Angela and I with crew have been working on the long and detailed shut down process this week. The groomers are stored and serviced, the ski shop is cleaned and closed down with inventory stored, the cabins shut down and most of the signs down. The melt has slowed down and we are able to move around on the trails well.
We had a great season of skiing 128 days of good to excellent skiing Nov 13th to March 22 and daily grooming. As I gromed the last few k of trails this morning it was a bitter sweet.
We had good spring skiing this weekend. We have to close when we can not provide fun and SAFE skiing every day. With the thin base on downhills and south faces, strong spring sun, and the Montreal River rising with the warm temps, we are closed. As a Corporation we have to answer to our insurance company, accountants and board of directors. We charge a trail fee and expect that we can provide you with a good to excellent skiing experience.
We want to thank you for your business this season and hope that you have a safe and healthy summer.
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Just coming in from grooming with the Pisten Bully. The trails tilled up perfect. I groomed about 3o km of trails tonight and will be back out in the early AM if needed,
We had a super day of skiing today…we saw many skiers we had not seen all season. The trails tilled up well wih the dusting of new snow. I will be grooming for the last time Sunday AM for some good spring skiing again on Sunday. We will be closed in the ski shop and for skiing Sunday at 5 PM.
We had a good day of skiing today…not crowded today because the forecast said it would rain today. We had great spring skiing till 4:30 when the rain started. It appears tht the rain stopped and temps are dropping. We plan to regroom the trails early in the AM as the temps will continue to drop with the Pisten Bully. Forecasts call for for 1-3 inches of snow overnight…..We plan on grooming and skiing thuru Sunday. Monday we will be closed.