Winter Experiences

Camp Fortune - February 24, 2021

Wow, a sleeper powder day! What a way to end a workday. The snow started coming down heavy in Gatineau around noon and didn't stop. By the time I got to the Skyline parking lot, there were 10cms already on the ground. This would be the best day of the season so far. Loads of fresh stuff, almost no lines and creamy turns. Goggles were a must and I fought off some fogging issues. The temperature was around zero and the snow was a little wet but not overly heavy. I had no problem sailing through mashed-up powder. Heggtveit was my first run and how nice it was. If you arrive around 4ish hit Hegg first before they close it for the night. Every run on Skyline was perfect. Later we poled our way to the Valley side. So much untouched powder but then the power went out! I feared I would be stuck in the valley with my car on Skyline. After about 10 minutes they got the lifts going again but the trail lights were still off. We arrived at the top of Slalom in darkness. I feared the power on the lifts might not hold so we skied Slalom in the dark and jumped on the lift to get us back to Skyline. The lights came back on and everything went smoothly for the rest of the night. The last run was Canadian and we skied right to the car. What a blast, February has really redeemed this season. Enjoy the snow, the total was around 20cms. 

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Incredible snowfall yesterday. The flakes were so large and fluffy. Happy to see you got up to the slopes to enjoy it.

I saw pics this morning on Camp Fortune's FB page, showing North American on Meech being half groomed and half natural... what a treat! For such a low point in history with the pandemic, we can always turn to skiing to lift our spirits and keep our hearts beating!

Shane Séguin
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The glades between those Meech runs would be amazing today.

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