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Old 02-21-2008, 08:32 PM
 
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Our family was thinking of skiing Mont Tremblant for Spring Break. Our break is April 6-12. I think it will be the last week the mountain is open. Will there be any snow, or will it be mainly slush? Are there other family activities (2 preteen boys) in the area? I read about an indoor water park and dogsledding, but I do not know if they are open in April.

Also, since my boys have taken 6 years of French in school, I was hoping to do some activities with them in Montreal before or after the skiing. Do you have any suggestions on what we might like?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 02-22-2008, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Our family was thinking of skiing Mont Tremblant for Spring Break. Our break is April 6-12. I think it will be the last week the mountain is open. Will there be any snow, or will it be mainly slush? Are there other family activities (2 preteen boys) in the area? I read about an indoor water park and dogsledding, but I do not know if they are open in April.

Also, since my boys have taken 6 years of French in school, I was hoping to do some activities with them in Montreal before or after the skiing. Do you have any suggestions on what we might like?

Thanks for your help!
In a normal year there is probably some snow, which is why they're still open. However also in a normal year they probably expect it to be sloppy snow, at least in the daytime. Around here, ski resorts are open until the end of March, which is probably similar to the kind of weather they get in early April.
Mont Tremblant is slightly colder than Ottawa, ON, which in turn is quite a bit colder than Toronto in winter,yet similar for warmth in spring.

*If we end up being cooler-colder than normal, it could be quite possible for Mont Tremblant to stay below freezing, since it's easy for Toronto to get highs of only 4-6 C during the time period you mentioned.

All indoor waterparks that I've seen are open year-round.
Dogsledding might not be since it would likely be "Spring skiing" conditions.

How about emailing Mont Tremblant?
I'm sure they'd have a better answer than I do.

Never been to Montreal, sorry no suggestions. Anyone else?
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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May I offer you a suggestion. I have skied many times in Quebec over the years and the spring sking is really great. My favorite place to go however is Mount Ste. Anne just outside of Quebec city. The mountain is awesome and the spring skiing has always been fantastic when I have been there. The thing that I like best though is that it's just very close to Quebec city. I just love the city and the old historic section is so great. I think it's the oldest city in North America and is just full of happenings and cool things to do. I almost feel like I'm in Europe when I'm there. The culture is almost 100% French Canadian whereas It's really not in Montreal. Your kids will really get a good chance to try out their French there and I'm telling you that the people will make a big deal of them trying to speak French. They just love it when English speakers take the trouble to speak French.
It's so close to Ste Anne that you can stay in the city and that is a real bonus. I have always found that I could get some very good deals on accomodation there in the spring. It still gets very cold there at night so the skiing is the best first thing in the morning with perfect sugary snow.
Tremblant is a really great place too but for me it really takes a backseat to Ste. Anne
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