January 5 2012 – Since this morning, on the Mountain’s eastern extremity, rodeling – or sledding – is practised on a specially designed 7km+ switchback trail, in a sector that’s altogether beyond the current skiable terrain. You’re invited to choose between our Classic and Authentic Plans (access to summit on snowshoes). Some might prefer climbing on board a grooming machine – an experience that brings to mind cat-skiing – and travel down old logging trails to the wood cabin perched at the top of the new rodeling trail.
That’s where our Mountain guides welcome rodelers who, in groups of 15, receive training in preparation for their descent. It’s a truly exciting and exclusive experience. These small groups are accompanied by a guide, so that each and every moment snowballs into huge fun. The ride is split into two stages and lasts either 1½hours or 2½hours, depending on the plan selected – Classic or Authentic.
Mid-way down, rodelers stop for a snack or to warm up by the wood stove at a second cabin set up mid-mountain. Then you’re off again, heading for the grand finale –across a footbridge, over a stream and a gushing waterfall – at last arriving at the foot of the base gondola, exhilarated by an experience that you’ll not soon forget.
Starting today, 7.5 kilometres of switchbacks and rodeling fun – guaranteed!
Students (10-25 yrs): $24.95