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Patrick, in the Killington thread you said you skied last night. Was that local? If so, how was it.
I was out Wed. of March break and Strief was knee destroying washboard concrete with virtually no snow on it. The blues had a bit a snow that let the kids have some fun. Has it softened up at all? Even have a granular layer over the rough ice?

So the question was asked in the Laurentians thread:

I had a race last night on Zoomer, but Strief was beautiful. Conditions were fast but not so hard, however one of the reasons was the hill was virtually empty last night and Strief is often over look.

The bottom of it still had corduroy at 9pm when we started skiing it after our race. I’m maybe going back tonight for a couple hours (I have a night pass which I rarely use and this is one of last nights).

For those who are wondering where are we talking about? EDELWEISS outside Ottawa (200 meters vert only 35km away from downtown).

HOWEVER the conditions are changing fast (this would apply to the whole Laurentians). I skied Wednesday evening at Edelweiss and went back last night. While the conditions were fast and firm (not hard) on Wednesday evening, last night was a different story. The weather is changing and temps last evening were above freezing (+1c) after a day at around +5c. Snow conditions was corn and soft, the only firm spots were a few patches of ice (steep Strief pitch). Other things that I didn’t notice on Wednesday was a few tiny bare spots that had popped out, not much but the snow depth in certain places isn’t very far. Yes, the Strief pitch was still hard and icy compared to the overall conditions of the mountain.

Conditions and coverage is going to change quickly as the forecast for the weekend calls for temps at around 10c. Local skiing in Ottawa probably only has 2-3 weekends left.

Ottawa Masters results for the Wednesday night: Results

Data Log for the Thursday night:

Originally posted on Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:08 pm on firsttracksonline

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