Today marks the official first day of winter! As of tomorrow, the days will start getting longer and our holiday celebrations will begin. Mother Nature and our mountain ops team have worked hard to offer us a great gift for the occasion: up to 80 trails open for the weekend!
The cold weather of the last few weeks has enabled us to achieve 19 straight days of snow making, and it’s not over! The groomers are currently busy spreading the tons of snow produced so far. This massive production allowed us to open many new trails and prepare the skiable terrain of the Edge and the Soleil slopes. The latter will open again on Friday, giving access to the majority of runs and glades on the Soleil side of the mountain. Saturday, the Porte du Soleil, Casino Express and Edge lifts will be in operation; providing new access to the mountain, as well as new trails.
Over the next few days, temperatures will warm up. Although excellent for appreciating the conditions, it’s less optimal for snowmaking. Despite this, we should be able to maintain snowmaking production during the night. According to current forecasts, we look forward to opening up to 80 trails by December 25. What a great gift for the holiday season!
The Evolution Park, on the northern slope, will be opened again today in its near-final form. The course at the top of Rope Tow consists of 3 rollers and 5 turns. In the bottom section, there are 8 modules, including 3 jumps dedicated to learning (small and medium sizes).
The Alpine Park, on the southern slope, will reopen this Friday, December 23, with up to 8 modules. These include 2 to 3 progression jumps (medium size).
The Adrénaline Park, meanwhile, will open in early January. Until then, we will continue with our massive snow production in this south side park.