Here is a quick report.
I took advantage of the last night of night skiing at Camp Fortune (and Winter) before the big thaw forecast for later this week.
It was also a 2-for-1 night, unfortunately I was alone. 🙄
It was winter all right. Temperature was -6c in town when I started skiing at 7pm and it was -15c by the time the lifts closed at 10pm. I cannot believe that it was still bright when I started skiing, Heggveit, the non-night skiing expert run was actually close at 7pm. WOW
I made 20 runs with over 10295 ft vertical (3128m) for roughly 2:40 hours of skiing.
What was I thinking? After 3 amazing days of skiing, I was maybe expecting something different tonight?
You needed sharp edges to ski last night, actually you needed skates on some of the steeper runs on the Skyline side.
The vertical is 590ft on this side and 4 runs and Canadian and The Chute were the steepest and the worst. Sparks (intermediate) was reasonable. After 15 runs on this side, I moved over to the Valley side. Only 360ft vertical with 4 main runs. The conditions were definitely better, you didn’t need skates. The steeper Slalom run was actually in good shape and getting ready for the Pro Race on Sunday.
The next few days are going to be crucial for local ski area. I think that Fortune made more snow, but they a look at the forecast for Ottawa in the next 5 days.
Tonight -2c Freezing Rain
Tomorrow +10c Rain
Tomorrow night -2c
Friday +9c sunny
Saturday +11c (min 0c) – 40% chances of rain
Sunday +13c (min +1c) – 60% chances of rain
OUCH!!! 😕 I guess it can’t last forever. Odds are that the snow on my lawn is going to be gone in the next few days.
Originally posted on Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:56 pm on firsttracksonline