Skiing sentier Des randonneurs. Realizing that skins are necessary for this trail and carrying our skis through the most difficult terrain (this part is not difficult).
Today’s ski was to refuge le branchu and then over to refuge le mésangeai. But we were wiped out and couldn’t make it that far (we hadn’t expected to carry out skis for a few km’s) so we took a shorter route, cutting back before the second refuge. Still a great ski loop. This particular area is loaded with trails.
One section of trail was not great for skiing without climbing skins. Thankfully the trail was packed enough that we could carry our skis and go on foot. This is the first time @reneetougas has used her new ski pack for carrying skis, and this was the perfect time to give it a try.
First backcountry trip of the season with @reneetougas. Renee was on her backcountry skis, and I was on snowshoes carrying my snowboard. We explored a new backcountry ski area near Saint-Donat called Montagne Noir. The day did not disappoint!