4/11/21 #Tremblant Conditions

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4/11/21 #Tremblant Conditions

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T360 Apres Ski Season, Apres Ski, Preliminary/Intro Edit Under Construction At 9:49 P.M.


(Please Note: Additional Closing Weekend Data And Conditions Posted Below as “Reply”/Page 2.
Please scroll through to review. These additions are being added progressively, so the new
content will be expanding as our time permits.)



Everyone Was Having Fun!


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But Some People Were Having More Fun!



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As usual, the sunny panoramic Tremblant views are spectacular.
These magnificent vista’s never get old, it’s just one of the most
naturally beautiful places on Earth.




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The summary is: This was a “Just In Time” Seasons Closing. While there were numerous descent
fun zones in very useable condition, there were key trail access transit zones/corridors, that in less
than 24 hours, have gone from snow covered, to earth/rock/gravel. From that standpoint, the closing
adjustment to today made by Tremblant Mountain Op's was a perfectly legitimate decision because
Mother Nature is literally erasing the snow by the hour with serious round-the-clock heat, compounded
by wind. This is the essential equivalent of a simultaneous exposure to the snow by a microwave with a
heat gun, both set to “Max". At this rate, it’s going to be Summer by Tuesday night.


As the dust settles, and we get a whole bunch of End-Of-Season logistics wrapped up,
we’ll have time to process more of the closing weekend pic’s at some point in the near
future and we’ll add a “Reply” as page 2 of this post below.

In the mean-time, we recommend that you clean your Skis with a room-temp, mild,
soap/water foamy, lots of suds, mixture to evacuate all the surface debris that may
have worked its way into the bases/bindings. You don’t want to use water that’s too
hot, or scrub too aggressively because it can remove/dissolve the binding lubricants,
but you do want the suds to gently float out all the grit. Rinse gently with clean flowing
water. Blow-dry them with heat off. If possible, after cleaning, wax bases. DO NOT STORE
YOUR SKIS IN THE GARAGE OR BASEMENT WITH THE TAILS RESTING ON CONCRETE OR
ANYWHERE NEAR THE FLOOR... That is a sure-fire way to have rust develop that can get
into the laminations between the base and edges that can be destructive. Store Skis well
above floor level in a place with good, DRY, air circulation.



------------------ 6:43 A.M. Orig. Post ---------------------



31(*) Open Trails on Sud/South and Nord/North Sectors at #Tremblant .



Just when you thought +22C was going to turn everything into mush...


Tremblant Mountain Op’s Pulls One Last Rabbit Out Of The Hat!


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When there’s only a single weekend left in the Official Season,
you can maybe do things you would not usually do otherwise,
and in this case Rigodon got shaved right down to the still solid
frozen base for what immediately became the very best technical
descent on the Open Mountain yesterday. No slush, no moguls,
just hard, fast, high traction action.

Today it is marked for “Race Course” use so we are not sure if/when
it could/will have public access. Typically, Race Course use may only
be a portion of the day, so with any luck we’ll get to use it at some point.

Otherwise, could we see this approach on any other trails today?

Regardless, we will find what we find and be happy to do turns any
way possible when the backdrop looks like this:


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Above:
It was so hot on Saturday that there was a heat-haze in some of the long views that
generated this surreal looking sky-scape/horizon scene. We think some folks may have
missed noticing it though because unless you actually stopped to look up, while you
were in motion you had your eyes riveted on the surface before you to anticipate
the control inputs necessary to traverse the irregular depths of built up tracking.
None of this tracked surface was particularly difficult as it was all very soft, but regardless
of skill level it just needed total focus while under way in order to prevent imbalance.



Weather Notes:


So far, it’s actually more overcast than the hourly forecast icons might
suggest, but we actually like that better from a clinical standpoint
because it means there is one less, or slightly less, thermal influence.
If the cloudy bits act as umbrella, it could take the wet edge off some
terrain, at least for a while.


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The +20C hot weather brings out the “Beach Wear”...


And, as the day progressed, the layers came off as the direct
sun built an intensity that was beyond what the actual numeric
temp values would tell you, so by the end of the day there were
even more rather “Exposed” folks seeking to cool off. If the cloudy
bits go away, you can expect some repeat Beach Wear performances.


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Conditions Notes:


We are very hopeful that the circumstances are going to hold over for
the Rigodon example of a shaved trail base at some point for public
access for closing day. The traffic is likely to be light, so the wear factors
are also likely to be light, however when it’s +18C, after a string of
consecutive days of very unseasonably hot days of between +15 to
+20 C, even light traffic can fairly quickly build moguls.

There can be significant natural hazards particularly around trail edges and
to lesser degrees, where snow-bridges have been put in place by harvesting
snow from one place and moving it to rebuild passages. It is inevitable that
with the receding, shallow snow cover, little rocky bits sometimes get exposed
or stirred up and can find their way into the mix, so you need to keep a sharp
eye out for those. There are not many, but to be objective you want to be aware
of these kinds of common spring occurrences and to avoid base damage the
best way to do that is to reduce speed in all these areas.

Warm temperature ski/board wax or coatings will be the single largest
asset for easy speed today, however there is likely to be a very high level
of aerobic energy necessary to navigate through some of the thicker bits
that are inevitable with this sustained heat. Pace yourself, and if you sense
fatigue, take a break. Cumulative muscle stress can generate sudden cramping
or loss of quick reaction/response, so please be careful as the demand for athletic
endurance builds.


Here are the very best possible signs for coverage quality today...

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Throughout all the days of this very hot closing days phase of this particular
season, much of the quality of both the square area of coverage and surfaces
are due to the early season snowmaking which is still evident in the trail edge
profile you see in this Nansen Haut/Upper sample below. It is this level
of anticipation for total seasonal needs that we respect in the planning
methodology of Tremblant Mountain Op’s and you will get the benefit of
that right up to the literal last run today.


