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 Post subject: 12/24/18 #Tremblant Conditions
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:03 am 
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54(*) Open Trails on all 4 Open Sectors of Versant Sud, South, Versant Nord, North,
Soleil and Edge at #Tremblant .

2 Part Intro.

Part 1)

Here is what your overall day may look like at Tremblant.

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Part 2)

Here is what you can do pretty much all day
at Tremblant if you have the Skills and
Tuned-Up Equipment:

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In the above pic from yesterday on McCulloch,
the lateral turning force is being completely
contained by the carving edges of the skis, in
a GS spec. race course, by only the grip in the
trail surface. The centrifugal force experienced
by the skier can be well over 1g., so if it will
hold all that, it’s sure going to hold 99%
of all recreational skiers that will never make
half that lateral turning force.

So then, anyone who tells you it’s “Too Icy”,
when these kids are racing on the same substrates
as everyone else with this obvious level of grip,
that person who tells you its too icy either has
bad or insufficient Skill Level technique, or...
badly malfunctioning equipment, i.e., “Dull Edges”

Here is maybe what you need...???

You need the very best edges you can bring on your existing
skis to begin with, but... if you can...
This is definitely one Alpine, Downhill, Skiing Application
that can be better executed with the right tools.
Consequently, if you can...
This might be one conditions-type candidate for owning
an old pair of Slalom race skis. They eat “icy" for breakfast.

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Above: You can also see the way the right ski is sliding forward is causing
the snow underneath to shear off in small steps. If you lean that edge in
for a carved turn, it has very good grip at these loose top layer depths.
These soft top layer surfaces are also excellent for Parallel style turns
of either short or long radius.


With the best edges on your own skis, your Skiing experience
is going to get easier and "more easier", every passing day with
consecutive Sub-Zero C 24hr cycles. This is because of the incrementally
increasing refinement repeated nightly grooming renders in those stable,
Sub-Zero cool temp’s., not to mention the addition of Snowmaking.
See Below:

This is Dec. 23, 2018 on Taschereau.Haut.Upper.

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Further down...

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In the mean-time, you can hang out with these “Shady Characters”
on Versant Nord, the North Side. As the sun goes over the Mountain,
this side gets all the surface shade and the ambient light turns blue/green
with increasing late afternoon darkness.

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Duncan was FAST! Please note the above skier has excellent
grip here with a pair of Short Radius Slalom Race Skis. A lot of
the surface contours along the descent path of Duncan are very
well spaced for an 11 to 13 metre turning radius ski and it is possible
to use the contours for jumped airborne turns, for every turn,
if you have the muscle to do it.

In support of our “Ideal Skis For Tremblant” Theory,
we submit the following article we wrote about a year ago:
“Skis You Want For Christmas” in our Tremblant Geographic
forum section @ https://tinyurl.com/ybqlukun
As far as we know, there are still a few sets of these skis
available at Daniel LaChance.

Of Course... we may have preference for style or equipment,
but in reality, there are no hard rules, so as long as you’re
having safe, responsible fun, any style of ski you prefer is
going to work better with sharp edges right now.

Weather Notes:

Cool for sure, but at least the wind component is indicated
at low speeds from a basic Northerly position that would be
rising up over the Beauvallon/Nansen sectors, heading for
Duncan across the Summit.

We would like to point out that with a similar forecast yesterday,
standing in any sunny, wind sheltered, safe, Trail-side rest spot,
there was very noticeable heat in any direct solar energy, so that
may be the same today.

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Conditions Notes:

Currently, there are no Sous Bois, Glade, Hors Piste, Un-Groomed
trails Open. As far as we know, that is for safety. We monitor
the Sous Bois from a few key zones and we can tell you there
is a thick crust from the warm wet weather of 72 hours ago that
inhibits safe turning capability.

The Groomed trail list should be experiencing an incremental
refinement in the consistency of depths for the loose, top layers.
It is a predominantly granular machine generated mix that does include
some natural snow for a blended smooth final corduroy result.

During the course of the day, traffic patterns may reveal very firm
or icy bits. You should be able to see those patterns evolve and
use proactive navigation and speed control to avoid potential
areas of difficulty or hazard.

No “Jammers” please. Sudden or abrupt, forceful jamming of
turning effort can result in sudden loss of traction. Apply control
moves with controlled speed and smooth engagement for maximum

It’s the Christmas/New Years Holiday Time Period. There are
many new Tremblant Guests that may be unfamiliar with the
area, or may be Beginners or Intermediates that can sometimes
make unpredictable speed or directional changes. The Holidays
have increased attendance so speed control and extra passing
margins are required at all times in order to maintain safety.

54(*) Open Trails on the Archival Copy of Official Open Trails,
Grooming, Snowmaking, Lift Status and Mountain Conditions
for December 24, 2018, 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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Relative to all recent whacky weather factors,
Tremblant is in optimal condition every single morning.
Working with Mother Nature can be challenging
but Mountain Crews here are the Masters of
rendering the best groomed surfaces possible for
all Skill Level rated terrain. Use appropriate care,
match actual individual skills with terrain selection
and you will have great Holidays on the slopes
here at Tremblant!

Very Early Start @ 1:39 A.M.,
due to annual X-mass family
travel commitments.

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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Forum Index: http://alturl.com/r4cco

:) 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.)


The Tremblant360.com Team

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