No offense, Mont Tremblant, but we might hit the slopes a bit closer to home this winter as La Pente à Neige has constructed a man-made ski hill at Parc Ignace-Bourget.
The third edition of the urban hill is big enough for up to 250 people along with a mini slope that can accommodate up to 50 mini-skiers.
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The hill welcomes skiers, snowboarders, tubers, and sledders of any age and features a cozy heated yurt, mulled wine, hot chocolate, and music. Guests can bring their own equipment or it can be rented on site.
The slope is 300 metres long and has professionals on site to teach people proper skiing/snowboarding/falling down techniques.
Organizers say the park provides Montrealers access to snow activities without having to get off the island. Not to mention, spectacular views of Mont-Royal, the St. Joseph Oratory, and downtown Montreal.
The hill is accessible via both Monk and Angrignon metro stations and opens to the public on December 21.
When: December 21 t0 March 29 (closed on December 24, 25 and January 1)
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Parc Ignace-Bourget — 6101 Avenue de Montmagny
Price: Various pricing, details available online