Montreal is officially getting a man-made ski hill (PHOTOS)

Dec 22 2017, 5:05 am

Rejoice Montrealers! We are finally getting our very own ski-hill.

You may remember many years ago, downhill skiing used to be allowed on Mount Royal.

Skiing Mount Royal/ Archives Montreal

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That eventually got shut down but Pente à Neige is an organization that has recently been working to bring back skiing to the city.

La Pente à Neige has constructed a man-made ski hill at Parc Ignace-Bourget and it’s almost ready for the season!

“We are planning to open in the next few days,” Maxellende Pycke of Pente à Neige told Daily Hive. “We can’t give a date for sure. It will depend on temperatures but it should be ready in about maxium 10 days.”

The slope will be big enough for 250 people and there will also be a mini ski slope to accommodate around 50 kids.

Pente à Neige is planning much more than just skiing. There will also be tubing, a cozy heated yurt, sledding, and plenty of other winter activities.

You can bring your own equipment or it can be rented on site.

Pycke says the park will provide Montrealers access to snow activities that are close to home.

“In the past, people used to have the opportunity (to ski)  and the idea was to bring back the proximity for the people in Montreal,” she said.

We can’t wait for this winter playground to officially open!

For more updates and details be sure to keep up with Pente à Neige on Facebook and their website.

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