It is time to be spending hours of time thinking what to get for your loved ones, to surprise them with things that they barely expect. The celebration season of the year has arrived. Friends and family have already began packing for that once in a year holiday trips that you take part in which leaves you with many memories to reminisce in the upcoming year. The goodness of Christmas and Thanksgiving has brought us many discounts, offers and coupons along with some extra pay through a bonus. This season is best for a planned or a surprise trip, what better way to spend time together than on inches thick snow blessed by mother earth along with loved ones.
Base Elevation: 561 feet
Summit Elevation: 1811 feet
Vertical Drop: 1250 feet
1 hour north of Ottawa in Lac-Sainte-Marie, Quebec, Canada is a privately owned ski resort Mont Ste Marie. A real estate development corporation named Intrawest now owns Mont Ste Marie resort. The Mont Ste Marie skiing is comprised of two mountains, Vanier Mountain which boasts some of the region’s best beginner and intermediate terrain and Cheval Blanc which is where experts need to head for some steep and challenging runs to have a taste of the adrenaline.
The Mont Ste Marie boasts of an 1811 ft. summit with a base of 561 ft. and a vertical drop of 1250ft. The Mountain consists of Terrain Parks which has over 100 acres of skiable terrain with all of 100 acres of snowmaking that is 100% to enjoy even when there is little snowfall serviced by three lifts. Snow fun starts from the month of December and is open for 120 days until March. The Resort has an experience at hospitality for over half a century and has garnered a lot of recognition. The average snowfall at this place is about 60 inches. The place is very well-connected with neighboring towns and cities, making it one of the most visited ski parks in the region.
Skiing and Snowboarding
Mont Ste Marie offers a large number of trails entertaining skiers of all levels. There is a total of 20 runs spread out over 100 acres of the skiable terrain of which 18 % are beginner runs, 39% are intermediate runs, 17% are advanced runs and remaining 26% are expert runs. The longest run of the Mountain being 2 miles long. The resort also boasts of being the highest vertical in the area. Thus you should appreciate the scenery it provides as you speed down the slopes while skiing. Mont Ste Marie offers child care and kids learning programs by professionals. The trails are well groomed to suit as per the level of the skier.
There are a large variety of programs to suit people with learning program matched with their commensurate skiing level for best results. If you got children, then there are numerous ways to teach your kids with care. There are various programs at Mont Ste Marie for children like All Mountain, Christmas, Mini Max 3, Ski/Boarder Cross, March Break, First Timers, Nancy Greene, and Private.
All mountain ski or snowboard program includes eight kids per class for ages 7 and above with a cost of $250, $450 with lift tickets. The Mini Max 3 course includes three kids per class for ages 4 to 6 with a cost of $375, Christmas program which is a course of 5 days for kids of all abilities with a cost of $160, $285 with lift tickets. The Ski and Boardercross Academy program includes eight kids per class for ages 8 and above over eight weeks of the course with a cost of $320, $480 with lift tickets. Nancy Green racing program includes kids per class for ages 6 to 13 and above with a price of $340, $500 with Christmas camp per day and weekends only $550 with Christmas Camp $710.
At Mont Ste Marie there is a team of top level certified ski instructors to provide coaching and guidance so that you not only improve your skills and strengthen grip on equipment but also have so much fun while learning. There are various programs for adults like Adult Racing Program which costs $289, All Mountain which costs $240 for six sessions, Thursday Special which costs $169, First Timers which costs $99 per person for a 2-hour session and Private Lessons which costs $60 an hour.
Rental Packages Include skis or snowboard, boots, poles & helmet, the rates depend on the hours used. The Snowboard package for a regular full day costs $33. It costs the same for kids. The Ski package for a regular full day costs $30 and for kids, also full day cost $27. Skis only for a regular full day costs $21 and for kids too full day cost is $17. Boots only for a regular full day costs $13 and for kids, the full day costs $11. Poles and helmets for a regular full day cost $7 for kids as well as adults. Thus, the rentals are quite decently prices to match the customers’ requirements and at the same time.
At Mont Ste Marie the 100 acres of skiable terrain is serviced by a total of 3 lifts of which 2 are high-speed quads and remaining 1 is a surface lift. The rates depend on the category of the age group you belong to, child group is aged 6 and below, teens aged 13 to 17, adult aged 18 to 55, students aged 18 to 25, youth 7 to 12 and senior aged 56 and above.
On a regular day, the ticket cost for an adult is $49, for a student with ID proof is $39, for a teen costs $35, youth costs $29, a senior costs $39 and children under 6 are free to ride lifts given that they are accompanied by a paid adult. On a half day, the ticket cost for an adult is $39, for a student with ID proof is $29, a teen costs $25, youth costs $19, a senior costs $29 and children under 6 are free to ride lifts given that they are accompanied by a paid adult. It should be noted that additional tax should be paid on each ticket.
The Mont Ste Marie offers a variety of quality services and is an affordable place for a good holiday with family or friends. They have varied and challenging trails along with breathtaking views. They offer activities and amenities such as restaurants, lounges, entertainment centers for families. The terrain is diverse for all sorts of skiers of every level; the lifts sometimes may get slow though. The resort is a great place for learners with expert teaching staff with honest reviews to offer and the course itself that emphasizes more on the fun phase than the battle phase.
The place is well known and does not get crowded in winter so that you can enjoy peacefully. The resort has a very understanding and helping staff with over half a century of experience in entertaining guests. The whole terrain is well groomed and well suited for its riders. The resort has attracted many guests who wish to get away from their busy city lives. The Mont Ste Marie Mountain is known for a fun family time and has fetched many great reviews over the years. The trails here are not enough yet still the resort has many people coming back every season thanks to its marvelous service.
So, with so many quality services on offer and a whole range of fun things to do at the Mont Ste Marie, you cannot afford to miss out on visiting the place with family and friends. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead, pack your skiing gear, book your tickets and head out straight for the Mont Ste Marie with your family and friends and make the most of the winters. You won’t regret it, we promise!
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