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Shane

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  1. Amazing Photos Paul. Tremblant never ceases to impress with its size and scale. Quite a lot of natural snow in the glades already. Shaping up to be another great season. Fantastic. Was the Soleil side open yet? Hows the Grand Manitou summit lodge this season? They did extensive expansion and renovations last year and this summer they seemed to improve other areas inside, did you notice anything new or different? I've said it before and I'm not shy to say it again, I love the new Lowell Thomas Express lift. Easily the best upgrade in the past many years. The old triple chair was my least favorite on the mountain... now its the Edge quad.
  2. Conditions look phenomenal for the start of the ski. It’s amazing how the cold weather really came quick and in force to allow this to all happen. Definitely the best start in a long while. Looks like January skiing in mid-November , when looking at the snow coverage. Thanks for the report @Gordo. Looks like a great time on the slopes.
  3. Sweet report Ocean. Another year, another first to open for Saint-Sauveur. Great to see you made it out on opening day. I've done alot of Day 2s in the past and I think once or twice I did make it up for opening day. Your proximity to the mountain makes me envious, haha. Looks like Nordique may open soon as well. What is your take on that trail opening? Any big visible changes this year on the mountain, aside from the new six-pack lift of course. I heard they did improvements in the chalet...
  4. Sommet Saint-Sauveur took full advantage of the sudden arrival of below zero temperatures the past couple days and is now able to launch their ski season this afternoon at 2pm. Surely the 70 Ouest will once again be the first to welcome skiers and riders. They also stated that upon opening they would be open 7 days a week. Great news. Other mountains hopefully are close to follow as the cold seems to be here to stay for the time being and more snow fall in the upcoming forecasts. -------------- November 8th, 2019 2pm to 10pm November 9th, 2019 9am to 10pm November 10th, 2019 9am to 5pm November 11th to 15th 9am to 4pm November 16th to December 20th 9am to 10pm
  5. The new season of ski the east has started. I saw Saint-Sauveur putting out some facebook teasers today of a possible opening this week... we shall see. Won't be long now.
  6. The original plans many many years ago (before the snowtubing park) was for another 2-3 trails top to bottom to the right of DNF, with a new lift. That dissapeared from the trail map in the early 2000s, and around the same time the snowtubing park came to be. I'm sure from a business standpoint the tubing makes more money and return than the 2-3 trails would have. But by doing this they boxed in the mountain to the point I don't see where they could add more trails or expand. Potentially more trails up top, that lead into a funnel area that then ended to the right near the bottom of Shotgun to spill out there.... who know, but probably won't see anything anytime soon. The detachable quad was built in 1987... interested, worried to see the day that needs to be replaced... fixed grip instead? It might not go super high speed like it should (and used to) but it is still faster than the two other quads on the mountain.
  7. Patrick of Ski Mad World posted some pictures on facebook a week or so ago, one of which is the current progress on the chalet. Doesn't look super encouraging for being ready in 2 months, will probably open later than the start of the season.
  8. Great shots Paul. The new quad is nearing completion. I like how all three main lifts arrive at nearly the same point together, very interesting layout. Your second last photo on my first quick glance, I thought was people going up by t-bar, as the gravel path and the nice line they are forming heading up the slopes. Will the double chairlift be remaining for the forseeable future?
  9. Change of plans. The season starts today at Arapahoe Basin from 3:3-5:30pm. Haha https://arapahoebasin.blogspot.com/2019/10/we-are-opening-today.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook
  10. Here is a photo of the "annex". Judging by what I saw when I went by a few weeks ago it seemed to look like it would be right next to the chalet or attached to it. The description in french lists the following: Major point "2 million investment". Perhaps the existing chalet will be replaced the following year as well.
  11. Plus que quelques mois avant que la neige se mette à tomber et que la montagne s'ouvre pour une autre saison. Et un nouveau télésiège chauffant à 6 places.... J'ai hâte d'y être.
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