Mont Bellevue - February 22, 2024 (Snapshot)

It had been two weeks since I had been on the boards, so tonight I did the 6 - 8pm slot at Bellevue along with my sister Heather, and Lukas. We arrived at the hill around 5:45 with plenty of parking. It had been mild during the day, and at this time it was cooling off. We got ready, printed our tickets, and we were ready to go. Conditions were great, groomed granular on a firm base. The first few runs were soft, and by the third run or so it started to get a bit harder with the cooling temperature. The snow was getting faster. The line up at the Quad was maybe a couple of minutes tops. We finished with about 10 runs or so during the 2 hour slot. A good time was had by all. A Few Scenes from the Night: The Main Snow Park:  What's Left of the Old Pomalift: 

Mont Bellevue - January 7, 2024 (Snapshot)

Day 5 of the season at Mont Bellevue with a new ski buddy, my sister who hasn't skied in a long time. A couple of inches of new snow, 4/10 trails, with guns blowing snow on a couple of other trails. It's a great place to start for beginners, or if you are getting back in to the sport. Right in the heart of the City of Sherbrooke. Here are a few scenes.

Mont Bellevue - December 26, 2023

With another forecast of rain in the next day or two, Lukas and I headed off to our community ski hill Mont Bellevue for a couple of hours to scratch the itch. We've had two (not so) decent rain events over the last few weeks that haven't been helpful whatsoever. Booked our tickets this morning just before leaving home, and booking online is pretty simple to do. Once you get your email confirming the purchase, you can print your lift ticket right at the outdoor kiosk. At Bellevue, you still get your paper ticket and wicket, (yes they are called wickets), to put on your jacket. It's still the old-school way here. No RFID cards yet.  We arrived early at 8:30 to get ready for our 9:00 - 11:00 slot. It was pretty mild as the temperatures did not get below freezing last night. It was cloudy with a few sun breaks, but that didn't last very long. It got cloudy as the time progressed. There were only two trails available plus a snow park on one of the loop tr...

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Mont Bellevue - March 25, 2023


Back to skiing it was, since the trip to New Hampshire (Black Mountain) earlier in the month. Took a bit of a break. Today was at Mont Bellevue for what is to be their last weekend of the 2022-23 season. Tomorrow is supposed the last day. We arrived at the hill at 8:30 to a few cars in the parking lot, and were the first skis on the rack. The morning had started out sunny, but progressively was clouding over as the morning went along. Lots of space in the chalet to get ready as it wasn't crowded, and to print our tickets from the portable kiosk they have there. A simple scan of the bar code from the e-ticket that's emailed to you when you purchase online. It had been mild, and rained a bit during the week. Coverage was still pretty decent considering, and conditions were machine groomed granular...

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Mont Bellevue - February 18, 2023


Off with the kids again to Mont Bellevue. Seems like this is getting to be a weekly outing now. I don't mind as skiing here is quite affordable. It's also a great activity to get them out of the house for some exercise, and fresh air. We arrived at the hill just after 8:30 just before everyone arrived, to get a decent spot to get ready in the chalet, and to get a spot to place our bags. It was a fresh -18 degrees to start the day but it quickly warmed up. The Quad and the Magic Carpet were in operation. The Poma is down for the season unfortunately. The conditions were fast as we had some freezing rain Friday during the day with a light dusting of snow on top. The trails were of groomed granular snow over a firm base. They did a great job of grooming this...

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Mont Bellevue - February 2, 2023


Mont Bellevue - some scenes from last night February 2, 2023. Great little community hill in the heart of Sherbrooke, QC

Mont Bellevue - January 21, 2023


Back at Bellevue with the kids! They had been wanting to go again, and asking multiple times this past week so off we went. I had booked another 2-hour block online last night along with rentals for my son. We had gone last night to a shop in Sherbrooke that I get my skis done, and they were having a moving sale so we went to check it out. We walked with a new pair of skis, and boots for my daughter. She was pretty happy, and couldn't wait to try out her new stuff.  We arrived at the hill for 8:30 to mainly cloudy skies with the sun trying to poke through. It was fairly mild, just at about -5 degrees. What a difference a couple of weeks make! We did get some snow throughout the week and a bit but not the dump we desperately need. 5 of the...

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Mont Bellevue - January 7, 2023


Today's visit was to Mont Bellevue, our local ski hill in the heart of the city of Sherbrooke. The weather has been absolutely horrible as of late with very little snow, and what snow that has fallen, has since melted with warm temperatures and rain. We are in desperate need of a good old fashioned dump of snow. 4 of the 10 trails at Bellevue were opened with the Magic Carpet, and the Quad. The Poma has been closed for the season, and won't be operating. I haven't heard the reason why for the closure. Today was a family day for skiing as my daughter, and son were asking to go. So Bellevue was it. It is a great hill for beginners to "cut their skis" on as most of the terrain here is easy.  We arrived at 8:45 to get the kids set up for their rental skis, and boots....

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Mont Bellevue - February 2, 2022

It had been awhile since the last ski day so I booked a 2 hour block ticket for Mont Bellevue online late last night. I booked in for the 5pm to 7pm slot. It cost all of $12 being a resident of the city. I arrived at Bellevue just before 5 to boot up and get ready. It was a nice mild day today in Sherbrooke compared to the last few weeks of bitter cold, so I took advantage of the time. The temperature was +4 degrees. The Poma, Magic Carpet, and Quad chair were in operation. It had been awhile since I skied here last. The last time here was pre-pandemic times during the 2018-19 season. I missed out on the last couple of seasons.  The conditions were really nice this evening, being groomed packed powder over a firm but forgiving base. No ice anywhere to be found. With the mild temperature today, I thought the snow would be a little springlike, but much to my surprise it wasn't. The mountain was fully open with all 10 trails, well groomed with the e...

