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 Post subject: 4/15/19 #Tremblant Conditions
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:57 am 
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T360 Late Eve. Apres Ski Edit @ 10:46 P.M.

What a day... we were walking out the door when
the basement flood started, so we never made it
to the Mountain.

This is a record snow year here at Tremblant and
the quick heat and base level rain is generating
sufficient thaw volume to cause flooding on
multiple levels around the community. The scary
part is that it’s just starting.

With a highly reduced Open Trail count, we would
have liked to sampled what was open to prove our
points in the orig. post below, but that was not
what Mother Nature had planned for us...

Anyway, especially considering all the past 30 hours
of weather drama, here’s some Apres Ski Info. you may
be interested in.

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With an overnight Sud, South Side, Resort Level
overnight low temp of -1C(so usually -4C cooler
at Mountain elevations), there’s a very good
possibility for tonights grooming to produce initial
winter-like results for tomorrow’s Sunny forecast.

How many Open Trails you ask? We’re not sure,
but we think compared to today’s 32, there should be “More”?
PLUS... we think whatever gets groomed could be
surprisingly fine, maybe even better, depending on how
much snow actually falls.

Crossing Fingers, Holding Breath, Hangin’ In There,
Hoping For The Best, etc., etc.

------------------ 7:57 A.M. Orig. Post --------------------

32(*) Open Trails on the temporarily reduced due to weather Slopes at #Tremblant .

After an unexpected cooler day than forecast generated conditions
of quite good speed,
and despite the Environment Canada Weather
Warnings for overnight freezing rain,
there were moments of optimistic
hope at yesterday’s “Last Run”...

Almost magically, we were quickly surrounded by dense falling snow...

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But then, under the cover of last nights darkness...

“April Showers”...

Evidently The Adverse Weather Has Temporarily
Reduced The Available Open Terrain.

At Least We Have The Memories...

Please Note: Ambient overcast with very fine atmospheric filters
was not ideal for photography yesterday, so highlights, contrast,
white balance, definition, sharpness, and exposure all had to be
significantly altered to render Trail surface detail useful for visual
understanding. Sorry about that, but especially compared to the
hot, sticky, high resistance of the very warm Saturday, yesterdays
Skiing was actually much faster.

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There was good fun across the entire array of open terrain
yesterday, however even with less softness, there were still
traffic generated mogul formations to variable degrees, and
largely proportional to pitch angle and trail width.

Where there was steepness, but more width, the bumps
were spread out and part of the fun was being able to use
them as ramps to get a bit of air for lower resistance turning.
Below is a shot on the mid-pitch of Devils River that was a
good example of that.

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If you can let your eyes picture them, the shape of the
bump patterns in the Devils River shot above almost
look like waves on a lake, so if you were lucky, you could
find a good combination of speed and turn radius that
was complimentary to the spacing and get sort of a “Surfing”
effect as you work your way down.

In this sense of adapting to the rhythm of the terrain you encounter,
there was a lot of satisfaction in using a variety of techniques
to get the most out of the unique flow of each trail. Despite all
the overnight weather drama, it would be this adaptable
mentality that should be the link to getting the most out
of todays potential.

Weather Notes:

Considering the recent pattern of cooler than
forecast, there is a possibility at these base level
temps, that cooler Mountain elevations could see
precipitation as snow, just the way we saw at last
run yesterday. We can only hope...

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Conditions Notes:

Our forecast is always the same for these types
of days. As limited as the open terrain is, there
should still be very high quality within what is
open. In decades of experience, we have not
seen an exception to this rule. Mountain Crews
always focus on the basic Green and Blue rated
trails, so if nothing else, there should be smooth
as a default within those that are open. There will
not necessarily be the range or variety, so it’s kind
of a back to basics day, but we like to remind all
concerned that we support the strategies Mountain
Crews use to preserve terrain resources when conditions
like these warrant closures for future benefit that is
probably going to start as soon as tomorrow, maybe
even this afternoon. Time will tell.

Otherwise, if you’re prepared for the atmospheric conditions
that may or may not be happening, there’s no reason you
can’t enjoy the skiing which usually has fine technical performance
quality, even on a day like this.

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32(*)Open Trails on the Archival Copy of Official Open Trails,
Grooming, Snowmaking, Lift Status and Mountain Conditions
for April 15, 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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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.)


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