Cap Tremblant Mountain Resort
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... tapping is usually done in March/April when they have had a freezing cold night and a warmerish day - the temperature difference needs to be at least 10 degrees. The maple water is extracted into buckets and taken to the boiler. It takes 40litres of evaporated maple water to make 1 litre of maple syrup! When we walked outside we could see the holes in the trees where they have been tapped over and over.
I wish I had room to buy maple icecream from the gift shop ...
... on the green slopes and walking a while on the stupid flat skier areas and we moved on to the blue runs.
I sneakily took everyone down a run that started green, but I knew turned black all the way to the bottom of the hill so woops... I heard about it all the way down but when we got to the bottom everyone was stoked to have completed a few blacks and they wanted to do a few more but it was the end of the day and ...
Day 2 on the mountain was a much more pleasant experience as the temperature climbed a little. Still a balmy -15 degrees. It seemed like yesterday everyone wasn't having too much fun yesterday with all of the falling over so today I took some extra extra time and helped everyone individually and by midday they were all making it down the bigger bunny hill without falling over.
... dropped in and went to hit the first jump without riding passed it first to check it out. The markers on the side of the jumps are an indication of how big the jumps are and I saw what looked to me like an S for small. I completely forgot that I was now in Quebec and not everything is in English. The S I though I saw, was actually a G for Grande in French. Idiot. I didn't have nearly enough speed to ...
... Alex and the dog's disappointment. This continued for the entire time I was driving for the next half an hour right up until the last 4 or so minutes when I finally got the hang of turning the bloody thing. We stopped at a lodge, had a hot chocolate and got to warm our feet by another fire place which was well deserved. Alex was happy because he got to dry his clothes off.
We got back in the sled, switching places and I must admit, Alex was a hell of a lot better at driving than ...
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