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Gnar at Tremblant?

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Heading to Tremblant tomorrow for the first time.  Is there any gnar?  Any pointers?  Did a search here and found remarkably little, other than praise of the village, food, etc.

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Check out my TR here:

http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/101924/tremblant-feb-24-26-salomon-demo-day-w-pics#post_1314359

 

I probably hit it on an awful time, so ignore the conditions. Trailswise, there's relatively little steep pitches. There's Dynamite, probably one of the steepest runs in the East. Depending on how they blow snow on the bottom part (the steepest part), it would range from 35-45 degrees. Expo, right next to Dynamite, provides some of the consistenly steepest groomer skiing I've seen in the East. It's a good 800-1000 vertical of high 20 to low 30 degree skiing. Ski it early however, it becomes an icefest quickly. If you fall while going pretty fast, it'd be really bad. Next to it is Cosack, 25-30 degrees of some nice big bumps. On the south side, the only steep run I can think of was Vertigo, a supersteep but extremely short run that merges with Zig Zag after only 200 or so vertica. The run under the Edge which is covered in some cliffs looks pretty tough, too bad it was closed. Overall, besides the short pitch on Vertigo and the Dynamite run and the Edge liftline, the place is pretty tame. The tree runs, as I saw (didn't ski any- not good cover), were wide spaced and looked really lame compared to Jay (where I had just come from). Think of it like Stratton with 5 steep runs scattered through the resort. The biggest "gnar' is in the park. Some massive kickers in there!

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Thanks Skiking...  What you said is about what I figured.  As far as conditions go, it could well be icy -- it's not going above freezing, though there may be enough sun to soften things up a bit.    I guess it will be a play on the icy bumps day.  Dynomite and the bits of cliff sound fun, I hope they are open!

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The trees off of edge were great when I was there, although it snowed the whole time so that was probably part of it.  We also ducked into a lot of unmarked stuff that was a lot of fun.  If you are looking for cliffs and drops check out directly under the "flying mile" lift.  Its not a marked trail but people skied it while I was there.  Theres also a marked off section under the gondola thats a lot of fun with some drops, although they don't really appreciate people skiing off of marked trails there (opposite of Jay where the whole mountain is open).  Also, if you take the "flying mile" lift up then cut left and cut left into the trees as soon as you pass the entrance to the park there is a great trail (unmarked on the map, but its as if your cutting from trail 5 to trail 6 on the map), that I think is normally a mountain biking or hiking trail, but that has a lot of fun cliffs and drops right near it, we spend almost a whole day on that trail alone.

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Wow @ cal22. The stuff under the flying mile lift was covered in rocks, so I assume that base must've been at least 2-3 feet higher minimum. That looks like some really fun cliffs that I wish there was snow on!

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Now THAT is the sort of thing I was hoping for --- I think I'll have to print that paragraph and carry it around (maybe I can show it to patrol when they try to take my pass for skiing off map smile.gif)
 

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The trees off of edge were great when I was there, although it snowed the whole time so that was probably part of it.  We also ducked into a lot of unmarked stuff that was a lot of fun.  If you are looking for cliffs and drops check out directly under the "flying mile" lift.  Its not a marked trail but people skied it while I was there.  Theres also a marked off section under the gondola thats a lot of fun with some drops, although they don't really appreciate people skiing off of marked trails there (opposite of Jay where the whole mountain is open).  Also, if you take the "flying mile" lift up then cut left and cut left into the trees as soon as you pass the entrance to the park there is a great trail (unmarked on the map, but its as if your cutting from trail 5 to trail 6 on the map), that I think is normally a mountain biking or hiking trail, but that has a lot of fun cliffs and drops right near it, we spend almost a whole day on that trail alone.



 

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glad I could help. that was the first week of march so I don't know how it will be now, but I wish you luck.

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