T360 Late Night Apres Ski Edit, Under Construct @ 11:41 P.M.
Everything we anticipated about McCulloch in our original post below,
was exactly the reality. Read below for the detail. We’ll have more in
the morning on McCulloch conditions.
Our second Apres Ski feature is Nansen.
Soft spring snow can take more effort than dry, cold winter snow
due to the extra resistance generated by heaviness of internally
retained saturation in the top trail surface levels. Nansen was a very
safe place to learn how to handle that today. For Beginners, it never
got really thick on Nansen, and it had just about the right pitch to offset
the slight drag. The resulting combination was just enough/adequate
natural speed in the surfaces to build a bit of helpful momentum.
More on that in the morning too.
We’re hoping the overnight will allow some coolness back in, but
with everything so close to Zero, we won’t know the full picture
until the morning, so get a good rest because regardless of speed
characteristics, soft spring snow is an authentic workout.
------------------- 7:03 A.M. Orig. Post -------------------------
56(*) Open Trails.
Case Study Of The Transferable Quality
From Race Course To Public Access.
Today, We Get All The Benefits Of Race Course Prep. On
The Immaculate Slopes OF Trail # 18, Versant Sud/South Side
Riders up the TGV Quad have been drooling over McCulloch for the last
4 days. How could you not imagine the satisfaction and thrills of such
obvious, immaculate preparation...
Today, it’s all yours!!!
Some examples of trails regularly prepared for Race Course use are Alpine, Nansen Pitch,
Rigodon, Beauchemin Haut/Upper, La Traverse, Kandahar, McCulloch, Taschereau,
Jasey-Jay Anderson, Erik Guay, Superieur, and Devils River. This list is not exclusive,
there may be others, but the point is that they are all identified on the Official Open Trail
PDF copy we archive, so you can see where they have been over recent history and target
them for your own enjoyment or training when you can make it out to them yourself.
We like to promote the benefits of lapping on these former Race trails for personal development
as the advances you can make in your own technique are enhanced by repetitive descents on
some of the highest quality fall-lines the Mountain has to offer.
Additionally, and a big reason for highlighting them now, the consistent reliability of the quality
of these trails can be a very important asset when the spring weather is gradually reducing the
overall available open terrain.
Quintessential, Gorgeous, Wonderful, Beautiful, And Very Photogenic “Spring”!
Otherwise, it’s always a bittersweet moment when you realize
the long range forecast includes the last days of the seasons
closing countdown... at least all the wet bits that were in this
time-frame are now showing as “Gone”. Of course that could
change, but hopes for a late season blizzard are quickly fading.
Typical firm morning, soft afternoon.
Rotating excellence as the sun builds thermal energy
so as usual, move Nord/North in late day for retained
cool in surfaces, or, go anywhere steeper in the afternoon
if softness generates helpful speed control.
56/102(*) Open Trails on the Archival Copy of Official Open Trails,
Grooming, Snowmaking, Lift Status and Mountain Conditions
for April 5, 2021, Courtesy of Tremblant.ca
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