Night Skiing One Hour From Montreal
Night skiing is something every skier should try at least once, an easy activity to do in Montreal with three night skiing options about one hour or less from the city core. Granted, it's chillier than day skiing so dress warmer than you usually would for the slopes but be prepared for an exhilarating run-filled evening with smaller crowds, shorter lineups and great deals on lift tickets, with better rates than during the day.
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Claiming the largest lit skiable area in North America, Bromont is just over an hour's drive from Montreal, and is a solid bet for skiers of different skill levels. Every month features a Nuit Blanche event where the ski station stays open until 2 a.m. at a special reduced rate. Purchase pre-sale night tickets online and get an even better deal that purchasing on site. Details here
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Claiming one of the largest lit skiable areas in the world, I was a little harsh about Saint-Sauveur's runs in my Quebec ski resorts
piece. But it had to be said. The trails are generally easier than labeled. I would go as far as to say really
easy if you're comfortable on blue square trails and black diamonds. But they're still fun! And if the winter sport's high admission fees and costly equipment rentals have been holding you back from your favorite hobby for years, you won't care how easy they are. About one hour from Montreal, a night at Saint-Sauveur is actually a great way to get back into the swing of the sport. For the best night skiing deal I've come across, try Monday evening's 2-for-1 special. Details here
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Less than 30 minutes from downtown Montreal, Mont Saint-Bruno is the closest day or night skiing option relative to the city. A fairly small hill with a modest 400 feet vertical drop and generally novice-friendly runs, prices are very affordable for the sport, with the option to pay for as little as one hour of skiing.