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Mont Bellevue - February 13, 2019


While sitting at my desk in the office today looking out the window, and watching all this white powder fall from the sky I knew a tough decision had to be made. Shovel the driveway when I got home or go skiing. Well you know what that decision was........and here is the report. I arrived at Bellevue at opening, 6pm, and the parking lot was already filling up quickly. Looked like a lot of other people had the same thought on their mind. To ski the 30 some centimetres of snow that fell last night and during the day today. The temperature was a comfortable -2 degrees upon arrival. Getting my lift ticket was quick and easy, as it is ladies night tonight, and It usually gets pretty busy. A long line up is the norm, but arriving early certainly helped out. Only the Quad chair and the beginner's Magic Carpet were in operation tonight....

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Mont Bellevue - December 20, 2018


With the weather forecast looking bleak for Friday and Saturday in the Townships with a freezing rain warning and rain to follow, a visit to Mont Bellevue this evening was warranted. I arrived at the hill at 6:45pm to a half-full parking lot. Plenty of decent parking close to the chalet. Tonight was Thursday Men's Night where men 18+ ski free for the evening. There were 6/10 trails open and the Quad and the Beginner's Carpet were operating. Tonight's skiing was on groomed granular snow over a firm base. There were no icy patches anywhere. The conditions were fantastic. There was a small snow park on the right-hand side of the main trail with one rail and a couple of humps. Bellevue had been making snow earlier in the week and the snow cat was at work on building the snow park on trail 5 & 6 where it usually is. There was...

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Mont Bellevue - March 24, 2018


It had been 3 weeks since the last outing which resulted with a leg injury and being off the boards during that time. Feeling much better now, Mont Bellevue was the destination this evening to see how well the leg felt. I had pulled my calf muscle on my left leg skiing at Wildcat at the beginning of the month. Putting the boot on was fine so that was a good sign. I had arrived at the hill at 6:30 to a half filled parking lot. It had been announced that this was to be Bellevue's last weekend of the season. Tonight was the last for night skiing, plus it was freebie night for the Men. Only the quad was spinning this evening and all trails were open. The conditions were still pretty decent. Machine groomed granular snow over a firm base with one or two little spots that were bearing ice. It is very...

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Mont Bellevue - January 17, 2018


It had been about 3 weeks since my last visit to Mont Bellevue, and at the time it was -15 degrees plus a breeze and 4 trails open. This night everything was available. I arrived at the mountain at 6:45 to a full parking lot. Not a space to be had, so street parking was in order. Actually it wasn't too bad. Parked down near where the Quad is and it was just a short little hike to get to the chalet. When I got to the chalet to pick up a lift ticket, there was a line up from the ticket windows to about 2 thirds of the way to the Pomalift. The wait was about 15 minutes. I had never seen this in the times that I have been to Bellevue, but being that it was Ladies Night everyone decided to come out and enjoy their mountain. Good business was...

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Mont Bellevue - December 26, 2017


A visit to our community ski area, Mont Bellevue, was in order this evening for a few runs. I got to the hill just after 6 pm to a fairly small crowd and a temperature of -15 degrees and a small breeze blowing which made it feel colder than that. There were 4 of 10 trails, the Quad Chair, and the Magic Carpet on the menu for the evening. The conditions were as always excellent, with a great coverage of man made snow, and the snow received from the previous dump of a couple of weeks ago and the small amount received from the Christmas snowfall over a firm base. The Pomalift was unfortunately not in service tonight.Trails 1, 2, 3, and 4 were opened. The first runs were down underneath the Quad on Trail 3 with a crossover on 4. Something that was done on the off season was the blasting and the leveling...

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Mont Bellevue

Mont Bellevue is a small community ski area located in the heart of the City of Sherbrooke, about 150 kilometers east of Montréal, a drive of just over an hour and a half to get there. The mountain offers great terrain for the beginner and intermediate skier. 11 trails are available serviced by a fixed grip Quadruple chairlift, along with a Pomalift, and beginners Magic Carpet. Snowmaking covers the entire mountain to ensure optimal coverage and to offer the best conditions possible. Night skiing is offered on all 11 trails from Monday to Saturday. The hill closes at 5pm on Sundays. Mont Bellevue also offers a few kilometers of trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing with equipment rentals possible for these activities through the rental shop. There are a couple of tubing runs as well serviced with a handle tow, and a skating rink is available behind the chalet. Hiking is also available during the winter months on marked trails.  The Mountain and the Ski Trails The trails ...

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Mont Bellevue - March 17, 2017


After a couple of weeks of no skiing, tonight I needed a ski fix, so Mont Bellevue was just what the doctor ordered. Mont Bellevue, located in the heart of the city of Sherbrooke is operated by the Municipality and offers a small variety of trails, 10 in all. You are not going to find many challenges here as there are no trails marked any higher than Intermediate. The hill is a popular spot for mostly families with small children, and teens. The cost of a lift ticket here for residents of Sherbrooke doesn't run higher that $16, with proof of residency, for a full day ticket. Non-residents do not pay much more than $20 or so. Bellevue has 1 fixed grip Quad, new this season, 1 Poma, and a beginners Magic Carpet lift. During the construction of the Quad, they had removed a second Pomalift that served as a back up lift for the old...

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