This section is primarily Photographic, featuring large size
images with supporting text where necessary.
Historic Opening Day Trail Statistics Spanning Years 2008 to 2021.
The shapes in the graphic below start with a quadratically
divided cube in which the top two contain a triangular
shape split in two to represent “S” Sud/South and “N” Nord/North,
as well as “Haut”/“Upper” sectors of the naturally triangular
shaped Summit, or upper half of the Mountain. Correspondingly
the bottom squares represent the “Bas”/“Lower” portions of the
“S”/“N” Mountain zones.
We have filled into these respective shapes the number
of Open trails for each “Haut/“Upper and “Bas”/“Lower
sides of the Mountain for the additionally annotated
Opening Date. The years are annotated above each data block.
One of the most practical features of any Opening Day is
the ability to ski/board from Summit-To-Base. Downloading
from the Summit, if ski-out is not possible, is always a bit
inconvenient as there tend to lineups at peak traffic points
around last run. Due to functional utility of the Resort, there
appears to be a priority of ski-out to base on Sud/South
for the benefit of Resort guests whenever possible.
We have annotated Summit-To-Base ski-outs on Versant
Sud/South with a red (*), and ski-out to both Sud/South
and Nord/North with a red (**).
Of course, weather in the 3rd week of November can not always
support sufficient terrain development for Summit-To-Base, but
success has definitely increased in recent years with snowmaking
that can occur with tremendous volume and coverage efficiency
at just below 0C/32F.
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