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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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    • By Gordo
      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!


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