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More at Apres Ski, in the mean-time, hope to see you on the slopes today!




31/102(*) Open Trails on the Archival Copy of Official Open Trails,
Grooming, Snowmaking, Lift Status and Mountain Conditions
for April 11, 2021, Courtesy of Tremblant.ca
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PLEASE NOTE: REVISED Open Trails to 27(*) Attached Below As Component
Of “Reply”/Page 2.




Page Under Progressive Assembly/Construction Notice.



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Re: 4/11/21 #Tremblant Conditions

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A Mix Of April 10/11, 2021, Closing Weekend Highlights.


Despite the Mother Nature Heat Gun
aimed straight at Eastern North America,
Tremblant delivered great fun on the
terrain that could be safely opened.




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No doubt, the temps up to +20 C created extra challenge in the
complex mix of very quickly evolving moguls in many places,
so it would be generally fair to say that closing weekend favoured
those with Expert skills. As you can see above, being comfortable
with a little air under your skis was a very big asset. Basically, another
word you could substitute for “Moguls” on a functional level is “Ramps”...
and there were many, many “Ramps” that were just waiting to launch
you outward or skyward.

We were going to throw this McCulloch one below in the digital trash because
it was taken off the TGV Quad as it encountered a tower, so just as the pic was
snapped, the chair bounced, but... it’s actually still a very good illustration, at
least in impression, of the soft spring snow mogul/ramp action, just about everywhere.
We think you’ll “get the picture” anyway...



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Now then, before you look at these next two as a case study,
you need to be informed or reminded that...


It’s Been Hot For Three Weeks Solid.

And not just “warm” either, it’s been really, really HOT.

That makes these scenes not only completely understandable,
but quite near miraculous.



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The fact that Mountain Crews were able to keep these slopes open till
now is a man-over-nature triumph of persistence and very hard work.
You can see where crews harvested snow from the left side trail edge
below and they moved it up and over into the main descent to rebuild
the path. There was exactly enough to keep it open for up to Closing
Weekend, and in our opinion, no more.

Each one of the dark spots you can see between the bumps below was
a snow surface saturation thaw point over raw ground and by this time
tomorrow, Apres Ski Season, it will probably be all gone except for some
of the thickest lingering mogul ridges. These dark spots were turning
into bare ground literally by the hour by Last Run.



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While the high rate of thaw visible above on Versant Sud/South Side was being amplified
by direct solar afternoon focus, a comparison to the Nord/North was noticeably different
in both the visible saturation and the rate of thaw loss of square area. This is a very typically
observable Versant Nord/North Side difference with the far less direct, obliquely angled sunlight,
not to mention what that means for an overall higher retention of supporting ground frost that
just never gets the facing solar intensity.



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Below:
It is important to be reminded that every single day the Mountain is open
from the end of November, to today’s seasons closing, is a great opportunity
for families to benefit from both fun and fitness with participation in skiing.
Vigorous physical activity is a well documented component of a healthy
lifestyle and the easy part of engaging kids in the habit of being active is
the fun that Alpine Snow Sports inherently have that keeps them wanting to
come back. We like to point out that because kids grow so fast, there is an
abundance of used gear within the online trading sites, usually at a fraction
new prices, so it does not have to be super-expensive if you can take advantage
of the second-hand market. In a day and age where there are concerns about
“Too Much Screen-Time”, days on the Mountain build and maintain both very
high quality family time as well as enthusiasm for being outdoors.



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Speaking about “Enthusiasm For Being Outdoors”...



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By “Last Run” of the last day, it was quite obvious that diminishing access
to some trails in the conventional way of “skiing” to them, was no longer
possible, so where there were short gaps, folks were motivated to hike.


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At The End Of The Day(s)...


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In our Apres Ski Season, Apres Ski Introduction we wrote:


"The summary is: This was a “Just In Time” Seasons Closing. While there were numerous descent
fun zones in very useable condition, there were key trail access transit zones/corridors, that in less
than 24 hours, have gone from snow covered, to earth/rock/gravel. From that standpoint, the closing
adjustment to today made by Tremblant Mountain Op's was a perfectly legitimate decision because
Mother Nature is literally erasing the snow by the hour with serious round-the-clock heat, compounded
by wind. This is the essential equivalent of a simultaneous exposure to the snow by a microwave with a
heat gun, both set to “Max". At this rate, it’s going to be Summer by Tuesday night."


Of course, we were kidding about the “Summer by Tuesday night”, but for sure the “Just In Time”
part was literal and accurate regarding the practical utility of the Alpine Snow Sports Trail Network.





Additional Closing Weekend Trail Status Data:


Saturday, April 10, 2021 Archival Update:

4.10.21 REVISED Open Trails From 35(*) To 33(*)


33/102(*) REVISED Open Trails on the Archival Copy of Official Open Trails,
Grooming, Snowmaking, Lift Status and Mountain Conditions
for April 10, 2021, Courtesy of Tremblant.ca
Archival Copy of Official Open Trails,<br />Grooming, Snowmaking, Lift Status and Mountain Conditions Courtesy of Tremblant.ca
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Sunday April 11, 2021 Official Closing Day Archival Update:

4.11.21 REVISED Open Trails From 31(*) To 27(*)


27/102(*) REVISED Open Trails on the Archival Copy of Official Open Trails,
Grooming, Snowmaking, Lift Status and Mountain Conditions
for April 11, 2021, Courtesy of Tremblant.ca
Archival Copy of Official Open Trails,<br />Grooming, Snowmaking, Lift Status and Mountain Conditions Courtesy of Tremblant.ca
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