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Les Cedres February 03

Blue Sky, bright sunshine, new snow freshly tracked, -11C

5 skiers out enjoying the day.

More pictures on the photo gallery.

Brilliant !!!

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Cap St. Jacques Feb 2nd

Wednesday night skiing at Cap St. Jacques – 4 not so bright beavertailers braved the winter storm to ski the trails.  Are we crazy or what?  Whose idea was this?  Robert started it!  No Ray started it.  Whoever started it – it turned out to be a great idea.  The center had groomed earlier in the afternoon but the wind swept away some of the trails. 

Lights were not needed (hence the not so bright!) and the glide was awesome.  The only challenge was finding the trails!  In the woods the trails were brilliant.

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Feb 06 at Viking Club (Dorval **8:30** am)

This Sun we will visit the trails of the storied Viking Ski Club.  Founded in 1929, the club has been running their own network of trails outside Morin Heights since the early 1960’s.  Their web site address is www.vikingskiclub.ca.  We had our initial visit to the Viking Club three years ago and we made a second visit there last year.

As has been the case the previous

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Sun, Feb 13 — Mont Tremblant **Picnic** — RSVP

It’s coming up in only a week and a half — our annual feast in the forest!  It’s our “picnic” on the trails of Lac Monroe (Parc du Mont-Tremblant – Secteur de la Diable). 

Here’s how it works — you tell us that you are coming and we provide all the food and drink.  Not only will there be a variety of sandwiches and desserts, but also

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January 30 22 Skiers at Montagne Coupée

Well to be honest there was a fair degree of soul searching earlier in the week at the Timmies Beaver Tails Nerve Centre about going to Montagne Coupée.  Of course if you do not believe you have a soul then soul searching is kind of futile, but I digress.  Mr Optimism was gung-ho after seeing a report the centre was fully open and some of us were curious to see the changes they had made at the centre, so putting on

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Jan 29 Ski Clinic a Great Success

Report from our ski clinic organizer, Glenn K.

Well, Mother Nature finally relented just enough to let 30 or so of us to get on with the previously postponed clinic.  Trail conditions were very good.  Mind you, coverage is thin, but that will only matter if it rains. 

Despite the usual bit of chaos in the rather small center, all participants managed to get signed up and make it up to the Bellevue chalet where the instructors were introduced.   The appropriate groups were assembled and

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Jan 26 — 10 Skiers and 2 Skaters at Mount Royal

With a few cm of fresh snow and a temp of -9 C, conditions were great at Mount Royal last Wed.  Two BTers went skating (something about giving some blisters from skiing at Gatineau a rest), while ten others hit the trails.  Our group included a couple of people doing night skiing at Mount Royal night for the first time.  The conditions were good.  The tracks were often shallow but otherwise the descents were controllable.  It was another refreshing evening at Mount Royal.

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Jan 21-23 Gatineau report by Tom

— 44+ Skiers Had a Blast at Gatineau
What a weekend!  Where to begin?  How about at the beginning?
FRIDAY EVENING
Many of the 44 people registered for the weekend left Montreal during the afternoon and arrived in Ottawa in the early evening.  They checked into the Novotel hotel and from the moment they walked into the hip-looking lobby, they knew that this was no second-rate hotel!  The rooms were also fashionably appointed.  And then there was the perfect location of the hotel.  It was a couple of blocks from the Byward Market area, the Rideau Centre shopping mall, and the Rideau Canal itself.  Several people went for a skate

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Jan 16 Orford Report by Keith

Well it was a pleasant surprise to actually be able to go to a ski centre that we had on our Calendar.  Orford was one of the few centers open and so apart from ourselves every skier east of Kalamazoo appeared to be at the park.  Never mind, it’s a large park and soon skiers get dispersed on the many trails.
 
Although open, Orford was not in prime conditions, but it was certainly very good with plenty of fresh snow and sun.  Anyhow 28 club members gathered at the Accueil Le Cerisier, on a chilly morning (-10 C) and with a little effort we managed to get most of them together to record the event for prosperity, although now we are having to resort to videos to contain the rabble.  Then we were off, one minute a bunch of skiers,

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Cap St Jacques Jan 15 – 13 Skiers at Cap St Jacques Report by Tom

Thirteen skiers turned out at Cap St Jacques last Sat, including one member who was on his skis for the first time in 30 years!  We skied just before we started getting the fresh snow during the afternoon and evening.  But the conditions at the park were surprisingly good.  There was complete coverage and they had enough snow that they were able to groom the trails that morning.  Ten skiers did a full loop of the rabbit trail, which works out to a distance of 10 km.  There is a new construction road through the park which created a couple of new spots where one had to stop and take off their skis.  But despite that it was a pleasant morning and a good tune-up for those people going to Orford the next day.