Ski Mont Tremblant - Take 2
Trip Start Nov 04, 2011
48Trip End Jul 27, 2012
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When the bus finally arrived, we were onto the bus and on our way. Guddis and I sat together and caught up on what we had been up to. We stopped on the side of the road after the last stop and were waiting for a while, we weren't really sure what was happening until one of the instructors appeared and got on the bus, think he must have slept in? Back on our way and I finished watching the last of 'Arthur' and then wrote a days blog for Quebec.
We arrived at Tremblant and a representative came over the bus speaker to remind us that we were on the North Side of the Mountain and to make sure we were back in time for the bus that afternoon
The sun was out and the sky was blue, and it was definitely colder than the last few weeks skiing, however because there wasn't much of a breeze around it wasn't too bad. I had my hand warmers in my gloves and the only part of me that got really cold during the day was my toes!
We met up with Ann who was taking the combined beginner group today as Rob had to go with another group to replace an instructor who was away. There were 9 of us and we caught the chairlift to the top of the mountain. Today Ann would take us down the 'Sunny' side of the mountain. We skied the first part of the hill "Franc Sud" and stopped to regroup. We could see Schotty still at the top, so Ann said we should ski on together on "L'Algonquin" to the bottom so we didn't have to keep waiting.
It was a perfect day for skiing, the snow was soft and thick, and there wasn't really any ice on this run, so we weaved our way down to the bottom. We weren't really sure what the plan was then, so we sat down and waited for everyone to arrive
She gave us a couple of options of runs to try There was a blue run "Tobogan" which came down to the same side of the mountain as the green run "L'Algonquin" we had just done. There was also a different green run on the south side "Mi-Chemin" and "Biere-en-bas" and "Roy Scott" which we could try which was different to the run we had done on the first day. The boys opted to try the blue run. I would've tried the blue run if everyone was keen, but Ania wanted to try the green run "L'Algonquin" again, so I took the out and decided to go with her.
We met up with the guys back at the bottom after this run. It was getting close to lunch at this stage, so we caught the chairlift back to the top and then came down the north side via "P'tit Bonheur" and "Beauchemin Bas" back to the chalet for lunch. We all sat together as a group and had some lunch. My toes were so cold they didn't have any feeling in them. When they started to warm up it was pretty painful, especially in my big toes!! I had made ham and cheese sandwiches, and had some baby carrots for lunch, my standard skiing food
After lunch we had decided to head to the top of the mountain and come down the green run Ann had mentioned to the south side. We decided we would ski at our own pace, and Schotty asked me to wait for her at the bottom. It was a nice run down this side, but I wasn't feeling as comfortable as last week on my skis. I think one of my boots wasn't tight enough, and caught a couple of times in the snow when I was going slow, and I fell a couple of times. Either the boot, or I was just tired!
When we got to the bottom, I told Ania, Jar and AK to go on without me, as I had to wait for Schotty. We knew it would be a while, so they were quite happy to go for another run. I sat down at the back of some tents to wait and had a chocolate bar. I took a photo of the run and the beautiful contrast with the blue sky, and was about to post it on facebook when some wanker coming down the run covered me with snow! I felt a bit like the guy in the utube video "what shit skiers say", which made me laugh after wards, but at the time I was pretty pissed!
I obviously found a different place to wait, and saw Day, Schotty and Miriam come down the other trail "Nansen Bas" a bit later. Day was heading into the town to get an ice cream and Miriam was going with him. So Schotty came with me back up to the top. We went in the single skier entry to the gondola as it was quicker and they put us in separate gondolas. There were some young girls in my gondola telling stories about their drunken escapades the previous night which was entertaining!
At the top I asked Schotty if she was happy to ski alone as I wanted to do a couple of runs before the time was up
Saw Schotty and Dianne in there, and after getting orgainised we made our way to the bus. Guddis turned up a bit later, and they got us off the bus for a full group photo. Back on the bus, and one of the instructors Allison had made love heart cookies for everyone for valentines day. So nice of her!
We left Tremblant and I started watching a movie on the ipad. I was struggling to keep my eyes open, so changed to some music and tried to get a bit of sleep. Which I think I managed to get a little. When we arrived at Atwater we left the bus and grabbed our skis. We just missed a train, but got the next which took us to Place Des Arts. Here I left Schotty and Guddis and back up to the apartment. I did a couple of loads of washing, had a shower and washed my hair, and had eggs on toast for dinner. Watched a couple of taped TV shows and then off to bed, exhausted!