From the Calabogie Newsletter:
Up and at ‘em snow lovers – the mountain is open Saturday and Sunday. $25 tickets
Lifts are on 9AM to 4PM.
Our mountain ops team has O’Brien’s and Shantyman open from top to bottom along with the beginner bowl. Shake off the summer sand and get the winter vibe at The Peaks, the big mountain close to home.
From the MSM newsletter:
We are Open this Saturday and Sunday from 9-4pm
We will be opening this weekend Saturday and Sunday from 9-4pm with the Vanier Chairlift. Mont Ste-Marie has had substantial natural snow combined with snowmaking will provide fantastic groomed conditions on Serenade and Calve. Trekking opportunities will be available on Crescendo. Apres Ski in the Ryan II Bar will begin at 2pm each day. See you on the slopes! Junior Ticket (17 and under) $19 and Adult $34
With a good 10cms of fresh snow on the ground and steady snow falling, we decided a trip to Calabogie Peaks was in order. I usually get up there at least once a season but every time I’ve gone it’s been firm hardpack conditions and a little icy. Today was the opposite. Soft groomers, stashes of powder, glade action and lots a nice off trail features. For the first time we could play in the Lake Glades which had lots of nice natural features to jump off. Exhibition was also totally skiable and filled with untracked powder. In fact, if you were willing to go a little off the main trails lots of stashes could be had. The temperature was around -1c, it was a little windy near the top and the snow would fall heavy all day. Free refills and no lift lines. One bonus of the slow quads is no one is ever on the hill with you. My one beef with the hill though is the painful flats you have to pole across at the top of the Lakeview Quad. Also, the main upper entrance to the glades involves some skating. The best runs of the day were Exhibition, Face of the Tiger, Finnegan and Whistling Paddy. With so much snow most of the other runs were rather slow as they just didn’t have the pitch. Today was great and I plan to return whenever there is loads of snow. Ski on!
At the top, lake below.
Nice stump jump!
Face of Tiger with lots of fresh.
When in Calabogie.
Great snow day.