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No idea. There's nothing on the Facebook page. I do know that the website and the social media is handled by a friend of the mountain and not Mont Chilly directly.

I believe the last two years they were open in February and March. I'll do some checking and report back if I get any info.

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Looks like Chilly opened up on Jan. 29th. A person posted on the Facebook page that the conditions were perfect for opening day.  I guess you need to phone ahead to find out as they didn't post anything about it opening.  The weekend of Feb. 11-12th might be the perfect time to go as it looks like a much of snow is going to fall during the week.  

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Wow thanks Locknar, I had emailed a contact I had there and hadn't gotten a reply back so it's good to hear that they have opened.

At $20 a visit you really can't go wrong. The mountain is not busy and the trails are fun and enjoyable and natural. It's really a special place. 

When do you plan on heading up?

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Going up to Mont Ste-Marie this Saturday with a buddy but I was thinking of hitting Mont Chilly on Feb. 11th for some possible fresh powder.  Also of note the communities of Lac Ste-Marie and Denholm are now plowing and maintaining the Trans-Outaouais road that connects them. Before this road was only open in the summer.  This is great for cottagers in the area as before you would have to back track and cross the Low Dam to get to Mont Ste-Marie.  We have a cottage near the road on Lac Sam so now its only 20min to get skiing rather then a hour.

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If you are into fresh powder Mont Chilly is the place to ski this weekend.  40cms of fresh awaits after a snowy week. Also of note the cafeteria will be open. 10-4pm Saturday-Sunday. Not sure if the hill will be open for Family day, call ahead.  Photo from Facebook site.


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    • By Gordo
      For some crazy reason we decided to pack three adults into a Nissan Micra with all our ski gear and a BBQ then drive through a snow storm to Mont Chilly in the Pontiac.
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      As always the skiing was great. At around 1 we BBQ up some sausage in the parking lot even though the wind was picking up.  Around 2 the snow stopped for a bit and it warmed up above zero.  You can get in a lot of runs at Mont Chilly as the T-bar is fast and the vertical is just over 400ft.  The terrain is diverse for its small foot print and there are lots of natural features to pop off. Since many of the trails connect or link every run can be a little different.  Lift ticket are $25, cash only.  Ski like its 1967 again!  
      I heard that the hill will be open this Tuesday-Wednesday (March 12-13th), next weekend (March 16th-17th) and next Monday (March 18th).  Always call ahead though or check their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MontChilly/

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      The plan was Mont Chilly. This time we drove on the Ontario side most of the way crossing some dams on the Ottawa river to link back to the 148 in the Pontiac. The trip took just over an hour and half. Mont Chilly is a micro retro resort with a single t-bar. The place is like a mini Mad River Glenn with no snow making, steep fall lines and glades. The day started off grey at about -4 but the sun came out mid day and we got to about 1 or 2c.  Great skiing was had and considering the terrible February I was surprised by how much snow was on the runs.  The surface started off a little firm and crusty in spots but soon warmed up. Some powder could still be found in the #5 glade from the storm on Wednesday-Thursday.  Of note the lift ticket prices went up to $25 this year and remember the place is cash only. They also started a customer appreciation program so after 5 visits the six is free  Rentals are $20.  Everyone should check out Chilly at least once a season! 

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