qui descend sous la remontée et se jette sur North American. Les arbres étaient skiables et la neige était molle malgré la présence de nombreux débris. J'ai ensuite remonté North American jusqu'à Sparks en passant par le Meech Crossing. La dernière descente s'est déroulée rapidement sur Sparks. Merci pour cette belle saison et n'oubliez pas d'acheter votre passe de saison Fortune avant la fin du mois. A l'année prochaine! Beaucoup de ruisseaux dans les bois. Sparks en montant. Bois orienté nord. Bois orienté plein sud. Sommet de Pineault. Au sommet de Meech. Paradis Entrée de la sous-bois du Paradis. Sous la remontée Meech. C'est fini.
  8. I’m going to tour up Skyline at Camp Fortune tomorrow and check things out. It may be closed but there is still snow.
  9. Mont Chilly is open this weekend. The last in the Ottawa/Gatineau area. Get out the rock skis. From their Facebook site: Mont Chilly is open today 20 April 2019 from 11-4 for its final weekend. It will be a challenging ski for intermediate and above skill level. Lift tickets at $10 today? . See you on the mountain ?.
  10. Mont Ste Marie called it. To much rain today. The Gatineau and Ottawa rivers may flood in the coming days.
  11. Looks like MSM will be open. From their Facebook account: Ski this weekend. We are OPEN this Easter Saturday and Sunday 9-4pm. Vanier Chairlift. This will be the final weekend. Special reduced lift ticket of $19 for under 18yrs and $34 for Adults. Passholders from other Areas $27. See you on the slopes.
  12. Small chance Mont Chilly may be open Saturday/Sunday. Not sure about MSM.
  13. Looks like all the forecasted rain for the Easter long weekend is putting a damper on the chance for another ski weekend. Camp Fortune has called it quits. Smugglers Notch has done the same. No doubt most of the hills in the Ottawa/Gatineau area will or have officially closed. Bit of a shame as there is still a lot of snow on the hills.
  14. The ski season that just keeps going and going... Massif just got 45cms of snow over the 36 hours! Ottawa got 8cm yesterday. Gatineau hills and the Pontiac around 10cm.
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