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 Post subject: 2/11/19 #Tremblant Conditions
 Post Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:59 am 
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REVISED Winter Snowstorm Warning Attached Below.

Bottom Line: Skiing is Great!!!

Summit Weather Observations:

Please Note: We think there was a Temperature Inversion
today between Sud, South Base and the Summit. The Summit
felt considerably warmer than base levels that had breezes
with a very definite cool edge. We estimate that difference at 5 C.
Above is subject to corrections on any account.

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Wed. Feb. 13, 2019 Potential Powder Alert!

Plan Accordingly Regional Tremblant Fans!

--------------------- 7:59 A.M. Orig. Post ---------------------

96(*) Open Trails on the Super Smooth, Super Quick, Slopes of #Tremblant .

The Evidence Speaks For Itself...

You Can Do This All Day At Tremblant.

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So, if anyone told you Tremblant was only “Icy”,
they would only be “wrong”. Indeed there are icy
bits, and icy tendencies under some common
geographical features, such as at or below crests,
on steeper pitches or in directly wind-blasted zones,
but for the vast majority, it was exactly as you see
above and below.

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Rather amazingly, and rather rare, but non-the-less true...
Banzai Bas, Lower, and Marie-Claude Asselin, arguably had
the best carving snow quality at Tremblant, and the freshly
groomed snow surface you see above had the finest, as in small,
groomed particle size, as opposed to the courser, bigger granular
size particle mixture that is visible in the Algonquin shot, top-of-page.

Everything Groomed and Open was great fun, and great control
performance, but in this case, that satin-fine quality of the Banzai
sample gets the Trail du jour award for most natural feel underfoot.

Additionally, Banzai and MCA were groomed so flat and wide that we
would take a confident Intermediate with solid “Hockey Stop” Skills
down the lower half of those trails, just because they are so beautifully
easy when they are in this extraordinary condition.

We called them “The Canaries In The Coal Mine” for sector/Mountain
health yesterday when they showed up on the Groomed list, and we
were 100% correct on that call.

But Wait There’s More! ....the chute from the ravine at the bottom
of MCA, Banzai and Le Tunnel that goes back to Lowell T. Bas, Lower,

This chute is typically a difficult rocky hazard zone, even though
its only 15 metres long, so having it groomed wide and flat is
one of the most excellent refinements in this sector!

Otherwise, this sample below, taken at the bottom plateau
of P’tit Bonheur looking back up, shows exactly how some
icy bits, as small as they could be, could crop up in unusual
places. If you look at the trail surface immediately below the
centre ray of sunlight refraction, and just a degree to the right,
you will see several grooming lines that have a glossy or shiny
appearance and that is an example of an icy patch of maybe 2
or 3 metres square that was pretty much random in an otherwise
loosely covered area. These are the kinds of things you had to be
mindful of scanning for as you descended. Once you knew what to
look for, or recognize, it was easy to avoid 90% of them.

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"Degrees of Goodness", or "The Theories Of Ski Relativity”.

1) Degrees Of Goodness:
Within the array of Groomed terrain, there are variable
characteristics of surface particle size and consistency,
so if it can all be called “Good”, then there are degrees
of goodness where some particle zones are courser granular
and others of more like natural snow.

2) The Theory Of Ski Relativity(a):
In 2019, as it has been possible for the past several seasons,
a post-thermal-wet-to-refroze recovery is immediately apparent
within the majority of Groomed Terrain overnight. This is in
sharp contrast, i.e., “relative" to the 20th Century, when it could
take many days, or a giant Snowstorm(**) to restore universal,
Mountain-wide quality. This why we are continuously amazed at
how quickly things can be turned around nowadays, and yesterday
was a prime example.

But.. What If ??? ... You had today’s modern “overnight” restorative quality,
Plus.. “A Giant Snowstorm”, altogether within a couple of days?

(**) So, Speaking of “Snowstorms”...

--------“Snowstorm” Winter Weather Warning: -------

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Weather Notes:


9:05 A.M. Weather Forecast Excerpt:

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The relatively(b) mild breezes coming initially from over
Nansen towards Duncan across the Summit, should swing
around a bit to rise up over Beauvallon again. At these
velocities, and with such a dramatic temp rise, it should be
fairly easy to handle after 10:00 am.

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Conditions Notes:

Another aspect of “Relativity(c)” is the state of tuning for your
Skis or Board. If you have dull, worn edges, you are going to
possibly think and/or feel it’s an “Icy” experience, however,
if those very same Skis or Board have fresh tuned edges, you
will laugh at everyone else you see slip-sliding sideways, and
relative to their experience, you will carve up a fast line on
virtually every run you make.

If you haven’t had tuned edges for skiing anywhere in Eastern
North America this week after all this regional weather drama...
you’ve brought a "Pea-Shooter" to a “Gunfight”. Period.

In the Groomed:
The summary for conditions is that it is technical skiing that
wants a low, well centred, athletic stance to anticipate variable
surface changes. It also wants cautious speed until you can
verify safe passage, so navigate slowly on first descents to
assess hazards or risks before ripping around. Scroll back up
to the top picture of this Original Post and the stance of the Skier
on Algonquin is exactly what you want for reactive balance
response on everything.

In the Sous Bois, Glades, Hors Piste, Un-Groomed:
A la Carte. There are many, many variables, however,
the return of some super-cool mornings has actually
cooked out some of the unevenness in the Sous Bois
substates. The crusty tendencies of the surfaces
immediately following the warm/wet bits, has somehow
naturally dissipated. A brief sampling of the trail-side
snow-pack in the Banzai area shows a far more natural
surface layer with a reduced crusty tendency.

96(*)Open Trails on the Archival Copy of Official Open Trails,
Grooming, Snowmaking, Lift Status and Mountain Conditions
for February 11, 2019, Courtesy of Tremblant.ca
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you should be on the way right now!

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