Kaaikop, february 13th 2017

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Re: Kaaikop, february 13th 2017

Postby STG » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:10 pm

bri7:

Enjoyed the video: Looks like some really nice snow and terrain (with tight turns in the trees). You guys looked pretty fearless in those trees. Since I live in Montana you won't have to be concerned about me poaching your powder stash or dream run.

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Re: Kaaikop, february 13th 2017

Postby montrealer » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:31 pm

Bri7, once again, great vid. And while I understand the hesitation of sharing a "secret stash", as a possible future beneficiary of this info I sure do appreciate it. From the looks of the video I have a feeling Eons + Alaskas may not be quite enough?

Speaking of which, my favourite (only?) local xc-blogger http://skiglisse.blogspot.ca recently brought my attention to:
https://www.clubpleinairsainteagathe.com with this post: http://skiglisse.blogspot.ca/2017/01/cl ... e-des.html

My friend and I went last weekend and had a great time. It's a network of backcountry XC trails with a couple of nice huts and some fun hills. The area I marked "FUN" had a nice gentle slope with nicely spaced trees for doing some turns. Did a couple of laps and would definitely go back. I should have taken some pics.

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full map: https://media.wix.com/ugd/26fe28_be6d2f ... d1815c.pdf

We went from the chateau bleu parking up to cap beauséjour and then along the catherine to the refuge de l'alpage. I was on Eons + Alaskas which were good for both the flats + the hills. I look forward to exploring the more western trails next time.

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Re: Kaaikop, february 13th 2017

Postby Bri7 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:40 am

The Mont Catherine have an interesting story. Trails were cut in the 80-90 by Oswald Lingat and a chairlift was installed. It never opened but trails can still be seen by the highway 15. Now the place is own and operated by tyro parc. They have a few hiking trails and the mountain has a lot of potential. It can probably be skied. I have been there during the summer but never during the winter.

I have heard of Gillespie this summer but never went so far. It looks very nice for some XC skiing. Bring your camera next time :) Or invite me, i'll make a video of the day for our friend down south :)

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Re: Kaaikop, february 13th 2017

Postby montrealer » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:42 pm

Bri7 wrote:The Mont Catherine have an interesting story. Trails were cut in the 80-90 by Oswald Lingat and a chairlift was installed. It never opened but trails can still be seen by the highway 15. Now the place is own and operated by tyro parc. They have a few hiking trails and the mountain has a lot of potential. It can probably be skied. I have been there during the summer but never during the winter.

I have heard of Gillespie this summer but never went so far. It looks very nice for some XC skiing. Bring your camera next time :) Or invite me, i'll make a video of the day for our friend down south :)


Wow, I didn't know that about Catherine. Speaking of Oswald, I learned to ski at 4 yrs old on mont Alta.


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