Yes, I know. It was Easter weekend. I should be writing about how warm it was and how my second weekend outdoor ride went.
Mont Tremblant is in an alternate universe. At least, I don’t think it’s in Quebec. We ran up Friday (big mistake) to ski Tremblant. First time in close to 20 years. I had seen the changes, just never skied there since. What a zoo.
- Wait in line for a bus to take you to the hill.
- Wait in line for 40 minutes to buy your lift ticket (70 bucks)
- Wait in line for another 40 minutes to get to the top via the gondola.
It wasn’t like that 20 years ago! When I first skied Tremblant as a kid, I remember the single chairlift on the North Side. I even remember taking it..
Chalk full of tourists.. Lots of Americans and British. All the staff speak to you in English with accents. It’s so bizare. It’s Quebec, yet not quite. Tourists who routinely ask you how you are doing.. Whoa, again, we don’t do that in Quebec!
Winds at the top were insane. If you slid down with your arms out, the wind would stop you from moving. Conditions however were still excellent. Mid winter stuff, yet on Easter Weekend.
Sunday was a quick trip to Sauveur. No one there. No one. Skied all morning without having to wait for a chair. Conditions there too were the best I have seen all year.
Next weekend is the famous Pond Crossing at Morin Heights. If this weather holds up, they are going to have a hard time keeping that water from freezing.