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 Post subject: 4/16/19 #Tremblant Conditions
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:57 am 
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Escape To Ski Alert For Tomorrow, Under Construct @ 7:42 P.M.

Does This Look Like April To You?

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We all thought not...

It looked like a February day and it skied like a mild, mid-March day.

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There were moments of natural beauty that could
never be effectively captured by any imaging device
currently known to humans. We seriously don’t
think there will be any way in the future to replicate,
render, reproduce or otherwise convey what only
your eyes can take in as you are embraced by such
a scene that only Mother Nature could expose you to
in such a glimpse of surreal perfection. These are the
opportunities of your day at Tremblant.

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We are very sorry we can not offer you a higher resolution
of the pic. above. This forum platform is not configured
to support images greater than 999 KB. The essence of
this scene is that the trees were coated by the freezing
rain first, the by the falling snow. We have struggled with
words to describe it and the best we can do is that it
was a shimmering, iridescent, prismatic light refraction
a million times over in the ice coated tree branches being
jostled by the wind. It was magical and you were completely
immersed in it’s central pathway up the Lowell Thomas Quad.


The McCulloch Summit Pitch was in very good condition and
as a background the icy snow laden trees on the left descending
side offer this magnificent setting to frame the great skiing on
this Tremblant marquis trail.

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It did not look, feel or ski like any April 16th we’ve ever
seen or heard about.

But... based on what we know about the evolving Spring weather,
that is likely to change by about noon tomorrow.

There were noticeable but not big differences in the
snow characteristics from Sud, South, to Nord, North,
where the North had more outright winter-like
qualities of dryness, but there was similar speed
overall, until late in the day when there began to
be zones of greater drag underfoot as warmth
finally got the saturation levels up.

If you are a serious Ski/Board Fan, this is your “Early Bird”
activation call... try your very best to get out for tomorrow.
That bit about “Evolving Spring Weather” looks like it could
take another, and very different turn, effective Thursday...

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

69(*) Open Trails on the Re-Freshly-Snow’d Slopes of #Tremblant .

Thank You Mother Nature...
Thank You Tremblant Mountain Op’s...

8 cm’s Of Fresh Snow Over An Extensive
Groomed Trail Array Bumped Up Overnight
From 32 To 69, Across All Skill Levels.

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This scene above is actually from “Last Run" the night before last.
But... last night was exactly the same at Last Run(see below), and,
because we could not make it out yesterday due to a basement flood,
we’re using it to illustrate the 8cm’s over virtually the very same scene.
The big difference today is the Open Trails back up to 69 from yesterdays 32,
so we should all have all the advantages that yesterdays whacky weather didn’t.

We are repeating this annotated Apres Ski
Summit Web Cam Composite Wide Angle
below from last night for 2 reasons.

The first is the Officially recorded 8 cm’s of fresh
overnight snowfall added, therefore it's a good
example of how the forecast can be way different
than actual, in as little as 12 hours or less.

The second is that this is a valuable example
of why dedicated regional Tremblant Fans
should review the Web Cams at Tremblant.ca
regardless of what the forecast may suggest,
in order to determine if conditions are beneficially
different in any way that would motivate them to
go skiing the next morning. That’s today.

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Weather Notes:

There is a substantial difference in The Weather
Network forecast(Sunny) and the weather header
in the Official Trail PDF(Snowy), so it will be interesting
to see which one ends up closer to actual. There is
a possibility it could be 50/50, or any other mix,
but at least there’s no rain, so we are off to a great start
for today no matter which way it goes.

Even though we fully understand the probable public
preference for “Sunny”, with a high temp of +4C, we’d
be happy to keep what is currently the overcast umbrella to
shade the new snow for its sustained quality for another full day.

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Conditions Notes:

Even though there is overnight snowfall, it came delivered
on a fairly gusty and sustained high speed N/W wind, so there
are likely to be both Nord, North, lee-side drift-in, and Sud, South,
frontal-facing base exposures where the wide open spaces could
not retain falling snow. For these reasons, initial explorations should
be undertaken with reduced speed and on trails appropriately
matched to your skill level, until you can confirm safe passage,
before you explore terrain above your regular challenge level.

It is quite likely that the Ski Patrol will have hand-posted signage
for special, localized trail conditions and you will want to pay
close attention to those as they are there to help you avoid
real hazards that are now Spring, not Winter, hazards that can
include rocky exposures or debris.

Due to the potential of wind exposed base zones, there
may be icy bits from recent thaw or rain that are now
re-froze. You need fresh, sharp edges to safely handle
conditions today because these zones may be unpredictable
in dimension.

With those proviso’s out of the way...

There is also substantial potential for select
excellence within all Skill Level groomed
terrain, commensurate with the combinations
of drifting and grooming that can yield zones
of extraordinary quality.

In the Sous Bois, Glades, Hors Piste, Un-Groomed...
as indicated below, daily cycles up/down over Zero C
mean morning froze, afternoon soft, so it’s a la Carte
every day from now on.

The Nor/West wind the snow came on may favour the Nord,
North Side, however to variable degrees, all terrain may
exhibit benefit that localized wind current/swirling can cause.

Explore Responsibly!

69(*)Open Trails on the Archival Copy of Official Open Trails,
Grooming, Snowmaking, Lift Status and Mountain Conditions
for April 16, 2019, Courtesy of Tremblant.ca
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Grooming, Snowmaking, Lift Status and Mountain Conditions Courtesy of Tremblant.ca

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Look At The Long Range Weather Forecast Again...

“Escape To Ski” Alert for Today and Tomorrow
Regional Tremblant Fans!

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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