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 Post subject: 12/9/19 #Tremblant Conditions
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:55 am 
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T360 Apres Midnight Apres Ski Edit @ 12:10 A.M.

There was a synergistic combination of atmospheric
and trail surface elements that facilitated what could
arguably be called the Best Technical Carving Day of
The Season, so far...

Fabulous, Fabulous, Full Tilt Fun!

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You won’t be getting a lot of Pic’s. today, a good portion of the day
looked like this:

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As foggy as it appears, our experience was that not a single
drop of rain fell on Versant Nord/North(where we had circuit
training scheduled), until about 2:55 P.M. There was drizzle
and light rain prior to that on Versant Sud/South, but we do
not know exactly when that started.

The majority of Groomed Trails were arguably the overall best
carving experience so-far this season.

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Racers Know Where To Go...

Some of the best early season training in North America
is right here at Tremblant and there are usually Hundreds
of Guest Racers here every day from all over the region
for multiple start-up weeks at the beginning of every season.

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When it’s this foggy...

Tremblant Info.Ski.Crews point you in the right direction!!

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There was just enough softness on top,
supported by just enough cold below, to
make today the Best Carving Day Of The Season.
Ask anyone who was lucky enough to be here...

Tomorrow could be +6 C and rainy.

In our opinion, there’s enough cold in the base
to easily hold real Winter Excellence! You’ll need
some “Dry” technologies in your outer layers though.

--------------- 6:55 A.M. Orig. Post --------------------

43(*) Open Trails On Sud/South and Nord/North Sectors at #Tremblant .
Please Note: Edge Sector Off-line this week.

-------------- 9:30 A.M Update: --------------------

REVISED Open Trails to 36(*). Archival Data Attached Below.
Please note: We think this is due to proactive Trail preservation
under warm/wet conditions and we fully support Mountain Crews
decisions to optimize resource quality and durability.


Monday Morning Forecast:
Spring-Like Conditions Until Tuesday At Noon.

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There has been an exceptional amount of early season trail
openings on Natural Snowfall only, within the Versant Nord,
North Side Upper Lowell Thomas Sector. The above picture
of Trail # 66, Le Tunnel is an excellent example. In 20 year
averages, we’re anecdotally guessing this trail usually opens
around Christmas time, so in our opinion, it is weeks ahead
of schedule, a very good/positive sign of just how early this
season is developing.

Below, we take a closer look at the natural snow itself.
What you are seeing is a combination of flake size that is
predominantly on the small, fine size. That large component
in the mix seems to be what is has given this snow the “Silky”
super smooth characteristic we have been referring to in
recent reporting.

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This snow has very good what we call “Shear” properties, that is
to say that as Skis or Board pass over in an inclined angle, the
layers of snow “Shear” or become easily separated from one
another for low friction ease of turning. If you look closely just
past the Ski tip, you can see this “Shearing” over the surface from
the last traffic here. The small specks of debris you see are all tiny bits
of tree leaves, needles and bark that have been whipped around by
the recent vigorous winds. Thay are all organic, soft, and do not affect
skis or board in any way.

How this snow reacts to the upcoming weather will most likely
be related to the level of moisture saturation as opposed to a gross
temperature exposure at cooler Mountain elevations. There are
possibilities that could go either way, so unless we get an obvious
soaking, which it is not so far, it is far too soon to be anticipating
any outcomes. Tuesday at noon is going to be the “Magic” hour as
far as we can see. When temps go back to Sub-Zero C’s, we’ll all
know in a couple of hours how things should shape up post re-freeze.
That should be by Last Run, tomorrow.

You May Need This Today:

Our “Goto” image for the ultimate, effective, wet weather barrier
that will allow you to “Laugh” at days like today while you have
a Blast on the Super-Shred soft snow and stay dry the entire time.
You Are Not A Serous Skier If You Don’t Have One Of These.
Some of the Most Fun Outright Performance Days Are Days Like Today. Period.

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Weather Notes:

Obviously we’re in for a day of Spring-Like conditions as
temps. are forecast of have about a 24 hour thermal burp
that could see as high as +6C.

This high temp value is for Sud/South, Resort Base Levels, so
up on the Mountain it is likely to be cooler, usually about 4C lower.

If the cloud cover delivering any precipitation is low, we could end
up with much, if not all of the Mountain dry for a portion, or all of the
time period because precipitation usually falls below the cloud, not
so much in the cloud. The reason we think that’s at least possibility
is that from the adjacent Old Village of Mt. T., the Summit is not
visible due to cloud/fog, and as a matter of fact, as this is being written,
none of the Mountain is visible for cloud/fog.

