Snow Update in Chelsea, Quebec: January 27th

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by The Local
January 27, 2024
Photo credits:
Camp Fortune
Hey, winter sports fans! We've got some exciting news about the snow conditions in Chelsea, Quebec. Whether you're into skiing, snowboarding or cross-country skiing, we've got the latest updates on three of our favourite spots. So, get ready for some snowy fun and let's dive in!

Camp Fortune: A Winter Wonderland

Conditions at a Glance:

  • Total Runs Open: 14
  • Machine Groomed Granular
  • Pineault closed for park build
  • Skyline, Valley, Carpet open

After a rollercoaster of weather with freezing rain, ice pellets, some rain, and snow, this weekend promises excellent conditions at Camp Fortune. The temperatures are expected to be more forgiving, and additional terrain and slopes will be open for your enjoyment. If you've been following our updates, you already know about the exciting Heggtveit opening this week!

Snow Enthusiasts' Shoutout:Take a moment to give a big thank you to the hardworking snowmaking crew. They've been going the extra mile this year to give us the perfect snow we all love!

Winter sports enthusiasts, get ready to carve up the slopes at Camp Fortune this weekend! The weather may have thrown us some curveballs, but the conditions are shaping up to be fantastic. Let's dive into the details.

As you hit the slopes, remember to extend a warm thank you to the dedicated snowmaking team. Their efforts ensure that we can enjoy the thrill of winter sports in style!

Gatineau Park Trails: A Winter Wonderland of a Different Kind

General Trail Conditions:

  • Icy and crusty base due to precipitation
  • Cross-country skiing: Use recommended trails
  • Snowshoeing: Crusty but recommended
  • Snow biking: Not recommended
  • Winter hiking: Crampons required

This weekend, Gatineau Park trails present a unique challenge with fluctuating temperatures and precipitation. While the snow base may be crusty and icy, proper snow management will ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Trail Tips and Parking:

  • Due to sporting events, P9 and P11 parking lots will be congested
  • Carpooling recommended
  • Check trail condition updates on the webpage for your activity

Lace up your cross-country skis and strap on your snowshoes; Gatineau Park trails are calling! However, be prepared for a challenging adventure with changing weather conditions.

With careful planning and adherence to recommended trails, your Gatineau Park outing will be memorable. Embrace the winter wonderland and enjoy responsibly!

Voie Verte Chelsea/Community Trails: A Scenic Snowy Route

Trail Conditions:

  • Updated every Friday
  • Groomed and classic cross-country ski tracks completed
  • Conditions range from good to fair based on sectors

The Voie Verte Chelsea trail offers a picturesque journey with conditions updated every Friday. From Morrison Quarry to Chemin Wright, the trail awaits, showcasing a mix of good and fair conditions.

Conditions by sector

  • Morrison Quarry to the Cascades crossing: good
  • Cascades crossing to Chemin Burnett: good
  • Chemin Burnett to Chemin Kirk's Ferry: fair
  • Chemin Kirk's Ferry to Chemin Church: fair
  • Chemin Church to Chemin Wright: fair
  • Chemin Loretta Loop: fair

For those seeking a scenic snow-covered path, the Voie Verte Chelsea trail beckons. Let's explore the conditions sector by sector, ensuring you're well-prepared for your next outing.

As you venture along the Voie Verte Chelsea, exercise caution and enjoy the winter beauty. Our teams have worked hard to provide groomed tracks, making your cross-country skiing experience truly delightful.

Hope y'all have an awesome winter weekend!

Don't forget to get outside and enjoy our cute little village while staying safe.

If you happen to spot us, say what's up!

We might even have some Chelsea stickers to share.

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