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1/19/19 #Tremblant Conditions
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Author:  T360 [ Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:45 am ]
Post subject:  1/19/19 #Tremblant Conditions

102/102(*) Open Trails On All 4 Sectors Of The Frosty Slopes At #Tremblant .

There are only 2 primary utility factors for today:

1) Excellent Conditions On The Tremblant
Alpine Snow Sports, 100% Open Trail Network.

2) Ability To Stay Warm Enough To Function Safely
Outside @ Temp’s du Jour.

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Above: In addition to yesterday’s superb Skiing, there
were “Sunny” icons in the forecast, however this spooky
looking view over Mid-Lowell Thomas is as close as we ever
saw the sun get to directly shine on Tremblant. There were
moments of fleeting blue sky that only seemed to be off
in an Easterly(**) actual compass related point, so over
Beauchemin Bas, Lower, as you descended to the Versant
Nord, North Side Base.

Regardless of what appearance the atmosphere presented yesterday,
what we get to have carried forward to today is the “Superb Skiing”,
albeit with temperatures that are a direct import from Siberia, via
Arctic pathways, so...

The Weather Continues to be the “News”...

Today Inherits Yesterdays
Absolutely Beautiful Ski/Board Conditions, But...

Cold Weather Warning 3:45 A.M “Heads-Up” Alarm/Alert Post
@ projected -31C Summit Temp. Forecast.

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----------- Weather/Conditions Caveat -----------

A) Wind Chill... Extra,

B) Wind Chill as equal to Forward Velocity
Descent Speed... Extra.

C) A + B = Net Wind Chill Facing Wind in Descent.

D) A - B = Net Wind Chill Following Wind in Descent.

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If You Can Dress For It,
You Could Do This All Day If You Want.


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Above: Beauchemin Bas was superb on 1/18/19,
and it should be much the same, maybe better, for 1/19/19.
Everything Groomed was similar, relative to Green, Blue,
Black Rated Trail Status.

Weather Notes:

The way we understand it, the weather mix we have
currently is the result of 2 converging systems. The
predominant one, bringing the cold in, is the basic
Polar crossflow over the top from Siberia. The second
one that’s going to be the “Snowmaker”, is a Colorado
Low, as it moves across from West to East over the St.
Lawrence River Valley, with the majority of the snow
potential South of the river. The forecast calls for between
10 to 15cm’s here.

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Conditions Notes:

Besides adequate modes of Garment Layers and
supplemental heat sources such as “Hot Shots”
heat packets, battery powered heated Boot, Jacket
and Glove systems, or any other personal cold weather
adaptive tricks you may know of...

Perhaps the best utility strategy is to use the enclosed Gondola
as your main way to cycle descents. At least you are completely
out of the wind and there are 2 sources of heat from:

A) The “Greenhouse” effect, where the clear plexiglass windows
allow solar radiation to build heat inside the enclosure.

B) Up to 8 Human Beings with core temperatures of roughly 37 C,
or 98 degrees F, definitely add body heat to the enclosed Gondola
cabin space over the ride up.

Otherwise, all you can do is spend as much time inside between
runs as you need to to stay frostbite safe.

Be very concerned if you have frost pain in fingers or toes
that seems to go away. At these temp’s, that’s not likely to
happen for any other reason than you have literally lost feeling,
and frostbite damage is imminent.

Another strategy we wrote about earlier in the week is to
start later in the morning. Temperature rise is usually most
active between 8:00 A.M. and about 10:30, and then again,
but typically to a lesser degree, between 10:30 and 1:00 P.M.
Starting at 10:00 A.M. or later takes about 80% of the edge
off most normal Cold Cycle days. That’s not quite the case
here today, however, there still is a 5 C rise in temps forecast
even for today, and that will make a noticeable difference.

102(*) Open Trails on the Archival Copy of Official Open Trails,
Grooming, Snowmaking, Lift Status and Mountain Conditions
for January 19, 2019, Courtesy of
Please Note: Duncan Quad and Versant Soleil Quad Scheduled
to Open at 10:00 A.M.
File comment: Archival Copy of Official Open Trails,
Grooming, Snowmaking, Lift Status and Mountain Conditions Courtesy of

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Early Riser, Local Commuter, Utility Notice:

If Possible, Plug In Your Car’s Engine Block Heater
to minimize extreme cold weather starting damage.

More to follow...

(**) Versant Sud, the South Side, and Versant Nord, the North Side
are names only, and they do not indicate true compass points.
(Search Goggle Maps or any legitimate topographical maps.)
We think this is a historic misnomer that may have stuck
from over 100’s(?) years ago when Settlers may have
arrived without accurate directional info.
As any modern student of Geography knows, the sun
rises in the East and sets in the West, however the
old names survive due to local custom?
We get this technical point raised/asked by Airline Pilots we
meet on the lifts that come up from Montreal when
they have layover days. "Why do they call it South,
when it faces almost exactly West?” is either the first
or second question an Airline Pilot will usually ask when
you meet them in the Gondola ride up from the Resort.

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