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    TR: Chic Choc full of fun

    Had an exceptional week at the Madeline Mines Hut with the Canadian mags MTLRipper and The Rudeness, as well as some non mag buddies. If you don't know, this spot is on the far eastern portion of the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec and holds radical terrain. We nailed the weather luckily which is tough when you have to book a year in advance. A string of stable cold snow blue bird days, followed by a few days of storm skiing. Couldn't be more stoked on what we are able to get done while leaving plenty for future trips, its booked again for next year.

    First day was a 15km skin in to the hut


    But we managed a few laps in the bowls right out the back door






    Always amazed how relaxed the summit dwelling caribou are up there around people


    Checking some of the terrain fore next few days



    Next day the Vermont crew set out to hit a face we had been eyeing on the way in










    Met back up with the canadians for some afternoon laps that didn't disappoint
















    After a night of enjoying several different craft kegs that the canadians brought in we set out to put some tracks in this zone



    Long climb for an zesty ski




    The top was interesting conditions


    Dropping in






    Played some mini golf




    Then got into a nice protected area in the same zone








    Last edited by thin cover; 04-21-2015 at 09:40 AM.

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    Snows came in and powder frenzy popped, we all split up and got after it for a couple days in this zone



















    Last night of hut life, kicking the kegs and having an igloo party and catching an awesome glow





    There was a full igloo too thanks to the canucky crew, these canadians put the Americans to bed every night. And still got up and slayed it every day




    Fresh snow overnight so we finished it off with a few laps in back door bowls before the slog back out.








    Kick ass trip, thanks to the Rudeness for putting it all together :you rock: Cant wait until the next time.
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    Je ne sais pas que Quebec avait les montagnes. I didn't know Quebec had mountains like that, radical indeed. Love the photos, esp the action shots and the alpenglow photo. Looks like there could be some good ice climbing up there as well. Awesome post. Thanks for sharing.

    Also, didn't you blow your knee out few years back? Looks like you recovered nicely?? GJDM!
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    That was one of the most enjoyable TRs of the season. Well done!

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    Sick TR! Great photos.

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    TR: Chic Choc full of fun

    This makes the powder article from last year look like a 4 at best. For such a low snow year on the EC the cold air really did the trick. Wish every year could as consistently soft and amazing even with the lack of deep days. Thanks for the reminder to get back up that way sometime.
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    I approve this trip report.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thin cover View Post
    Always amazed how relaxed the summit dwelling caribou are up there around people
    whoa. wasn't aware those are a real thing you can meet skiing!

    great TR!
    Ich bitte dich nur, weck mich nicht.

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    Nice report TC - you certainly have a nose for good conditions.
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    Nice work fellas! Really gotta get my ass out there ASAP.
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    Incredible photos - the mines is the real deal and hut life looks pretty effing sweet! Nicely done!

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    The sickness!!
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    FKNA dude..... SICK!!!!!!! I will come some year..

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    awesome pics as always TC! glad you guys made it. I'll try to contribute some pics here soon!

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    Wow. Jealous. Great pics. A trip like that can make a whole year.

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    Way to bring it again TC. Great photos, spicey lines, very cool locale. Cheers buddy!
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    Giddee up!

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    Sick TR!! but I can only see half of it. Lots of dead links

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    beauty! digging the chic choc stoke. thanks for that

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    Fantastic ski photojournalism as always. Look at all that blue, blue sky. Been in to the mines twice in February and it has delivered each time. Lots going on up in them thar hills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
    Sick TR!! but I can only see half of it. Lots of dead links
    Same here, bummer. The rest looked pretty rad!

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    Great sounding trip, TC!
    Silent....but shredly.

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    Thanks All! And I think I fixed the link issue.

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    So sick!

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    ... loks like you had a great trip....aweseom TR as usual

    Well done men
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