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Anyone ever ski Val d'Irene (La Cascade)

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

All,

 

I am writing a book on the hardest trails in Eastern North America and need a bit of assistance.  There is an interesting trail at a resort in southern Quebec called Val d'Irene. It has a trail named La Cascade that may be one of the toughest of trails on the east coast.  However, I have never skied it.  Has anyone on this site ever skied the trail?  If so, what were your impressions?  Based on what I know it isn't groomed, no lift back to the top (shuttle bus only), but does it have any cliffs, waterfalls, boulders, etc.  What trail would you compare it to that is well known in the East.

 

Thanks for your help, I appreciate it.

 

Jim Murray

post #2 of 5

I've never heard of that resort, much less skied it. But looking on Hillmap (and trying to translate the trail map to the regular map - which is a little difficult in this case and maybe I'm not quite right) it's got the following profile I think. If you don't try to follow a trail, and head straight down the steepest slope, it does top out at about 38 degrees, and over 30 for about 300 vert.

 

post #3 of 5

Many times. I will be there next weekend.  I see this is a very old post. Did you publish the book already?

post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 

Scott,

 

No, the book is not published, it will be out in October.

 

Can you provide some details on Cascade and Renversante.  What were your impressions?  Based on what I know it isn't groomed, no lift back to the top (shuttle bus only), but does it have any cliffs, waterfalls, boulders, etc.  What trail would you compare it to that is well known in the East.

 

Really appreciate your help.

 

Jim

post #5 of 5

Hi Jim,

 

I'll send you a PM on Facebook and maybe we can trade email addresses or just communicate on FB messenger.  I presume you know FB well enough to know where to find Messages from people who are not friends.

 

ScottRD

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