Chelsea, Quebec Winter Wonderland: Embracing the January 14 Snow Update

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by The Local
January 14, 2024
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Embark on a winter wonderland journey with Chelsea's January 14 Snow Update! Camp Fortune brings the thrill with Meech opening this weekend. Gatineau Park Ski Trails face a minor setback at P12 parking lot, but grooming is back on track. Voie Verte Chelsea's fresh snow promises uncharted adventures. Whether you love slopes or scenic trails, this update is your ticket to the magic of Chelsea's winter. Gear up and dive into the snowy bliss!

Powder Delight at Camp Fortune

Finally, yesterday marked the grand return of the Chelsea Winter Wonderland with a whopping 30+ cm of fresh snow. For those lucky enough to hit the slopes at Camp Fortune, it was a dream come true – a rare powder day that left every skier grinning from ear to ear.

Camp Fortune: Where Winter Thrives

Meech Opens This Weekend!

This weekend, the anticipation is building as Meech gears up to open its slopes. Brace yourself for the thrill as Paradise and North American tracks are set to open next Saturday. This adds up to a fantastic total of 12 tracks and 5 mechanical lifts in operation – and we're not just talking about one or two weekends, but a glorious 7-week run! Meech chairlift will be at your service from Wednesday through Sunday, ensuring you can squeeze every ounce of joy out of the winter season between 9:30 am and 4:00 pm.

Get ready for an adrenaline-packed winter adventure at Camp Fortune!

General Conditions: A Whopping 30+ cm in 24 Hours

The word is out – the conditions are phenomenal! With over 30 cm of groomed snow, Meech is officially open. It's a call to all winter enthusiasts – grab your gear and hit the slopes at Camp Fortune for an unforgettable experience.

Gatineau Park Ski Trails: Navigate the Winter Wonderland

Note: P12 Parking Lot Closure

A small hiccup in paradise: Parking Lot P12 is temporarily closed due to a mechanical breakdown on Trail #40. For safety reasons, skiing in this area is a no-go until the grooming machine does its magic. The good news? Grooming will resume tonight in the sector, ensuring pristine trails for your next adventure.

Current Trail Conditions Snapshot:

  • Snow Temperature: -4 °C
  • Groomed Trails (classic and skate ski): 25%
  • Backcountry Ski Trails:
  • Recommended Starting Points: P1, P2, P3, P5, P6, P8, P9, P10, P16, P17, P19, P20
  • Recommended Wax: Blue Extra
  • 24-Hour Snow Accumulation: <5 cm
  • Snow Base at P8 Parking Lot: 6cm
  • Snow Base at Fortune Lake Parkway and Trail 1: 6cm

For more detailed trail information, check NCC's Ski Conditions.

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Voie Verte Chelsea - Community Trail: Unleash the Winter Spirit

With a fresh blanket of snow, the Voie Verte Chelsea community trail promises an uncharted winter adventure. While the track wasn't groomed at 7 am today, don't fret – grooming is expected once a week during weekdays. Winter has just begun, so stay tuned for the magic that unfolds in the heart of Chelsea.

Embrace the winter magic on Voie Verte Chelsea!

Whether you're conquering the slopes at Camp Fortune, navigating the scenic Gatineau Park trails, or immersing yourself in the community charm of Voie Verte Chelsea, this January 14 snow update is an open invitation to revel in the beauty of winter. So, gear up, embrace the cold, and let the snow-filled adventures begin!

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