Days 8 and 9…all but two at Edelweiss. The beat goes on!!!
Yodeler, Yodeler, Yodeler, Yodeler, Yodeler, Yodeler, Yodeler …
17 runs … 16 of them in Yodeler. Taking advantage of Yodeler not being yet converted into the Rockstar Snowpark. It used to be a fun intermediate run, however it was converted in recent years into arguably one of the best snowpark in the region.
Changes and terrain openings since the last visit on December 30: Trou du Diable, Chute and Yodeler. The other slow quad was also open. Saturday started at -8c with a tiny wave of freezing drizzle on the drive up.
In panic, Morgane’s bindings on her GS skis were adjusted to her new boots. I got 8 runs in before I headed in door to attend other tasks related to the club and the Masters. Masters schedule was changed up with the first race being postponed and the risk of Edelweiss not ready to hold a race on Zoomer.
In the afternoon, the temps rose above freezing. Kids got finally a real first day of training with full gates on Yodeler. Snow was sweet in old double liftline next to the bottom half of lower Yodeler. Good snow surfaces for manmade stuff. We didn’t ski since the New Year and I was curious how my ankle would react after a minor ankle strain/bruise tobogganing on Monday January 2.
I didn’t know now cold it would be. I brought my youngest daughter Tara with us. She was skiing free with her Grade 4 passport. We skied every variation possible from the main quad: Chemin-des-bois, CDB/Easy street, Easy Street t2b, Easy/Trou du Diable/Easy, Chute/Trou/etc…We also skied Yodeler where the Edelweiss Ski Club was training slalom. They had setup on the bottom half of Yodeler.
Snowcrew was back and busy blasting Zoomer. They didn’t blow the previous day and Zoomer is after-all the main intermediate run at Edelweiss. At this rate, it probably going to open soon. We stayed on the not so fast HSQ to see Morgane (her sister wanted to see her ski). Cold and cold feet issues, especially for Morgane. We timed our runs so we could see Morgane from the lift. Tara also mentioned that she would like to race in the Nancy Greene league next season. She mentioned it two years ago, but she backed out last season. We’ll see; we’ll take one day at a time.
At the end of the day, Tara wanted to ski with her sister. My wife wanted us to get home not too late, so I asked if Morgane could ski a few runs with her sister so I could get things packed up and in the car.
Kids ate supposed to race next weekend; first slalom is at Fortune and GS on Sunday is at Calabogie. There is a training on Tuesday and I might even try a few runs in the course before the Masters first race on Wednesday.
EDIT: Left side of Zoomer was open Tuesday night.