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Mont Tremblant - January 8, 2019

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A storm rolled in Monday night. I was night skiing at Camp Fortune and it hit hard around 8pm. By Tuesday morning, Tremblant was saying it had 17cm of fresh on the mountain.  We hit the road taking the 2 hour drive northeast. With over 2000ft vertical Tremblant is a leg burner when your used to smaller resorts in the Ottawa area.  Today would be a killer.  Loads of fresh lines, warm temperatures (-3c) and no crowds. In fact you could ski onto most lifts.  We parked at Soleil then double backed to the gondola. Our first run from the top was C.B.C and the new Taiga tree run.  After that we moved over to the Edge side and hit up the expanded glades off Reaction and Extension.  The conditions were amazing, so much fresh snow and so much terrain.  We checked out the new Lowell Thomas lift and the redone Le Grand Maniton while hopscotching around the mountain. After lunch the main runs were getting a little tracked but the moguls were soft and smeary. What a day! 

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Looks like an amazing day! I figured Tremblant would get the best of it and it's a rare occasion that the temps are so favourable in January! "Le" Edge lol...I guess OQLF got to them? I stayed in last night but am hitting up Saint-Sauveur tonight!

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The conditions look pretty sweet! Especially in the woods. At least it wasn't freezing cold. The last time I was there was three years ago in the fall. Should make the time for a road trip. Glad you had some decent skiing. Thanks for the report and photos.

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Yep we were very lucky as Tremblant can be rather chilly at the top.  Plus they had 97 of the 102 trails open! oh I had my days wrong. Storm rolled in Monday night, skied tremblant Tuesday.  Maybe Shane can fix that. LOL

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Hey Gordo, all fixed.

What did you think of the new Lowell Thomas Express chairlift and the Grand Manitou chalet improvements? Did you happen to snap some pictures of either?

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I’ll look for some pictures tomorrow. The new lift is great, fast and smooth.  The Grand Manitou improvements didn’t strike me as anything special. The bathrooms are still downstairs way at the back.  Generally if i’m going to get a bite or drink it’s down in the village at a pub.  The new glades though really impressed me. 

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The duck wings at that one spot are amazing (the round one right at the base with the huge patio, I forget the name). 

My biggest critique of the food at the top is during BBQ season, the hot dogs and burgers they are making are so horrid for the price they charge, the burgers are basically reheated and the hotdog buns are those folded pieces of bread! The BBQ at the base I haven't found much better either :/

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