A heliskiing blog: Four days of deep powder and lavish living in the heart of the Monashees
In this 2003 skimag.com web exlusive, SKI Magazine senior editor Joe Cutts checks out Canadian Mountain Holidays' (CMH) newest lodge—and the steep and deep of the Canadian Monashees.
We're pretty sure Woody Guthrie wrote "Big Rock Candy Mountain," but not 100 percent. It's Tuesday night at the lodge, and after a great day of skiing, most of us are at the bar. Donny's playing the mandolin, and P.A. is playing his Fender acoustic.
The tram was crowded this morning as it climbed rapidly in the clear blue French sky. The 22 inches of new powder snow had gotten everyone in town up early. Waiting in line took longer than normal because of the early birds with inside connections.
Cannon's not for wimps. Got it? If you need pampering, posh slopeside dining and lodging or tony boutiques, this state-run mountain ain't for you, honey. But if you thrive on challenge, demand variety of terrain and know how to dress warm, then one of New England's oldest, toughest mountains awaits.