If you're like most Montrealers, and you don't have a car to get you to the slopes this winter, have no fear. The non-profit Pente à Neige is opening a ski hill 5 minutes from the metro, making it, without a doubt, Montreal's closest ski hill — seeing as you don't even have to leave the city.
After just a 5 minute walk from metro station Angrignon, you can enjoy the Snowpark, three beginner hills as well as a hill just for tubing starting this Friday, December 21.
TL;DR Just 5 minutes off the Green line, la Pente à Neige is truly Monreal's closest ski hill. Perfect for beginners, snowboarders who want to practice their jumps in the park, or even just for a day of tobogganing and tubing.
With support from the City of Montreal, Sommet Mont Saveur and the Government of Quebec, la Pente à Neige is the first ski station in a Canadian metropolis as well as the biggest tubing hill in Montreal.
The hill offers two tubing tracks, with a beginner run and an expert run that is 280 metres long. A half-day adult pass is $11, or go all in with a season's pass for $60. You know you'll come back.
Maybe you've always wanted to learn how to ski but never had the chance because getting to the mountains is hard without a car. Well, la Peine a Niege has you covered, there, too.
La Pente à Neige offers beginner ski and snowboarding lessons for kids and adults, alike. You can start with a Discovery Lesson, which, for only $24, will get you a 45-minute session that includes equipment rental.
Regular lessons are about $40, but you can also book an hour-long one-on-one session for $64.
Other attractions include the free toboggan hill and the Snowpark. The Snowpark is helmet mandatory and an unlimited season pass is only $50. Regardless of your level of expertise, this is an amazing deal.
Keep in mind equipment rentals are only available for children at this time.
The free toboggan hill is not maintained by the city or the hill staff — it's a totally regular bring-your-own-sled snow-sovered hill. The perk is it's right beside the mini-park where you can warm up in the heated yurt and grab a hot chocolate.
The park will open this weekend and hours are 10am to 6pm from December 22 to January 3rd. The park will be closed December 24th and 25th, and January 1st. After January 4th, it will be open until 7pm on Sunday, 8pm on Thursday, and 9pm on Friday and Saturday. Check their website for more information.
The park will be open until March 31st. Check it out here!