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Mont Sainte Marie Reviews

Jay31

Best place for advanced skiers near Ottawa

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Pros: 1200ft vertical, decent terrain variety, high-speed lifts + few lines

Cons: Lack of beginner terrain, old trolley between two bases

MSM is probably my favourite hill within an easy day's drive of Ottawa @ 1-1.5 hours.  This is mostly due to the highest vertical without driving to Tremblant (a very long day trip), a good variety of challenging runs and high speed lifts that rarely have lineups.   The mountain is divided into two very separate peaks - Vanier and Cheval Blanc.  The Vanier side contains mostly groomed blue square cruisers, with a few small steeper sections and a trail or two that is sometimes left ungroomed.  There are a few small glade areas (hopefully they'll develop more) and a small mogul field is usually built beside Exhibition that is great for those new to moguls. ...
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