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  1. @Shane if you saw the long video with the dude trapped in there for two minutes, he dangles motionless after the chair starts moving again, and it is speculated that he passed out. Of the injuries sent to hospital apparently no one died so, sounds like no heart attack for that dude thankfully. Absolutely horrifying.
  2. Also fingers x'd the power doesn't go out at Fortune, MSS, or my backup plan Rigaud!
  3. Up to 40cm now for Ottawa and pre-emtively put in for time off due to a severe case of la skinusite! I'll be in Laurentians which is supposed to come in second at up to 35cm. I have not been out much yet this year so hopefully I don't get immediately clobbered.
  4. So, the ASSQ basically changed nothing except for respecting the bar closures and restaurant capacity limits imposed in the province. Not sure why masks are still just "recommended" at this point and not mandatory at the least in the lift lines.
  5. Yes, the maintenance was planned and there was advance notice, glad to see it up and running again, it's the best lift for the shortest lines!
  6. Maaaaybe this weekend for MSS?!?!?! Temps are good for snowmaking, but watch out for risk of rain!!
  7. Wondering if anyone has heard anything about Pakenham and Calabogie?
  8. Sure wish there was. Now that Club Med is at le Massif they appear to have opted out of most partner-deals (such as the Passe-Partout) so you can expect to pay a pretty penny to ski there, with best prices being midweek. As for Stoneham and MSA, I believe they are participating in Passe Partout which offers up to 5 discounts (30% x 2 and 25% x 3) for all 73 mountains in the ASSQ, although there are some blackout dates and you have to also buy those in advance but if your plans are firm you should be fine. https://boutique.maneige.ski/produits/ski-passe-partout
  9. @Gordo MSS told me last year they sold 50% and this year they sold 40% cutting sales early to reduce crowding. Of course now VaxiCode is mandatory so maybe we can expect the 9% of Quebecers who didn't get vaxxed to defer or get their pass refunded, plus a handful of those who are vaxxed but don't agree with presenting proof of vax. Also now that Legault is allowing them to fully load chairlifts, we can expect them to reopen pass sales at least for a limited time, which is what both MSS and Bromont announced today.
  10. Very nice but whyyyyyyyyyyy can't we have lights and night skiing on Meech!
  11. Also I find the price increase pretty modest honestly. Their rates have always been so affordable and the slight bump in access fees will surely help them recoup costs lost in 2020. That said Les Sommets has also bumped their price, and elimintated the Option Nord-Est, had I known that I would have bought in the spring.
  12. GRRRRR I was really fond of the last hour of the day option on Skyline, especially because of never having to wait in line, and the fact they close the lift closer to 10pm, where at Edelweiss (which was even closed on Tuesdays last year!) the slow moving chair closes at 9:45pm sharp!
  13. @Shane well there are all kinds of delays in the supply chain for construction materials. My in-laws moved into a brand new building and for instance they didn't have a garage door the first few weeks, and there are other things not yet finished.
  14. In a post on their fb page, Les Sommets commented that their lift ticket was sold at 50% capacity last year and this year will be sold at 40% to help reduce crowding at peak periods. However, I wonder if this now opens them the opportunity to reap more from ticket sales (and thus there will be no real change to the crowding at peak periods).
  15. oh yay, I hadn't heard that Edelweiss was going RFID! That's great news.
  16. Wow mandatory vaccination, amazing! I don't anticipate we'll be seeing that in QC. I think it'll look similar to summer.
  17. As it turns out the ASSQ confirmed in a post in an fb group that the autumn restrictions are not the same as the winter restrictions and will be revised before the start of ski season although I would not expect much to change.
  18. Today MSS officially announced that they did not renew the Option Nord Est with Bromont. The decision was made for the following reason: "In a context of limited traffic management, these options posed major challenges for both organizations. Knowing, however, that these possibilities were appreciated by loyal customers, we are currently working together to develop an alternative offer." Disappointing as this made it really easy to ski where the conditions are most favourable. Here's hoping the new option offers as much flexibility.
  19. I never even put bindings on mine this year (due to covid!). They are still wrapped in their original plastic and I'm looking for bindings for this skison
  20. This doesn't look so good! https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/mont-cascades-closed-due-to-fire-at-main-chalet
  21. There is some discussion as to whether the nonessential order closes the remaining ski resorts or not. So far no confirmation, they are assuming they can operate as planned. I mean golf is staying open so....
  22. Whistler is dunzo for the season. The Province closed them at such short notice, many employees found out from their clients while teaching on the mountain. The CEO apparently had minutes notice prior to the Province's press conference. BC ordered them closed for three weeks, and Vail has apparently decided they will not reopen for the rest of the season, to focus on summer operations. Covid imported from non-essential travel (i.e. people from other geographic regions) is cited as the reason for the closure as Whistler (the village, not the community of employees) is experiencing a notable outbreak including variants of concern (B117, etc.). Awful news for their employees but I have an awful lot of I-told-you-so's to dish out to people complaining they can no longer make their trip.
  23. It's not even a far drive, really, just it's a small mountain. We drive about the same distance to tremblant, no?
  24. @Gordo where has the time gone?! Did you get to Chilly yet? I started a new job and while I am getting in my token 1-8 runs/day most days, I haven't had time for much else!
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