One favourable aspect is that the rain icons have all been reduced to small,
indicating less intensity and/or passing bands of activity that could
completely miss us, or only partially touch.

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Conditions Notes:

Technically fabulous “Spring-Like”, Super-Shred, High Performance
Snow. Default “Smooth” within all Skill Level Groomed terrain
will be the most consistently predictable descent quality.
In the Un-Groomed Open Terrain, you will have to be very careful
to mind uneven contours and bumps that are a challenge to see
properly, because...

Vision is probably going to be a bit of an issue due to the very
small, billions and quadrillions of fine water droplets that make
up Cloud. Goggles, typically tinted with dark sunlight filters,
may additionally be obscured by these fine, misty cloud particles.
What we recommend are Industrial Yellow Lens Safety Glasses.
It’s already “Warm” out, so you don’t need the cold barrier insulation
that Goggles provide, however bare eyes still need “Mist” protection,
to prevent those microscopic cloud particles from hitting eyes at speed.

Not only do Yellow Lens Safety Glasses do that, but they allow free
air circulation around the lenses so they do not fog up inside, like
goggles do when it’s too warm out. As an added bonus, the Yellow
tint vastly helps to restore Contrast within a very “Grey” ambient
low contrast, cloud-filtered daylight so you can actually see bumps
and contours that can literally throw you around if you can’t see
them properly. The fact that you can buy them at any Hardware Store
for as low as $5.00 Bucks on sale, makes them a “Too Easy”/“No Brainer”
solution to put safe fun back into any warm and potentially wet weather Ski day.

Some Of The Very Best Performance Today...

Should be on the descent path of Versant Sud, South Side Trail #’s 8, and 32,
Beauvallon Haut, Upper and Beauvallon Bas, Lower, respectively.

This descent path has been the 24Hour Children's Charity
Marathon course and it has been the scene of weeks worth
of preparation to achieve the highest levels of smoothness
and stable base conditioning that are necessary to have totally
reliable 24 hour performance durability.

All of that work is still in place, and today, you can ski/board
it as if it were a private club with YOU as the only member.
Very light Post-Event, weekday traffic means the very fine
conditioning should hold its exceptional performance at 100%.

43(*)Open Trails on the Archival Copy of Official Open Trails,
Grooming, Snowmaking, Lift Status and Mountain Conditions
for December 9, 2019, Courtesy of Tremblant.ca
File comment: Archival Copy of Official Open Trails,
Grooming, Snowmaking, Lift Status and Mountain Conditions Courtesy of Tremblant.ca

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-------------- 9:30 A.M Update: --------------------

REVISED Open Trails to 36(*). Archival Data Attached Below.

36(*)REVISED Open Trails on the Archival Copy of Official Open Trails,
Grooming, Snowmaking, Lift Status and Mountain Conditions
for December 9, 2019, Courtesy of Tremblant.ca
File comment: Archival Copy of Official Open Trails,
Grooming, Snowmaking, Lift Status and Mountain Conditions Courtesy of Tremblant.ca

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Warm “Damp” days usually have excellent Spring-like
conditions, so taking advantage of that is only a matter
of the practical adaptations to stay dry and maintain vision.

Both of those are very easy if you take our suggestions for
Poncho and Yellow Lens Glasses.

Links and not-so-fine print:


What’s The Use? Research Benefits of this Archive: http://tinyurl.com/gp5vjps

(*) :?: Understanding Trail Counts - http://alturl.com/n54py



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:) Bring Back The Memories... :arrow: Research Future Visits...
If you would like to look up dates you visited Tremblant, or you
want to research days/weeks/months to visit, you can sample what
they look like historically, month by month, year by year.

GoTo: Archive, Search Reports by Date: Index: http://tinyurl.com/yktelmu

When reviewing dates from any of the past, numbered, archived pages,
you can use the "Previous Topic" or "Next Topic" buttons, located
screen far right, in upper date/message bar to scroll through sequential
dates, or use your browsers "back" button to stay on the selected index
page for non-sequential date reviews in either forward or reverse order.

There are approximately 6, 25 day Index pages per season.

( :idea: If you "Bookmark" the link above, it will always take you to the
First index page with the latest posts. That gives you an immediate,
current to 25 day past, review scroll of Winter Alpine Conditions by
consecutive date.)


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