The Bright Side of Colder Weather

The Bright Side of Colder Weather

Can anyone guess what the “Bright Side” to all this cold weather is?

Well before we get to that, it’s -27C here early again, with a high temp of possibly up around -18C, and I’m sure a lot of you are wondering when this “deep freeze” is going to be over… Tomorrow, that’s the day. At least according to the Weather Network. In the meantime, the skiing and boarding is still fantastic, it just requires a little preparation to make the best of it. Oh Well, there’s not much you can do other than bundle up and keep on smiling! And don’t forget, there are still 93 runs open too! 

The answer to the opening question is: You get to try on everything you own to keep warm, all at once! 

Not really, that was just some “cold weather” humor. The real bright side to all this cold weather is that for every day these conditions persist, the cold sinks further into the ground. What that means is that when the Earth tilts back in the spring, and warmer temps roll around, the mountain will be able hold an ambient cooler ground temp for longer, giving us a thermal cold reserve that will help sustain the snow for great skiing and boarding longer into the spring season. 

The other bright side to cooler temps are literally brighter, sunnier conditions. Cooler temps are conducive to relatively clear days, when it may be too cold for snow formation. These types of days make for beautiful photo opportunities of the wonderful panorama surrounding Tremblant, particularly from the observation lookout deck atop the mountain. Furthermore, you don’t need to be a skier or snowboarder to enjoy the summit view, as lift passes are available for visitors and photographers too. 

On top of that, if you actually do get used to these temps (and it’s surprisingly easy to do when you bundle up with a few extra layers), even a relatively small increase in temp feels great! For those new to skiing or snowboarding, particularly in colder weather, essentials like neck-warmers, goggles and long underware can go a long way towards a more comfortable day!

Tremblant stocks a fantastic fleece neck-warmer at various boutiques around the resort for about $10-15, as well as the little shop inside Le Grand Manitou at Tremblant’s summit, along with other helpful supplies like hand-warmers and extra clothing. 

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