Mont Alta Val-David, Qc, January 4-5th 2013

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Bri7
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Mont Alta Val-David, Qc, January 4-5th 2013

Postby Bri7 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:42 pm

Just wanted to take a few minutes of your time to share some picture of the opening of Mont Alta this week-end.

Located in the center of the Laurentians snow belt, Mont Alta is like no others. The buildings are falling apart, the is no snow making, you can hardly tell if you are eating a club sandwich or a hot chicken at the cafeteria and the place itself doesn't look very attractive from the road. But once you parked you car, put your boots on and get into the lift your realize what this place as to offer! The ski aera has been close last year due to financial problems and I was kind of sad to see that place disappear. So me and some friends decided late this summer that this place needed to reborn form its ashes. With the help of the owner we started gather some money and sell membership. Few months later we did manage the impossible and we reopened the place. This week-end was the season opener, while most of the south eastern area are lacking snow, there is plenty of snow at Alta and guess what, even if the mountain as a grooming machine, they don't use it (almost)!

There is only one lift at Alta, an old double Poma from the 1960. Don't be fool by its age, it reaches speed of 2.3 m/s so you get up there pretty fast!
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There's a lot of narrow trails with soft moguls in it!
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Can it really get better than this?
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Re: Mont Alta Val-David, Qc, January 4-5th 2013

Postby Bri7 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:44 pm

There is plenty of woods
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And the trails are very steeps
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Re: Mont Alta Val-David, Qc, January 4-5th 2013

Postby Bri7 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:46 pm

Of course, it's the highest ratio of telemarkers v.s. skiers in the laurentians
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Almost virgin ground
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The Olympique, one of my favorite
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Re: Mont Alta Val-David, Qc, January 4-5th 2013

Postby Bri7 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:48 pm

Some more woods
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The Olympique from the chair
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The snocat is only used to groomed the easiest runs
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Re: Mont Alta Val-David, Qc, January 4-5th 2013

Postby Bri7 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:50 pm

Chicken pass on both sides
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Another view of the Olympique
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If you happen to be in the area, stop by, it really worth it. At 30$/day this is probably the best bargain around.

For more info
Mont-Alta.com

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LoveJohnny
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Re: Mont Alta Val-David, Qc, January 4-5th 2013

Postby LoveJohnny » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:37 am

Vintage!!! Great report Bri7!
Ok now I need to work on the picture upload thing...
/...\ Peace, Love, Telemark and Tofu /...\
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Re: Mont Alta Val-David, Qc, January 4-5th 2013

Postby LoveJohnny » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:45 pm

Voila!
/...\ Peace, Love, Telemark and Tofu /...\
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Re: Mont Alta Val-David, Qc, January 4-5th 2013

Postby Bri7 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:39 pm

Enfin :)

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Re: Mont Alta Val-David, Qc, January 4-5th 2013

Postby BillyFromTheHills » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:28 pm

My kind of place! Thanks for the pics...
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Re: Mont Alta Val-David, Qc, January 4-5th 2013

Postby Raventele » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:43 pm

:)
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