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Camp Fortune - March 13, 2019

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Wow bonus powder day. I went up to Fortune right after work and it was snowing a little. By 4pm though it was a white out and would snow heavy for over three hours dropping 10cms. Every run was refreshed. We may be at peak snow pack.  This may have been my best night ski in a long while.  Conditions we perfect, everything was open and zero crowds. Hero snow, enough said.

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You better have googles.

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Hegg was open till 7pm

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Tree paths/runs between Sparks and Bud Clark

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Top of Heggtveit

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This may have been a mistake. Chilly Poutine!

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Killer night

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Crazy snow. I remember yesterday late afternoon remarking how it was snowing quite heavily. I don't think it was in the forecast, or maybe I didn't notice. But it was unexpected.

Looks like you were the Knight Rider last night. Looks like KITT got a bit snowed on while you skied.

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A great night with bonus snow. They had only forecasted for 1-2cms.  Duffy was the run to hit on the valley side.  Wish I could get out today and try the new glades off Paradise.

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I'm actually sad I missed this, I heard Ottawa got 22cm! Maybe my friend exaggerated though. I got ready to go to St-Sauveur for a night ski and went across the street for a snack of tamales, by the time I finished I'd decided to just take the night off instead. I kinda regret it! I don't think they got as much as Fortune but still could have been a nice time. 

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