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Mont Saint-Sauveur - January 5, 2015


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It’s our first time at MSS, and what an incredible experience it was!

Taking advantage of a great deal, Mondays after 15:00 for 20$ each, you can’t go wrong! Leaving our home at 12:40, it only took us an hour and a half to get to Mont Saint-Sauveur. Just enough time to buy our tickets and get ready for an awesome evening of snowboarding. In fact, we were at the electronic gates of the Atomic Express at 14:58 waiting impatiently to get on.

MSS was almost empty. Maybe it was the cold, or maybe it was the previous day's rain that kept people off the slopes. Despite that, the ski conditions where very good. The base was firm and for the opened trails, the crews managed to get rid of any ice formations. The snow making canon at the bottom of the slope was the only draw-back, making it a hazard of hitting trees, but that’s only because we did not know the place well. We snowboarded till closing, getting the most out of our first time here, getting back home well after the usual bedtime, but it was worth it!

With around only a quarter of the trails opened this time, we can’t wait to go back this season and explore the rest of the place. The advertisement of “Samedis Insomniaques” events in January and February did get our attention, and again, at 20$ from 19h to midnight, you can’t go wrong for night skiing enthusiasts like us!
 

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